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Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Exam Prep (Online)

Course Description

This online self-directed course focuses on the Certified Management Accountant certification objectives developed by the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business (IMA). Professionals with this advanced certification demonstrate command of the critical accounting and financial management skills.

Who Should Attend

Candidates preparing for IMA's CMA examination, practitioners, managerial, finance and accounting professionals, accounting staff members, CPAs and students interested in management accounting.


There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, to take the CMA exam you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university AND two continuous years of professional experience in management accounting or financial management.

Course Objectives

The Certified Management Accountant certification is broken down into 2 parts that together tests a candidate's knowledge of critical accounting and financial management skills.

Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance and Control

  • External Financial Reporting Decisions
  • Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Performance Management
  • Cost Management
  • Internal Controls

Part 2: Financial Decision Making

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Decision Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Investment Decisions
  • Professional Ethics


Online courses are scheduled monthly. Please call 216.687.6957 or email prodev@csuohio.edu to register.

CEUs: 3.6



Fee: $1,259

Please note: Course fees are separate from IMA examination fees. Purchasing Gleim Professor access is strongly encouraged.w

Course Benefits

Competency-Based Professional Development: Our programs increase learner retention through application, which results in a more productive workforce.  Students demonstrate their competence by successfully completing a course assessment.

All Inclusive: Each course delivered at CSU includes materials, pre-test and post-test, coffee, snacks, lunch and convenient, on-site parking.

Educated and Experienced Instructors: Our instructors bring years of real-world, classroom and CPA, CFA, SHRM, PhD and MBA experience. Many hold leadership positions in northeast Ohio organizations and have taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Cost-Effective: The course is designed to minimize travel expenses and time away from work.

Convenient: Flexible schedule are not only an attractive option, but a necessary for busy professionals.

Networking Opportunities: Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share.

Corporate, Custom Availability: Can be custom-tailored to the needs of your organization to provide skills your workforce can apply immediately as a corporate training if requested.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued if notification is not received seven business days prior to the first day of class or the program. Registrants who cancel will receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee, if we receive written notification a minimum of seven business days prior to the first day of class or the program. 

For more information about testing and certification preparation, please visit http://www.imanet.org/certification.asp.