The CMA (Certified Management Accountant) Accreditation has been a global benchmark for management accountants and financial professionals for more than 45 years now. The CMA certification shows proof of a candidate’s knowledge and competencies in the Management Accounting field.
Requirements to enroll in the CMA program are:
- Two years of relevant work experience;
- A bachelor’s degree of an accredited college or university. Please check whether your college or university is included in this list. If not, let us know with your application, so we can check with IMA whether they accept the degree from that institution.
The English CMA program at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is specifically focused on non-Dutch speaking, international professionals who work in the Netherlands as a management accountant, financial professional or hold a related function. When in doubt whether you qualify for the CMA requirements, do not hesitate to contact the program director for more information.
Candidates are expected to have a thorough knowledge of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Financial Management. Candidates with an accounting degree or a business administration degree can usually manage to earn the degree within one year. Candidates who do not pass the exam of CMA Part 1 or CMA Part 2 within the planned time frame, can come back the next year to follow the classes again free of costs.
Candidates need to submit the application form for the first semester (CMA Part 2) before September 1, 2019. For the second semester (CMA Part 1), candidates need to apply before January 10th, 2020. Candidates can start either in September or in January.
Application form CMA Part 2, September 2019
Application forms need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subscription to the course is only definite after the applicant has received a confirmation. The course needs a minimum of 5 candidates to take place. If the candidate after subscription decides not to take part in the course, this must be communicated in a timely manner through e-mail. In case the candidate did not notify the program manager before the second lecture date, an administrative fee of €50 will be charged.
Application for the VU CMA Program is not the same as subscribing for the CMA exam. The candidate needs to plan his or her own exam date through ICMA. The VU will provide the candidates with information about this subscription process in a timely manner.