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CMA Exam Prep Courses for the Two Part Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) Exam
Globalization and standardization, combined with more stringent financial reporting requirements, have resulted in a dramatic change in the practice, rules, regulations, ethics, and execution of managerial accounting and financial strategy in all areas of an organization. The CMA is the globally recognized, advanced-level credential for accountants and financial professionals. Achieving the CMA demonstrates your professional expertise in financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics – skills that are in demand by organizations around the world.
The IMA’s Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Certificate exam prep courses, offered 100% online by Villanova University College of Professional Studies (CPS), address the needs of managerial finance and accounting professionals as they meet the challenges of the new corporate accounting environment. The IMA's “body of knowledge” reflects the variety of relevant business skills and abilities— including analyzing, managing, and evaluating business solutions—that professionals must possess to effectively contribute to the strategic success of an organization today.
CMA Exam Prep Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance and Analytics
Completing Villanova's course earns you 7.0 CEUs.
CMA Exam Prep Part 2: Strategic Financial Management
Part 2 of the CMA Exam focuses on being able to apply an ethical and strategic framework to decision-making in a complex, digital world—a skill every accounting and finance professional needs to have. Part 2 of the exam expands upon the Professional Ethics and Decision Analysis sections of Part 1. Completing Villanova's course earns you 7.0 CEUs.
Benefits of the CMA Designation
Benefits of IMA's CMA designation:
- Join an elite group of professionals who have advanced beyond the practical accounting skill set into operations-focused strategists and decision makers who deploy evaluation, critical thinking, and judgment to help their corporations succeed.
- Confirm your broad business competency and mastery of management-level skills required to maximize value and build quality financial practices into your organization.
- Learn from qualified instructors who reinforce key points and keep you on track for success.
- Develop a peer network while learning in a group environment.
- Set yourself apart from your peers. A recent study shows CMA’s often earn higher salaries than their non-certified peers.
CMA Learning System (CMALS) Version 3.0 is a comprehensive program including text books, online practice tests, and resources directly aligned to the body of knowledge of the new CMA exam.
Textbooks have over 1,000 pages and include a thorough review of critical concepts and calculations, knowledge check questions/answers, 175+ complex questions/answers, 39 sample essay questions/answers, tips on exam preparation, and an extensive reference bibliography. Tips are provided on how to prepare for the essay portions of the exams, including sample responses and an explanation of the essay grading scorecard.
Online practice tests include 1,400+ multiple choice questions with explanations designed to help study an exam section or to emulate a full-part exam, a gradebook to track progress on the practice tests and additional resources, including ICMA’s Exam Content Specifications and Learning Outcome Statements (LOS). The online system is available 24/7, providing flexibility and convenience to study at your own pace and schedule.
Marjorie Yuschak has been teaching Villanova University’s Certified Management Accountant non-credit program since 2010. After earning a bachelor’s in accounting from Rutgers University and an MBA in pharmaceutical marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson, Yuschak spent more than 20 years at Johnson an...
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