The IMA provides members with extensive opportunities to build their professional knowledge and advance their careers. Specifically, the IMA is committed to Increasing Your Value through Education, Certification and Networking.

The Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation provides corporate management and individual members with an objective measure of knowledge and competence in the field of management accounting. The CMA is an invaluable credential for professional advancement and for broadening professional skills and perspective.

Only the CMA certification requires the broad range of topics that are key to management performance and contribution. Exam topics include economics, business finance, situational analysis, and decision making with a strong emphasis on ethics. Combined with relevant rule-based subject matter, the four-tiered CMA exam is designed to develop and measure critical thinking and decision-making skills.

While the CMA certification isn’t required for IMA Members, professional certification is the most effective way for our Members to concretely demonstrate and maintain the highest standard of relevant knowledge and skills.

When it comes to studying for the CMA exam, there are several options to accommodate your style of learning;