Graduate Management Accountant (GMA) Program Overview
Graduate Management Accountant (GMA) and Associate Management Accountant (AMA) membership can be obtained by completing a Degree in Accounting, Commerce or Finance, or an MBA, from a recognised university (see FAQ) or obtaining a Professional Qualification in Accounting/Finance. For GMA membership there is no experience requirements. For AMA membership, experience is obtined either by the completion of the CMA preparatory program (2 subjects) or by completing 3 years of relevant business experience.
GMA Program Overview
There are four stages in the Graduate Member programme, each stage requiring the passing of four subjects. A detailed list of the subjects is provided in Figure 2, and Figure 3 below shows the articulation process with each stage leading naturally to the next one, and building on what has been learnt in previous stages.
The GMA Conversion Program
To join as a Graduate Management Accountant (GMA) via the GMA Conversion Program, the student must complete Stage 4 of the graduate program (4 subjects).These subjects may be undertaken directly (without completing Stage 1 to 3) by holders of a degree in any discipline or a professional qualification in any discipline other than accounting. These subjects are taught at the honours/masters level.
Partially Completed Studies
Students who have partially completed programmes at universities, recognised professional bodies and other educational and training establishments may apply for credit, on a subject-by-subject basis. Further, it is one of the objectives of the Institute to accredit Graduate Conversion Programmes offered to non-accountants to convert to accountancy at recognised universities and educational bodies. Holders of Graduate Diplomas in Accounting and above, will be thus eligible for Graduate membership in the Institute.
The Institute’s own Graduate Conversion Programme, consists the four subjects of Stage 4 in Figure above, taught at a University 4th Year (Honours/Graduate Diploma) level.