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Higher Education Endorsement Program

IMA’s Higher Education Endorsement Program recognizes business curricula that meet the quality educational standards required to enable students to prepare for the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) designation.

How to Earn IMA Endorsement

  1. Complete the endorsement application and submit the supporting documentation showing that the program substantially meets (75% of the curriculum content) the learning aims of the CMA program at the appropriate cognitive level
  2. Have adequate faculty resources devoted to the program
  3. Be an accredited college/university
  4. Describe how the program meets the needs of the employer community
  5. Have a faculty member designated as an IMA Campus Advocate

IMA Endorsed Schools

  • Athens State University
  • Baylor University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Central Michigan University
  • Cleary University
  • Clemson University
  • Dixie State University
  • Eastern Oregon University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Humboldt State University
  • Johnson & Wales - Charlotte Campus
  • Kent State University
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Michigan State University
  • National University
  • Niagara University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Penn State Behrend - Sam and Irene Black School of Business
  • Pennsylvania State University - Smeal College of Business
  • Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick
  • St. John's University
  • Temple University - Fox School of Business
  • The University of Findlay
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  • University of Alabama - Birmingham
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of São Paulo
  • University of Utah
  • Washington State University - Vancouver
  • Walsh College

  • Asia Pacific Institute of Management
  • Central University of Finance and Economics
  • Jinan University
  • Nanyang Technological University 
  • Peking University
  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  • Singapore Management University
  • South China University of Technology
  • University of International Business and Economics

  • EBS – European Business School
  • University of Strathclyde
  • Lucerne School of Business

Middle East
  • King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
  • Prince Sultan University
  • Qatar University
  • The American University in Cairo
Please click here for a complete overview and application forms for IMA’s Higher Education Endorsement Program.