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CIMA/CMA study partners

Postby Newie10 » Wed, 03 Nov 2010 7:58 am

Hi,

I am preparing for a CMA exam and am looking for some study partners.

Let me know if anybody is interested.

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Postby louy » Sun, 07 Nov 2010 12:35 pm

Not sure what level you are studying at and I acknowledge the the syllabus has changed a lot since my days (A couple of years back), but I have a load of CIMA text books which I am about to throw away.

My text books are for Intermediate and Advance level, and from UK - published by BPP.

You are welcome to come collect them if you are interested, otherwise I can throw them into the paper recycle bin.

Cheers

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Postby Newie10 » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 7:24 pm

Hi louy,

Thank you for your offer but yeah like you said they keep on changing the syllabus even for next year's exams.

I am taking level 2 of the CMA (the US version) and this year is the last year the exam format will be in multiple choice questions. Next year they have new materials to use for essay format exams and I have to exchange/purchase my books with the new ones.

By the way, do you think it is worth taking?

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Postby louy » Wed, 10 Nov 2010 9:34 am

I do not feel that it has added anything to my career. It is a very little known qualification this part of the world. Search efinancial careers and you will see what qualifications are desirable and my qualification isnt on that list.

Having said that, I was sponsored to study it - given study leave, courses paid for, books paid for and promise of career progression with each exam passed so it was worthwhile.

If I had to pay for it mayself and out of my own time, I probably would not have done this exact qualification

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Postby Newie10 » Sat, 13 Nov 2010 8:03 am

Hi,

Thanks again for your information. I have a friend who actually shared the same opinion as yours and because everything is coming out of my own pocket, I have been reluctant to do it but decide to continue as I already started the first step.

So is ACCA more marketable here than CMA?


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