IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) has something for everyone on campus this spring: Two Faculty Friday webinars and a newly launched webinar series for students.

Faculty Fridays

These popular, hour-long webinars cover topics to help faculty find best practices and resources to add excitement and energy to the in-person or virtual classroom experience. They offer one hour of continuing professional education (CPE) credit.

The next Faculty Friday webinar, “Lean in the Classroom-Developing Relevant, Value-Adding Accountants,” will be held on April 16 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET. Featured speakers are seasoned educators Laurie Burney, Ph.D., CMA, CSCA, associate professor, Baylor University; and Amal Said, Ph.D., associate professor, Northern Kentucky University. Burney and Said will introduce the concept of Lean, explain its relevance, and describe approaches and resources for teaching Lean.

Visit this link to register.

A second webinar, entitled “The CFO Perspective: What Companies are Looking for in New Hires,” is scheduled for May 7 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET. It will feature prominent CFOs from T. Rowe Price, DHL, and Spirit Airlines. Watch your email for more details as they become available.

IMA Student Series

In an exciting new offering, IMA will be hosting its first “IMA Student Series: Finance & Accounting Professional Panel,” open to all students and faculty, both IMA members and nonmembers alike. Invite your friends!

The panel will feature successful young professionals from a variety of industries talking about their careers in accounting and finance. Students will get to learn about different accounting/finance career paths, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification, and helpful tips for new graduates or those in the process of career planning.

The panel will be offered by Zoom and will be held on Wednesday, April 14, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET. Interested in attending? Register here.

The panelists for this meeting will include:

  • Dylan Azevedo, CMA – Financial Analyst, The Walt Disney Company
  • Ashley Edwards, CMA – Global Plant Finance Director, Cargill
  • Shelly Hogans, CMA, CPA – Vice President External Reporting and SOX Compliance, Limbach Holdings, Inc.
  • Luis Martinez Luna, CMA – Finance Manager, G&A and Operational Excellence, Bose Corporation

For more information on the IMA Student Series, please contact Tyler Skelton, IMA business development manager, at