​​​​​​Certified Management Accountant​​ (CMA)​
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University of Findlay MBA students can take supportive courses to prepare for the certified management accountant (CMA) exam. The CMA designation is a license issued by the Institute of Management Accountants that authorizes the holder to practice as a certified management accountant.

The Institute of Management Accountants’ CMA licensure provides an objective measurement of students’ knowledge and competency in management accounting. To sit for the CMA exam, you must have completed or nearly completed 120 semester hours of college-level education. Bachelor’s degrees from accredited colleges or universities and international degrees are accepted.

Findlay’s CMA concentration supplements the necessary accounting skills and abilities with management qualifications. Suggested areas of study for successful completion of the CMA licensure include:
  • Planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Performance management
  • Cost management
  • Internal controls
  • Professional ethics (for CMAs)
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Corporate finance
  • Decision analysis and risk management
  • Investment decisions
  • Professional ethics (corporate)

Find additional information about the CMA exam on the following sites:

​CMA Concentration Core Courses

MBA 610 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior

MBA 620 - Management of Human Resources

MBA 630 - Marketing Management and Planning

MBA 638 - Decision-Making in Financial Management

MBA 640 - Research for Decision Making

MBA 650 - Operations Management and Systems Analysis

MBA 665 - Management of Information and Technology

MBA 670 - Accounting for Managers

MBA 675 - Financial Decision Making

MBA 676 - Financial Planning, Performance and Controls

MBA 700 - Business Strategy and Implementation

Students who have an undergraduate accounting degree may substitute MBA 682: Internal Auditing for MBA 670.

Optional second concentrations

Students seeking additional expertise in a specific area can earn a second concentration. The following curriculum is needed to complete a second concentration for the MBA program:


MBA 648

Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

MBA 654

Risk Management


MBA 622

Contracts and Labor Relations

MBA 624

Organizational and Human Resource Development


MBA 660

International Business

MBA 664

International Trade and Marketing


MBA 634

Seminar in Marketing and Promotion

MBA 662

International Marketing


MBA 627

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

MBA 628

ISO 9000 and Lean Manufacturing​