The professional development department of some community colleges offer review courses for the certified management accountant, orCMA exam. In addition to offering single review courses, some community colleges have complete certificate programs designed for those who have a bachelor's degree but need to complete additional accounting, finance, statistics and business courses to prepare for the exam.
As of 2015, those preparing for the CMA exam need to have an understanding of financial reporting decisions, cost management, professional ethics, analysis, risk management, corporate finance, internal controls, budgeting, cost management and performance management. The test has two parts: financial reporting, planning, performance and control, and financial decision making. It takes 3 hours to complete, and there's an experience requirement to qualify to take the exam.