I am very happy to report that I passed the CIMA exam! Although I was part of the educational program at another school, there is no way I could have passed without the Chicago Booth review program and having been also granted access to the Chicago Booth CIMA program educational materials and live session videos. Kathleen’s voice was a constant companion as I listened to classes driving and even while on family vacation. Thank you so very much!
- Alan P. Jesiel, CFP®, CIMA®, Vice President, Senior Relationship Strategist, PNC Wealth Management
The University of Chicago has a well-planned approach to teaching the CIMA curriculum. All of the important concepts are covered in a clear, concise format. The professors really want to make sure you understand the material and go to great lengths to provide intuition behind some of the math concepts. The class is very interactive and the faculty make themselves easily accessible throughout the class. I strongly recommend this program to anyone considering attaining the designation.
- Todd Muentzer, CIMA®, ETF Specialist
This was a great overall experience. Kathleen does a great job presenting and reviewing the content. It was also beneficial to connect with other students preparing for the exam.
- Jon Maldonado, Financial Advisor, UBS Financial Services
Excellent program with in-depth analysis of calculation needed for course material.
- Robert Filetti, Robert Baird
This class was far above my expectations. This is a great value for the cost.
- Alicia Frye, Regional Business Consultant, Symmetry Partners
I got the passing score I needed to finally achieve my CIMA credentials. I was and am still ecstatic about this accomplishment and absolutely credit it to the Chicago Booth workshop and team for helping me get here. I would tell anyone interested in the CIMA program or who is trying to finish the certification process that the Booth workshop is the way to go.
- Jen Litton, CDFA, CIMA®
Having the two day review class at Booth is a major differentiator from the other education programs. Having a two day intensive review upon completion of the material helped me identify areas of weakness that I needed to focus on before the test and embolden my confidence in the material I knew well coming into the exam.
- Greg Goin CFP®, CIMA®, CLU®, CRPC® Advisory Solutions Director
There are very few people that I have met that have a true depth of knowledge in their field. Kathleen is one of them. She is amazing in her understanding of the concepts.
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If you are an engineer or a student interested in solid part manufacturing and design, Michigan Tech's on-campus and online certificate in Fundamentals of Materials Engineering provides a basic understanding of the physical principles required to apply the Processing-Structure-Properties-Performance paradigm of the Material Science and Engineering (MSE) discipline.
Understand the concepts for analyzing, designing, and controlling the development and optimization of materials applications, and apply thermodynamic and kinetic principles to design the materials chemistry and manufacturing processes necessary to develop specific materials microstructures. Benefit from world-class faculty, our highly advanced laboratories, and outstanding material processing facilities.
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The graduate certificate in Fundamentals of Materials Engineering program allows students to develop skills and competencies in materials design and processing techniques. The curriculum builds skills in communication, project development, and literature review focused on real-world problems.
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CIMA - The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - is a leading membership body that offers an internationally recognized professional qualification in management accountancy, which focuses on accounting for business. CIMA is the only accounting body that focuses primarily on business needs. A CIMA qualification will deliver you fantastic career prospects and high earning potential. It could be your passport to global employment opportunities.
If you are new to accounting, you must complete the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting before moving to the next stages of the qualification. The certificate will introduce you to management accounting and deliver the basics of accounting and business. If you already have a relevant qualification like a Degree or a professional qualification in accounting or business - we may grant you exemptions from some (or all) of the five papers at the Certificate level.
This will allow you direct entry to the Professional Qualification.
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Academy of Management Education (AME) was established in 2001 at No. 32, St.Mary's Road, Mt.Lavinia to provide specialist tuition course for CIMA students. At AME we understand you are busy professionals who want flexible study solutions to help make effective use of your time and build a balance between work and life. That's why we offer a range of flexible courses designed to fit your lifestyle.
AME's outstanding faculty brings to you a unique background of accomplishment and expertise. Our tutors are talented and dedicated individuals who are attentive and committed to your learning experience.
