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Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Certificate


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Important Information


Short Description


This program is designed primarily for students with a Bachelor’s degree, but other students may enroll with permission from the Accounting coordinators. It is designed for people who desire to obtain employment as management accountants. These skilled professionals provide support for and participate in decision making, planning and budgeting, control and performance evaluation, and strategy in business and other organizations.

Type of Credential


Credit Certificate

Program Code


233

Contacts and Additional Information


Program Coordinators:

CCBC Catonsville, Gayona Beckford-Barclay
443-840-5314 or gbeckford@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Dundalk/Essex, Steve Houston
443-840-2018 or shouston@ccbcmd.edu
 

Additional Information:

Semester Sequence


Courses Needed for This Program


Total Credits Required for Certificate: 59*


Note


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

Program Description


This certificate program outlines a curriculum of specialized courses designed primarily for students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field but have not majored in accounting. The majority of courses are available online to appeal to students who are working professionals. A degree is not a requirement for admission to this program, however. Other students may enroll in this program by obtaining permission of the Accounting program coordinators.

This program is designed for students who desire to obtain employment as a management accountant. These skilled professionals provide support for and participate in decision making, planning and budgeting, control and performance evaluation, and strategy in business and other organizations. Graduates of the program can then choose to enroll in a preparaton program for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam.

A certificate will be awarded to those students who complete all courses while achieving a 2.0 GPA or higher. At least 25% of the required credits must be completed while enrolled at CCBC.

Program Outcomes


Students who successfully complete the Certified Management Accountant Certificate will be able to:

  • apply basic financial, cost, and tax accounting principles;
  • employ problem-solving skills related to accounting issues;
  • examine accounting as an information processing system;
  • analyze and interpret transactions and related financial statements;
  • examine product costing systems;
  • explain cost, volume, and profit analysis;
  • discuss budgeting and standard costing;
  • compare and contrast Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and International Accounting Standards; and
  • practice ethical accounting behavior.

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