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IMA’s CMA® (Certified Management Accountant)certification is a professional credential that can be earned in the advanced management accounting and financial management fields. The certification signifies that the person possesses knowledge in the areas of financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics, the skills most in demand on finance teams around the world. The CMA is a U.S.-based, globally recognized certification offered by The Institute of Management Accountants

Financial management is a crucial aspect of any thriving business. Profit maximization, or stockholder wealth maximization, are two real concerns for any organization – and they depend on solid financial decisions. To make good decisions, management needs good information. And that information comes from the accounting system. From the accounting system come’s the financial statements. These statements contain important information about the organization’s operating results.

This information is important for effective management, and financial control. As a manager, or any other person with financial responsibility, you have to be able to interpret this information yourself. Financial statements contain important information about your company’s operating results and financial position. The relationship between certain items of financial data can be used to identify areas where your firm excels and, more importantly, where there are opportunities for improvement. Using, understanding, and interpreting these statements will help you make much better business decisions. The CMA credential is your key to greater career potential. Pursue the CMA and demonstrate your mastery of the critical accounting and financial management skills needed on the job today. CMAs earn the credential through work experience, a rigorous two-part exam, and continuing education.


The Certified Management Accountant Exam is two part exam that must be passed as a prerequisite to earning the CMA designation. Since 2010, the exam has been condensed into two four-hour parts covering the largely the same material as the former four part exam with added emphasis on financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support. The CMA exams are given during three testing window periods: January/February, May/June and September/October at Prometric centers. Each exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions and two 30-minute essay questions. Candidates are given 3 hours to complete the multiple choice section and one hour to complete the essays. Candidates must show their work for the essay questions in order to receive credit. Parts 1 and 2 of the CMA exam are scored on a scale of 0-500 with a candidate’s raw score converted to a uniform scaled score against all exam candidates. On this scale, a score of 360 represents the minimum passing scaled score. Candidates are given three years from registering to pass both parts of the exam


The CMA® program has four objectives:

● To establish management accounting as a recognized Profession by identifying the role of the management Accountant and financial manager, the underlying body of Knowledge and course of study by which such knowledge is acquired

● To encourage higher educational standards in the management accounting field

● To establish an objective measure of an individual’s knowledge and competence in the field of management accounting; and

● To encourage continued professional development by Management Accountants

Added Value Advantage on Passing CMA exams :

● ICWA (Institute of Cost & Works Accountant) India for 100% Exam Exemptions

● CGA (Canada) advanced entry level for CGA Program

● ACCA – UK 7 Papers Exemptions and you may choose to study and pass 9 Papers and achieve ACCA UK .

● CIMA – UK , 12 Papers Exemptions and you may choose to study and pass 5 Papers and achieve CIMA Qualification .

CMA Syllabus

Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance, and Control
External financial reporting decisions 15%
Planning, budgeting and forecasting 30%
Performance management 20%
Cost management 20%
Internal controls 15%
Financial Decision Making
Financial statement analysis 25%
Corporate finance 20%
Decision analysis 20%
Risk management 10%
Investment decisions 15%
Professional ethics 10%

Findings of IMA’s 20th Annual Salary Survey indicate that professionals holding IMA’s CMA certification have greater earning power – 24% higher in salary and 31% higher in total compensation – than their noncertified colleagues.

Prove your ability to become a strategic business partner, while you also enhance your self-confidence, your sense of accomplishment, and your resume.

The CMA designation represents a broad business competency and mastery of the management-level skills required to add value, drive business performance, and build quality financial practices within organizations. The program objectively tests and validates expertise in areas essential to analyzing, managing and evaluating business solutions that contribute to the success of an organization. The CMA credential indicates a commitment to excellence based on a strong, ethical foundation and dedication to lifelong learning.

To become a CMA, students would need to put in 3 months of effort for each part, study with Gliem materials and software with 3000+ MCQs, topped up with additional IMA MCQs for more practice, work twice a week with us, and twice a week on self-preparation, group studies and get your pace worked out and you would pass CMA in 6 months guaranteed*
*Guarantees are given to those students , who are diagnosed by the Trainers , during the initial few lectures , our trainers are thorough professionals and can judge students ability to crack such Prometric exams , in case of failing with a margin between 330 to 350 , National Academy will organize a free Full Course depending up on the availability of Courses.

Businesses around the world rely on CMAs for accounting, finance and information management and most importantly, for the strategic planning and business solutions provided by these qualified professionals.

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