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American certification of Certified Management Accountant

Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

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.

The CMA-program is also taught in Dutch at the VU.

The CMA program consists of two parts. The first part focuses on Financial Planning, Performance and Analytics and the second part takes you deeper into Strategic Financial Management. Both parts are accompanied by an exam.

After passing the two exams you are a Certified Management Account. This globally recognized certification proves you master the 12 most critical areas in management accounting, including:

  • Planning and analysis
  • Technology and analysis
  • Performance management
  • Risk management and internal control

In preparation for the CMA exams, VU School of Business and Economics Executive Education organizes this training. The CMA exams are organized by the American Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA).

What are the results of the study?

  • The best preparation for the CMA exam
  • After obtaining your CMA diploma, you can participate in workshops, CPE events and annual meetings organized by the IMA Amsterdam-Netherlands Chapter.
  • Perfect stepping stone to the international IFR diploma

CMA in short

  • Start date: January and September
  • Duration: 15 weeks per part (parttime)
  • Time investment: 8-10 hours per week
  • Lectures: Monday evenings from 18:45-21:15
  • Investment: 2x € 1,600 + $ 1,325
  • Shape: Blended

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Europe: Become future-ready with the CMA

The finance and accounting profession is changing, but CMAs are prepared. CMAs have deep expertise in 12 critical competencies fundamental to business and view technology as a tool for opportunity. Hear from accounting and finance professionals about how the CMA certification has impacted their careers and how technology is changing the way they work.

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
School of Business and Economics Executive Education
De Boelelaan 1105