CMA Part 1

 

 

 

CMA New Syllabus Part 1 Study Guide 2005/06 Edition


This study guide covers the NEW Syllabus CMA Part 1 exam.

This highly condensed combo package serves the following purposes:

  • offers information on the newly revised part 1 test specifications, testing format and question styles.
  • prepares individuals to take the new part 1 CMA exam.

Table of contents

EXAM FORMAT
OFFICIAL EXAM TOPICS
EXAM REGISTRATION
STUDY PSYCHOLOGY & EXAM TACTICS
BEFORE YOU START:
  • IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE BUSINESS WORLD
  • IF YOU ARE NEW TO ACCOUNTING
  • IF YOU HAVE LITTLE EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF CORPORATE FINANCE
  • IF YOU HAVE LITTLE BACKGROUND IN ECONOMICS

BUSINESS ECONOMICS AND GLOBAL BUSINESS
ECONOMICS DEFINED
MICRO VS MACROECONOMICS
OPPORTUNITY COST
SPECIALIZATION, COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE AND ABSOLUTE ADVANTAGE
PRODUCTION POSSIBILITY FRONTIER
MARKET DEFINED
DEMAND VS QUANTITY DEMANDED
SUPPLY VS QUANTITY SUPPLIED
EQUILIBRIUM VS DISEQUILIBRIUM
MOVEMENT ALONG THE CURVES VS SHIFTING OF THE CURVES VS ELASTICITY
DIFFERENT TYPES OF MARKET STRUCTURE
MONOPOLY
PERFECT COMPETITION
OLIGOPOLY AND MONOPOLISTIC COMPETITION
MARKET POWER VS PRICE TAKING
ECONOMIES OF SCALE
LAW OF DIMINISHING MARGINAL UTILITY
MONETARY POLICY VS FISCAL POLICY
ECONOMIC GROWTH, INFLATION AND CPI
BALANCE OF PAYMENTS AND BALANCE OF TRADE
MONEY SUPPLIES, EXCHANGE RATE AND CURRENCY VALUATION
M1, M2 AND M3
FOREIGN EXCHANGE
ECONOMIC INDICATORS

INTERNAL CONTROLS
BASIC PRINCIPLES
CASH HANDLING
DISBURSEMENTS, PAYMENT AND ACQUISITION
IS CONTROLS
 

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING ENVIRONMENT
PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS
IAS
GAAP, FASB AND SFAS
THE ACCRUAL PRINCIPLE
THE HISTORICAL COST PRINCIPLE
THE CONSISTENCY PRINCIPLE
THE PRUDENCE PRINCIPLE
THE MATERIALITY PRINCIPLE
THE MATCHING PRINCIPLE
THE SEPARATE LEGAL ENTITY CONCEPT
THE CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLE
THE GOING CONCERN CONCEPT

QUANTITATIVE METHODS
THE CENTER
THE DISTRIBUTION
NORMAL DISTRIBUTION
CORRELATION ANALYSIS AND CONTINGENCY ANALYSIS
STATISTICAL INFERENCE
OTHER ANALYSIS METHODS

FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS
REPORTING CONTINGENCIES
REPORTING EARNINGS
OFF-BALANCE-SHEET ENTITIES
PURCHASE ACCOUNTING VS POOLING OF INTEREST
OPERATING CASH FLOW VS NET INCOME VS EBITDA
CASH FLOW STATEMENT
CASH FLOW ACTIVITIES
CASH FLOW FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
DEPRECIATION
ACRS VS MACRS
FAIR VALUE VS HISTORICAL COST
INVENTORY VALUATION
CAPITALIZATION OF INTEREST COSTS
CAPITALIZATION OF LEASES
FOOTNOTES

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