Institute of Managerial Accounting (IMA)

Managerial Accountants Belong at IMA.

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals in business. Founded in 1919, we are one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. We are committed to empowering our 125,000+ members—and those throughout the rest of the profession—to strengthen on-the-job skills, better manage companies, and accelerate careers. We invite our members to discover the myriad possibilities within the profession and build an actionable future in management accounting.

Membership Benefits

As an IMA Student member, you can learn about the role of accountants and financial managers in business and explore your career options. IMA offers Student members access to many of the benefits of regular Professional membership at a significantly reduced rate. To qualify for this membership type you must be enrolled in 6 or more credit hours at a college or university.

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    • IMA Student Leadership Event - November 13, 2020 | 11AM

      The IMA Student Leadership Conference (SLC2020) is going virtual! To ensure everyone’s health and safety and in the spirit of our always-fun in-person Conference, we are putting together a can’t-miss one-day virtual event targeted exclusively for our student and academic members. Join us from the comfort of your couch or classroom! 

      Reasons to Attend: 
      • Be a trailblazer by participating in IMA’s first-ever Virtual Student Leadership Conference
      • Learn from industry experts from the comfort of your own home (feel free to stay in your pajamas!)
      • Connect with well-known companies at a virtual Career Expo and find out more about future career opportunities 

        When: November 13, 2020 
        Time: 11:00AM - 4:15PM
        Where: Virtual 
    • Scholarship Opportunities

      The IMA hosts multiple scholarship opportunities for students. Visit the IMA scholarship website to learn more about their offerings this semester!

      IMA Scholarship Website

    • CMA Certification

      For nearly 50 years, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification has been the global benchmark for management accountants and financial professionals. Why? Because CMAs can explain the "why" behind numbers, not just the "what." And that can give you greater credibility, higher earning potential, and ultimately a seat at the leadership table.

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    • CSCA Certification

      The CSCA® (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) is a certification designed for IMA members who have passed both parts of the CMA® exam. The CSCA complements and expands your strategic planning and analysis skills.

      This credential will help you master the concepts and techniques that are required to become a key player in driving the strategic planning process at your organization.

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