CMA Webinars: Tips and Strategies to Help You Pass the Exam

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) offers various webinars to help candidates learn about and prepare for the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) exam.

CMA Candidate Webinar Series

Success on the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) exam requires knowledge, time management skills, an understanding of how the exam is graded, and insight into what to expect at the testing center. All of these details were covered during IMA’s most recent CMA Candidate Series webinar, held on April 18, 2024. The one-hour webinar, titled, “The CMA Exam: Test-Taking Tips and Strategies” covered topics such as:

  • What topics are tested on the exam
  • If you’re ready to take the exam right now—or if you need more preparation
  • How to create a study plan that works for YOU
  • What to expect on the day of your test
  • Helpful tricks for answering multiple-choice questions, using actual retired questions

The webinar, hosted by IMA Manager of Strategic Partnerships Mitra Kleinberg, featured speakers Olga Thomson, CMA, internal controls analyst at Cargill; and Amy Ford, CMA, CPA, senior instructor at Western Illinois University. Check out an on-demand recording of the webinar. You can also access all previous webinars at CMA Candidate Series.
The next webinars scheduled for 2024 are:

  • Tuesday, August 13, 12 p.m. ET (Essay questions)
  • Tuesday, October 22, 12 p.m. ET (Multiple-choice questions)

Watch your email as details become available.

“Upskill with the CMA” Webinar

For those looking to learn more about the CMA exam, IMA offered its “Upskill with the CMA” webinar on March 4. Don’t worry if you missed it: The next “Upskill with the CMA” is planned for September 16, 2024, at 12 p.m. ET. Watch your email for details.

During the March 4 discussion, participants had the opportunity to hear from CMAs as they explore why the CMA is a global passport, helping to create true business partners that drive strategy and decision making. The discussion also featured a “fireside chat” with three panelists, all CMAs working in a variety of roles and industries, who will discuss the value of the CMA to their careers and their organizations. Discussion topics included:

  • The changing role of the modern CFO’s organization
  • The benefits of earning the CMA
  • The content and structure of the CMA exam
  • The steps to becoming a CMA

Panelists included:

  • Ykailah Núñez, CMA, Senior Financial Analyst, Kenvue
  • Lawrence Jenkins, CMA, CPA, Vice President, Budget & Financial Reporting, Local Government Federal Credit Union
  • Matthew Gage, CMA, CPA, Director of Finance & Accounting, Marriott Hotels

Listen to an on-demand recording of this informative webinar on the IMA website.