CMA Exam Tips: Strategies for the Essays


Tuesday, September 28, 2021


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Amy Ford

Amy Ford, CMA, CPA, is a senior accounting instructor at Western Illinois University, where she teaches principles of financial and managerial accounting courses, as well as advanced managerial accounting and accounting for managers in the MBA program. Amy is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) and won a 2011 Certificate of Distinguished Performance for earning one of the top overall scores on the CMA exam. Amy is the faculty advisor for Western’s student chapter of the IMA and was the 2011 IMA Ursel K. Albers Academic Mentor of the Year. Prior to teaching, she worked in public accounting for 4 years.

Melissa Leonard

Melissa, one of the many experts at Gleim that aim to provide our customers the best study experience possible, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Social Sciences from Flagler College. Melissa has nearly 15 years of experience in the accounting review course industry and serves as the CMA, CIA, and EA Product Manager. She is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA). Melissa’s many hobbies include traveling, yoga, running, and cheering on the Florida Gators.


Join us as Amy Ford, CMA, CPA, and Melissa Leonard, CMA Product Manager, discuss strategies that will help you tackle the essay questions on the CMA exam. They'll go over strategies for the essay questions and make sure you are familiar with how the questions are presented so that you are ready on exam day.