Who should be looking at CMA of the USA as a potential career option
Having seen what is CMA and why CMA now the next thing to understand is for whom would this certification be useful. While this certification would be useful for any individual it is very effective for the following categories of persons.
Students pursuing their graduation in Commerce
The structure of Graduate programs today is not that very complicated and does not warrant any full time engagement. Thus it would be very useful for someone to complete their CMA during their Graduation years so that they can kick start their career on an higher plane. Moreover with the CMA syllabi complementing the B.Com one the performance of a student in their B.Com also would show marked improvement for an overall impressive beginning.
This category of students do not have any professional qualification which is very important from an employment and growth perspective today. CMA is a perfect solution for such a category as the course is both short term as well as globally recognized. Today, being a mere graduate, does not take someone to great heights and it is necessary that he or she has a professional qualification for this purpose.
Semi-Qualified Finance Professionals
There are good many persons who have had to discontinue either their Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accountancy or Company Secretaryship courses mid way through for various reasons. Getting back to these courses again after a considerable break would be extremely difficult and CMA provides a perfect answer to such category of persons. This is because they get to complete a Professional Certification that is globally recognized as well as enhance their career prospects by optimizing their commitment levels.
The next category would be for Home Makers who are commerce graduates and who would want to kick start a career for the first time. The time needed to complete the certification coupled with the global recognition offers a perfect blend to make a sincere attempt and realize their unfulfilled dreams.
This may look surprising to many however have a strong reason in proposing this category of students to start with the CMA. However qualified finance professionals like Chartered Accountants or Cost Accountants may not fall this category even though this is recommended. Hence CPA aspirants apart from these two categories would be better off taking up the CMA first on two counts. One the syllabus is common for a couple of papers in the CPA thus making it an indirect preparation for the same and two it gives the student an experience in preparing and attempting for an objective type of an exam. Objective type of exams require a different skill set altogether and hence completing CMA first and then attempting CPA makes a lot of sense from a student perspective.
Becoming a certified CMA is definitely a good proposition irrespective of the fact you belong to any one of the above mentioned group. Best of wishes
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