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I was thinking of studying for the Cima qualification. However, the exemptions information is a complete mess. Many universities are missing from the exemptions calculator, the website does not mention that not all msc in accounting are eligible for master’s gateway route. Maybe they should take some lessons from acca and icaew regarding this thing. I think many students like me want to know their exact exemptions before starting such a demanding education.
I was in the same predicament a few months back. I finished an MSc in management and was unsure what exemptions I would get. It was a difficult situation since I would only find out if I got exemptions and how many, unless I signed up as a student and submitted my MSc certificate. I was considering ACCA and ICAEW, but it was impossible to compare without knowing the exemptions.
I ended up signing up to CIMA after contacting them several times about the issue of not being able to find out unless I registered for CIMA. The refund policy for registration is 14 days but it can take up to 21 days to find out what exemptions you have (not a nice situation to be in). Thankfully they replied within 7 days with the exemptions I would get. I thought I’d get 2 or 3 but I ended up getting over 9!
I would also mention that you don’t pay for exemptions with CIMA, which differentiates it from ACCA and ICAEW. Hopefully this helps anyone in the same situation as us.
As far as I know, your best chance is to sign up as student (as mentioned above) or maybe contact a person with the same qualifications as you have and is already a CIMA student, if you can find some of course.