Wiley CMA Review combines excellent technology and quality study materials in its user-friendly CMA review course.

Their CMAexcel course provides you with free electronic updates and comes with unlimited access until you pass so you never have to worry about them expiring or being outdated.

Wiley CMA Strengths

1. Multiple-Choice Questions in Textbooks

cma excelUnlike the other learning systems, Wiley CMA includes over 175 multiple-choice questions and 53 retired essay questions in the textbooks. This is a great way to test your knowledge as you study without having to buy a test simulation bank right away.

2. Packet of Essay Questions

In addition to the essay questions that are included in the textbooks, the learning system also includes a packet of retired essay questions to continue practicing your comprehension and speed. This will really increase your ability to think on the fly and make great studying decisions.

3. Exam Simulation Close to the Real Thing

The online exam simulation resembles the actual exam giving the candidate an opportunity to get acclimated to the exam format. Studies show that simulations are one of the best ways to learn the material, as it prepares your mind for test day.

4. Performance Tracking System

wiley cmaexcelIt includes a system that tracks your progress and helps you understand the areas that you are proficient in and the areas that need more attention. Thanks to this feature, you’ll see your areas of deficiency and proficiency.

5. Supplemental Information

With the purchase of the system, you also get exam tips, a glossary, and a bibliography. By having these at your fingertips, you’ll pass the test in no time!

6. In-Depth Content

The content is presented in an organized manner and is detailed enough for all levels of competency. By taking a deep dive into the content, you’ll be able to get the most out of your study materials.

Wiley CMA Weaknesses

1. No Money-Back Guarantee

Among the top 5 CMA prep courses, only Gleim and CMA Exam Academy offer a money-back guarantee. This means that if you sink money into the course, but don’t pass, you’re not going to be very happy and you’ll possibly be in dire financial straits.

2. Online Simulation Exam Limit

There’s a two-year limit from the date of purchase to access and use the exam simulation. This means that if you get sidetracked by life and have to put your studying on hold, it may be too long after the purchase date to start studying again.

My Suggestion

Wiley CMA review course is fully backed by the IMA. Wiley also has been publishing review courses for the CPA exam for over 40  years. There’s something to be said about that.

The material is suitable for candidates who need a detailed review of the content in the exam and who need extra practice multiple-choice and essay questions.

Want to read about other CMA Reviews? Visit our CMA exam review comparison page to learn about the top products available on the market today.



Wiley CMA Course Information

Wiley CMA Course Strengths 
1. Multiple-Choice Questions in Textbooks
2. Packet Of Essay Questions
3. Exam Simulation Close To The Real Thing
5. Performance Tracking System
6. In-Depth Content


13 Comments on “Wiley CMA Review”

  1. I am interested in starting my CMA certification. I’m researching the 5 main test prep courses.

    1. Hi Akhil,

      But if you don’t have any accounting experience, then it’s better to opt for a coaching course. This way you’ll get unlimited access to a coach to help you grasp the concepts that you’re struggling with.

      Check my coaching course here


  2. hello nathan,
    me nagendar completed my graduation ,thinking to start my cma(usa) preperation is it worth the cost?/?? and the opputunitites after that credential and how much time it will take to complete the both parts??///

    1. Hi Nagendar,

      If you plan to work in the USA, Middle East or China, then I highly encourage you to go for the CMA designation. It’ll give you a competitive edge over your non-certified peers and will fast-track your way up the corporate ladder.

      It takes around a year to complete both parts of the CMA exam.

      For more information, check the roadmap to becoming a CMA.

  3. Hi Nathan

    I’ve just 15 days ago started my study for CMA Part II exam for feb. 2017 window but it’s becoming very difficult to manage study with job. Please help me and suggest me how to study and prepared for feb. 2017.

    1. Hi Apoorv,

      We can help you in your CMA journey thru our CMA courses. You may check this link to get started.

      Thanks and Regards,

  4. Hi Nathan

    I have gone thru the above link and find info given very useful. Could you please confirm the text books provided with the review is from Wiley (as understood from the picture) for Premium CMA Coaching / CMA Exam Academy Review purchase or if it is a different brand.

    And please also let me know that since I reside in an international location, will I have to pay any import duties?


    1. Hi Anto, the material provided currently in CMA Exam Academy’s Premium and Platinum courses include Wiley’s test bank, textbooks and flashcards.

  5. Hi Nathan,

    I have recently (Feb 2016) registered myself for the CMA! I need your help in deciding on which course material should I go for. My confusion is between Gleim vs Wiley.
    Please give your expert comments and suggestions on which should I buy.

    Look forward to hearing from you.



  6. I will like to make enquiries whether to start with the study materials before registering as a student considering the amount involved..is it possible to get me enrolled in the university offering the cma since in Ghana there are no institute that run the cma course. .I am a student who want to be in a live classroom

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