Best Accounting Schools for CMA Exam

Have you always known that you wanted to become a CMA, but haven’t started school yet? Where you end up studying can drastically affect your success. After all, we tend to choose post-secondary schools that are known for success in our chosen field.

Well the same goes for those of you wanting to become a CMA. There are certain schools across the globe that regularly see high pass rates for the CMA exam. If you are looking to better your education and odds at passing on the first try, then check out these schools below.

Best Accounting Schools for CMA Exam by Region

The following numbers are based on schools who had at least 8 candidates writing the exam and was taken at the end of February 2014.

American Universities

SchoolCountryPart 1Part 2Overall
Villanova UniversityUS100%89%94%
University of VirginiaUS100%80%91%
Northwestern UniversityUS88%90%89%
University of WisconsinUS100%78%89%
Baylor UniversityUS78%100%87%
University of FloridaUS71%93%83%

These are great numbers, especially once you consider that the global average pass rate for the CMA exam in America is only 53% for Part 1 and 57% for Part 2.

Asia Pacific

SchoolCountryPart 1Part 2Overall
Shanghai University of International Business and EconomicsChina91%100%93%
Zhejaing University of Finance and EconomicsChina88%86%87%
Nankai UniversityChina78%100%86%
University of International Business and EconomicsChina86%82%84%
Shanghai UniversityChina75%92%83%
Jinan UniversityChina79%78%78%

 

Throughout Asia Pacific the average pass rate for the CMA exam is 41% for Part 1 and 55% for Part 2.

Europe

SchoolCountryPart 1Part 2Overall
University of St. GallenSwitzerland83%76%80%
Erasmus University of RotterdamNetherlands77%73%75%
Bogazici UniversityTurkey79%71%75%
Middle East Technical UniversityTurkey67%64%65%
University of GroningenNetherlands71%60%64%
Vrijie Universiteit AmsterdamNetherlands60%63%62%

 

Europe’s average pass rate for Part 1 is only 53% and for Part is a mere 63%.

Middle East and Africa

SchoolCountryPart 1Part 2Overall
Lebanese UniversityLebanon67%57%64%
Birzeit UniversityPalestine64%60%62%
Lebanese American UniversityLebanon46%69%58%
American University of BeirutLebanon64%44%55%
American University of DubaiUAE38%100%58%
University of JordanJordan44%66%52%

 

The average pass rate for the Middle East and Africa is the lowest of all the regions, with only 21% passing Part 1 and 37% for Part 2.

While these numbers may help you choose the right school, I don’t want you to be discouraged if the school you end up going to or have already studied at did not make the list. In the end, your chances of passing or failing the CMA exam are up to you and how hard you are willing to study and prepare for it.

For even more great study resources, be sure to check out my CMA Exam Academy and further improve your chances of passing each section on the first try!

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2 Comments on “Best Accounting Schools for CMA Exam”

  1. Dear,

    I’m looking for CMA Course in Turkey, Istanbul
    Please let me know if there is any available course right now
    furthermore, i would like to know how long is the duration of the course, when is it going to start and how much does it cost?

    Waiting for your respond

    Thank you

    1. Hi Bilal,

      Check our online CMA coaching course here.

      It provides all the study tools you need to crush the CMA exam on your first attempt.

      The program will kick off within 2 days after you enroll (we can postpone the start date, if necessary).

      The course is broken down into 12 modules; each module includes prerecorded video lectures, reading assignments, lesson quizzes and practice exams. Ideally, each module should be completed in one week, but you can study at your own pace too.

      If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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