Information Systems Content in the CMA Examination

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Journal of Education for Business

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This study examines 12 recent CMA exams administered from June 1987 through December 1992 to determine the extent of information systems (IS) coverage. We evaluated each exam using a definition of IS knowledge and skills from the common body of knowledge developed by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). The results of the study indicate that the IMA has recognized the importance of IS knowledge, as evidenced by the extent of exam coverage and the relevance of the items tested. Because information systems courses are included in a model curriculum recommended by the IMA, the results of this study may be useful to accounting faculty in designing accounting systems courses.


Journal of Education for Business, Vol. 70, No. 6 (July 1995): 327-331. DOI.