Students: Put IMA® to Work for You

Join over 4,000 peers starting their careers as members of the leading organization of accountants and financial professionals working in business.

Explore your Future

As an IMA Student member, you can learn about the accounting and financial management profession, explore your future career options, and build your résumé and professional network.

We offer Student members access to many IMA membership benefits at significantly reduced rates:

  • IMA Student membership fee of $39 (regularly $220)
  • Reduced CMA certification entrance and exam fees
  • Opportunity for a scholarship to attend the IMA Annual Conference & Exposition

IMA Student membership is available to individuals who are:

  • Enrolled in at least six (6) undergraduate or graduate credit hours, or the equivalent, per semester

Student membership can be held for a maximum of six (6) years.

Programs and Benefits

Scholarships & Awards
IMA sponsors a variety of scholarships to help offset the high cost of education.

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Internships & Mentoring
IMA's Internship Connection program connects employers with students seeking internships and summer positions. There are also mentoring opportunities with established professional members, organized through IMA local councils and chapters.

Engage with other students, professionals, academics, and thought leaders at IMA student chapters at colleges and universities, local IMA chapters throughout the U.S., and the international LinkUp IMA social network.

Student Leadership Conference
This exclusive IMA event enables students to explore management accounting career options first-hand while networking with experienced professionals.

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Publications and Educational Resources

  • Strategic Finance magazine
  • Campus Connection newsletter
  • Webinars by industry experts
  • McLeod Library, offering assistance with research and bibliographies

IMA Career Center
IMA helps job-seeking members find positions in accounting and finance with boards on LinkUp IMA and LinkedIn.

CMA Certification
Begin the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) program while you are still in school and get a head start on earning this essential credential.

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Special Offers
Exclusive offers are available from IMA partners such as FedEx, Avis, Budget, Geico, and others on a range of products and services.

IMA Student Chapters

Student chapters are a vital part of IMA's community.

Find an IMA Student Chapter near you

For information on starting an IMA Student Chapter on your campus, download the Student Chapter Manual.


Each year the students and their chapters vie for the Award of Excellence (AOE) and Outstanding Student Chapter.

These programs aim to engage all student chapters to promote IMA's mission and vision as well as to provide a broad spectrum of activities and services to its Student members.
2014-2015 AOE Rules and Application

Click here to view IMA's video, "Building Future Leaders."

To learn more about IMA Student Chapters, contact:

Jenna Uszenski
Community Relations Associate of West Coast & International Chapters
(201) 474-1523

Wore Giotta
Community Relations Associate of East Coast Chapters
(201) 474-1524

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