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American certification of Certified Management Accountant

Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

English CMA program at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is focused on non-Dutch speaking, international professionals who work in the Netherlands as a management accountant, financial professional or hold a related function.

The CMA-program is also taught in Dutch at the VU.

The CMA program consists of two parts. The first part focuses on Financial Planning, Performance and Analytics and the second part takes you deeper into Strategic Financial Management. Both parts are accompanied by an exam.

After passing the two exams you are a Certified Management Account. This globally recognized certification proves you master the 12 most critical areas in management accounting, including:

  • Financial Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Cost Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Corporate Finance
  • Ethics

In preparation for the CMA exams, VU School of Business and Economics Executive Education organizes this training. The CMA exams are organized by the American Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA).

What are the results of the study?

  • The best preparation for the CMA exams by the only Platinum CMA Course Provider in Europe
  • After obtaining your CMA diploma, you can use the CMA title and participate in workshops and other meetings organized by the IMA Amsterdam-Netherlands Chapter.

CMA in short

  • Start date: January and September
  • Duration: 15 weeks per part (parttime)
  • Time investment: 8-10 hours per week
  • Lectures: Monday evenings from 18:45-21:15
  • Investment: 2x € 1,600 + $ 1,325
  • Shape: Blended

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Europe: Become future-ready with the CMA

The finance and accounting profession is changing, but CMAs are prepared. CMAs have deep expertise in 12 critical competencies fundamental to business and view technology as a tool for opportunity. Hear from accounting and finance professionals about how the CMA certification has impacted their careers and how technology is changing the way they work.

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Change your world, get certified as Management Accountant

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
School of Business and Economics Executive Education
De Boelelaan 1105