CMA USA Course Details

Find everything to know about the US CMA course details here.

The US CMA course or certification is offered by IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) of USA, which is the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals in business. It was founded in 1919, having 90,000+ members and global reach of 140 countries through 300 professional and student chapters. Globalfti has partnered with Wiley to offer students and professionals the best in class official IMA® study material along with extensive classroom training for the CMA course in India.

CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification has been the global benchmark for management accountants and financial professionals. You can now get a professional certification from the USA within 12 – 18 months.


Academic advantage of a single level qualification having just two exams which are computer based

Lower cost of less than Rs.1.5 Lakhs compared to other international qualifications.

International qualification with high global average pass rates of 40%

Short duration course that can be completed within 1 – 1.5 years


The CMA certification is well recognized by all the MNCs, Big 4 audit firms, US Banks, Consulting firms  and other BFSI companies having offices in India. This certification from IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is considered to be on par with the Indian CMA by most employers. CMA certified professionals are observed to get a career and earnings premium.  In the US, median total compensation is 28% higher for CMAs over non certified peers. Globally, it’s 50% higher.

The CMA qualification opens new doors for professionals globally, some of the roles that a CMA qualified professional can get are:


The CMA USA Certification comprises of a single level of examination which is divided into two parts. Candidates can attempt any part in any order as per their convenience.

The CMA USA subjects are

  • Part 1: Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance and Analytics
  • Part 2: Strategic Financial Management

CMA USA syllabus covers the topics as explained in table below:

Part 1: Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance and Analytics

Part 2: Strategic Financial Management

  • Each exam part is four hours in length
  • 100 multiple choice questions, followed by two 30-minute essay scenarios
  • Exam administered at Prometric testing facilities across India
  • Three exam testing windows offered each year.
    • January and February
    • May and June
    • September and October.


  • Top Learning Provider in India for Professional Qualifications
  • Excellent and qualified faculty [CAs, CMAs, ACCAs, MBAs & Lawyers]
  • Faculty with average corporate experience of 10Years
  • Mentoring & guidance on career and studies
  • Get benefits like scholarships on the CMA Course Fee [T&C Applicable]
  • Placement Support from Globalfti
  • State of the art facilities at all training centers
Follow the steps on how to be a CMA USA certified professional.
    • Foundational knowledge of economics, basic statistics, and financial accounting
    • Pass both CMA exam parts
    • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university
      1. Any major, no course distribution requirements
      2. Most CMA candidates hold a degree in accounting or finance
      3. May be earned within 7 years of passing CMA exam parts
    • Two years of professional work experience
      1. May be fulfilled within 7 years of passing CMA exam parts
    • Active membership in IMA
  • Requirements to maintain CMA certification:
    1. 30 hours of CPE annually
    2. CPE must include 2 hours of ethics training
    3. Maintain active IMA membership

Now that you know what the US CMA course is all about, the career opportunities it provides and the steps to get your CMA qualification, you must be wondering how should I prepare for the CMA exams. Don’t worry, this is where Globalfti comes into picture. We have over 10 years of experience training students & professionals for international financial qualifications like CMA, ACCA, CIMA, CA, IFRS etc. Classroom training by our experienced faculty is supplemented with “official” IMA study material from Wiley. On registering with us for the GFTI CMA Course Package, you will be getting :

GFTI CMA Course Package Includes

  • 170+ Hours of intensive class room training from experienced professionals spread over 10 weekends covering both parts
  • Expert guidance on clearing CMA exams
  • Registration with IMA & Examinations (2 Parts)
  • Best in Class study material from Wiley Publishers which includes e-Books, Online test banks and much more :

» E-books format of Official IMA Learning System textbook, featuring 100% of the ICMA Learning Outcome Statements

» Online material comprising of 38+ hours video instruction, 1,000+ exam questions, 15 essays, 800+ digital flashcards and more

» Efficient Learning System with bite-sized lessons, exam planner, discussions, unlimited practice exams and more GFTI CMA Course uses Wiley CMAexcel

» Instructor Mentoring with online support from subject matter experts

» Online Test Bank with an additional 2,600+ exam questions and 10 essays

» Free online content & course ware updates during the validity period of the course ware access

  • Complete guidance and support is provided for all CMA exams and certification related formalities
  • Placement assistance for successful candidates

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Lear more about IMA and the CMA Certification on their official webpage


Answering some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to CMA USA in India.

The US CMA course or certification is offered by IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) of USA, which is the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals in business.

The CMA USA course fees in Indian rupees is approximately Rs 1,30,000 for students and approximately Rs 1,56,000 for working professionals.

CMA stands for Certified Management Accountants.

The CMA course duration usually is short and you can complete it within 1 – 1.5 years if you are dedicated. IMA gives you maximum 3 years after registration to clear both parts of US CMA course. We have candidates who have completed it within 6 months too.

This has already been discussed in detail above.

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university
  • Membership of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
  • Two years of professional work experience
  • If they are appearing after 12th, they will get the CMA certificate only after completing their graduate degree.

Admissions are now Open for 2023 intake.

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