International qualifications

International qualifications

Get your CMA title at MVP Institute of Finance

For nearly 50 years, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification has been the global benchmark for management accountants and financial professionals. Why? Because CMAs can explain the "why" behind numbers, not just the "what." And that gives you greater credibility, higher earning potential, and ultimately a seat at the leadership table.

CMA facts

  • 4,000 CMAs granted each year on average
  • 100,000 CMAs awarded to date, each and every one earned through testing
  • 150-170 recommended hours of study per part
  • 50% pass rate globally, up to 80% in the Netherlands
  • 12-18 months to complete both parts, on average
  • 12 core practice areas mastered
  • 50 years: the CMA has been around for almost 50 years
  • 55% salary increase for CMAs globally
  • 70% salary increase for CMAs at ages 20-29

Getting started

All students are welcome to join CMA classes at MVP. To earn the CMA qualification you will also need to meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or professional accounting certification required
  • 2 years of work experience required
  • Upon successful completion of parts 1 and 2 you can register as a CMA member


The CMA exam

The Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam consists of 2 parts covering 12 competencies:

Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance, and Analytics

  • 15%          External Financial Reporting Decisions
  • 20%          Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting
  • 20%          Performance Management
  • 15%          Cost Management
  • 15%          Internal Controls
  • 15%          Technology and Analytics

Part 2: Strategic Financial Management

  • 20%          Financial Statement Analysis
  • 20%          Corporate Finance
  • 25%          Decision Analysis
  • 10%          Risk Management
  • 10%          Investment Decisions
  • 15%          Professional Ethics

More information (in Dutch) about the CMA course, such as start dates and prices, can be found on the CMA programme page.

Ways to learn at MVP

We offer both classroom and e-learning courses. In our experience, classroom courses with personal contact with teachers and fellow students lead to higher pass rates for CMA exams. E-learning courses provide more freedom to study at your own pace, but require more discipline.

Our classroom courses take place in 5 different locations in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Zwolle). You attend classroom meetings 7 evenings or days in the first semester and 7 in the second semester so it matches your busy working schedule. All classes are taught in English, to ensure an optimal preparation for your exams.

E-learning courses start every day at your request. You will be guided by one of our professional experienced trainers who work as accountants in business.

Contact us

If you want to know more about the CMA programme and our classroom e-learning courses, don’t hesitate to contact us through or +31 35 – 5 280 814. You can also find more information and sign up for our CMA programme on our course page (in Dutch):

Sign up for the CMA programme

About MVP Institute of Finance

The history of Markus Verbeek Praehep (MVP) began on December 29, 1896, the day on which Lion Markus received his certificate of accounting. From that date on, he decided to teach professionally in Amsterdam.

  • MVP trained more than 500,000 financial professionals and is a market leader in the Netherlands now for high quality financial qualifications.
  • MVP offers courses for accountants, auditors, payroll professionals, tax consultants and controllers.
  • Based on our 100+ years of experience, knowledge and vision of the future we know exactly what our students need and when.
  • MVP is European Partner of the IMA and offers CMA through both face-to-face tuition and e-learning.