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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 Howell 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 Preparation Course Details

Dates and Times:

 Fall Session A  Part I, September 4 – October 22
 Fall Session B  Part II, November 30 – December 17
 Spring Session A  Part I, January 8 – February 25
 Spring Session B  Part II, March 5 – April 22

Students may register for both sessions in one semester, or do the different prep sessions over two semesters. Part 1 and Part II can be taken in any sequence.

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: $1475 per prep session; Course materials are not included, but may be purchased from Cleary University for $250 +markup (Cleary has negotiated a discounted price with the IMA – students can only receive this discount by ordering materials through Cleary University).

Instructor, and for questions about content and exam prep:
Michael Bohanon, MBA, CMA
mbohanon@my.cleary.edu

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

 

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.

Who Should Enroll in This Course?

Our certification preparation courses are designed for:

  • Candidates preparing for the IMA’s CMA® examination.
  • Practitioners identifying, measuring, analyzing, and interpreting financial information.
  • Managerial finance and accounting professionals involved in strategic, tactical, and operating decisions within their organization’s financial management process.
  • Accounting staff members preparing financial reports for non-management groups such as shareholders, creditors, regulatory agencies, and tax authorities.
  • Accredited, licensed, or certified professionals seeking continuing education credits.
  • CPAs interested in moving into an internal corporate accounting role.

Students with an interest in business analysis, management accounting and reporting, strategic management, and business applications

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 https://www.imanet.org/cma-certification and click on the “Getting Started” link.  Exam fees are paid directly to IMA, not to Cleary.

Registration Details 

Online: Cleary University accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Mail: Download, print and complete this form (link to form) and mail with payment to: Cleary University, ATTN:  Business Office, 3750 Cleary Drive, Howell, MI 48843.
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 [info] 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 Requirements: Learn more about eligibility and exam registration through the Institute for Management Accountants.  http://www.imanet.org/cma-certification/current-cma-candidates/register-and-schedule-exam

Classes are eligible for continuing professional education credit, however the classes are not eligible for college credit.

Contact us:

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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