IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) offers a variety of resources to help candidates pass the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) exam:
Candidate Webinar Series
The CMA Candidate Webinar Series takes places three times per year and is led by IMA staff and outside experts who offer helpful guidance to increase your chances of exam success. Stay tuned for more details about dates planned for 2022.
The most recent candidate webinar, “The CMA Exam: Navigating Multiple-Choice Questions,” took place on October 26 and featured presenters Mary Patterson, IMA academic outreach manager; Amy Ford, CMA, CPA, senior instructor, Western Illinois University; and Sarah Reith, CMA, manager, capital markets and investments, IBM.
In their session, Patterson, Ford, and Reith provided an overview of the exam content, followed by study tips, such as:
- Establish a regular study schedule
- Don’t spent too much time studying content you already know; focus on topics you find difficult and challenging
- Create your own flashcards with formulas or terms
- Write out notes, in your own words, to enhance the learning process
An archived version of the full webinar is available on YouTube.
Visit the CMA candidate webinar series to learn more (Note: IMA member login is required).
Free B Certified Pro Webinars
Through a special arrangement, CMA candidates can take advantage of a special free opportunity with B Certified Pro, which is offering two four-hour problem-solving sessions with renowned instructor and expert coach Gaby Lahoud, CMA, CSCA, CFA, PMP.
In these sessions, which will be held via GoToWebinar, Lahoud will cover both multiple-choice and essay questions. He’ll share strategies, using actual exam questions, on how to answer questions in the least amount of time and earn a higher score.
The sessions will be held as follows:
CMA Part 1
Saturday, December 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Topics covered:
- External Financial Reporting Decisions
- Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting
- Performance Management
- Cost Management
- Internal Controls
- Technology and Analytics
CMA Part 2
Saturday, December 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Topics covered:
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Corporate Finance
- Decision Analysis
- Risk Management
- Investment Decisions
- Professional Ethics
Candidates can sign up for either or both of these online sessions. For more info, visit: https://bcertifiedpro.com/enroll/.
“Upskill with the CMA” Webinar
For those looking to learn more about the CMA exam, IMA is offering a special free “Upskill with the CMA” webinar on November 9 from 1-2 p.m. ET.
During this interactive discussion, you’ll 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 will feature 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 include:
- 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
The session will be moderated by IMA’s Randall Kurtz and Mitra Kleinberg, with featured presenters Xiu Ying Zheng Pratt, CMA, CPA, division CFO, Caterpillar; Tyler Grinstead, CMA, senior finance manager, Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company; and Chrissy Palestine, CMA, CPA, senior manager of accounting and finance, Kyo.
Visit the IMA website for more information and to register.