CMA Exam Prep Courses for the Two Part
Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) Exam

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. The CMA is the globally recognized, advanced-level credential for accountants and financial professionals. Achieving the CMA demonstrates your professional expertise in financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics – skills that are in demand by organizations around the world.

The IMA’s Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Certificate exam prep courses, offered 100% online by Villanova University College of Professional Studies (CPS), address the needs of managerial finance and accounting professionals as they meet the challenges of the new corporate accounting environment. The IMA's “body of knowledge” reflects 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.

CMA Exam Prep Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance and Analytics

Completing Villanova's course earns you 3.6 CEUs.

CMA Exam Prep Part 2: Strategic Financial Management

Part 2 of the CMA Exam focuses on being able to apply an ethical and strategic framework to decision-making in a complex, digital world—a skill every accounting and finance professional needs to have. Part 2 of the exam expands upon the Professional Ethics and Decision Analysis sections of Part 1. Completing Villanova's course earns you 3.6 CEUs.



Benefits of IMA's CMA designation:

  • Join an elite group of professionals who have advanced beyond the practical accounting skill set into operations-focused strategists and decision makers who deploy evaluation, critical thinking, and judgment to help their corporations succeed.
  • Confirm your broad business competency and mastery of management-level skills required to maximize value and build quality financial practices into your organization.
  • Learn from qualified instructors who reinforce key points and keep you on track for success.
  • Develop a peer network while learning in a group environment.
  • Set yourself apart from your peers. A recent study shows CMA’s often earn higher salaries than their non-certified peers.

NOTE: Educational Requirement
To become a certified CMA, candidates must satisfy one of the following education requirements and submit verification of education to ICMA within seven years of completing the CMA examination.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (or)
  • Professional certifications

More information on these requirements can be found in the IMA's CMA Handbook.

Marjorie Yushak

The instructor for the course is Marjorie Yuschak.

Professor Yuschak has been teaching in Villanova Certified Management Accountant program since 2010. After earning a bachelor’s in accounting from Rutgers University and an MBA in pharmaceutical marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson, Yuschak spent more than 20 years at Johnson and Johnson (J&J) developing expertise in cost/managerial accounting, financial reporting, and employee stock option programs.

IMA's CMA Learning System (CMALS) Version 3.0 is a comprehensive program including e-books, online practice tests, and resources directly aligned to the body of knowledge of the new CMA exam.

The Online Learning System's Ebook has over 1,000 pages and includes a thorough review of critical concepts and calculations, knowledge check questions/answers, 175+ complex questions/answers, 39 sample essay questions/answers, tips on exam preparation, and an extensive reference bibliography. Tips are provided on how to prepare for the essay portions of the exams, including sample responses and an explanation of the essay grading scorecard.

Online practice tests include 1,400+ multiple choice questions with explanations designed to help study an exam section or to emulate a full-part exam, a gradebook to track progress on the practice tests and additional resources, including ICMA’s Exam Content Specifications and Learning Outcome Statements (LOS). The online system is available 24/7, providing flexibility and convenience to study at your own pace and schedule.

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Villanova, PA 19085

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Important Notices for Distance Education Students

The following includes important information for students participating in online courses, online programs and/or on-ground clinicals or practicums while physically located outside of Pennsylvania.

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Enhance your resume.

Professional education classes enable you to add new skills, expertise, or credentials to your resume and make you even more valuable to your employer.

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Expand your professional network.

Communicating and building relationships with your classmates and instructors can open new doors in your career.

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Learn from industry experts.

All programs are taught by instructors who have worked or who are currently working in the field, and who are able to share practical applications and real world examples of topics in the course.