Accounting Students Pass Parts of CMA Exam

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Dec. 19, 2003 – Two Southeast Missouri State University students recently passed parts of the Certified Management Accountants (CMA) exam.

Sara Westrich of Scott City, Mo., a senior accounting major at Southeast Missouri State University, recently passed the first and second parts of the CMA exam. Marsha Walker a senior accounting major from Dexter, Mo., recently passed the first part of the exam. Both students are candidates for graduation at commencement exercises scheduled for Dec. 20 in the Show Me Center.

The first part of the exam covers economics, finance and management. The second part covers financial accounting, reporting and analysis.

“These students’ exemplary accomplishments place them at the leading edge of professional status through their success,” said Dr. Keith Russell, Southeast professor of accounting and management information systems. “They are to be commended for their willingness to accept the risk of public failure in order to achieve their goal of national, professional success.”

Russell said their success on the exam speaks highly of their education at Southeast.

“At a recent meeting of IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) and ICMA (Institute of Certified Management Accountants) volunteer and staff leaders, Southeast Missouri State University was singled out as the leader in student certification success on the CMA examination,” he said.