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Three Benefits of Earning IMA's CSCA Certification
Accelerate your career growth.
Gain in-demand knowledge and analytical skills.
Grow your leadership mindset.
The strategy certification for accounting and financial professionals
Watch this video to see how the CSCA elevates your strategic planning and analysis skills.
The CSCA: What You Will Learn
Creating Competitive Advantage
Strategy Implementation and Performance Evaluation
CSCA Program Details
CSCAs thrive at diverse organizations including: small, mid-sized, and large companies; non-profits; government entities; and academia.
Some of our CSCAs work at 3M, Caterpillar, Capital One, IBM, Intuit, Microsoft, Nestle, Oracle, Pfizer, and Shell. CSCAs succeed in positions from staff accountant to CEO.
40 to 75 hours of study suggested, depending on your level of expertise.
CSCA program entry provides two years to pass the exam.
The CSCA is offered via two exam windows per year in March and September.
For Professional Members:
CSCA Program Entry Fee: $75
CSCA Exam Registration: $300
IMA Strategy and Competitive Analysis Learning Series®: $349
For Student/Academic Members:
CSCA Program Entry Fee: $56.25
CSCA Exam Registration: $225
IMA Strategy and Competitive Analysis Learning Series®: $261.75
Be an IMA member in good standing.
Have passed both CMA exam parts or earned another eligible accounting or financial certification.
Enter the CSCA Program and pass the exam.
Comply with the IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice.