I'm starting a new role in a new area of the business - audit. This is a bit of a departure from my educational background but trust me I can handle it. I've figured out over time that I would like to continue on the finance/strategy side of the business as a career instead of operations. This has led me to consider pursuing a designation while I'm working in audit to round out my engineering education. First question: do you think this is wise or would I be better off doing a part-time MBA?
Next - I don't think I have any of the prereqs for the CMA except stats. I wasn't very wise with my electives at school (only had 3!) and I wish I had taken micro/macro. That said, I'm a pretty quick learner and I have gained a LOT of knowledge regarding economics, accounting, and management throughout my years. It looks like none of this counts for the CMA though and I'll have to complete all the courses before I can take the entrance exam. Second question: is there any way to make this affordable? The courses will cost me ~2k according to the CMA Ontario site. Are there any online certified courses for cheaper?
Feel free to give me any general advice! I'll admit I'm pretty ignorant about this whole thing.