Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

CMAs are accountants and financial professionals who excel in analysis, control, decision support, and financial planning. CMAs serve in senior roles like controller, CFO, budget analyst, finance manager, cost accountant, etc. CMAs are equipped to answer the “what and why” behind the numbers.

To become a CMA, candidates must pass the CMA exam and satisfy education requirements. The CMA exam is administered in two parts: (1) Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance, and Control, and (2) Financial Decision Making.

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), circa 1919, oversees the administration of the CMA exam (circa 1972). The Atlanta Chapter of the IMA meets throughout the year. KSU students may want to start a Student Chapter.