The Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) qualification is available to both accountants and non-accountants in managerial and executive positions, who are interested in gaining advanced knowledge in strategic management information and performance reporting area.
Accountants who wish to obtain the CMA® certification must take up two advanced electives/subjects, namely Strategic Business Analysis and Strategic Cost Management.
Those without an accounting background, who are nevertheless interested in obtaining a professional qualification in this field, will only be able to take up the two aforementioned advanced electives/subjects after completing a conversion program, consisting of four (4) coursework units, two of these being core subjects in the MBA.
The four-coursework units are the following: Financial Statement Analysis, Management Accounting, Financial Modelling, and Financial Management. Upon completion of the conversion program, the participants will have to take up the two advanced units required to all prior to certification.