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Qualifications Uncovered - CMA

Updated on October 12, 2018 // Created on March 31, 2014

The Certified Management Accountant (CMA) qualification is hosted by the Institute for Management Accountants (IMA). IMA was founded in 1919 as National Association of Cost Accountants (NACA) and became the Institute of Management Accountants in 1991. The CMA certification was created in 1972 and is now one of the most widely recognized and highly valued professional certificates worldwide.

You can discover CMA providers across the UAE with Laimoon.

How does the CMA Certification stand out?

The CMA credential is prestigous, professional, rigorous and empowering giving you on-the-job skills and knowledge. It is specifically designed to validate your mastery of the advanced skills required to manage finance functions.

What is covered in the CMA Certification?

The Certified Management Accountant (CMA) qualification is designed to measure the most critical expertise of accounting and finance professionals working in businesses. The certification covers the following subject areas:

  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Internal Controls
  • Risk Management
  • Cost Management
  • Performance Management
  • Decision Analysis
  • Professional Ethics

Benefits of the CMA:

CMA certificate holders can prove that they have the skills and knowledge required to be strategic business partners and effective financial directors. They are capable of driving performance and growth.

In June 2013 the IMA has found that CMA holders can earn over $34,000 more than their non-certified counterpartS

It yields high ROI and can be completed in one to 3 years as suits your schedule

It is a great complement to other professional certificates including the ACCA and CPA

Testimonial from Microsoft

"At Microsoft, we look for a combination of solid accounting skills , the ability to think strategically, and strong business ethics. If someone is a CMA, we can be more comfortable that the person has mastered these aspects of the profession." Bob Laux (CMA, CPA), Director of Technical Accounting and Reporting

Professional Designation

Successful candidates are granted the designation of CMA. This may be used just as similar recognition is employed in accounting, medicine, law etc.

Key Facts for CMA in the UAE:

  • An IMA Membership (candidates can register online)
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
  • Two years of experience in management accounting or financial management
Examination There are 3 examination windows each year, typically January, May and September…but keep a regular check for updates on the associated IMA webpages
Estimated Number of CMA providers in UAE 10+
Certification Details CMA is accredited by the IMA. It is recognized and valued worldwide.
Intake Courses run regularly and prepare you for examinations which take place online and at very regular times.
Price Range Typically this course will cost around AED 3,500 per part, with 2 parts required to complete the courses
Duration The qualification typically takes 4 months to complete with flexible class timings available

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Qualifications Uncovered - CMA

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