Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis


US CSCA (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) is a specialty credential designed by the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants, US) to help candidates master the concepts and techniques that are required to earn a seat at the leadership table, and becoming a key player in driving the strategic planning process at their organization. US CSCA is officially offered by MILES to help candidates master the concepts and techniques, enhance their credibility and give them a global perspective in the world of finance and management

Course duration : 40-75 hours of study suggested, depending on your level of expertise

Content overview : The CSCA exam will cover and test three content areas(in one Online Exam)

Strategic Analysis
  1. The strategic planning process
  2. Environmental scan and competitive analysis
  3. Internal analysis
Creating Competitive Advantage
  1. What is competitive advantage?
  2. Strategy in a global context
  3. Business level strategies
  4. Corporate level strategies
  5. Functional level strategies
  6. Sustaining competitive advantage
Strategy Implementation & Performance Evaluation
  1. Analyzing strategic alternatives
  2. Risk management
  3. Strategy implementation
  4. Strategy measurement and organizational performance
  5. Governance, social responsibility, & ethics

Certified in strategy and competitive analysis are very much in demand for accounting and finance Manager position within well-known companies. Be an entrepreneur, or get placed at MNCs in Finance & Strategy.

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MoU between ICWAI (India) & IMA (US)
  • US CMA is offered by IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), US.
  • The institute of Cost accountants of India (Formerly ICWAI) has a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the IMA. The MoU enables mutual recognition of the professional qualification of the respective institutes i.e., a member of ICWAI can get enrolled a member of IMA and vice versa.