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CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT 

Achieving the CMA credential demonstrates your mastery of financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics. These skills are critical to the success of finance teams working within organizations—this focus distinguishes the CMA from other certifications and degrees.

Course Outline:

PART I – Financial Planning, Performance and Control

PART II – Financial Decision Making

  • Planning, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Performance management
  • Cost management
  • Internal controls
  • Professional ethics
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Corporate finance
  • Decision analysis and risk management
  • Investment decisions
  • Professional ethics

The exams are offered in the following windows:

  • January and February
  • May and June
  • September and October

The CMA consists of two exam parts:


PART I: Financial Planning, Performance and Control

4 hours – 100 multiple choice questions and two 30-minute essay questions


PART II: Financial Decision Making

4 hours – 100 multiple choice questions and two 30-minute essay questions

  • The exam parts can be taken in any order. Candidates must register to take one exam part within the first 12 months of entering the program and must complete the program within three years.
  • To participate in the CMA program, candidates must be members of IMA. To earn the CMA designation, candidates must pass both exam parts and fulfill the following education and experience requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Two continuous years of professional experience in management accounting or financial management.
  • Candidates must complete the CMA program within three years of entry into the program
  • Candidates also must register for an exam part within the first 12 months of entering the program
  • Fees subject to change
  • All fees are nonrefundable

exemptions

QUALIFICATION

QUANTITY

ACCA

7 PAPERS

CIMA

6 PAPERS

ICMA

10 PAPERS

CIA

1 PAPER