Morgan State University, a public research institution located in Baltimore, was recently recognized as the first HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) to earn endorsement under the IMA Higher Education Endorsement Program.

IMA’s Higher Education Endorsement Program recognizes college and university programs that provide the rigorous curriculum needed for students to prepare for the CMA exam and successful careers in management accounting. To qualify for endorsement, schools must meet the following criteria: (1) the program must substantially cover the CMA exam content; (2) the program must have adequate faculty resources to deliver this content; and (3) the program must be accredited by a recognized accreditation organization. Information about the program is available at Higher Education Endorsement Program

“Endorsement by IMA is a great achievement that will help our undergraduate accounting students better prepare for a rewarding career in management accounting,” said Fikru Boghossian, Ph.D., dean of the Morgan State University’s Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management. “This is a testament to the quality of our curriculum that will benefit both the future careers of our students and the organizations where they will work.”

Morgan State University, founded in 1867, offers more than 126 academic programs leading to degrees from the baccalaureate to the doctorate. As Maryland’s preeminent public urban research university, Morgan State serves a multiethnic and multiracial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible. For more information about Morgan State University, visit

To date, nearly 100 colleges and universities have been endorsed under the IMA program, spanning the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania.

“IMA is pleased to welcome Morgan State to the growing list of schools that support the CMA exam program and have achieved a consistent standard of excellence,” said Raef Lawson, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, CFP, CFA, IMA vice president of research and professor-in-residence. “High-quality, up-to-date educational programs that support the current needs of businesses will help future professional management accountants accomplish their career objectives and meet the competency expectations of employers.”