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Certified Management Accountant Certified Management Accountant
ACCA Syllabus

  • The 'Certified Management Accountant' is the most recognized management accounting course in the world. The course is governed, administered and granted by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) - headquartered in the US.
  • A CMA qualification will ensure you are at the centre of an organization, working with the management team on key strategic decisions through your expertise in the accounting, finance and business domains. US CMA is the fastest growing management qualification in the world. A US CMA qualification is desirable qualification for the Big 4 - EY, PwC, KPMG & Deloitte, along with other MNCs such as Apple, Accenture, BDO, Grant Thornton, L&T, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and top Indian companies such as Tata, Reliance & Infosys.
  • Duration 6 - 9 Months
    #1 Management Accounting Qualification
    Starting Salary ≥ 600,000
    Job Opportunities - Global & India

    Minimum eligibility criteria for the program

    Candidates should have cleared their 12th grade (associate degree outside India) to be eligible for the US CMA exams.

    Candidates must clear both US CMA exams and be a graduate in any domain to get certification from the IMA body.


    Why Zell for CMA?

    • US CMA Qualified Industry Experts as Faculty
    • 100% Placement Assistance
    • Becker (In Association with Orbit) Premier Study Material
    • 80% Pass Rates at Zell vs 50% Global Average
    • Weekday & Weekend lectures
    • Live & recorded lectures
    • 1:1 Student Mentorship
    • Optimal Batch Sizes
    • Access to Unlimited Practice Tests
    • Personalized Study Plan

    Our Expert Faculties

    • Financial Planning, Performance, and Analytics
    • External Financial Reporting Decisions (15%)
    • Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting (20%)
    • Performance Management (20%)
    • Cost Management (15%)
    • Internal Controls (15%)
    • Technology and Analytics (15%)
    • Strategic Financial Management
    • Financial Statement Analysis (20%)
    • Corporate Finance (20%)
    • Decision Analysis (25%)
    • Risk Management (10%)
    • Investment Decisions (10%)
    • Professional Ethics (15%)

    3 Exam windows throughout the year

    Part 1 & Part 2 are offered during the following three testing windows:

    • • 1 January - 28 February
    • • 1 May - 30 June
    • • 1 September - October 31

    Registration for Part 1 & Part 2 will close after the 15th of February, June & October.


    CA vs CMA (US) vs CMA (India)

    Difference CA CMA (US) CMA (India)
    Average time of completion 5-6 years 6-9 Months 3 Years
    Objective Accounting, Auditing & Taxation Management Accounting Management Accounting
    Body ICAI IMA USA ICAI
    Number of Papers 20 Papers Across 3 Levels 2 Papers 20 Papers Across 3 Levels
    Pass Rate 5-15% 45-50% (80% at Zell) 10-12%
    Recognition India Global India
    Total Cost for Indians ₹ 80,000 + tutoring fees. ₹ 1,50,000 including training with Zell ₹ 53,000 + tutoring fees.
    Expected Salary (Fresher) ₹ 6-7 Lakhs ₹ 5-6 Lakhs ₹ 4-5 Lakhs

    The US CMA is a credential granted by the Institute of Management Accountants. The course focuses on various aspects of finance, accounts and business.

    This decision depends on the amount of time you are willing to invest in gaining a professional qualification. A CA will particularly take 5+ years to complete with opportunities in India. Whereas the US CMA designation can be earned as soon as 6-9 months & it provides global exposure as well.

    In terms of the core subjects: CA focuses more on Financial & Statutory Accounting, Statutory Auditing, Company Law, etc. & the US CMA focuses more on the management aspect with subjects such as Financial Statement Analysis, Performance Management, Cost Management & Corporate Finance. 

    The Indian CMA focuses mainly on the Indian standards of accounting (Ind As) which is a subset of IFRS whereas the US CMA covers the US GAAP, IFRS and various aspects of finance. This lethal combination allows candidates to land jobs in the business domain and work with the world's leading CFOs on various strategic decisions.

