Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Certificate, Credit Certificate

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 objectives

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.

Total Credits Required for Certificate: 59*

Semester Sequence

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

Department Chair:

Rosemarie Cramer (all campuses, year round):
443-840-1658 or rcramer@ccbcmd.edu

Program Coordinators:

CCBC Catonsville, Mark Williams (year round):
443-840-4334 or mwilliams@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Dundalk/Essex, Kelly Lemons (August 15 – June 15):
443-840-1447 or klemons@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Courses Needed for This Program

Program Requirements and Electives - 59 Credits

Program Requirements:

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.