IMA Welcomes Eight New Endorsed Schools for 2021

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Montvale, N.J., February 3, 2021IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession, is proud to announce that eight new colleges and universities have earned the distinction of IMA Endorsed Schools. These schools have been recognized for their support of students pursuing and earning the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) credential and preparing students for successful careers in management accounting.

Since April 2020, the following schools have earned the distinction from seven states and two countries:

  • Assumption College (Worcester, Mass.)
  • Kansas State University (Manhattan, Kansas)
  • NEOMA Business School (Reims, Rouen, and Paris, France)
  • Utah Valley University (Orem, Utah)
  • Colorado State University Global (Aurora, Colo.)
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce, Texas)
  • Suffolk University (Boston)
  • Morgan State University (Baltimore)

To date, approximately 100 colleges and universities—institutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania— have been endorsed under the IMA program. Morgan State became the first HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) to earn the distinction in August 2020. 

“High-quality educational programs like those at these endorsed institutions help future management accountants achieve their career goals and meet the competency expectations of today’s employers,” said Raef Lawson, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, CFP, IMA vice president of research and professor-in-residence. “We continue to encourage qualified programs to apply for IMA endorsement and earn this distinctive recognition.”

IMA’s Endorsement of Higher Education initiative recognizes programs that meet high educational standards, enabling students to pursue and earn the CMA. Information about the program is available at

IMA’s globally-recognized CMA program is a relevant assessment of advanced accounting and financial management knowledge in areas such as financial planning, analysis, control and decision support – each of which is increasingly critical in meeting the changing needs of business, and therefore, essential learning for students of accounting and finance.

About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)
IMA® is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) and CSCA® (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) programs, continuing education, networking, and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. Twice named Professional Body of the Year by The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin, IMA has a global network of more than 125,000 members in 150 countries and 300 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Middle East/India. For more information about IMA, please visit