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Your Complete Solution to Prepare for the Two Part Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) Exam
The CMA Certification Exam has changed from a 4 part exam to 2 exam parts. The organization of the new two-part exam more closely aligns with the knowledge, skills and abilities that an accountant or financial professional in business uses on the job today – financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support. These skills are critical to the success of finance teams. The CMA exam updates will allow an employer to more readily understand the applicability of the CMA to a corporate career path and allow the candidate to more efficiently demonstrate the skills evidenced by the CMA. The goal of the new CMA program is to ensure that the CMA remains the most appropriate designation in the world for accountants and financial professionals working in business.
For details and answers to your questions pertaining to the new testing format please visit www.imanet.org or call IMA Customer Service at 1.800.638.4427.
|CMA Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance and Control
Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting
September 11, 2013 through November 20, 2013
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
|CMA Part 2: Financial Decision Making
Financial Statement Analysis
Decision Analysis and Risk Management
Offered in Spring, 2014
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Globalization and standardization, combined with more stringent financial reporting requirements, have resulted in a dramatic change in the practice, rules, regulations, ethics, and execution of managerial accounting and financial strategy in all areas of an organization. Over the past several years, the role of management accountants and financial managers has evolved significantly. Today’s managerial finance and accounting professionals are internal consultants and business analysts. They work on cross-functional teams and are involved in strategic decisions. They are active business partners.
The IMA’s Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Certification Program addresses the needs of managerial finance and accounting professionals as they meet the challenges of the new corporate accounting environment. The IMA has recently updated the CMA Program’s “body of knowledge” to reflect the variety of relevant business skills and abilities— including analyzing, managing, and evaluating business solutions—that professionals must possess to effectively contribute to the strategic success of an organization today.
This course qualifies for a Villanova University Certificate of Completion and 3.0 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for Part 1 and 3.6 CEU's for Part 2.
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Marj Yuschak, MBA, CMA is a full-time Professor of Accounting at the Rutgers Business School Newark & New Brunswick. She teaches Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting, and Accounting for Engineers. She has also served as Faculty Advisor to Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting honor society. Marj received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Rutgers University and an MBA in Pharmaceutical Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
She is President and owner of YM Strategies, Ltd., working with businesses to meet the training, development, and business needs of a company’s most valuable asset, their employees.
Another important part of the business is management consulting, which draws from her experiences in business management, accounting, and finance. Marj is a Certified Trainer in both AchieveGlobal and DDI (Development Dimensions International).
Prior to this, Marj had a 21-year career at Johnson & Johnson developing expertise in cost accounting, financial reporting, and employee stock option programs. She had the opportunity to work in the consumer, pharmaceutical, and corporate segments of the business. Marj is a member of the Raritan Valley Chapter of the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) and ASTD (American Society for Training and Development).