CMA Blog

You likely already know that the CMA is a designation that can do wonders to advance an accountant’s career and prospects, but what about making the best of your IMA membership? Savvy CMA candidates don’t just join the IMA to get their CMA certification, they also take advantage of the many benefits of IMA membership,...
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CPA vs CMA–Which is the Best Certification for You? Accountants who hold senior positions, give lectures, and speak at conferences usually have a trail of letters following their names. Professional development and certifications are what separate top-tier accountants from the rest, but it can be hard to juggle professional development alongside your career, your relationships,...
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CMA Candidate Spotlight: Carla Legaspi – ICMA Silver Medal Winner The CMA certification opens the door to new career opportunities and increases an individual’s visibility in the workforce. Carla Legaspi, a 2017 ICMA Silver Medal Award Winner, saw the value of the CMA when trying to maximize her earning potential. She chose Gleim to help...
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[UPDATED 10-19-2018] The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) has just announced that the CMA exam will have a new look beginning January 1, 2019. Candidates taking either part of the exam on or after January 1, 2019, will see these interface enhancements. These changes are being implemented at all Prometric Testing Centers around the...
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CMA Essays: Study Tips
Let’s cut to the chase: the CMA exam essays can be tricky. Not because they involve writing, but because you have to take certain steps to score well on them no matter how skilled a writer you are. Facing the essays is an inevitable part of passing the CMA exam, so you must master them...
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As you know, several requirements stand between you and the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification. One is passing the CMA exam. (You can learn more about the others in our free CMA exam guide.) Understanding the parts of the CMA exam inside and out is foundational to sufficient preparation. In this blog, we’ll discuss the...
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As a CMA candidate, you know earning the certification means facing CMA exam multiple-choice questions (MCQs): 100 per part, to be exact. You might also know that these MCQs account for 75% of your CMA score. But do you know how to ensure you’re ready for this challenging CMA exam question type? Follow our six...
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value of the cma at the big 4
You’re most likely aware that the Big 4 accounting firms are very fond of the CPA certification. Sometimes, it may seem like the only certification Deloitte, Ernst and Young (EY), KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) know exist is the CPA. But in reality, the Big Four are not only aware of the Certified Management Accountant (CMA)...
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cma exam essays
Whether you’re an accounting professional or an accounting student, you probably prefer calculating numbers to writing essays. That is likely one reason you went into accounting. However, as a CMA candidate, you will need to call on your essay-writing skills once more. Passing the CMA exam requires you to write essays, so read on for...
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