CFO Program

Autumn 2022
6 months
€ 9,500 (excl. VAT)

Leap forward to a global designation

With your vast experience in finance and business functions as a financial executive, we would like to help you stay at the cutting edge of your profession. Enhance your professional standing and leap forward to a global designation. Nyenrode gives you, in collaboration with The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA®), the unique opportunity to complement your experience and put you on a fast track to gaining the globally trusted and highly valued Chartered Global Management Accountant® (CGMA®) designation.

About the CGMA designation

The CGMA designation is the most widely held management accounting designation in the world. It distinguishes more than 150,000 accounting and finance professionals who have advanced proficiency in finance, operations, strategy and management.


  • Strenghten your leadership capacities for the benefits of your team, clients and organization
  • Articulate relevant financial input in a more precise, understandable and succinct manner
  • Build a strong network: become a valuable member of the CIMA and Nyenrode community

About Nyenrode Business Universiteit

Nyenrode is the only private university in the Netherlands. This means Entrepreneurship is a key value in the way we do business. We know how to lead a commercial enterprise, because we are built by and for business leaders. We are flexible, customer-centered and multichanneled in our service and we are the number one business school in the Benelux in our open executive education (Financial Times ranking). Besides Entrepreneurship, our key values are Leadership and Stewardship. This means in our leadership and the way we develop leaders, we care for our environment and future generations. We teach our students and participants how to take responsibility in their way of working and expect from them to do so.

Attending this fast-track program

Under this fast-track program, learners will only take the Strategic Case Study exam of the CIMA Professional Qualification. Upon passing the exam and successful CIMA membership application, learners will be awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation and will become CIMA members. Ahead of sitting the exam, participants will attend preparatory classes at Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Breukelen.

From whom do you take lectures?

  • David Harris

David Harris is a highly experienced CIMA Case Study tutor, with a global reputation. He has delivered Strategic Case Study (and its predecessors) since 1999. David is also an experienced Management Consultant, specialising in Strategy, Risk and Futurology. He has a wealth of practical experience that he uses to ‘bring subjects to life’.

Between 2018 and 2020, David provided CIMA programs for VRC in NL. Many delegates were Nyenrode alumni, and all were RCs. Reviews and pass rates were excellent.

Program outline

The classes will be offered in a four-day session and a three-day session. During these sessions you will stay at the Nyenrode campus. Classes comprise of lectures, workshops, assignments, collaborative work and individual work. 

    • Pre-course assessment
    • Pre-course virtual 1:1 meeting with tutor (2 hours)
    • 4-day course at Nyenrode
    • 3-day course at Nyenrode
    • Mock exam, submitted by email, with full marking and feedback
    • Post-Mock virtual 1:1 meeting with tutor (2 hours)
    • Additional virtual 1:1 support, as required

This program is open to:

  • CFO's, CEO's and senior management who have previously worked in finance;
  • Candidates who hold membership of a recognised professional accounting body, a finance related degree or an MBA/Masters in Accounting;
  • With at least 10 years experience in finance or business functions.


To apply for this program or find out your eligibility please send either a copy of your detailed CV or LinkedIn profile, which includes:

  • Personal details
  • Academic qualifications
  • Detailed work-experience


The investment for this program is € 9,500 (Ex. VAT and accomodation). The fee includes catering, program, experiences, books and learning materials. Travel and local transportation expenses are not included.