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 preparation 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.
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.