Certified Management Accountant Review Course

The Dallas-Fort Worth Area Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), GLEIM Publications and Professor Ronald Schmidt have partnered together to offer CMAPrepCourse, a Professor-Led Review Course for Certified Management Accountant (CMA) candidates. The course provides live weekly classes based on the Gleim CMA Review System.

Businesses around the world rely on CMAs for accounting, finance and information management and most importantly, for the strategic planning and business solutions provided by these qualified professionals. The CMA designation represents a broad business competency and mastery of the management-level skills required to add value, drive business performance, and build quality financial practices within organizations.

The program objectively tests and validates expertise in areas essential to analyzing, managing and evaluating business solutions that contribute to the success of an organization. The CMA credential indicates a commitment to excellence based on a strong, ethical foundation and dedication to lifelong learning. It proves your ability to become a strategic business partner, while enhancing your self-confidence, your sense of accomplishment, and your resume.

CMAPrepCourse is a comprehensive, customized learning experience to assist candidates preparing for CMA Exam. It combines the GLEIM CMA Review System, LIVE professor-led weekly classes, online interaction, and personal counseling to prepare candidates for success on the CMA exam.

The professor-led review course is delivered in two convenient 8-week sessions, mirroring the two parts of the CMA exam. Classes are held at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas:

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About Gleim

Gleim is the leading provider of US accounting and aviation certification reviews worldwide. Since 1980, Dr. Gleim has self-published the most widely used CMA Review study books. The Gleim mission is to provide easy-to-use, effective knowledge transfer systems to accountants and pilots in every phase of their career.

Gleim is dedicated to helping individuals attain higher levels of knowledge from the accounting student just learning the basics of Financial Accounting to the accounting professional seeking continuing professional education and everything in between. Our goal is that through our knowledge transfer system you learn concepts and problem solving techniques to take with you into all aspects of your career.

Dr. Gleim’s philosophy is that you learn more from your mistakes so we provide feedback on the incorrect and correct answer choices so you can see what you did wrong and avoid those mistakes in the future. Through this process you identify and focus on your weak areas, maximizing knowledge transfer while minimizing your time, frustration, and cost utilizing a multi-media approach.

Each year Gleim assists hundreds of thousands of individuals help themselves succeed in their careers.


Certified Management Accountant Exam Review Course Instructors


ronald-schmidtRonald Schmidt


Ronald Schmidt is the El Centro College Accounting and Economics Program Director. He currently teaches managerial and financial accounting, provides leadership to the various programs faculty, as well as development of the accounting program at El Centro. Professor Schmidt has previously taught at University of Dallas Graduate School of Management, University of Dallas Braniff College of Business, and Brookhaven College.

Ronald Schmidt has over twenty years of industry experience, holds both the CMA and CFM certifications and has prior postings to include Controller, CFO, VP Finance, and Operations Manager for the manufacturing and hospitality related sectors. He founded Strategic CFO Solutions in 2004, which provides a full range of accounting and financial management consulting services. Ronald currently also coordinates and leads the DFW IMA/Gleim CMA Professor-Led course, which provides a lecture format CMA prep course to students. He holds an MBA in Corporate Finance, an MS in Accounting and a BBA in Finance.

ahsan-choudryAhsan Choudhry


Ahsan is Controller for Alcoa. He has over a decade of financial analysis, managerial, and accounting. He received his certification as a CMA in 2008 and is a former CMAPrepCourse student. Ahsan is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a MBA from University of Dallas.

joe-bazeJoe Baze


Joe is a Senior Accountant with a Dallas area public accounting firm specializing in tax and accounting services. He obtained his CMA certification in 2013 and has been a member of the Dallas IMA chapter since 2011. He is also Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the University of North Texas. He started his career as an auditor before transitioning to tax and has a wide range of experience in public accounting. He enjoys helping clients plan for the future and educating them along the way.

jim-clemonsJim Clemons


Jim is currently the Director of Finance for a large environmental company. He has over twenty years of industry experience in the manufacturing and service sectors. He received his certification as a CMA in December 2010 and is a former CMAPrepCourse student. He holds a MBA from Northwood University DeVos Graduate School of Management and a BBA in accounting from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan.