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.