IMA?s CMA? (Certified Management Accountant) Candidate Webinar Series provides useful tips and advice for those preparing to take the exam. The webinars, held three times per year, are led by senior IMA? (Institute of Management Accountants) staff and outside experts, who offer helpful guidance to increase your chances of exam success.

The next webinar, to be held on August 16 from 12 to 1 p.m. EDT, will focus on ?The CMA Exam Essays: Everything You Need to Know!? Hosting the webinar will be Matt Workman, IMA corporate relations manager; Sue Mullen, CMA, CSCA, CPA, professional instructor, Ashland University; and Andrea Weigand, CMA, manager of corporate FP&A, Ansys, Inc. This session will discuss how to optimize performance on the essay section of the exams for a better score. Areas covered include:

  • How the essay responses are graded
  • How to maximize your point-earning potential on each essay
  • How to manage your time wisely

To learn more and to register, visit this registration page.

The most recent candidate webinar, ?The CMA Exam: Test-Taking Tips and Strategies,? took place on April 27 and featured presenters Lisa Beaudoin, CMA, CSCA, CAE, IMA senior director of business development; Amy Ford, CMA, CPA, senior instructor, Western Illinois University; and Stephanie Hartnett, CMA, CPA, operations manager, SmartBooks.

In their session, Beaudoin, Ford, and Hartnett covered a variety of topics candidates need to know. They began with an overview of the exam content, followed by some general study tips, such as:

  • Establish a regular study schedule ? avoid cramming
  • Don?t spent too much time studying content you already know; get out of your comfort zone and study topics you find difficult and challenging
  • Create your own flashcards with formulas or terms
  • Write out your own notes, in your own words, to enhance the learning process

An archived version of the full webinar is available on YouTube or find it on this webpage.

The final webinar of 2021 will be held on October 26 at 12 p.m. EDT. Led by Beaudoin and Ford, this session will focus on multiple-choice questions. Registration details will be made available as the deadline approaches.

Visit the CMA candidate webinar series to learn more (Note: IMA member login is required).