Walsh College will offer a Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) exam preparation course beginning Oct. 18 at the Troy campus.

The course is designed to assist accounting students in preparing for their CMA exam.

john_blackThe CMA designation is granted by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and signifies a mastery of principles and practice for corporate accountants and corporate finance professionals.

Walsh College Professor of Accounting John Black, CMA, CPA, CIA, chair of Accounting, Taxation, and Business Law, will lead the instruction, which also includes an online study component. Black has more than 36 years of industry experience, most recently with TRW Automotive LLC, where he ultimately received the TRW CFO Award.

“The CMA certification has been integral in my career success,” said Black. “I look forward to helping others earn this career achievement and advancing the reputation of management accounting.”

Walsh offers the only CMA classroom-based prep class in metro Detroit.

The preparation course is offered in two parts. The first is an eight-week session that runs from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning Oct. 18. The class meets once a week on Tuesdays and costs $1,620. Part two begins in February 2017 and runs once a week for six weeks. The cost for part two is also $1,620. The cost of the prep course for Walsh students and alumni is $1,550. There is an early-bird price for all others of $1,550 if registered by Oct. 4. The CMA exam fee is not part of the Walsh prep course.

The CMA exam is also taken in two parts. The first exam window is January/February 2017. For more on exam dates, visit http://www.imanet.org/cma-certification/taking-the-exam. Learn more about the CMA exam prep course, including course topics, CMA exam requirements, the early-bird discount code, and registration details at www.walshcollege.edu/cmaexamprep.

Walsh is one of five colleges in Michigan to receive an IMA endorsement for its CMA path in the Bachelor of Accountancy (BAC) program. Learn more about Walsh’s BAC at www.walshcollege.edu/bachelorsaccountancy. For more on the Master of Science in Accountancy (MAC), visit http://www.walshcollege.edu/accountingmastersdegree.

Walsh College offers two other certification prep courses: Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP). John Black