Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) Exam Preparation Program

Part I: 5 Saturdays | 3 CEUs | 30 CPEs Accounting
Part II: 6 Saturdays | 3.6 CEUs | 36 CPEs Accounting
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Amazing career potential.
CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) is the advanced professional certification specifically designed to measure the advanced accounting and financial management skills that drive business performance in today’s complex and challenging business environment. The CMA is tailor-made for finance professionals at all levels whether you want to enhance your value to your current organization, or expand your career potential. Earning the CMA will make you part of a network of more than 30,000 credentialed peers worldwide.

Why is CMA the Essential Credential?
Focused
CMA is the credential that focuses specifically on financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support, as well as professional ethics—the critical skills for today's complex and changing business environment.

Respected
Leading employers seek to hire and promote CMAs. Companies such as 3M, Alcoa, AT&T, Bank of America, Boeing, Cargill, Caterpillar, ConAgra, Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, and Verizon have CMAs in key management roles. CMAs have demonstrated both technical competencies and an understanding of the linkage between strategy and financial performance and are grounded in a firm commitment to upholding strict professional ethical standards.

Valued
The CMA is the certification that can deliver a tangible return on your investment. Professionals with a CMA can earn nearly $25,000 more in average total compensation annually than non-certified peers*.
*(IMA Annual Salary Survey, 2010)

Convenient
The CMA program responds to the needs of busy professionals with a choice of flexible learning formats including the live instruction program offered here at Nova Southeastern University on Saturdays. Upon completing a course, CMA candidates may sit for the exam at Prometric Testing Center locations worldwide.

To become certified, a candidate must pass both parts of the CMA exam, be a member of IMA© imanet.org, hold a bachelor’s degree, and have two years of professional work experience in management accounting and/or financial management.


Program Description

We offer a comprehensive exam preparation program that includes textbooks and online practice tests. While the primary focus of this course is to prepare individuals for the CMA exam, the course is also an excellent professional development tool for helping individuals advance their career in accounting, finance, or business management.

CMA courses are scheduled to align with the testing windows during which a candidate can sit for an exam at Prometric Testing Centers. CMA exam parts can be taken at Prometric Testing Centers during the following months: January and February, May and June, and September and October.

The CMA review courses are delivered in two convenient courses, mirroring the two parts of the CMA exam:

Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance and Control (30 hours of classroom instruction)
Recommended testing window for this course: May/June

  • Planning, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Performance management
  • Cost management
  • Internal controls
  • Professional ethics

Part 2: Financial Decision Making (36 hours of classroom instruction)
Recommended testing window for this course: September/October

  • Financial statement analysis
  • Corporate finance
  • Decision analysis and risk management
  • Investment decisions
  • Professional ethics
Please note that candidates for the CMA exam may sit for Parts 1 and 2 in any order.

Audience

This program is designed for:

  • Candidates preparing for IMA’s CMA® examination.
  • Practitioners identifying, measuring, analyzing, and interpreting financial information.
  • Finance and accounting professionals looking to enhance their career opportunities.
  • Accounting staff members preparing financial reports for non-management groups such as shareholders, creditors, regulatory agencies, and tax authorities.
  • Accredited, licensed, or certified professionals seeking continuing education credits.
  • CPAs interested in moving into an internal corporate accounting role.
  • Students with an interest in financial planning, analysis, and control.

Program Dates / Locations


Part 2: Financial Decision Making

Weekend Program Starting July 2014 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

NSU Main Campus Fort Lauderdale
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314

Session dates: July 12, 26, August 9, 23, September 6 and 20, 2014

Click here for location information & directions

Program Fee

Part 2: Financial Decision Making

For the class starting July 12, 2014:

Before June 28, 2014 fee of $1,595 includes tuition, instructional materials, textbooks.
After June 28, 2014 fee of $1,625 includes tuition, instructional materials, textbooks.

Course fees include in-class instruction (30 hours for Part 1 course and 36 hours for Part 2 course) and study materials (textbook, participant guide, and online practice test access). Course materials will be distributed on the first day of class. Please register early to ensure that materials are ordered for you.

Please note: Course fees are separate from IMA examination fees.

Instructor

Andrew Felo, Ph.D

Dr. Felo is a Professor at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University, where he teaches courses in managerial and financial accounting, financial statement fraud, and corporate finance. Prior to joining the H. Wayne Huizenga School in 2011, Dr. Felo was on the faculty of The Pennsylvania State University Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies.

