The Institute of Management Accountant (IMA), serving individuals and corporations for nearly a century, is the world’s leading professional organization dedicated to the advancement of accounting, finance, and information management.
IMA stays in the lead by keeping its members abreast of new industry insights, in touch with their peers and on target with the latest education and certification opportunities.
With chapters around the world, the IMA provides members with personal and professional development opportunities through the globally recognized and highly coveted Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
The CMA is the advanced professional certification specifically designed to measure the accounting and financial management skills that drive business performance. Achieving the CMA credential demonstrates your mastery of financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support, as well as professional ethics.
The CMA credential is:
The CMA is tailor-made for finance professionals at all levels, whether you want to enhance your value to your current organization or expand your career potential.
There are two parts to the CMA exam, consisting of four hours each, which can be taken in any order.
The exam is structured as follows:
Financial planning, performance and control
Financial decision making
To be certified as a CMA, candidates must fulfill both an education requirement and an experience requirement in addition to passing the exam:
For certified CMAs: 30 hours of CPE credits, including two hours of ethics, and annual IMA Membership are required to maintain active status.
Exams can be taken in three different window periods