Future as a CMA

The “Future as a CMA” blog page is dedicated to items of interest for CMA Students and Candidates.

As CMA Students and Candidates progress through the CMA Accreditation process, you all have great leadership and strategic management tips, stories and experiences that we hope you share with your fellow students. The aim of this blog is to allow you to engage in meaningful dialogue with your peers. It is intended to be a place for you to ask questions, learn more and express any comments or concerns you may have.

We look forward to your feedback and hope that this resource will be helpful to you.

CPA 101: Admission Requirements, Work Experience and Public Accounting

Over the past few weeks, CMA BC and ICABC have been on campuses across the province, attending career fairs and providing information to students about our move to the CPA Certification Program. Here are some of the frequently asked questions we’re hearing from students (and if you missed them, catch up on our previous posts on the CPA): What are [...]

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CPA 101: What’s happening to current CMA programs?

Since the beginning of September, CMA BC and ICABC have been on campuses across the province, attending career fairs and providing information to students about our move to the CPA Certification Program. Here are some of the frequently asked questions we’re hearing from students (see our previous post as well): If I’m entering the CMA program in 2013, how will [...]

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2012 Convocation – BC’s newest CMAs

Congratulations to BC’s newest CMAs – the graduating class of 2012! Photos from the Convocation ceremony will be posted to the Society’s Facebook page shortly.  In the meantime, do you have photos or video from convocation that you’d like to share? Email them today to erin@cmabc.com or share them on Facebook.   This year’s medalists and award winners were: Gold [...]

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CPA 101: Answering Your Questions about the CPA

Over the past few weeks, CMA BC and ICABC have been on campuses across the province, attending career fairs and providing information to students about our move to the CPA Certification Program. Here are some of the frequently asked questions we’re hearing from students (we’ll answer more in future blog posts): What will the CPA Certification Program look like? The [...]

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2011 Convocation – BC’s newest CMAs

Congratulations to BC’s newest CMAs – the graduating class of 2011! More photos will be posted to the Society’s Flickr account and Facebook group – we’re waiting for the official photos from our photographer.  In the meantime, do you have photos or video from convocation that you’d like to share? Email them today to tiana@cmabc.com or share them on our [...]

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12 BC Post-Secondary Students Awarded CMA Scholarships

Each year CMA presents $1500 scholarships to post-secondary students around the province who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in a management accounting course.

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2010 CMA Convocation

Congratulations to BC’s newest CMAs – the graduating class of 2010! Do you have photos or video from convocation that you’d like to share? Email them today to tiana@cmabc.com. View more convocation photos online: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmabc/sets/72157625447313814/ This year’s medalists and program award winners were… Gold medalist & valedictorian – Elena Pirvulescu, CMA Award sponsored by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Silver medalist [...]

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CMA Board Report: an overview

The Board Report is the final evaluation stage of the Strategic Leadership Program (SLP). In small groups candidates demonstrate, both orally and through a written submission, their mastery of the knowledge and competencies they have acquired up to this point in their CMA education. This is accomplished through a large-scale integrative case study provided to candidates in the last few [...]

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CMA Student Concerns about Practical Work Experience

Reading a CMA student blog recently, I saw the following question (or some derivative) posted several times.  As this is obviously of some concern to our students I asked one of the CMA Programs Coordinators, Peter Ferguson, to write a response. QUESTION:  I am thinking about taking the CMA Accelerated Program in January 2010.  I have no practical accounting experience [...]

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Registering for the CMA BC Strategic Leadership Program

We are often asked the question:  How do I register for the CMA Strategic Leadership Program (SLP)?  Since the SLP is the most critical element in shaping a CMA and distinguishing the CMA designation from the other accounting designations, we thought it would be a good idea to shed some light on the program and registration.  The SLP is a two-year [...]

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