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Prepare for the CMA Exam to Practice Management Accounting

If you are looking to take accredited CMA exam prep courses, our online Graduate Certificate in Management Accounting is for you. This program will give you a solid foundation for what to expect on the exam, as well as strong analytical skills that can easily be applied to a management accounting profession. Courses are available online, so you can study around your schedule.

The Graduate Certificate in Management Accounting will prepare you to take the Certified Management Accounting exam through a challenging review of accounting concepts. CityU uses Becker materials to teach and review concepts historically addressed in the exam, making this program an efficient use of your time and resources. All of your management accounting certificate courses can count toward a graduate degree, such as our MBA.

Each in-depth CPA review course is recognized for credit by the Washington State Board of Accountancy.

By completing this certificate, you’ll be 25% of the way through your MBA.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the Graduate Certificate in Management Accounting online program, you’ll learn to:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of analyzing business performance using financial and operational measurements
  • Integrate and apply management accounting knowledge in the areas analyzing and making recommendations for improvement business performance

Total Required Credits (12 Credits)

For full course descriptions please visit the 2019-2020 Course Catalog. 

ISEC 500 – Information Security Overview

AC540 – Auditing Techniques

AC 501 – Applied Management Accounting Concepts I

AC 502 – Applied Management Accounting Concepts II

AC 625 – Accounting Internship (optional)

This management accounting graduate certificate is designed to build off your undergraduate degree and give you the analytical skills required to not only pass your CMA exam, but to also practice as a professional. Upon completion of the program, and the passing of your exam, you will be able to apply your learnings in a number of career options, including:

  • Accounting
  • Corporate finance and strategy

Networking Opportunities

At CityU, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network by connecting with faculty working in your field, students from around the globe, and alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies. Plus, you’ll be part of a supportive community that’s dedicated to helping you reach your career goals.

Tuition Cost

Learn more about tuition and fees for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At CityU, we’re committed to helping students achieve their academic goals no matter their economic situations. Our financial aid counselors are here to find the resources you need to pay for your education, including grants, loans, work study, and scholarships.

Learn more about financial aid opportunities at CityU, or contact our Financial Aid Team at 800.426.5596, 206.239.4540, or finaid@cityu.edu.

Military Tuition Benefits

As a Yellow Ribbon school, CityU is proud to serve those who have served in the military. We offer military tuition discounts for active-duty servicemembers and their spouses and accept military benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Tuition Assistance.

Learn more about military tuition benefits, VA benefits, and military partnership programs designed to help you reach your military and career goals.


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