IMA® Campus Advocate Program

"At the core of a student’s professional development"


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.

Your Role in a Nutshell

As campus advocates you are investing in the future of your students as well as the sustainability, relevancy, and continuing development of the accounting curriculum.

Each year our advocates fulfill their obligations by:

1.  Receiving and disseminating IMA/CMA marketing materials.

2.  Promoting IMA benefits, student membership, the formation of student chapters, and the CMA credential.

3.  Inviting managerial finance and accounting practitioners to speak on campus.

4.  Leveraging IMA resources to advance the relevancy of the accounting curriculum.

Click here for a complete listing of Campus Advocate roles and responsibilities. All campus advocates are also required to complete an Annual Activity Form in order to receive the benefits outlined below.

8 Ways We’ve Sweetened the Deal

In addition to your own personal satisfaction that you’ve demonstrated your commitment to student professional development, we’ve come up with eight more ways to thank you for all you do:

1.  Annual IMA membership dues are waived.*

2.  Register for the CMA program at no fee, receive the exam support package, and take both parts of the CMA exam free of charge.*

3.  You will receive special recognition of your leadership at the IMA Annual Conference and Student Leadership Conference.

4.  A wall certificate attesting to your service as Campus Advocate.

5.  A letter to your Department Chair or Dean. (optional)

6.  Special consideration for IMA’s Ursel K. Albers Campus Advocate Award.

7.  Complimentary access to IMA marketing collateral (contact

8.  IMA Campus Advocate Kit...and more!

*Note:  Dues will be waived upon submission of student member listing and/or Annual Activity Form. If you are an IMA member or become one before you enroll 10 students, your IMA membership will be extended for a year. Each year you enroll 10 or more students, your membership will be extended.

Want to be a Campus Advocate?

If you or someone you know is passionate about helping students develop into the future leaders within the accounting and finance professions, let us know by filling out this short Application Form.

IMA Campus Advocate Webinar Series

IMA Endorsement of Higher Education Program Webinar 

IMA Student Chapters - Ideas for Support and Growth 

CMA Scholarships

IMA Educational Case Journal – use of case studies in classrooms

Campus Advocate Kit

The Campus Advocate Kit is your one-stop resource for the latest marketing tools, resources, and information to promote student professional development through IMA. We’ve prepared these materials to meet the evolving needs of our advocates:

  Article: Take Less and Earn More
  Student Scholarships & Competitions Flyer

Student membership flyer with promotional code.

IMA Chapter Listings

2013 Student Leadership Conference 


Additional resources available by contacting

CMA poster

IMA Student poster

Request Brochures

To request a supply of hard copy IMA Membership or CMA Certification brochures to be sent directly to you, write to

Getting Started

Meet our Advocates

Share best practices and ask questions on our Facebook Group.

Help us start an IMA Chapter near you.

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

Not an 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 $105 for full-time faculty. Join today!

About IMA

IMA is the worldwide association for accountants and financial professionals working in business. We are committed to helping you and all of our 65,000 members to expand your professional skills, better manage your organization, and enhance your career.

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