The team is headed by M. M. M. Tariq. He was highly commended in the Tutor of the Year category at the CIMA Annual Awards 2009, held in London.
He has produced 3 World prize winners and 13 Sri Lankan Prize winners over his teaching career.
We will cover all the key arrears of the CIMA syllabus comprehensively illustrated throughout test standard questions and examples. We use innovative methods of teaching, using a mix of multimedia tools in addition to our main course material.
We use CIMA official learning Systems. These are the only material recommended by CIMA as core reading, written by the CIMA faculty and prepare students to pass the CIMA exams first time.
Mock exams and revision
To ensure you are one of the best prepared candidates in the Examination hall, we deliver you the opportunity to sit mock exams. These mock exams are offered to our certificate level students using the computer environment. Our revision will deliver you an unbeatable combination of test techniques and question practice. We will teach you how to pick up easy marks and build time management skills.
To enhance the teaching and learning environment, all classes are air-conditioned, spacious and comfortable so that students are able to get the one-on-one attention they need. Classrooms are equipped with computers and LCD projectors which make it easy for us to ensure that they receive the high quality of education they deserve.
CIMA is a world class qualification creating a passport to the globe. After G.C.E. O/L if you are ready to take up the challenge and work becoming a professional and ready to become a Global Business Leader in future AME invites you to follow CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (CIMA Foundation Level). For more information please call us on 0773046262 / 0776375126 or visit us at 32, St. Mary's Road, Mt.Lavinia or you can e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org
AICPA & CIMA, which together form the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, have announced the launch of a new educational certificate that provides foundational knowledge on critical syllabus related to ESG reporting, advisory, and assurance at their ESG: Implications on business and finance event in Cape Town on 17 January 2023.
The interconnectivity of the environment, business, and society, combined with finance and the growing demand for ESG data – driven by investors, lenders, customers, and, increasingly, policymakers – makes this a high-priority category for skills development within the accounting and finance profession in Africa. This is underscored by a recent study from the think-tank Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum and the South African bank Absa, which found that out of 26 surveyed African countries, 17 had sustainability-focused policies in finance.
The Fundamentals of ESG Certificate is available globally and is appropriate for accounting and finance professionals looking to obtain a baseline knowledge of ESG topics. The 9-hour course offers a grounding in the fundamental concepts of and the latest developments within the ESG field. Upon completion, certificate holders can display a digital badge on their online profiles.
Tariro Mutizwa, ACMA, CGMA, regional vice president – Africa at AICPA & CIMA, said:
“Africa boasts innumerable opportunities, it is home to natural resources ranging from arable land, water, natural gas, minerals, and forests. In addition, 60% of the continent’s population is below the age of 25 and its workforce is rapidly growing. To effectively leverage these opportunities, Africa needs professionals with pertinent skills to address ESG concerns. Our new Fundamentals of ESG Certificate will help contribute towards this.”
Andrew Harding, FCMA, CGMA, chief executive – Management Accounting at AICPA & CIMA, said:
“The global business community is on the verge of momentous change in how companies address sustainability issues and interest in ESG is reaching a tipping point. This will fuel demand for accounting and finance professionals equipped with the necessary skills to advise business leaders on the ESG opportunities and risks this presents to their organisations. The new ESG certificate programme will help develop the skills of accountants and management accountants to serve the public interest and instil trust and integrity within the ESG field.”
Speaking on AICPA & CIMA’s ESG event in Cape Town, Tariro Mutizwa commented:
“It’s been a privilege to host our ESG: Implications on business and finance event with global and African accounting, finance, and business leaders here in Cape Town. I’d like to thank our speakers for sharing their knowledge and providing the audience with extremely valuable insights.” She added: “The message from our panel is loud and clear: ESG is now a key business transformation topic, and we all have a responsibility to help our organisations create a more sustainable and equitable future.”
