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Publications and Research Resources

In addition to our award-winning publications, IMA provides members with extensive research resources.

The resources below are available exclusively to IMA Student and Academic members.

Strategic Finance Magazine

IMA's flagship publication is an award-winning monthly magazine that provides the latest information about practices and trends in finance, accounting, and information management. A subscription to Strategic Finance is included in member dues.

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Sponsored Studies

IMA regularly sponsors in-depth research studies relevant to our members’ business activities. Recent studies have addressed topics such as cost management methodologies in China, the relationship between internal controls and restatements, and strategic business partner research.

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Research Foundation

IMA’s Research Foundation provides grants for research on critical issues. IRF has funded more than 250 studies on best practices, enterprise improvement, ethics, and other topics—study findings are made available via IMA publications and resources.

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Statements on Management Accounting

Our periodic Statements on Management Accounting (SMAs) are leading-edge, practice-based monographs on critical issues that affect the profession. SMAs cover a broad range of topics, including: Leadership Strategies, Cost Management, Ethics, Business Performance, Technology Enablement, and Enterprise Risk Management.

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Research Library

The Research & Information Manager of the McLeod Information Center can help members obtain copies of articles from IMA publications and outside periodicals, conduct Internet research, and compile targeted bibliographies.

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Ethics Center and Helpline

IMA’s Statement of Ethical Professional Practice and confidential Ethics Helpline offer guidance to all professionals with an ethical issue.

IMA for Educators

IMA is committed to supporting the academic community who are shaping the future of the profession. IMA Academic members have access to award-winning publications, proprietary research, and a wide array of teaching resources, including case studies and teaching notes to support the management accounting curriculum.

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Grants and Faculty Awards

IMA sponsors or cosponsors a variety of grant and award programs for academics in the profession, including:

Research Foundation grant programs for applied research in accounting for researchers and doctoral students

R. Lee Brummet Award, a distinguished service award for educators

IMA Faculty Leadership Award

Ursel K. Albers IMA Campus Advocate of the Year Award

Carl Menconi Ethics Case Competition 

Jim Bulloch Award for innovation in accounting education

Management Accounting Section Dissertation Award (with the American Accounting Association)


IMA Academic membership is available to full-time faculty members for $105 per year. That's 50% off the Professional member rate. To qualify, you must be a full-time faculty member and reside in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico.

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