When you're an accountant, you can have a good career. When you're a CMA, you can have a better one.

What is the CMA certification?

The CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification says you’ve stepped up and mastered the 12 most critical practice areas of management accounting. The routine tasks of accounting will become a thing of the past. And new strategic challenges will become a thing of the present.

Planning & Analysis

Risk Management &
Internal Controls

Performance Management

Technology & Analytics

12
Core Practice Areas
50
Year CMA History
75 %
CMAs who love their job*
73 %
CMA creates career opportunities*
* IMA’s 2023 Global Salary Survey
It's time you looked at your career beyond the next several years. When you’re a CMA, you’ll have the freedom to choose from a wide range of business careers. Whether your ambition is to change the world or become a CFO, the CMA provides you with the kind of expertise to do more of what you want to be doing. And it won’t take long to advance to the next level. Most candidates complete the CMA program within 12-18 months.

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