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Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Program

A Strategic Investment for Global Opportunities 

Rice University offers a two-part live, instructor-led online CMA program that helps prepare you for Parts I and II of the CMA exam and to earn the Institute of Management Accountants' CMA® credential, a globally recognized, advanced-level credential appropriate for accountants and financial professionals in business. Those working for international companies will find this designation especially helpful.

Visit our CMA Curriculum page for more information on certification requirements and the exam structure. 

The CMA program includes Parts I and II, which may be taken separately and in any order.

Who Should Enroll?

  • CPAs
  • Financial analysts
  • Controllers
  • CFOs
  • Accounting professors
  • Accounting and/or finance undergraduate students

Why Choose Rice?

  • Offered entirely online
  • Live instruction
  • Class recordings are made available in video (MP4) format
  • Quality instruction at one of the world's top universities
Earn a Rice University Certificate of Achievement

Participants who score 70 percent or higher on each online module test and the online post test will earn Rice University's Certificate of Achievement with commensurate recertification hours.

Attention CPAs

The Glasscock School of Continuing Studies is a Registered CPE Course Provider.We have registered with the Texas State Board of Accountancy (Registration no. 600) to meet the requirements of the continuing professional education rules covering maintenance of attendance records, retention of program outlines, qualifications of instructors, program content, physical facilities and length of class hours. This registration agreement does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of the program or its contribution to the professional competence of the licensee.

Rice University is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website learningmarket.org.

Instructors

Gale L. Childers, CMA, CPA, has been leading CMA Ethics courses for the past several years. She currently serves on the Lone Star College System Accounting Advisory Committee. Ms. Childers is Controller at EISG, Inc., a local construction firm. Previously, she prepared financial statements and NAVs for clients of BNY Mellon. Ms Childers holds a B.S. from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is past President of IMA-Houston and is currently serving as President of IMA Texas Regional Council.

Karen N. Russom, CMA, CPA, CIA, CGMA, has taught CMA classes for many years with Rice University and IMA-Houston. She has been a professor of accounting since 1987 at Lone Star College where she is also Chairman of the accounting curriculum committee. She previously served as an internal auditor and financial analyst for Chevron. Ms. Russom holds a B.B.A. in accounting and an M.B.A. from the University of Houston. She is past-president of IMA-Houston.

Course Details

CMA Part I Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance and Control
  • Gale L. Childers, CMA, CPA
  • Karen N. Russom, CMA, CPA, CIA, CGMA
Registration for the spring 2017 session is closed. Register for the fall 2017 session below.. Register Now for Part I
Length
12 meetings
Dates
Sept. 5-Oct. 12
Day of the Week
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Course Format
Online
Credits
3.6 CEUs
43 CPEs
Time of Day
6-9 p.m. Central time
Tuition Fee
If registering by Aug. 14: $1,045
After Aug. 14: $1,145
Materials
Required equipment for online programs
Download Flyer Information Session Contact Us Note: Fee includes the IMA's CMA Learning System study materials.If registering for Part I and II in the same transaction, fee is $995 per part.
International participants, please note books shipped internationally will incur additional costs that may be considerably higher.

Course Details

CMA Part II: Financial Decision Making
  • Gale L. Childers, CMA, CPA
  • Karen N. Russom, CMA, CPA, CIA, CGMA
Register Now for Part II
Length
12 meetings
Dates
Oct. 31-Dec.12
(no class Nov. 23)
Day of the Week
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Course Format
Online
Credits
3.6 CEUs
43 CPEs
Time of Day
6-9 p.m. Central time
Tuition Fee
If registering by Oct. 7: $1,045
After Oct. 7: $1,145
Materials
Required equipment for online programs
Download Flyer Information Session Contact Us Note: Fee includes the IMA's CMA Learning System study materials.If registering for Part I and II in the same transaction, fee is $995 per part.
International participants, please note books shipped internationally will incur additional costs that may be considerably higher.

Testimonials

“The CMA has given me a tremendous amount of value. Not just on the financial end of things, but because I’ve gained broad-based accounting knowledge. I’ve been able to advance my career because that knowledge translates into benefits for the companies I work for.” “I use my CMA body of knowledge every day. It comes naturally in the role of CFO because I need it to look at things from many different angles, not just from the financial perspective. Management accounting skills are very much in demand as foreign and local companies reach out from the local marketplace and into more global arenas. The CMA body of knowledge is very valuable in this regard.”