Become Endorsed in 3 Easy Steps
The application process should not be too time consuming. It is mostly a coordination effort to collect syllabi, homework assignments, and tests that show the rigor of the curriculum, as well as completing a few questions about the program.
- Assemble documentation
- Collect syllabi for all courses within the curricular content section of the application
- Provide 4-5 homework and/or test examples that show the rigor of the program
- Include information on faculty, plagiarism policy, and employer feedback mechanisms
- List one course per topic
- 75% of topics must be taught at the C level (highest level of Bloom’s taxonomy)
- Electronic submission strongly preferred
- Incomplete applications will cause a delay in commencing your review
Here are some articles that can help you through the process and understand how it can benefit your school and students:
- Take Your Program to the Next Level: Learn about the steps and process of becoming Endorsed
- Education at the Root of Accounting Excellence: Find out how partnering with IMA can benefit your school and students
- Aligning Academic Courses with the 2015 CMA Exam: See if your curriculum maps back to the CMA exam
Tools and Best Practices
After you become endorsed, IMA offers tools to help you make the most of your Endorsement. IMA provides a toolkit to get the word out about your leading accounting program, which includes:
- Higher Education Endorsement Program seal and language to include on your school’s website
- Press release template and sample announcements
- Sample social media posts and inclusion in IMA’s social media platforms
The Endorsement program was an invaluable experience in evaluating our program and at the same time provided us with external confirmation that our program provides content vital to students’ career success.
- Laurie Burney
Ph.D., CMA, associate professor of accounting, Baylor University
We see the Endorsement as adding another dimension of credibility to our program and feel that companies hiring our graduates will like to hear that our curriculum prepares students for corporate accounting and finance careers.
- Steve Smith
Ph.D., CMA, associate professor of accounting, Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University
From a faculty perspective, the Endorsement program has added prestige to our name. When I’ve attended national conferences, I have had faculty from highly ranked accounting programs congratulate us on earning the Endorsement.
- Claire Kamm Latham
Ph.D, CPA, CFE, associate professor of accounting, Washington State University Vancouver