Accepting Applications for IMA Campus Advocates Program,
Montvale, N.J., December 18, 2013 – IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) has endorsed two additional undergraduate accounting programs as part of its initiative to recognize degrees that meet the educational standards enabling students to pursue the Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) credential. The programs at Michigan State University and Brigham Young University are the latest to be recognized by IMA, joining Pennsylvania State University and Washington State University Vancouver that were previously endorsed.
Higher education programs seeking endorsement by IMA must substantially cover the material on the CMA exam, have adequate faculty resources, be accredited by a recognized accreditation organization and have a faculty member designated as an IMA Campus Advocate. The Campus Advocate program helps professors demonstrate their commitment to the future of the accounting profession by mentoring students and encouraging CMA certification.
To become a Campus Advocate, academics are required to: (1) receive and disseminate IMA/CMA marketing materials; (2) promote IMA benefits, student membership, the formation of student chapters and the CMA credential; (3) invite managerial finance and accounting practitioners to speak on campus; and (4) leverage IMA resources to advance the relevancy of the accounting curriculum. Detailed information about becoming an IMA Campus Advocate can be found on IMA’s website at http://www.imanet.org/resources_and_publications/CampusAdvocate.aspx.
“IMA is pleased to announce the endorsements
of Michigan State University and Brigham Young University,” said Dr. Raef Lawson,
CMA, CPA, CFP, CFA, IMA vice president of research and
The endorsement program offers two tiers of recognition: full endorsement, for those university programs that meet all endorsement criteria; and provisional endorsement, for programs with some minor to moderate shortcomings in meeting all the criteria for full endorsement.
information and application forms for IMA’s endorsement program, visit: www.imanet.org/educator_resources/index.aspx.