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Certified Management Accountant
Set the benchmark for excellence in management accounting with PwC's Academy


Set the benchmark for excellence in management accounting with PwC's Academy.

For over 40 years the Certified Management Accounting (CMA) designation has served as the benchmark for excellence in the field of management accounting. Achieving the CMA demonstrates your professional expertise in financial planning, analysis, control, decision support and professional ethics – skills that are in demand by organisations around the world.

PwC's Academy is an IMA Approved Course Provider in the Middle East. Our CMA training programme, delivered live online, is designed to give you the expertise and knowledge you need to perform as a management accountant at the highest levels. Our core objective is to help you pass your CMA exams and our ability to do so is demonstrated by our exceptional pass rates.

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Certified Management Accountant


Our CMA programme includes comprehensive tuition classes and a full revision programme. You get the highest number of contact hours with a faculty who are industry experts and have over 12 years of CMA teaching experience. You study from IMA approved Wiley study materials and get online resources to suit your learning style. Our training delivery is specially designed to simplify the learning process and increase retention to make it easy for you to grasp complex topics.

We constantly test your understanding with 2 days of revision at the end of each topic and through weekly online assignments and computer based mock exams. You also get access to over 2000 practice questions, and additional online resources to supplement your learning. We offer courses on exam strategies and techniques, exam confidence, time management and more to support your exam preparation.

What's more... all Academy CMA students also get 2 business skills workshops worth USD 500 for free.

Certified Management Accountant

CMA is the gold standard for those in the management accounting profession. Employers seek professionals who have earned the designation as it provides assurance of the proficiencies required for excellence in management accounting.

Whether you want to enhance the value you bring to your current fole or expand your career potential, the CMA will help you set a standard for excellence in your management accounting career.

Certified Management Accountant

The CMA programme lets you proceed at your own pace and since there are only 2 exams it is possible to complete your CMA in 6-12 months.

To get your CMA qualification, you must meet the eligibility requirements which include:

  • Passing 2 exams; Part 1 and Part 2
  • Holding a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university,
  • Completing two continuous years of professional experience of management accounting

This requirement may be completed prior to, during or within seven years of passing the exam.

The exam qualification is divided into two parts and in order to become a CMA qualified you must complete the two paper below:

Part I Part II
External Financial Reporting Decisions Financial Statement Analysis
Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting Corporate Finance
Performance Management Decision Analysis
Cost Management Risk Management
Internal Controls Investment Decisions
  Professional Ethics

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals in business.

Founded in 1919, we are one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession.

To learn more about the qualification please visit: http://www.imanet.org/

Course structure


Out tuition classes are conveniently scheduled on weekends to suit your work requirements. You will benefit from: 

  • 50+ hours of classroom teaching delivered by subject matter experts
  • IMA approved Wiley comprehensive study materials
  • Access to 2000+ practice questions  
  • Progress tests,  study guides and additional online study material
  • Exam oriented handouts prepared by our faculty that summarise the class material, section by section
  • Exam support courses on exam strategies, exam confidence, time management techniques and tips
  • The Half Hour club before each class for doubt clearing 
  • 2 business skills workshops worth USD 500 for FREE

Our students also get 30% off on IMA membership and entrance fee. 


Tuition for each topic is followed by 2 days of intensive revision classes with a focus on retention and practice. You will benefit from:

  • 12+ hours of exam focused revision delivered by subject matter experts
  • Practice of handpicked questions by exam experts in an exam simulated environment
  • Special emphasis on answering essay questions
  • IMA approved Wiley comprehensive study materials
  • The Half Hour club before each class for doubt clearing
  • 2 business skills workshops worth USD 500 for FREE

Our students also get 30% off on IMA membership and entrance fee.

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Frequently asked questions

Where do I take the exam?

Exams are administered through the worldwide network of Prometric Testing Centers and are available in accordance with local customs. There are many locations throughout the U.S. and internationally.

When can I take the exam?

Exams are offered according to the following schedule:

  • January and February
  • May and June
  • September and October

To schedule exam appointments, visit www.prometric.com/ICMA or call (800) 479-6370.

To ensure your first choice of date, time, and location, it is best to schedule your appointment at least four weeks in advance. All exam appointments must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance of the exam date.

Do I have to take parts 1 and 2 in this order, and do I have to take them together?


No, you can take parts 1 and 2 in any order. You have the option of taking both together on the same day, although many members choose to separate their testing dates.

When do I receive my exam Performance Report?

Performance Reports are sent via e-mail from Prometric to all candidates who take an exam part. The performance reports are emailed approximately 14 days after exam results are posted to the candidate’s profile. Candidates who do not pass the exam will receive a report that indicates their performance on each of the key topic areas in the multiple-choice section as well as their overall performance on the essay section of the exam.

How can I check for my exam results/certification status?

On the IMA website, click “My Profile” and then “My Certifications.” There you will find your exam status and transcript, information on your work experience and education, and more.

How do I register for an exam part?

The CMA exams are computer-based and administered at hundreds of Prometric testing facilities worldwide.With three testing windows each year, you can sit for an exam at a time and place convenient for you.


If you are enrolled in the CMA program and are ready to sit for the exam, here are the steps:

  • Pick your testing window. Testing windows are offered in January/February, May/June, and September/October.
  • Register for the exam at www.imaonlinestore.com
  • Receive your authorization number(s) along with further instructions.
  • Schedule your exam appointment(s) with Prometric, our testing partner, at http://www.prometric.com/ICMA

How do I enroll in the CMA program?

  • Visit IMAnet.org/cma to apply. You will need to purchase the CMA entrance fee and IMA membership.
  • The application process takes about 10 minutes.
  • Register for the exam. You can register for Part 1 and Part 2 in any order or register for both at the same time.
  • Prepare to complete certification requirements including submitting your education transcript and work experience.This can be done before or after passing the exam, but is required as a final step to become certified.

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