Whether you're a recent university graduate, already in the workforce or have your MBA, a CMA designation will benefit your career immensely. The need for Certified Management Accountants in the marketplace is stronger than ever as more companies turn to the holistic business viewpoint of the CMA to help them compete in this ever-changing world.
So how do you become a CMA? The path towards accreditation really depends on you. You will need a certain foundation of knowledge and experience to qualify.
How do I become a CMA?
Step 1: Complete a university degree (or equivalent).
Step 2: Complete CMA's required topics in accounting and business. This can be done either at a post-secondary institution or through CMA.
Step 3: Demonstrate your knowledge of the required topics by way of an entrance exam or a CMA-accredited university program.
Step 4: Complete your CMA professional studies. There are different options available to complete your CMA. For example, you can take the program on its own or as part of a Combined MBA/CMA Program.
To find out about programs and accreditation options available in your region, complete the Request Information form or use the CMA Regional Info tool on the left hand side of this page.