CMA – USA

Improve your credentials, knowledge base & career prospects with CMA

CMA (Certified Management Accountant) awarded by IMA (Institute of Management Accountants, USA) is a global professional qualification. The CMA program is designed specifically to validate mastery of the advanced skills required to manage finance functions within an organization, enabling you to deliver value in today’s complex business environment. CMAs play an integral role in the strategic decision-making process.The CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) credential demonstrates your mastery of management accounting knowledge and skills.


Expanding Your Management Career Options
  • Membership of IMA (Institute of Management Accountants)
  • Knowledge base of management accounting and financial management
  • 2 exam papers with recommended study of total 400 hours over 6 months
  • Online computerized exams with centers across India
VidyaBharathi Highlights
  • VidyaBharathi is an Approved Learning Partner of Miles CMA review - the official partner of IMA for running CMA (US)
  • Proven Competence in running International Accounting courses like ACCA & CIMA
  • Mr. Thomas Chakku B.Com, FCA, ACCA, CMA (US) with industrial experience and international teaching experience for CMA/ ACCA courses, is heading the department as Dean besides competent Chartered & Cost/Management Accountants from Industry & Profession as members of faculty
  • Access to Online Mock Exams (2100 questions) of WILEY study materials
  • Excellent placement records with MNCs & the Big Four
Who can Opt for CMA (US) ?
  • Any Graduates, B.Com, BBA, MBA and students pursuing graduation can join the course Chartered Accountants & Cost Accountants, ACCA/CIMA
  • Any Graduate Working Professional who wish to move to a Management Level/career progression
Requirements
  • To be certified as a CMA, candidates must fulfill both an education requirement and an experience requirement in addition to passing the exam
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Foundational knowledge of economics, basic statistics, and financial accounting
  • Two continuous years of professional experience.
CMA Advantage
  • Academic Advantage: only 2 papers Part 1 & Part 2
  • Short Course duration: Can be completed within 6 to 8 months
  • The CMA is a time-efficient and cost-effective certification program with the potential to deliver significant returns on your investment.
  • The CMA program lets you proceed at your own pace, allowing you to earn your CMA in 12 months or over the course of three years.
CMA Certification
Pass part 1 and 11 exams and complete two years of professional experience in Management accounting and or financial management or in the areas specified by IMA to be completed prior to or within seven years of passing the examination. IMA is the global brand and ICMA is the certifying body.
Topics and Examinations
  • Part I: Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance and control - External Financial Reporting Decisions (15%), Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting (30%), Performance Management (20%), Cost Management (20%), Internal Controls (15%)
  • Part II: Financial Decision Making -Financial Statement Analysis (25%), Corporate Finance (20%), Decision Analysis (20%) Risk Management (10%), Investment Decision (15%), Professional Ethics (10%)
Exams
  • A 4-Hour Exam (100 multiple Choice and two 30 minutes essay questions)
  • Computerized online exam in three sessions a year – Jan/Feb, May/June & Sept/Oct
  • Pass mark is 72%. 100 MCQs and two 30-minute essay questions.

  • Each exam registration is valid for only one exam window. Students can also take the exams before graduating.

Career Opportunities

The demand for CMAs in India is increasing with the arrival of MNCs and flow of off-shore establishments into our country.The positions for which CMA is most wanted are: Financial Analyst, Internal Auditor, Senior Executive, Finance Manager, Business Analyst, Pricing Analyst, Director - Finance, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

The Institute is functioning from a 25,000 sq.ft five storey building on a prime location close to the CUSAT and NH and within easy reach by rail and air. It has the infrastructure and ambience required for a most modern professional educational institute.
The experienced and highly qualified members of the faculty are hardworking, devoted and are highly motivated. They are highly responsive to the needs of students.
The VB Seminar Hall with all modern amenities includes a hi-fi sound system, projector screen, LCD Projectors, VHS and DVD facilities and flip charts. In addition, there is a conference room with all updated facilities.
A well-equipped computer lab, with latest model question papers for ACCA, CIMA and CMA. Exclusive lab for Exams of ACCA, CIMA and PEARSON VUE
VB’s well stocked library with latest books/periodicals on relevant subjects. It has high-speed Internet and access to latest study materials, management and business related journals for current information. All the housekeeping activities are managed through KOHA software. VB digital library users can access the different collections available in digitalized format such as journal article, books, previous question papers, seminar reports from anywhere in the campus.
Cafeteria with adequate space for the students to refresh and relax is available inside the campus.
Additional tutorial class rooms are available with required facilities which are kept open beyond regular working hours for the benefit of students who are in need of additional coaching and personal attention.

  • Separate hostel facility is provided for boys and girls with boarding. The girls’ hostel is located inside the campus. Entertainment and study tools are also provided in the hostels.
  • WiFi is available inside the campus and hostels.

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