What are the options for higher studies after B.Com? A post-graduation in commerce, ie. M.Com, may not be an ideal choice for those looking for lucrative professional opportunities. Unless you are so focused on professional academic careers, you will be faced with the same question even after M.Com. The question may just be rephrased into “What do I do after M.Com?
It is a challenge to choose the best course when there are many available options. Let’s compare the features of some prestigious and highly rewarding courses available to those who have completed B.Com / M.Com. If you have the focus and willingness to work hard, you may pursue some of these courses along with your regular university studies.
CMA (Certified Management Accountant) certification of the Institute of Management Accountants, USA has been the global benchmark for the management accounting profession for nearly half a century.
CMA (US) can be completed in 6 months whereas the other management accounting qualifications like CIMA and CMA (India) would take three years to complete. On average, candidates take 12-18 months to complete CMA exams although up to three years is allowed. Further, US CMA is arguably the least expensive global certification in Finance/Accounting. CMA exam can be cleared even while you are pursuing your graduation.
Management Accounting is a very promising career. Certified Management Accountant (CMA) qualification offered by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), USA is one of the best-known credentials in Management Accounting. CMA certification is a demonstration of expertise in the field of management accounting. Let us discuss how CMA can ultimately lead the candidates to the strategic management roles in the business world.
CMA curriculum is constantly updated to make the candidate future proof. Employers around the world are increasingly becoming aware of the value of CMA to their business needs. Armed with applied business knowledge, a CMA can highlight the financial dimension of business strategies. As a result, even young CMAs get the opportunity to work closely with executive management. This proximity with the senior management helps them groom into strategic leadership roles.