Master's gateway route
The Master’s gateway route is an accelerated entry programme to CIMA for people who hold an MBA or Master's in Accounting.
Current or lapsed CIMA students that hold an MBA or Master's in Accounting may also be eligible for this route.
If you have previously attempted and failed any CIMA exam, you must pass that paper (or the equivalent in the current syllabus) before you are eligible for this route.
How does it work?
This route requires you to sit a single three-hour exam. It assesses your knowledge of the material covered in the management level of the CIMA Professional Qualification.
Once you have passed you will be awarded the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting and be granted exemptions from all certificate, operational and management level exams in CIMA Professional Qualification.
Once you pass the assessment, you can then enter the CIMA Professional Qualification at the strategic level.
Find out more about the gateway exam in our practice exams section.
How much does it cost?
There are two different options for the Master’s gateway:
Master's gateway – assessment only
- Registration with CIMA.
- The first year’s subscriptions fees.
- One attempt at the exam.
- All 12 exemptions from certificate, operational and management level exams after successfully passing the gateway exam.
See the latest Master's gateway – assessment only fee in our student fee list.
To get started you must register as a CIMA student and submit documents proving you are eligible for this route:
- Complete transcripts (marksheets) for all stages
- Final certificate showing completion of qualification
Details of how to submit your documents will be emailed to you after you register.
Once we’ve approved your documents you can then register for the gateway exam.
You can register online for the next exam sitting from 1 December 2014.
Try them out
Our practice exams enable you to get hands-on experience of the computer-based assessment method.
Try them now.