    The CMA designation is the apex management accounting designation. You will be an in-demand professional in countries such as the USA, Canada, Middle East & now even in India as most of the corporates are looking to hire CMAs

    With training with top-quality exclusive CMA-qualified faculty, you can complete your CMA exams within 6-9 months at Zell!

    A CMA designation is the final step in your CMA journey. You can use it next to your name such as CMA Pratham Barot. 

    • The Candidate should be 18+ Years
    • The Candidate should have passed both CMA Papers.
    • The Candidate should have completed their graduation.

    A fresher CMA can expect anywhere between ₹ 4-5 Lakhs as a starting salary & abroad, the global average salary of a fresh CMA is $60,000!! 

    And of course, these numbers are just to start with & as you progress in your career, the sky’s the limit!

    Unfortunately, no! You can only pursue CMA after your 12th standard. Although, if you have your heart set to start with an accounting & finance qualification, ACCA(Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, UK)  is an amazing option for your career, as it allows candidates who have just cleared their 10th grade to start their ACCA journey via the FIA Foundations in Accounting route)!

    A candidate needs to complete all CMA papers within 3 years of paying the entrance fee to the IMA

    The CMA exams are conducted in Three Testing Windows listed below:

    • Jan/Feb
    • May/Jun
    • Sep/Oct

    At Zell, we boast a CMA pass rate of more than 80!, which compared to the global average (50%) is much higher!

    You can give both papers as per your capacity & convenience & that too in any order, OR even both at the same time.  This ensures & gives the candidate a lot of flexibility to prepare according to your strengths!

    *At Zell we recommend you to give 1 exam each at a time & give your 100% effort on each paper, this will ensure that you complete both papers within 9 months!

    • Total Scaled Score - 100
    • 100 MCQs
    • 2 Essay Based Questions
    • 4 Hour Exams: 4 Hours split into 3 hours for MCQs & 1 Hour for Essay Questions.

    You need to scaled score of 360 and at least 50% of the MCQs to be correct.

    No! There are no negative markings for wrong answers in the CMA exam!

    CMA Fees:

    The total fee to the body for a student profile is $500 with Zell training fee being ₹85,000.

    The total fee to the body for a professional profile is $840 with Zell training fee being ₹85,000.

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    Job interviews can seem intimidating when you are underprepared. We help you build confidence and ensure that it never falters. From providing career counselling to conducting mock interviews and aptitude tests – we assist you at every step of the way. 

     

    With industry leaders guiding you through the journey, you have no pre-interview jitters to worry about.


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    The art of resume writing requires some assistance and practice, especially if you are a fresher. We provide expert guidance to help you create an effective resume to help you create a lasting impression

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    Job interviews can seem intimidating when you are underprepared. We help you build confidence and ensure that it never falters. From providing career counselling to conducting mock interviews and aptitude tests – we assist you at every step of the way. 

     

    With industry leaders guiding you through the journey, you have no pre-interview jitters to worry about.


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    85,000
    or as low as ₹ 6,000/month
    • Free Registration Support
    • 250+ Hours of Integrated Learning
    • 100% Placement Assitance & Guidance
    • Live + Recorded lectures
    • 7000+ Practice Questions
    • Tests & Mock Exams with feedback!
    • Zero-Cost EMIs are available!
    • Optimized batch size of 20 Students ensuring 1:1 Mentorship
    • Network with elite CMA Alumni
    • Personalized Doubt Solving Sessions


    120,000
    or as low as ₹ 8,000/month
    • Schedule - Weekday
    • Duration - 15 Months + 3 Months (Free)
    • Free Registration
    • LMS Access
    • Recorded Video Lectures
    • Study Material
    • Exam Question Bank
    • Test & Mocks (Pro - 20, Premium - 13, Lite - 5)
    • Test & Mocks - Feedback
    • Doubt Solving
    • Live Online Lectures (Additional Sums, QnA, Real world examples)
    • 100% Placement Assistance
    • Zero Cost EMI
    • Access Duration
    • ACCA Exam Experience
    • Network with Alumini & Mentors

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    Part 2 27th June
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