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Just like the CPA, the CMA is a globally recognized certification. This means it is highly respected, and it opens up a lot of great opportunities within the management accounting and financial management industries.

The CMA exam will lead you to the highly appreciated  CMA certification program and open up a door to potential earnings of a six-figure CMA Salary. Having this certification also gives you an edge over the competition and will help you get better jobs and get promoted within those jobs more frequently.


For nearly 50 years, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification has been the global benchmark for management accountants and financial professionals. Why? Because CMAs can explain the “why” behind numbers, not just the “what.” And that can give you greater credibility, higher earning potential, and ultimately a seat at the leadership table.

The Certified Management Accountant (CMA) is the highest level of certification in management accounting awarded by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) USA. The US CMA Course is globally recognized, advanced-level credential appropriate for accountants and financial professionals in business

CMA Exam Changes: 2020 Changes in Effect on January 1, 2020:

What Is Not Changing

The 2020 CMA exam changes will only affect the content of the exam, not the structure. The changes will also not affect the following:

  • Exam administration
  • Exam fees
  • Eligibility and registration
  • Testing windows
  • Number and types of exam questions
  • Skill level coverage
  • Total testing time
  • Exam scoring and passing score

Exam Content and Format:

The CMA exam is computerized and consists of 2 parts, each containing 100 multiple-choice questions and 2 essay scenarios. You will have 4 hours of total testing time for each part. You also have testing appointment flexibility: you can take the exam on any weekday within the testing windows ,which cover 6 of the 12 months in each year.

CMA Content Specification Overview:

Part 1 – Financial Planning, Performance, and Analytics:
(4 hours – 100 questions and 2 essay questions)
External Financial Reporting Decisions     15%      Level C
Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting       20%       Level C
Performance Management                            20%       Level C
Cost Management                                            15%       Level C
Internal Controls                                              15%       Level C
Technology and Analytics                               15%       Level C

Part 2 – Strategic Financial Management:
(4 hours – 100 questions and 2 essay questions)

Financial Statement Analysis                       20%         Level C

Corporate Finance                                          20%         Level C

Decision Analysis                                            25%         Level C
Risk Management                                           10%         Level C
Investment Decisions                                    10%          Level C
Professional Ethics                                         15%         Level C


To earn the CMA, you’ll need to meet the following requirements:

  • Hold an active IMA membership
  • Pass both parts of the CMA Exam within three years of joining the CMA program
  • Have the Required Education – a bachelor’s degree or professional certification within 7 years of passing the exam

CMA Handbook.)

  • Obtain the work experience  – 2 continuous years of professional experience  in management accounting or financial management within 7 years of passing the exam
  • *Abide by IMA’s Statement of Ethical Professional Practice.
  • Have two continuous years of professional experience in management accounting or financial management. (Please refer to the Experience Qualification section of the CMA Handbook.)

CMA Program Fees:

For Professional Members:

  • CMA Entrance Fee(nonrefundable)$250*
  • Exam Fee$415 per part

For Student/Academic Members:

  • CMA Entrance Fee(nonrefundable)$188*
  • Exam Fee$311 per part

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