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Earn the credential that demonstrates your financial management expertise.

Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) is an advanced professional certification awarded by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). In partnership with the IMA, the University of Georgia helps you prepare for the rigorous, two-part CMA examination. 


Format: Classroom / Online

Hours: Part I - 36, Part II - 36

Where: UGA’s Gwinnett campus

Cost: $1,350 (w/texts) per course

Businesses pay higher salaries for CMAs

Businesses need people with strong planning and analysis skills. CMAs are trusted business advisors with certified knowledge of financial planning and analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and risk management.

As a globally recognized symbol of professionalism, excellence, and integrity, the CMA credential sets you apart from others who have a college degree alone.  By earning a CMA, you demonstrate to employers your mastery of best practices in financial management.  On average, CMAs earn over $34,000 more than their noncertified peers, according to IMA’s 24th Annual Salary Survey. 

Prepare for the exams at UGA’s Gwinnett campus

UGA’s Gwinnett campus in metro Atlanta offers two instructor-led, preparatory courses — one for each part of the CMA exam. You can take both courses in any order, according to your preference.

UGA’s 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.

Each classroom course includes: textbook CMA exam tips; writing answers to essay questions; essay practice questions; practice tests for each section; and an online trial exam. (all included in the fee)

Part I: Financial Planning, Performance and Control

36 hours; 8 sessions covering:

  • Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Performance Management
  • Cost Management
  • Internal Controls
  • Professional Ethics

Part II: Financial Decision Making

36 hours; 8 sessions covering:

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Decision Analysis and Risk Management
  • Investment Decisions
  • Professional Ethics 

Who Should Attend?

  • 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 nonmanagement 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.

Course Information

University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Rd NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
United States
Course Fee(s): 
  • $1,350 per course
    IMA Members receive a $100.00 discount
  • UGA's fee includes all course materials. (Course cost does not include exam fee)
Continuing Education Information: 

Students will be awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing the course.

Attendance Policy and Other Important Requirements:
To receive the Certificate of Program Completion the following is required:

  • Attendance at a minimum of 5 of the 6 classes; however, attendance of all classes is encouraged.
  • Timely and successful completion of all assignments