It’s the latest hot topic: robotic process automation, or RPA. Understanding how RPA systems are used to process business transactions and create efficiencies is a necessary skill for today’s accounting and finance students. Now, IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) offers student and academic members free access to the latest and popular IMA's RPA Series.

This package of four RPA courses explores the basic terminology and functionality of RPA; what risks to be aware of and how to mitigate them; the financial and nonfinancial benefits of automation; and the role a practitioner can take in implementing RPA.

Each course focuses on one element of RPA to provide a step-by-step and holistic perspective on what it takes to bring RPA to an organization. The courses are:

  1. RPA 101
  2. Governing RPA
  3. RPA: Value Creation
  4. YOUR Role with RPA

Those who successfully complete all four courses earn 2 NASBA CPE credits and a digital badge. You’ll have one year to complete the series. For academic members, the RPA Series offers a great way to help prepare students for the future.

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