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The CMA® Credential | Available only to IMA Members

One of the most widely recognized benefits available to qualified IMA members is the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) program. The CMA credential represents a mark of excellence in the field—and a competitive career advantage. Leading employers know the CMA designation reflects solid achievement in, and commitment to, the profession. This highly regarded program is specifically designed to measure expertise in the practice areas most critical to accountants and financial professionals working in businesses and organizations, including:

  • External Financial Reporting 
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Internal Controls
  • Risk Management
  • Cost Management
  • Performance Management
  • Decision Analysis
  • Professional Ethics

The Value of the CMA

CMAs have what it takes to be strategic business partners and effective financial managers—and drive business performance. Professionals holding the CMA can earn over $34,000 higher total compensation than their noncertified peers.*

Flexible Exam Preparation

IMA and other course providers offer qualified candidates a range of flexible exam study options (self-study, live, and online instruction) to make preparing to earn your CMA as convenient as possible.

Convenient Exam Scheduling

The CMA's two exam parts are administered in a user-friendly computer-based testing format at exam centers in hundreds of cities worldwide.

Learn More

For complete information on the CMA program requirements, curriculum, and exam structure:

CMA Certification


* IMA Salary Survey, Strategic Finance, 2013

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