AICPA & CIMA are developing a detailed learning roadmap for ESG. As the first step on that journey, the Fundamentals of ESG Certificate programme will provide course takers with the ability to:
- Identify the key aspects in each area of Environment, Social, and Governance
- Recognise the expectations of investors and the impact on business
- Assess the responsibility of businesses for key ESG issues
- Recognise the business case for implementing sustainable practices
- Identify the role of the accounting and auditing profession in sustainability
- Recognise the current sustainability reporting frameworks and reporting requirements
Pricing and further details of the Fundamentals of ESG Certificate are available on the certificate homepage. For an array of other resources on sustainability and ESG, please visit aicpa.org/esg.
Mutual Pathway Agreement enables members of ICAN and CIMA to use both CA(NAM) and CGMA designations.
Tariro Mutizwa, ACMA, CGMA, regional vice president Africa at Cima
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Namibia (ICAN), the premier accounting institute in Namibia, and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the world’s largest professional body of management accountants, have entered into a five-year dual-designation agreement to enable their members to use both the Chartered Accountant, Namibia CA(NAM) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designations.
This Mutual Pathway Agreement will afford the qualifying ICAN members to enjoy the benefits of the CGMA designation which will set them apart as having advanced proficiency in finance, operations, strategy, and management. While the CIMA members holding the CA(NAM) designation will appreciate the premier benefits that come with being part of the leading and reputable accounting professional body in Namibia.
Tariro Mutizwa, ACMA, CGMA, regional vice president Africa, at The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, said: “CIMA is pleased to have partnered with one of the leading accounting professional bodies in Southern Africa. Our members will enjoy the premier benefits that come with having the CA(NAM) status.
“Equally, we are pleased to welcome the ICAN members to the extended family of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, representing 689,000 AICPA and CIMA members, students, and engaged professionals worldwide. The CGMA designation is held by over 150,000 accounting and finance professionals, and this makes it the most widely held management accounting designation in the world. We are therefore proud to formalise our presence in Namibia through ICAN.”
Fenni Nghikevali, chief executive officer at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Namibia, said: “As the premier accounting institute in Namibia, ICAN is committed to develop chartered accountants who are globally competitive with highly regarded professional expertise and leadership insights to contribute to the Namibian country and economy.
“Through this groundbreaking agreement, we would like to reiterate our commitment to steering a vibrant and diverse accounting profession that is armed with the tools to navigate a rapidly changing world. Our partnership with CIMA will empower our members to add strategic value to organisations and respond strategically to pressing matters such as value creation, management reporting, and organisational strategies.”
Eligible ICAN members looking to acquire the CGMA designation will be exempted from 15 of CIMA’s 16 CGMA examinations and will only need to complete the Strategic Case Study Preparation Course with a registered training provider and the Strategic Case Study Examination, the final milestone of CIMA’s professional qualification.
While CIMA members looking to gain the CA(NAM) designation will need to be active holders of the ACMA, FCMA, or CGMA designations and will only need to complete an accredited ICAN Professional Programme preparatory course, the ICAN taxation case study and the ICAN Assessment of Professional Competence, the final qualifying examination for Chartered Accountants in Namibia.
Private foundations offer a robust philanthropic toolkit and are the gold standard for helping families build lasting legacies – but they can be tricky for donors to administer on their own without clear guidance. Join this session with Foundation Source’s Chief Legal Officer Jeffrey Haskell for important insights on the substantive rules that govern private foundations. Learn what activities are permissible, which require advance IRS approval and the most common trouble spots to help your clients steer clear of compliance issues and penalties.
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The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, representing the American Institute of CPAs and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (AICPA & CIMA) will be operating from new premises in Accra as of 1st February 2023.
The new office will be located on the 3rd Floor SSNIT Emporium, Airport City in Accra, with the digital address – GL-126-5328.
AICPA & CIMA, the world’s largest body of professional accountants, has been present in Ghana for about 2 decades.
Aligned with the organisation’s commitment to strategic growth on the African continent, the Ghanaian office relocation will allow AICPA & CIMA to offer better services to CIMA members and CGMA candidates, while continuing to support the development of the accounting and finance profession in Ghana.
