Benefits of Earning the CMA
The CMA is respected in over 150 countries with over 100,000 certifications earned globally.
A CMA certification helps accounting and finance professionals rise higher inside companies and organizations.
CMAs earn significantly higher annual compensation on average compared to non-CMAs.
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The CMA: Two Exam Parts Covering 12 Competencies
CMA 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
CMA Part 2: Strategic Financial Management
20% Financial Statement Analysis
20% Corporate Finance
25% Decision Analysis
10% Risk Management
10% Investment Decisions
15% Professional Ethics
How to Become a CMA: Requirements
First join IMA as a member and then enroll in the CMA program.
Register for the CMA exams (Part 1 and Part 2) in any order.
Verify you meet the education and work experience requirements to earn your certification.
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