Important notice: Changes coming to the CMA exam starting September 2024; just two windows remain to take the current exam. Learn more.

 Benefits of Earning the CMA

Global Recognition

The CMA is respected in over 150 countries with over 100,000 certifications earned globally.

Career Advancement

A CMA certification helps accounting and finance professionals rise higher inside companies and organizations.

Earn More

CMAs earn significantly higher annual compensation on average compared to non-CMAs.

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*IMA 2023 Global Salary Survey

The CMA: Two Exam Parts Covering 12 Competencies

CMA Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance, and Analytics

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

CMA Part 2: Strategic Financial Management

20% Financial Statement Analysis
20% Corporate Finance
25% Decision Analysis
10% Risk Management
10% Investment Decisions
15% Professional Ethics

CMA Program Enrollment

Earning your certification validates your mastery of a comprehensive body of knowledge in accounting and financial management. Passing these rigorous exams is a prestigious accomplishment.

CMA Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about the CMA program.