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Certified Management Accountant (CMA) is a globally recognized accounting certification for management accounting and financial management.†This certification is issued by the Institute of Management Accountants. In this article, we will discuss important aspects related to becoming a CMA: what a CMA is and is not; how to apply for and receive a CMA certification; how to prepare for and take the CMA exam; and finally, how to maintain your CMA license after you received it.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a widely recognized and respected accounting certification.†In this article, we will discuss all important aspects related to becoming a CPA: what a CPA is and is not; how to apply for a CPA license in your state, and what different requirements for a CPA license may be; how to prepare for and take the CPA exam; and finally, how to maintain your CPA license after you received it.

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is an accounting certification for internal auditing recognized around the world.†This certification is issued by the Institute of Internal Auditing. In this article, we will discuss all important aspects related to becoming a CIA: what a CIA is and is not; how to apply for and receive a CIA certification; how to prepare for and take the CIA exam; and finally, how to maintain your CIA license after you received it.

As you are considering your steps towards an accounting degree, you may be asking yourself which accounting classes you can take and whether accounting classes are hard.†You may also be wondering what topics are usually covered in accounting classes.†In this article, we discuss the core and advanced accounting courses and what accounting knowledge you can expect to gain by enrolling in them.

You are an accounting professional considering switching careers and pursuing an academic track or maybe you just want to teach accounting in your spear time. You could be a student thinking to become an accounting educator in the long run. You are wondering about available options, and which option would better fit your personality or lifestyle choice. In this article, we will describe the usual track(s) to become an accounting educator. We will also discuss the pros and cons about working in academia.

After successful admission to a doctoral accounting program, what do students do? In this article, we cover the questions of doctoral degree program duration, year by year description of what accounting students need to do and accomplish, and financial implications of being an accounting doctoral student.

You are thinking to pursue a doctoral (PhD) degree in accounting and wondering about the typical lifestyle of a doctoral student, tenure-track professor, and finally tenured professor. In this article, we will discuss the process of getting admitted to a doctoral accounting program.

This article provides a description of an accounting professor's career and professional life. We discuss tenure and how to go about getting it, pros and cons of an accounting professor career, and compensation of accounting academics.

Becoming an accountant usually requires some type of training.†You can start with training that is short in duration and gives you an opportunity to get an entry level job with somewhat limited career growth potential.†Or you can spend more time getting a degree that may give you better options for career advancement in the long run.†In this article, we discuss various types of accounting degrees: certificate, associate degree, bachelorís degree, masterís degree, and doctoral degree in accounting.

Accounting is a good career choice for multiple reasons. You get decent compensation, the job is in high demand, and you will enjoy it if you like working with numbers and people. A lot of candidates can be wondering about what it takes to become an accountant, what career paths accountants have, how many years it takes to become an accountant, and so forth. In this article, we cover these and other questions about accounting career steps.

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