Paul Aninakwah, ACMA, CGMA, Country Director for Ghana, Benin, Cameroon, and Sierra Leone, at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, representing AICPA & CIMA, said, “We are extremely happy to relocate to our new office space at the Airport City.
This move represents our continued commitment to serving our members and candidates at the highest levels and reaffirms our commitment to growing the accounting and finance profession in Ghana. We look forward to welcoming everyone in our new space.”
The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants® (the Association), representing AICPA® & CIMA®, advances the global accounting and finance profession through its work on behalf of 689,000 AICPA and CIMA members, students and engaged professionals in 196 countries and territories.
Together, we are the worldwide leader on public and management accounting issues through advocacy, support for the CPA license, the CGMA designation and specialised credentials, professional development and thought leadership.
We build trust by empowering our members and engaged professionals with the knowledge and opportunities to be leaders in broadening prosperity for a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient future.
The American Institute of CPAs® (AICPA), the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, sets ethical standards for its members and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, not-for-profit organisations, and federal, state and local governments.
It also develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination and builds the pipeline of future talent for the public accounting profession.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants® (CIMA) is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants.
CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its professional qualification and professional experience requirements to ensure it remains the employer’s choice when recruiting financially trained business leaders.
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Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification can make you stand out against the competition in the field of project management. If you’ve wondered how to get PMP certification, know that you must first complete work experience, training courses and an exam.
But is PMP certification worth it? In this article, we’ll explore what it takes to get certified, how much you might have to pay and how PMP certification can help you level up your project management career.
Professional certifications verify your career skills and allow you to learn more about important concepts and industry best practices that can help in your day-to-day operations.
PMP certification is the most widely recognized in the world of project management. It’s available through the Project Management Institute (PMI), which publishes the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK). The PMBOK is the holy grail of knowledge when it comes to project management concepts.
PMP certification demonstrates a strong understanding of the concepts set forth in the PMBOK and other reference materials. This designation can help you distinguish yourself from your peers and gain respected credentials in your field. Along the way, you’ll learn about concepts like Agile, waterfall project scheduling, leadership and business management.
The first step to earning PMP certification is to begin work in the field of project management. PMP certification requires months of work experience. Precise requirements vary depending on your level of education. If you have a bachelor’s degree, you’ll need 36 months of relevant project experience to qualify for the PMP credential. Without a degree, you must complete 60 months of experience.
If you have this work experience or are working toward it, the next step is to complete at least 35 hours of formal PMP training, also called “contact hours,” or hold a current CAPM certification. You can complete contact hours through a PMP certification course, which you may take online or in person. These courses take a few weeks to a few months to complete, and they teach the concepts you should understand before taking the PMP certification exam.
Below, we’ll discuss how to get a PMP certification in more detail, including prerequisites and PMP test costs.
You must accomplish a certain amount of professional experience and formal training before you qualify for PMP certification.
If you have completed high school or an associate degree but not a bachelor’s, PMP certification requirements are as follows.
If you have a bachelor’s degree, you must complete the following before pursuing PMP certification.
Most PMP certification training programs (through which you can earn your contact hours) range in cost from around $300 to around $3,000. Courses offered through well-known colleges and universities tend to cost more, but many also offer for-credit programs that result in undergraduate or graduate certificates. Consider a program that holds GAC accreditation when searching for courses. Free PMP certification training is available through some resources, but usually only for short trial periods.
To sit for the exam, the cost is $405 for PMI members or $555 for nonmembers.
How long does it take to get PMP certification? The most time-consuming part of the PMP certification process is completing the required work experience. Consider documenting your work experience as soon as you consider applying for PMP certification. Once you get that experience under your belt, the rest of the certification process involves studying and scheduling your test. The time spent on this step can be different for each individual, as well as dependent on location and testing center availability.
Most PMP certification training courses take only a few weeks to a few months to complete. After that, it’s up to you how much time you spend studying for the certification exam. Retakes cost $275 for PMI members and $375 for nonmembers, so it’s best to go into the test as prepared as possible.
