One of the most important steps in your CMA exam preparation is to pick the best CMA course. This is actually very subjective as it depends on your own background, learning style and budget, but in order to offer some tangible help, I’ve done an analysis based on price.
Updated in Oct 2016 (for 2016 version).
Integrated and Guided CMA Course Materials
This is subject to different interpretation, but my definition of a “full pack” includes study materials beyond the basic test prep software + book combo.
Gleim is the most affordable and offers the best value for money with an integrated product with many features, including an audio visual presentation through Gleim Online which I find very useful.
1. CMA Single Part (Part 1 or Part 2)
* Pricing of Gleim reflects the 10% discount that you can get from my site.
- Gleim Traditional (PDF textbook + Gleim Online + Audio Review + Gleim Essay Wizard + Exam Rehearsal): $625
- Gleim Premium (Traditional pack+ Video + Personal Counselor): $750
- Hock (PDF textbook + Exam Success study software + classroom recording video/audio + electronic flashcards): $499
- Hock Premium (Hock standard pack + Retake Guarantee): $5u99
- Wiley CMAexcel (Printed Textbook + Test Bank + Online Intensive Review): $1,255
2. Two Parts Bundle
- Gleim (Traditional / Premium): $944 / $1,124
- Hock (Standard / Premium): $799 /
- Wiley CMAexcel: $1,795
CMA Course for Self Study: Test Prep Software + Book
If you are on a budget, you can consider this combo of CMA course. You will have to be more disciplined to keep track on your studying, but it does help you save a couple hundreds of dollars.
Rigos offers the cheapest price but if you need any course materials, you will need to get it separately.
1. Single Part (Part 1 or Part 2)
- Hock: $299
- Exammatrix: $339
- Gleim: $399
- Wiley CMA Learning System: $655
2. Two Parts Bundle
- Hock: $399
- Exammatrix: $599
- Gleim: $798
- Wiley CMA Learning System: $950
Hock is the most affordable among the full courses. In terms of absolute pricing and best value for money, however, Gleim CMA Review stands out in the full course category.
For online test prep, Hock is again the most affordable, but given both the quantity and quality of questions, I would pick either ExamMatrix or Gleim as supplement.
I have another CMA course comparison page that lists factors in addition to price. You can click on the table below, visit the page here, or drop a note below if you have any questions.