CMA Coaching Program

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IMA Switzerland Chapter wants you to pass the CMA exam! To help you achieve this challenging milestone, we offer a volunteer-led CMA coaching program. For the extended April – June exam window we offer the following support:

    1. Info session – first orientation on the CMA program:
      1. See the slides from last year's info session: PPT1 PPT2
      2. Get in touch with the Swiss Chapter! For any remaining questions and discounts on Gleim materials and on B Certified courses, just E-Mail hessel.brouwer@imaswitzerland.ch
    2. Get started! getting a head start with the tips for the best exam preparation
      1. Our experts offer you their advice from first-hand experience:
        1. Dr. Enzo Mondello, CFA, FRM, CAIA, CMA course instructor leader of the Center for Business Studies in Zürich
        2. Olga Chernikova, IMA Switzerland Chapter board member
      2. Get together with fellow CMA candidates, take the chance to exchange ideas and form study groups
    3. Q&A session Wednesday April 7th – exam part one (recording)
      1. Get expert and peer advice on the most difficult exam topics shortly before the exam – submit questions in advance for the best value
      2. Led by CMA expert Gaby Lahoud, leader of B Certified Pro
    4. Q&A session Wednesday April 14th – exam part two (recording)
      1. get expert and peer advice on the most difficult exam topics shortly before the exam – submit questions in advance for the best value
      2. Led by CMA expert Gaby Lahoud, leader of B Certified Pro
    5. Celebrate! Well-deserved celebration and preparation of the next exam


    We currently have a virtual study group for the April-June exam window. Contact hessel.brouwer@imaswitzerland.ch to join this group.
     
    Check back on this page for the dates for the September, October exam window, to be published in due course.

    The goal of the program is to inform, give tips and advice, and share best practices. Peer motivation will help you when procrastination is your biggest threat. We can help with particularly challenging exam topics. Lastly, you can connect with fellow members/candidates so you can help each other and expand your network.

     

    Schedule for 2021 (Blue: exam window)

    Month

    Date

    1st Window

    2nd Window

    3rd Window

    Feb

    Thu 18th + Thu 25th

     

    1 Info Sessions

     

    Mar

    Fri 5th 18.00

     

    2 Get Started!

     

    Apr

    Wed 7th 18.00

    Wed 14th 18.00

     

    3 Q&A Part 1

    4 Q&A Part 2

     

    May

    Tbd

    5 Celebrate!

     

    Jun

    Tbd

     

     

    1 Info Session

    Jul

    Tbd

     

     

    2 Get Started!

    Aug

    Tbd

     

     

    3 Q&A 1

    Sep

    Tbd

     

    5 Celebrate!

    4 Q&A 2

    Oct

     

     

     

     

    Jan 2022

    Tbd

     

     

    5 Celebrate!



    Please note:

    • This is an exclusive benefit for Swiss Chapter members, offered for free by volunteers and partners. Other IMA members are welcome to join.
    • We don’t offer a full CMA course. Self-study or a review course are necessary to successfully pass the CMA exam
    • A high degree of self-motivation and initiative are needed – please review IMA’s CMA information as well
    • We’ll go ahead with sessions 2-5 with minimum five registered participants
    • Details and registration for the webex can be found on our website imaswitzerland.ch

     

    For questions reach out to Hessel Brouwer

    Hessel.Brouwer@IMASwitzerland.ch