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American certification of Certified Management Accountant

Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

The complete CMA program consists of two parts. The program is renewed for 2020 and the English CMA program at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will follow the new program outlines of 2020 to prepare its’ candidates for the exams.

The two parts cover 12 competencies in total.

CMA Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance and Analytics

  • Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting (20%)
  • Performance Management (20%)
  • Cost Management (15%)
  • Internal Controls (15%)
  • Technology and Analytics (15%)
  • External Financial Reporting Decisions (15%)

CMA Part 2: Strategic Financial Management

  • Decision Analysis (25%)
  • Corporate Finance (20%)
  • Financial Statement Analysis (20%)
  • Professional and Business Ethics (15%)
  • Investment Decisions (10%)
  • Risk Management (10%).

The percentages behind the topics indicate the weight for each topic per exam. More details about the content and topics of the new CMA Program is covered in the Learning Outcome Statements and Handbook.

Both the exams of CMA Part 1 and CMA Part 2 are four hour exams, taken in a Prometric Test Center. Each exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions (3 hours) and essay questions (1 hour). Candidates can start with either Part 1 or Part 2. 

Exams

The exams of CMA Part 1 and CMA Part 2 consist of 100 multiple choice questions and two essays. The multiple-choice questions determine the exam result for 75% and the essays for 25%. You must have answered at least 50% of the multiple choice questions correctly to continue with the two cases.

The exams of CMA Part 1 and CMA Part 2 may be taken in any order. The result of an exam component is sufficient if 72% or more of the maximum number of points has been achieved.

Results

The results of an exams are given by the ICMA six weeks after the end of a test period. The two parts of the CMA exam must be completed within three years of registering with the ICMA. After that, the obtained grades expire. The CMA exam is conducted in English.

Test periods:

  • January February
  • May June
  • September October

Responsibility for the CMA exam rests with the ICMA. Detailed information on exam procedures can be found in the CMA Candidate Handbook.

  • Exam procedures

    Exams

    The exams of CMA Part 1 and CMA Part 2 consist of 100 multiple choice questions and two essays. The multiple-choice questions determine the exam result for 75% and the essays for 25%. You must have answered at least 50% of the multiple choice questions correctly to continue with the two cases.

    The exams of CMA Part 1 and CMA Part 2 may be taken in any order. The result of an exam component is sufficient if 72% or more of the maximum number of points has been achieved.

    Results

    The results of an exams are given by the ICMA six weeks after the end of a test period. The two parts of the CMA exam must be completed within three years of registering with the ICMA. After that, the obtained grades expire. The CMA exam is conducted in English.

    Test periods:

    • January February
    • May June
    • September October

    Responsibility for the CMA exam rests with the ICMA. Detailed information on exam procedures can be found in the CMA Candidate Handbook.

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