What is the CMGA?
CMGA stands for CIMA Master's Gateway Assessment and is the assessment that MBA holders take to be eligible to go straight to CIMA's strategic exams
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Included in your course is the BPP CMGA study text and access to textbooks for lower-level subjects at cost. You also get unlimited access to our CMGA lecturer - email your queries to email@example.com.
As an MBA holder, on passing the CMGA EXAM, you will gain 11 exemptions from the CIMA professional quyalification and you will be awarded the CIMA advanced diploma in management accounting.
I am an MBA holder. Do I have to take the CMGA?
We recommend that you look closely at the syllabus for CIMA papers E2, F2 and P2 and also at the relevant past exam papers. If you feel confident that you have a good understanding of the syllabus areas, then the CMGA may be preferable. If you are in any doubt about your competence in any of E2, F2 or P2, we recommend that you take the normal exemption route.
Who is eligible for the CMGA route?
- existing CIMA students: if you have not failed any CIMA exams you will be eligible for the CMGA route. Please note if you decide to take the CMGA route you may not then go back to the standard entry route. Students must hold an MBA from a legitimate institution
- new CIMA students: you must hold an MBA from a legitimate institution.
I completed my MBA over ten years ago. Am I still eligible to take up the CMGA?
As long as you hold an MBA from a legitimate institution then you are eligible for the CMGA, regardless of how long ago you passed the final paper.
I am a CIMA student who wants to opt into the CMGA but am concerned that I have failed some CIMA papers. Will my fails prevent me from doing the CMGA?
If you have failed any of CIMA’s exams you will not be entitled to take the CMGA route until you have passed the CIMA exams you failed.
I am not an MBA holder but I would like to sit the CMGA, is that possible?
No, the CMGA is only available to MBA holders.
If you are interested in registering please download and fill in the CMGA Gap Analysis and send this back to firstname.lastname@example.org before registering online
You can register as a CIMA student at any time. However, there are two CMGA exams sittings, in May and November. Please note the following registration deadlines:
- to sit the CMGA exam in May 2011 you must register as a student by 31 January 2011.
Registration for the CMGA route is £500. What does this price include?
This package includes: registration with CIMA, first year subscription fees, one exam entry and attempt at the CMGA exam and three CIMAstudy.com online study modules (E2, P2 and F2).
I am already a CIMA student. Do I have to pay £500 for this route?
Any fees (registration, re-registration, 2010 subscription and exemption fees) paid to CIMA since 1 October 2010 will be credited to your account and will be deducted from the £500.
I have been a CIMA student previously and hold an MBA, what do I have to pay to rejoin CIMA?
As a lapsed CIMA student with an MBA, you are entitled to the CMGA route. You will have to pay £500 which includes your re-registration fee. You will also have to pay any outstanding exam fees.
I paid for exemptions when I first registered. Can I have a refund for the money I spent on exemptions?
No, because the CMGA only came into effect in 2010.
How do I register as a student with CIMA?
Register as a CIMA student on this page. In the section 'further details', you must select CMGA when asked the following question: 'If you are joining as part of our professional or Master's gateway scheme, please select your relevant qualification.'
You will be required to pay the full £500 at the end of the online registration process. Payment can be made with a credit/debit card, or if you live overseas, with a bank draft/cheque. Details of where to send the payment will be available at the end of the registration process. If you are sending payment please make sure that it reaches us by the end of February, so that you can enter the CMGA exam before exam entry closes in mid March.
What documentation do I need to provide in order to register as a student with CIMA?
Please supply your MBA certificate and transcripts. If you have a bachelor's degree, please also supply a copy of your graduation certificate and transcripts. Documents may be faxed or emailed to CIMA:
F. + 44 (0)870 787 9408
Please note, sending documents by email and fax will slow down your application. Please use only one method. Please include your CIMA contact ID number when submitting documentation.
Studying and sitting the exam
What is the syllabus for the CMGA examination?
The CMGA exam covers key material at the management level (E2, F2 and P2). The syllabus is available as a PDF document on the CMGA page.
I have recently registered with CIMA. When should I begin studying for the strategic level exams?
Once you have successfully passed the CMGA paper you can begin to study for the strategic level.
How can I study for the CMGA exam?
As part of the price for this route you will be given access to three CIMAstudy.com online study modules. These modules will cover the three management level papers: E2, F2 and P2.
Once I have registered, how will I access my CIMAstudy.com online study modules?
Once your documents have been assessed and you have been sent an email confirming that you have been entered on to the CMGA route, you will be issued with a pass code within five working days that will allow you to access your three study modules. You will have to access these within twelve months from the date of issue.
How much preparation do I need to do for the CMGA examination?
The CMGA exam covers the syllabi of the management level (papers E2, F2 and P2). To increase your chances of passing the CMGA you need to be familiar with the content of all three syllabi. You can find the CMGA syllabus on the CMGA page.
Where can I find a practice paper for the CMGA?
The practice paper is available on the CMGA page.
Where can I sit the CMGA exam?
The CMGA exam will be available at all CIMA paper based exam centres.
What is the cost of the exam?
Your first attempt at the CMGA exam is included in the price. Please note that if you are absent from the exam this counts as your free sitting.
Can I get a refund?
Please note there is a strict no refund policy for this entry route. Please ensure you are certain that this route is the right choice for you.
If I fail the CMGA exam, how much will it cost to re-sit it?
Any future CMGA exam entries will be charged at the standard rate for operational/management level exams.
If I am absent from the CMGA exam, how much will the subsequent exam sittings cost?
If you book a CMGA exam and are absent, this will count as your one free exam sitting. Any future CMGA exam entries will be charged at the standard rate for operational/management level exams.
I’ve changed my mind and no longer wish to pursue the CMGA. What do I need to do to revert back to another entry route?
Once you have chosen the CMGA you cannot revert back to another entry route.
Exam failure and feedback
If I fail the CMGA how many attempts do I have at taking it again?
You can attempt CMGA as many times as you need until you pass.
Will I lose my exemptions if I fail the CMGA?
No, you will not lose your exemptions, but you will not be able to take strategic level exams until you have passed the CMGA.
If I fail the CMGA paper, do I have the option of getting my paper re-marked?
No. As with all CIMA examinations, there is no re-mark option.
If I fail the CMGA paper, can I get feedback on my performance?
Feedback on individual performance will not be available. A post exam guide detailing strengths and common causes of failure will be available shortly after the issue of results. You can also request an administrative review.
Will there be a post exam guide available for the exams?
Yes, it is available from the CIMA website approximately three to four months after the exams.