CMA – Certified Management Accountant

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CMA – Certified Management Accountant

About this course

This program has the following structure/outline –

Professional Qualification Outline
Qualification Name/Title Certified Management Accountant
Qualification Acronym CMA
Body Offering the Award / Qualification Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)


Qualification Levels  


1st Level Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance, and Analytics
2nd Level Part 2: Strategic Financial Management
3rd Level N/A
4th Level N/A



Description for each level of the Qualification  

Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance, and Analytics


15%       External Financial Reporting Decisions

20%       Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting

20%       Performance Management

15%       Cost Management

15%       Internal Controls

15%       Technology and Analytics


1st Level

Part 2: Strategic Financial Management


20%       Financial Statement Analysis

20%       Corporate Finance

25%       Decision Analysis

10%       Risk Management

10%       Investment Decisions

15%       Professional Ethics


2nd Level
N/A 3rd Level
N/A 4th Level
Other Information about the Qualification  

Useful Facts and Requirements for the Qualification


·        12-18 months to complete both parts, on average

·        Up to 3 years allowed to complete both parts

·        50-170 recommended hours of study per part

·        50% pass rate globally

·        5,000 CMAs granted each year on average

·        Bachelor’s degree or professional accounting certification required

·        2 years of work experience required

·        Successful completion of parts 1 and 2 of the exam100,000 CMAs awarded to date, each and every one earned through testing


Qualification Levels Scheduling & Price Information
Qualification Level Run Dates The courses for each qualification level are offered every semester.  The semesters start at the months of September, January, May and July each year.  Please contact the EMBT Admissions Office ( for specific start dates.


Course Duration Each course runs for 12 weeks of the semester.




Qualification Delivery Approach

The Qualifications are delivered via instructor-led sessions, held in one of three modes – online, on-site or blended.  Emphasis is placed on the use of topical case studies and relevant simulations to impart practical knowledge and team-building expertise.  Sessions will involve a mix of instructor presentations and case study work, with supporting classroom discussions.




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