Interested in learning more about data analytics, visualization, and robotic process automation (RPA)? Understanding how these concepts can help drive operational change is a necessary skill for today’s accounting and finance graduates. 

Fortunately, IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) now offers student and academic members access to resources on these topics, all offered free of charge as an exclusive member benefit. Students can set themselves apart in the job market with these leading-edge skills. For academics, these courses can provide content that can be incorporated into course curricula.

The free resources include:

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 you 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 course offers 2 NASBA CPE (continuing professional education) credits and a digital badge.

IMA Data Analytics & Visualization Fundamentals Certificate® – Learn how emerging technologies are driving change across businesses and develop valuable new skills with this hands-on e-learning course that provides experiential learning through case scenarios and practical exercises. Hear from industry experts on emerging technologies, data analytics, and data visualization. The course offers 9 NASBA CPE credits, a digital badge, and an IMA professional certificate.

In addition to these free courses, IMA offers a variety of technology resources. Visit the Technology & Analytics Center to learn more.