About the CMA (Certified Management Accountant)
IMA®’s globally recognized CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program is a relevant assessment of advanced accounting and financial management knowledge in critical areas such as financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support. For more information about the CMA® certification program, please visit www.imanet.org/cma-certification.
Steps to Becoming a CMA:
1- Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
2- Fulfill two years of professional experience in accounting, finance, or management.
3- If the bachelor’s degree and professional experience both are not available, you can fulfill the education and experience requirements within 7 years after passing the exams.
4- Prepare for the CMA® program using certified course providers.
5- Pass both exams (Part 1 and Part 2).
CMA Program Breakdown
The CMA® program is composed of two parts covering various topics, summarized as follows:
Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance, and Analytics
Part 2: Strategic Financial Management
About IMA (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA® , named the 2017 and 2018 Professional Body of the Year by The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA® supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) and CSCA® (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) programs, continuing education, networking, and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA® has a global network of more than 125,000 members in 150 countries and 350 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA® provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Middle East/India. For more information about IMA® , please visit www.imanet.org.