CGMA Strategic Management Accounting

The CGMA designation elevates the profession of management accounting and showcases your value around the world. This comprehensive learning program provides you with the technical knowledge required for the CGMA exam, as well as providing you with more than 50 hours of CPE related to strategic management accounting.

The Strategy Development and Implementation track provides you with the framework for developing strategy, gives you the tools to implement that strategy, and equips you to handle the change required for implementation.

The Corporate Financial Strategy track equips you with the tools and learning needed to measure, report, evaluate, and manage the organization’s financial performance.

The Governance and Risk Management track provides you with the key considerations in internal control, information technology, corporate governance, foreign currency, interest rates, and capital investments.

Each track can be purchased individually for greater focus on specific areas of interest – or as part of the full program.

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CGMA Strategic Management Accounting: Video Summaries

High-level video summaries of all the self-study courses above from the overall program to the individual tracks are also available:

As a complement to the CGMA Strategic Management Accounting Program, the Financial Performance Management Program courses dive deeper into the technical skills needed by financial professionals in business and industry. These interactive courses will enable you to acquire or enhance your technical skills in areas from costing methods to financial analysis to advanced forecasting techniques. Upon completion, you will be better prepared to generate and analyze better data—and to move from information to insight in your organization.

Cost Accounting and Management includes six CPE courses that cover traditional costing, activity-based costing, activity-based management, advanced costing techniques, and quality management and process improvement.

Financial Decision Making includes nine CPE courses that cover breakeven analysis, relevant costs and decision making, linear programming, transfer pricing, investment appraisal techniques, pricing strategy, risk and uncertainty in decision making, and risk management.

Forecasting and Performance Evaluation includes six courses that cover planning and budgeting, the budgeting process, forecasting techniques, performance measures, and variance analysis.

As part of the working body of knowledge for CGMAs, this set of CPE courses will be extremely relevant for current, practicing CGMAs, as well as CGMA exam candidates. Earn 62.5 CPE credits!

Pathway to CGMA

To obtain the CGMA designation through the AICPA, CPAs must pass the CGMA exam, meet the experience requirements and be a member of AICPA.

The CGMA exam is an integrated, comprehensive strategic case study that assesses the competencies required in today’s business environment. Candidates are required to apply theoretical and practical knowledge to a real-world scenario in order to demonstrate their ability to guide business decisions.

CGMA Exam - Case Study Guide
This guide provides an understanding of the CGMA exam. It provides guidance, and tools to analyze the pre-seen material for the exam to prepare, as well as a detailed walk-through of the actual exam scenarios and tasks.

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CGMA Exam - Case Study Guide
In this series of CGMA exam prep videos, the instructor leads you through a structured process for analyzing the CGMA exam pre-seen material and provides a series of practice exams and individually graded responses to increase your chances for passing the exam.

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Your competitive advantage means knowing what's ahead. From in-depth reports to practical tools, sharpen your knowledge with CGMA Resources.

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