​​​​​​Certified Management Accountant​​ (CMA)​

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

Human Resource Management
MBA 622: Contracts and Labor Relations
MBA 624: Organizational and Human Resource Development

International Business
MBA 660: International Business
MBA 664: International Trade and Marketing

MBA 634: Seminar in Marketing and Promotion
MBA 662: International Marketing

Operations Management

MBA 627: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
(This course is designed to achieve an industrial Green Belt certificate while fulfilling the MBA requirements for a second concentration.)
MBA 628: ISO 9000 and Lean Manufacturing
(This course is designed to achieve an ISO 9000 Internal Auditor certificate and a certificate in Lean Manufacturing while fulfilling the MBA requirements for a second concentration.) 

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