Once you’ve passed the PMP exam, you must complete a certain level of continuing education to keep your certification active. The renewal fee, due every three years, is $60 for PMI members or $150 for nonmembers.
To determine whether PMP certification is worth it to you, weigh the costs of certification against the potential benefits. Since we’ve listed the costs of PMP certification above, you likely have a good idea of the investment you’d need to make to get certified. Now, it’s time to consider your potential return on that investment.
Are you looking to make a career change? Move into a higher role in your current team? In either case, PMP certification could be just what you need to level up your career. As part of the certification process, you’ll learn industry best practices that you can start incorporating into your day-to-day work life immediately.
According to PMI, PMP-certified professionals in the U.S. earn a median annual salary of $123,000, compared to a median of $93,000 for their non-certified colleagues. This translates to a 32% salary increase for certified PMPs.
Multiply your current salary by 1.32 to estimate your potential PMP certification salary. You can then weigh that salary increase against the cost of PMP certification training and the PMP exam. This cost vs. benefit analysis can help you understand whether PMP certification would be worth it for you.
Lithium-ion batteries, advanced composite materials, smart clothing, 3D-printed prosthetics, skateboards, fire-retardant materials. Even that awesome carbon-fiber bike that your neighbor owns. If you've ever been impressed by (or maybe envied) one of these products or technologies, you can thank the innovation and dedication of a materials engineer.
Materials engineering focuses on the design, analysis, and development of materials that are used in the construction of products and structures. It involves the study of the physical and chemical properties of materials, as well as their production and processing.
In particular, materials engineers apply principles of thermodynamics and kinetics to investigate the effects of temperature and other environmental factors on both the physical and chemical properties of materials. They also use crystallography and diffraction to analyze the structure of materials as well as their behavior in various environments. In short, materials engineers work on improving existing materials and developing new ones that can withstand extreme temperatures, pressures, and other environmental conditions; meet specific design requirements; and be used in a variety of applications.
In our online certificate in the fundamentals of materials engineering, you will develop competencies in materials design and processing techniques, build skills in communication and project development, and review literature focused on real-world problems. You will also acquire knowledge of the concepts for analyzing, designing, and controlling the development and optimization of materials applications; and apply thermodynamic and kinetic principles to design the materials chemistry and manufacturing processes necessary to develop specific materials microstructures.
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When you earn your online certificate in the fundamentals of materials engineering, you'll get a quality education. In fact, Michigan Tech is ranked the #3 best accredited online college in Michigan. When you earn your online certificate from MTU, you’ll access several benefits.
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When you study at Michigan Tech, you join a legacy of talented engineers and scientists dating back to 1885. In fact, Forbes includes MTU among the the top 25 STEM Colleges in the country. Because of MTU's reputation, employers seek out our graduates for their rigorous training and in-demand skills.
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Students in our online engineering programs take the same, robust classes as do students in in-person programs. These classes are taught directly by highly regarded faculty, who receive outstanding support from staff.
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Create a schedule that works for you. The online materials engineering certificate, comprised of only 10 credits, can easily fit around the demands of your life, your job, and your other responsibilities.
Each student in this online program will begin their educational journey with the same required 1-credit course: Special syllabus in Materials Engineering. Thereafter, they will take 9 credits of electives from the following four options:
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They might make skis. Yes, skis. Materials engineers design, develop, and analyze materials for all kinds of products. For instance, they might develop materials such as carbon fiber and other composites to create lightweight and durable skis (or ski poles for that matter) that provide optimal performance. They might also design and develop skis for different types of terrain and snow conditions.
But skis are just one example of the materials and products that these versatile engineers design, develop, and perfect. That is, materials engineers regularly take on the challenge of developing materials that are lightweight, safe, strong, durable, and cost-effective.
Materials engineers work in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, chemical, electronics, energy, and manufacturing. They may also find careers in such fields as nanotechnology, polymers, and coatings. In short, you can these engineers in various industries, government agencies, research organizations, and universities.
Take the next steps in your educational journey. We are here to answer your questions and to help you succeed in your online program.