Welcome to Week 6!

Now you have reached the half way point in our study plan. You deserve a short break to recharge your batteries. This is a good time to spend some time with family and friends. After your short break of half a day or a day, come back and start week 6.

A quick tip before you begin: Try to study at least 3 hours a day, and in the weekends a little more if your schedule permits.

Let’s get started shall we?

Certified Management Accountant Part 1 – Section D: Cost Management

In this week, your focus should be on Measurement Concepts. You are now starting Section D 🙂

1. Measurement concepts

  • Cost behavior and cost objects
  • Actual and normal costs
  • Standard costs
  • Absorption (full) costing
  • Variable (direct) costing
  • Joint and by-product costing

Certified Management Accountant Part 2 – Section B: Corporate Finance (Continued)

In this week, focus on Corporate Restructuring and on International Finance. This is the last week in Section B!

1. Corporate restructuring

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Other forms of restructuring

2. International finance

  • Fixed, flexible, and floating exchange rates
  • Managing transaction exposure
  • Financing international trade
  • Tax implications of transfer pricing


Try to focus only on studying these topics. If you finish studying before the end of the week, go over your notes and formulas to harness your knowledge.

If you find the content hard to learn, perhaps having an instructor by your side helping you each step of the way may be better than self-studying. Check out the video below that explains more about this and about my online CMA video prep course:

This weekly study plan is a simplified version of the study plan in my CMA Coach Study Guide.

If you’d like a more in-depth guide that includes exam tips, exam formula guides and much more, please visit the Study Guide page and get your copy. This is a must-have guide if you plan to self-study.

Until next week,


4 Comments on “CMA Exam Study Plan – Week 6”

  1. Nathan,

    thank you for the motivation
    Please send me tips for essay practice, I am scoring with MC but can use more assistance with essay practice

    Thank you

    Great Day

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