Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Program, Melbourne, Australia

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The all-new program that qualifies you for the globally recognised Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation.

We have redeveloped the CMA program to make it even better. The program is now streamlined and focused on issues relevant to hands-on business analysts and financial management practitioners. We have added new materials on topics such as business valuation, risk management and lean operations and embedded extra opportunities for participants to practice the material being taught.

Our aim is to assist participants to be better equipped at providing decision-oriented information and financial analysis in a business or government environment. A range of case studies and practical exercises bring the theory to life and make the program a stimulating and enjoyable experience.


Professor Brendan O’Connell is Professor of Accounting at RMIT and also President of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants. He has worked as an analyst and bond dealer with major investment banks and has been employed in leading universities in the US, Australia and Asia including Monash University and the University of Richmond in Virginia.

Professor Janek Ratnatunga is CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants. He has held appointments at the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the Australian National University in Australia; and the Universities of Washington, Richmond and Rhode Island in the USA. Prior to his academic career he worked with KPMG.



The programme is not designed as one in which highly structured methods and rules are applied to various topics in order to find one "correct" solution or answer for problems or issues. Rather, it is more a possibilities quest, in which various controversial conceptual and practical issues will be reviewed and analysed, with due recognition to the reality of alternative value judgements. Given the history of recent developments in the profession and business practices, this approach to the study of the subject of management accounting and business analysis is considered feasible and warranted.

The CMA Program consists of two post-graduate level courses, namely: Strategic Cost Management and Strategic Business Analysis.

Assessments based on years of experience

  • Less than 10 years – Attend the CMA Program + Exams
  • 10-20 years – Attend the CMA Program + CMA Exams or Submit a research assignment
  • Over 20 years - Attend the CMA Program (in class assessment)

Overseas Participants

The Subclass 600 Visitor Visa (Business Stream) is the appropriate visa for overseas participants. ICMA will provide a letter to all overseas registrants that they are an attendee only at the symposium (and that they will not be working, performing or otherwise being paid to contribute at the event). 

CMA Program Fees

ICMA Member Fees - $3,850 (incl. GST).

Non-Member Fees - $4,290 (incl. GST).

Kindly let the office know if you require a visa letter for your travel to Melbourne.

Entry Criteria

The entry requirement for the course is a Degree in Accounting, Commerce or Finance, or an MBA (with accounting & finance subjects) from a recognised university or a Professional Qualification in Accounting. (NOTE: CMA membership requires the successful completion of the CMA Program and 5 years business experience).


21 – 23 Sept 2019

Module 1 - Strategic Cost Management

3 – 6 Oct 2019

Module 2 - Strategic Business Analysis


RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, AUSTRALIA


CMA Program Schedule

Strategic Cost Management

Strategic Business Analysis

Day 1: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm (SCM)

Management Control Systems, Lean Manufacturing and Quality Control, Cost Accounting and Cost Management in a Lean Environment, Life Cycle Costing Systems

Day 2: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm (SCM)

Benchmarking, Activity Based Cost Allocation Systems, Customer Profitability Analysis, Process Control and Activity-Based Management

Day 3: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm (SCM)

Implementing Cost Analysis and Control Systems, Strategic Performance Management Systems, Environmental and Social Management Accounting, Strategic Governance and the Strategic Audit






Day 4: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm (SBA)

Strategic Thinking, Strategic Marketing Analysis and Budgeting, Financial Analysis in Product Portfolio Management

Day 5: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm (SBA)

Pricing Methods and Strategies, Financial Dimensions of Pricing in International Business Strategies

Promotion: Push Strategy and Human Resource Management

Day 6: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm (SBA)

Promotion: Pull Strategy and Integrated Communication, Supply Chain Management and the Place - Distribution Decision, Performance Valuation and Strategic Financial Structures

Day 7: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm (SBA)

Free Cash Flows and Strategic Value Analysis, Risk Management - Corporate Radar and Early Warning Systems, Strategic Scorecards and Key Performance Indicators






September 21st, 2019 12:00 AM   through   October 6th, 2019 12:00 AM
RMIT University
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Phone: +61385550358
CMA Program Fee(s)
CMA Program Fee(s)
ICMA Member $ 3,850.00
Non-Member $ 4,290.00

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