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Prepare for the Certified Management Accountant Exam

Cleary University offers the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Exam Preparation instructor-led course at its Livingston campus.  The CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) is the advanced professional certification specifically designed to measure the advanced accounting and financial management skills used in business today. Join more than 50,000 credentialed peers worldwide, sit for the exam and demonstrate your mastery of financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support, as well as professional ethics.

While the primary focus of this course is to prepare individuals for the CMA exam, the course is also an excellent professional development tool for helping individuals advance their career in accounting, finance, or business management.  The exam and the study program are offered in two parts.  Candidates may sit for either exam part first.  Cleary offers exam prep courses in the Fall and Spring semester in 7 week increments.

CMA Exam Prep Course Details

Dates and Times:

Fall 2017 Exam Prep I September 4 – October 22
Exam Prep II October 30 – December 17
Spring 2018 Exam Prep I January 8 – February 25
Exam Prep II March 5 – April 22

Students may register for both sessions in one semester, or do the different prep sessions over two semesters.

Location: All sessions will be held in Chrysler Hall from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, however students can elect to join synchronous online sessions.

Fees: $1,475 per prep session; Course materials are not included, but may be purchased from Cleary University.

InstructorMichael Bohanon, MBA, CMA

CMA Course Topics: 

Fall 2017 – A Session (9/4/17 – 10/22/17)PART I – Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance & Control
(4 hours – 100 multiple choice questions and two 30-minute essay questions)

  • External financial reporting decisions
  • Planning, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Performance measurement
  • Cost management
  • Internal controls

Fall 2017 – B Session (10/30/17 – 12/17/17)PART II – Financial Decision Making
(4 hours – 100 multiple choice questions and two 30-minute essay questions)

  • Financial statement analysis
  • Corporate finance
  • Decision analysis
  • Risk management
  • Investment decisions
  • Professional ethics

Spring 2018 – A Session (1/8/18 – 2/25/18)PART I – Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance and Control
(4 hours – 100 multiple choice questions and two 30-minute essay questions)

  • External financial reporting decisions
  • Planning, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Performance measurement
  • Cost management
  • Internal controls

Spring 2018 – B Session (3/5/18 – 4/22/18)PART II – Financial Decision Making
(4 hours – 100 multiple choice questions and two 30-minute essay questions)

  • Financial statement analysis
  • Corporate finance
  • Decision analysis
  • Risk management
  • Investment decisions
  • Professional ethics

Why Enroll in This Course?

For more than 40 years, the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) certification has been the global benchmark for management accountants and financial professionals. Why? Because CMAs can explain the “why” behind numbers, not just the “what.” And that can give you greater credibility, higher earning potential, and ultimately a seat at the leadership table. Achieving the CMA demonstrates your professional expertise in financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics – skills that are in demand by organizations around the world.  Whether you want to enhance the value you bring to your current position, or expand your career potential, the CMA will help you set the standard for professional excellence. Cleary uses the Wiley© CMAexcel learningsystem, which includes text materials, as well as a user guide, test bank questions, and access to the Wiley CMA practice exam software.

Eligibility Requirements:

To earn your CMA, you must become an IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) member and meet specific education and work experience criteria.  For details on these requirements, visit the IMA website and click “Getting Started.” Registration Details can be found above.

Payment: Cleary University accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Exam fees are paid directly to IMA, not to Cleary.

Cancellation policy:  Student must officially withdraw from the program in writing. Full refund up until 7 days before the start of class. No refund if student withdraws within 7 days of the start of class. Contact Cassandra Tarnowski at ctarnowski@cleary.edu or 517-338- 3315, if you wish to withdraw.

Program Requirements: There are no admission requirements to take this program, however certain criteria must be met for participants taking the CMA exam, see below.

IMA’s Exam RequirementsLearn more about eligibility and exam registration through the Institute for Management Accountants. Classes are eligible for continuing professional education credit, however the classes are not eligible for college credit.

For questions about registration and costs: 
Cassandra Tarnowski
ctarnowski@cleary.edu
517-338- 3315

For questions about content and exam prep:
Michael Bohanon
mbohanon@my.cleary.edu

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