IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) and the University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business have announced a collaboration that will help train IMA members worldwide in the latest data analytics and visualization skills needed to succeed in a rapidly changing world.   

Through this new collaboration, the Gies College of Business and its world-renowned Department of Accountancy is offering IMA members and the profession at large access to an engaging video-based online course, Beyond the Basics: Data Analytics and Visualization for Accounting Professionals, with additional plans to offer more courses in the future. Watch this video to learn more about the new course.

“The University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business has an impressive track record of offering innovative education for the finance and accounting profession. Our collaboration will provide our members with relevant and advanced data analytics and visualization training. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance members’ skills regarding emerging technologies in today’s disruptive environment,” said Debbie Warner, CAE, CPLP, vice president, IMA Education and Career Services.

IMA is committed to advancing the management accounting profession and providing learning and upskilling opportunities to its members. Under this collaboration, IMA will be able to offer its members opportunities to upskill and stay ahead of current trends in business through a discounted, online delivery that will allow learners from all over the world to participate.

“For accounting professionals to enjoy continued success in a rapidly changing industry, they need to remain up to speed on the very latest skills,” said Brooke Elliott, EY distinguished professor of accountancy and associate dean at Gies College of Business. “This provides a great way to deliver leading-edge data analytics training to a broad audience and equip today’s accounting leaders with the tools to succeed for many years to come.”

For more than 100 years, Gies College of Business has intentionally designed its innovative programs, leading-edge curriculum, and experiential learning opportunities to empower and prepare students to turn big ideas into meaningful actions. Today, Gies faculty prepare more than 7,000 future business leaders, including 3,100 undergraduates, from around the world to put their purpose into practice and provide transformative leadership in a global economy.