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“The fact that I had recently completed the exam definitely came up in my interviews. It was a strong selling point that I think helped to set me apart. Pursuing my CMA shows not only that I have a specific skills set but also that I was able to prepare for the exam and accomplish a goal.” Amy White, CMA
Safeway, Inc.

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CMA Overview

The Certified Management Accountant (CMA) credential is the gold standard certification for accountants and financial professionals in business. Earning your CMA demonstrates mastery of financial planning, analysis, control, decision support and other finance management skills.

CMA credential holders act as trusted business advisors to their organization, supporting management decisions and developing strategy on an organization-wide level. They add value to any organization through hands on support and leadership.

The CMA is administered by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), a recognized international leader in management accounting.


Who is the CMA for?

The 35,000+ worldwide Certified Management Accountants consist of CFOs, Vice Presidents, Directors of Finance, Technical Accountants, Finance Managers, Finance Controllers, and many more.

Whether you are a student looking to distinguish yourself from your peers, or a financial expert wanting to boost your earning potential, the CMA credential has tangible value to offer. On average, CMAs earn nearly $25,000 more annually than non-certified accounting professionals.


CMA Requirements

Anyone may join our CMA Exam Preparation program. However, you must meet a few requirements set by IMA in order to qualify for the CMA Exam. The requirements are:

For more information on requirements, please visit IMA's Web site.