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IMA® Academic Members

Endorsement of Higher Education Programs

IMA’s (the Institute of Management Accountants) Higher Education Endorsement Program is a program that identifies business curriculums that meet the quality educational standards required to enable students to earn the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) designation, and it helps other schools develop such programs.

To learn more: 

IMA Academic Endorsement Programs Overview 

IMA Academic Endorsement Program Application Form

IMA Endorsement of Higher Education Program Webinar

IMA Endorsed Schools

Athens State University

Baylor University

Brigham Young University

Cleary University

Clemson University

Dixie State University

Eastern Oregon University

EBS – European Business School

Johnson & Wales - Charlotte Campus

Michigan State University

Pennsylvania State University - Smeal
College of Business

The University of Findlay

University of Utah

Washington State University - Vancouver


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Spread the word about IMA

IMA can help students open the door to a dynamic career and as an IMA Student Member they can access all the benefits of regular Professional Members at a significantly reduced rate. Let them know:

  • Request a supply of hard copy IMA Membership or CMA Certification brochures to be sent directly to you research@imanet.org

CMA® Scholarship Program

The CMA Scholarship Program is open to all undergraduate and Master’s level students in both the U.S. and international accredited program concentrating in accounting or financial management. The CMA Scholarship Program honors the top 5% or five students, whichever is greater, by recognizing them with this scholarship. Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2015.

Click here to nominate your students.

Click here to view the webinar.

IMA Campus Advocate Program

IMA's Campus Advocate program will help you demonstrate your commitment to the professional career development of students. You will be mentoring students while adding value to the accounting profession and encouraging CMA certification.

Learn more!

Case Study Resources

Winning Cases from the Carl Menconi Ethics Case Competition can be found in the IMA Professional Resource Library in LinkUp IMA. These cases focus on business ethics with specific application to management accounting and finance issues. The IMA’s Statement of Ethical Professional Practice is used as a guidance tool/reference. The cases are suitable for either undergraduate or graduate classroom use and/or IMA chapter continuing educational programs. IMA academic members can access the teaching notes in the Academic Teaching Notes library in LinkUp IMA.

CMA Curriculum

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Wiley CMA Learning System

For more information or if you are interested in becoming an approved provider for the Wiley CMA Learning System visit www.WileyCMA.com.

Not An IMA
Academic Member Yet?

IMA provides special tools and resources for the professionals who are developing the industry’s future leaders. Academic members have access to IMA’s ethics curriculum, case studies, webinars, research grants, mentor program, and many other teaching resources. Dues are discounted 50% at $110 for full-time faculty.

To learn more, contact:

Tara Barker
Research and Academic Community Manager
(201) 474-1535

For Your Students

Students can join over 9,000 peers starting their careers as members of the leading organization for accountants and financial professionals working in business. With scholarships, mentoring and networking opportunities, IMA can help open the door to a dynamic career.

IMA Student Programs Website

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