IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) recently announced new course provider collaborations and recognitions in Europe. These organizations will help professionals prepare for the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification:

Kazakhstan Bureau for Continuing Professional Development Limited (BCPD Ltd.) – The BCPD Ltd. provides international professional certification preparatory courses and implements the best international practices to develop human capital and create a pool of local professionals with international recognition for the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) ecosystem and beyond. 

In an announcement on the new partnership, Alain Mulder, senior director, IMA Europe Operations, noted, “IMA is pleased to welcome BCPD to the growing list of partners that support the CMA exam program in Kazakhstan and have achieved a consistent standard of excellence. High-quality, up-to-date educational programs that support the current needs of businesses will help future professional management accountants and finance professionals accomplish their domestic and international career objectives and meet the competency expectations of employers.”

IMA also recognized the following institutions as part of its new CMA Course Provider program:

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) has been named a Platinum-Approved CMA course provider (see photo below of the signing ceremony at the IMA Amsterdam office). The CMA program at the VU in Amsterdam started 30 years ago, in September 1991. 

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Staan Academy has been named a Silver-Approved CMA course provider (see photo of the signing ceremony in the Amsterdam office, below).

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Globaltraining has been named a Silver-Approved CMA course provider (see photo of the signing ceremony in the Amsterdam office, below).

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CA Controller Akademie has been named a Silver-Approved CMA course provider (see photo of the signing ceremony with Bernardin Generalao in the Zurich office, below).

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Noted Mulder, “We are excited to recognize these institutions under the new IMA-approved CMA Course Provider program. CMA course providers play an important role in helping CMA candidates prepare for their exams. By working with an experienced, knowledgeable course provider, candidates can significantly increase their chances of exam success.”

For a complete list of approved providers, go to

Upcoming Courses

The following courses are being offered to help candidates prepare for the CMA exam:


VU University – Amsterdam  
CMA Part 2: 6 September – Mid-December 2021 (in English) 
CMA Part 2: 8 September – Mid-December 2021 (in Dutch) 
Markus Verbeek – Hilversum 
CMA Part 2: 12 October 2021 – 18 January 2022 
CMA Part 1: 1 March 2022 – September 2022 

Staan Academy – Amsterdam 
CMA Part 2: 24 August 2021 – 19 January 2022 
CMA Part 1: 30 March 2022 – 21 September 2022 

Globaltraining - Athens 
CMA Part 1 and 2: October 2021

CMA Part 1: 17 June 2021 – 30 July 2021 
CMA Part 2: 22 June 2021 – 29 July 2021 


Top Finance 
CMA Part 1: 25 August 2021 – 27 August 2021 

CA Controller Akademie – Munich (Hybrid) 
CMA Part 2: 13 September – 15 September 2021 

Hocktraining – Moscow 
CMA Part 1: 26 September 2021 – 26 December 2021 
CMA Part 2: 3 October 2021 – 26 December 2021 
Globaltraining – Moscow 
CMA Part 1 and 2: mid-November 2021
Registration details will be available soon.