Dr. Felo earned his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Binghamton. His areas of research include audit committees, corporate governance, business and accounting ethics, and disclosure transparency. Dr. Felo has published his work in Corporate Ownership and Control, International Journal of Disclosure and Governance, Accounting and the Public Interest, Journal of Forensic Accounting, Strategic Finance, Research on Accounting Ethics, Journal of Business Ethics, Decision Support Systems, and Management Accounting. He has also authored a book chapter on corporate governance in the US and on the relationship between corporate governance and corporate ethics. Along with his co-author, Dr. Felo was the recipient of the 2003 Lybrand Silver medal for their article on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act that was published in the February issue of Strategic Finance.

Andy has facilitated CMA review courses for over 10 years, and is a popular webcast presenter on IFRS and Ethics topics. He has provided training on accounting, finance, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to companies such as PECO, AMETEK, Inc., Johnson Matthey, Siemens, SAP, CertainTeed and AstraZeneca, and is a frequent presenter at Continuing Professional Education conferences.

Dr. Felo is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and a Certified Financial Manager (CFM). He was the recipient of the IMA's Robert Beyer Gold Medal for the highest score on the Winter 2001 CMA Exam.

Testimonials

"The CMA has given me a tremendous amount of value. Not just on the financial end of things, but because I've gained broad-based accounting knowledge. I've been able to advance my career because that knowledge translates into benefits for the companies I work for."
Tammy Drescher, CMA, Senior Cost Accountant, Diamond Foods, Inc.

"I use my CMA body of knowledge every day. It comes naturally in the role of CFO because I need it to look at things from many different angles, not just from the financial perspective. Management accounting skills are very much in demand as foreign and local companies reach out from the local marketplace and into more global arenas. The CMA body of knowledge is very valuable in this regard."
John K. Lau, CMA, Chief Financial Officer, WesTrac China


Course Customization

Using core programs, we can customize the material to fit your corporate training needs. With our extensive resources and program facilitators, we will design a program that is tailored to fit your specified objectives and requirements.

Registration

In order to participate in any Hudson Center program, registration and payment in full is required at least one (1) business day prior to the start date of the program. Participants are strongly urged to register as early as possible in order to guarantee a seat as class size is limited and enrollment is on a space-available basis.

Register online:
Register by phone: Call us at 800.672.7223, ext. 25137 or 954.262.5137
Register by e-mail: Download registration form and send as an attachment via e-mail to execed@nova.edu
Register by fax: Download registration form and send via fax to 954.262.3188
Register by mail: Download registration form and send via mail to
Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education
H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building, Suite 2088
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314

We accept the following forms of payment: check (payable to "Nova Southeastern University") and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). Payment arrangements must be made for your registration to be considered complete.


Substitution, Cancellation, Fee and Transfer Policies

We realize that occasionally you need to cancel your registration. You can substitute another individual in your place at any time prior to the first day of a program.

If you wish to receive a credit toward a future program: we will allow you to transfer you registration to a future date of the same program you are enrolled in currently, provided we receive written notice two weeks prior to the start date of the class you are currently registered in. You are permitted to re-register only one time.

If you wish to receive a refund: written cancellations received 30 calendar days before a program begins will be issued a full refund, less a $150.00 processing fee; written cancellations received 6 to 29 calendar days prior to the start of a program will get 50 percent of the registration fee refunded. We apologize but we cannot provide a refund if we receive your written cancellation in five or fewer business days prior to the start of the program.

In the event of non-payment, the responsibility for any fees incurred in collecting the payment is the responsibility of the customer.

Fees and dates are subject to change without notice.


Contact Information

For additional program information, please contact us at:

Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education
H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building, Suite 2088
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314
Tel: 954.262.5137
Toll Free: 800.672.7223, ext. 25137
Fax: 954.262.3188
E-mail: execed@huizenga.nova.edu

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    Program Staff

    Janet Goldstein, Director, Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education | goldjan@huizenga.nova.edu
    Niemah Butler, Course Curriculum Specialist | niemah@huizenga.nova.edu
    Brian Morgan, Business Development Specialist | briamorg@huizenga.nova.edu
    Karen Mendez, Finance Administrator | mendezk@huizenga.nova.edu
    Christine Martinez, Administrative Assistant II | cmartinez@nova.edu