"The CMA preparation courses offered by CfBS are an ideal, excellently structured preparation program, which focuses on the exam relevant topics. The courses provide comprehensive knowledge transfer during the classroom sessions and through the course material. The discussion with other participants were an added bonus."

Massimo Pianto, CMA, Schindler Management Ltd.

Course Overview

  • Weekday Evening/Saturday Classes in Zurich

    The courses offer comprehensive and detailed coverage of the exam material. They take place on weekday evenings from 18.30 to 21.30 hrs. and on Saturdays from 9.00 to 16.50 hrs. (fee: CHF 2,950.-)

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CMA Program

In today's competitive business environment the skills of CFOs, treasurers, controllers, and accountants have to be much broader. Rather than just accumulating data, they have to provide support to management in analyzing the information gathered and thereby shaping the company's future. The CMA (Certified Management Accountant) is an internationally recognized certification that prepares today's professionals for their demanding roles in the fields of accounting and financial management. 

The CMA examinations were developed and are offered by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) in approximately 200 locations in the U.S. and an additional 200 international locations. ICMA is an affiliate of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) which is the world's leading professional organization dedicated to the advancement of accounting, finance, and information management with more than 100,000 members world-wide.

The examination topics are based on the Content Specification Outlines of ICMA and are weighted as follows:

CMA Part 1 Exam

Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance and Analytics (4 hours – 100 multiple-choice questions and two 30-minute essay questions)

Topics  Exam WEight
External Financial Reporting Decisions  15%
Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting  20%
Performance Measurement  20%
Cost Management  15%
Internal Controls  15%
Technology and Analytics  15%
Total  100%

CMA Part 2 Exam

Part 2: Strategic Financial Management (4 hours – 100 multiple-choice questions and two 30-minute essay questions)

Topics  Exam Weight
Financial Statement Analysis  20%
Corporate Finance  20%
Decision Analysis  25%
Risk Management  10%
Investment Decisions  10%
Professional Ethics  15%
Total  100%

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More information about the CMA program may be found at www.imanet.org.