CMA Accelerated Program

This fall, I will be taking the CMA Ontario Accelerated Program (AP). It is an intense program that runs from September to March. In additional to accounting, the program covers a number of other topics. Beyond the obvious professional reasons for pursuing the program, I also think It will serve as an introduction to other parts of the business world that I have never studied before.

In advance of the program starting, I have been assigned a substantial refresher textbook. Coming in the form of a 140 page PDF, the Introductory Financial Accounting Review book will come in very helpful. Despite being a small book, it comes packed with problem sets and illustrations. Some of the details have faded since I last studied these topics, so I appreciate the refresher. It reminds me, in a good way, of those MBA programs that assign pre-degree work to help students boost their technical skills and knowledge.

Cal Newport, author of the Study Hacks blog and several other books, has inspried me with some very specific advice on studying. I’m looking forward to putting it to good use. Lately, I’m finding that I very much appreciate case study and skill oriented blogs. Perhaps I’ll share more on that front as I continue through the CMA program.

3 thoughts on “CMA Accelerated Program

  1. Atif

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Could you please email me the pdf of the Introductory Financial Accounting Review book and pdf of the Financial Account portion of the Accelerated program?


  2. Chloe

    Hi Bruce,
    you must be finished with AP and studying away for entrance exam now?
    I’m debating whether I should start AP this september or not because of the CPA unification process that’s going on right now. Does it help advancing you in acquring a finance related position after your completion? Your advice will really help me. Thanks!

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