CMA Review Book – Not Your Average Textbook

CMA Review Books

It’s no secret that studying for the Certified Management Accountant exam can be gruelling, which means having the right tools is crucial.

Whether you choose an in-person or online study course, a CMA review book will be a critical part of your learning experience.

The truth is, not all CMA review books are designed the same, and while they may cover the same core topics, how the information is presented may not be suitable for learning. For non-native English speakers, the challenge is even greater.

Which brings me to the CMA Exam Academy review textbooks…

What is a CMA Review Book?

What is a CMA Review Book?

A review book is essentially a textbook containing all the Content Specification Outline (CSO) material that you are required to know and understand to pass the CMA exam.

These textbooks can be paperback or electronic and they break down the core topics into digestible chapters for easy consumption and comprehension.

What Material Is Covered in My CMA Review Book?

What Material Is Covered in my CMA Review Book?

It is important to choose a textbook that contains all of the fundamental topics for each part of the CMA exam.

Here’s what you will find in CMA Exam Academy’s Part One review book:

  • Section A – External Financial Reporting Decisions:
    You’ll learn to master Financial Statements, and Recognition, Measurement, Valuation and Disclosure.
  • Section B – Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting:
    You’ll learn to master Strategic Planning, Budgeting Concepts, Forecasting Techniques, Budget Methodologies, Annual Profit Plan and Supporting Schedules, Top-level Planning and Analysis.
  • Section C – Performance Management:
    You’ll learn to master Cost and Variance Measures, Responsibility Centers and Reporting Segments, and Performance Measures.
  • Section D – Cost Management:
    You’ll learn to master Measurement Concepts, Costing Systems, Overhead Costs, Supply Chain Management, Business Process Improvement.
  • Section E – Internal Controls:
    You’ll learn to master Governance, Risk and Compliance, Internal Auditing, and Systems Controls and Security Measures.
  • Section F – Technology & Analytics:
    You’ll learn to master Information Systems, Data Governance, Data Analytics, and Technology for Finance
  • Examples & Illustrations:
    Throughout the textbook, you’ll find illustrations and examples to help you learn and assimilate the content in a visual way.

Here’s what you can expect from our CMA Part-Two textbook:

  • Section A – Financial Statement Analysis:
    You’ll learn to master Basic Financial Statement Analysis, Financial Ratios & Performance Metrics, Profitability Analysis, and Special Issues.
  • Section B – Corporate Finance:
    You’ll learn to master Risk & Return, Long Term Financial Management, Raising Capital, Working Capital Management, Corporate Restructuring, and International Finance.
  • Section C – Decision Analysis:
    You’ll learn to master Cost/Volume/Profit Analysis (CVP Analysis), Marginal Analysis, and Pricing.
  • Section D – Risk Management:
    You’ll learn to master Enterprise Risk.
  • Section E – Investment Decisions:
    You’ll learn and master Capital Budgeting Process, Discounted Cash Flow Analysis, Payback & Discounted Payback, and Risk Analysis in Capital Investment.
  • Section F – Professional Ethics:
    You’ll learn to master Business Ethics, and Ethical considerations for management accounting and financial management professionals, and Ethical considerations for the organization.
  • Examples & Illustrations:
    Throughout the textbook, you’ll find illustrations and examples to help you learn and assimilate the content in a visual way.

Unlike other CMA review books, CMA Exam Academy’s are full of examples and illustrations to help you get a better grasp of specific topics. This visualization is especially helpful when trying to learn formulas.

What Makes CMA Exam Academy’s CMA Review Book Stand Out

What Makes CMA Exam Academy’s CMA Review Book Stand Out

As I mentioned above, not all textbooks are designed the same. What makes ours so unique is its in depth content that caters to both native and non-native English speaking CMA candidates.

You see, the IMA is made up of over 100,000 active members across 140 countries. Many of which are non-native English speaking countries. As the rate of CMA candidates climbs year after year, the CMA review material should reflect the growing need for tools and resources that cater to this ever-growing population.

Quick note – if you are reading and understanding this article, then your English is likely at a satisfactory level to commence your studies for the CMA exam. It mainly requires you to be able to read and comprehend written English as well as write in essay format.

If you are struggling a bit, that’s where my textbook comes in.

The CMA review book is designed to introduce candidates to advanced topics in plain English; i.e., easy to understand layman’s terms.

Here’s what students who are not native English speakers say about it:

Candidates prefer my study books to the competition’s because they are easy to understand. It’s that simple.

You can find our CMA review book as part of our Complete CMA Test Prep Course, which includes both the paperback and electronic textbooks, or order the paperback as a stand-alone product here.

In addition to CMA Exam Academy’s textbooks, why not check out our Free CMA Study Guide? This guide will take you through a step-by-step process for successfully preparing for the CMA exam, offer invaluable coaching advice, and so much more.

Long gone are the days where non-native English speakers struggle to prepare for the exam.
Exam prep doesn’t get any easier than this!

Check out all of the CMA review book resources available to you and be sure to let me know what you benefited from most in the comment section below.

Nathan Liao

Hi, I’m Nathan Liao (aka the CMA Coach)! For the last 10 years, over 82,000 accounting and finance pros came knocking at my door seeking guidance and help. If you’re also aiming to conquer the CMA exam on your very first try—without wasting away time or money—you’ve found your ultimate guide. Dive in deeper to discover more about me and the dedicated team that powers CMA Exam Academy. Click here and let’s embark on this journey together!

6 Comments on “CMA Review Book – Not Your Average Textbook”

  1. Hi Nathan, i have purchased your Text books for 2020 edition earlier but could not continue the course. Please let me know whether any changes are there in 2022 edition or can continue with existing material in hand.

    1. Hi Sameer,

      Although the exam content hasn’t changed from 2020, the 2022 edition is the most up-to-date in terms of small updates and errata corrections.

  2. Hi Sir,

    Do you provide a trail access to CMA course videos and contents. Does the soft copy of textbook has a trail version so that I can have a look.

    1. Hi Runali,

      A course trial is not available at the moment, but you can watch a sample video lesson from our course here.

      If you have any questions, just hit reply 🙂


  3. I would like to buy TEXT BOOK PART- 1 in PDF format
    if this available , please inform me the price for part 1

    1. Hi Shihab,

      As a stand-alone product, the CMA review textbook is offered in paperback only. You can order it here.

      But students who enroll in our coaching course also get access to the online textbook.

      If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to hit reply.


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