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There are new subject areas tested in the “reorganized” format that were not previously covered by the “unchanged” exam. According to the IMA’s website, “while the majority of the content in the CMA examination will remain unchanged and has only been reorganized, some changes have been made to reflect relevant business practices in today’s marketplace....
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According to the IMA’s website, “There is a reduced examination fee program to encourage students attending accredited U.S., Canadian, and Mexican universities to take the exams. Eligible students may take five examination parts at a discount of 50% from the regular fee. These discounts must be used within the year following application or they will...
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Question: I get really nervous before taking exams. Any suggestions? Answer: According to the IMA’s website, “Test anxiety is natural and is likely to be experienced by most examinees to some degree. Some examinees are able to channel their anxiety in a positive way; others have more difficulty managing their anxiety. Test anxiety can result...
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Question: I’ve heard that there have been major changes to the CMA exam, why was there a decision to reorganize the CMA examination? Answer: According to the ICMA, “the content of the examinations is frequently reviewed to ensure that current topics are appropriately added and that all material is up-to-date and relevant to business practice....
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The ICMA Board of Trustees and Board of Regents released important information regarding the CFM portion of the “reorganized” exam. They state that “a change in the rules and content [on the CFM] will be put on hold until ICMA conducts a job analysis. This project will likely mean that a final decision on the...
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In general, the fees paid to the ICMA are nonrefundable. However, a candidate withdrawing from the examination within 30 days of registration may receive a credit for the examination fee less a $25 processing charge. Failure to take the examination within the assigned 120-day authorization period will result in the loss of examination fees; there...
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