How Your School Benefits

Recognition and prestige
  • Recognition on IMA’s website
  • Official seal, templated articles, and materials to showcase your endorsement
  • Additional distinction beyond accreditation at no cost


Curriculum Validation
  • Program validation and evaluation of curriculum content
  • Attract students with a career track beyond public accounting

How Your Students Benefit 

Career Readiness
  • Preparation for careers in management accounting and beyond
  • Opportunity to apply for the IMA Student Leadership Experience Program,* an exclusive benefit for endorsed schools


CMA Certification
  • Curriculum reviewed to ensure comprehensive coverage of CMA exam topics
  • Students can stand out as they graduate and take the CMA exam while still in school
*Exclusively for endorsed schools, the program allows students to participate in IMA Global Board activities and have opportunities to network with high-level professionals, executives, and IMA volunteers. 

Become Endorsed in 3 Easy Steps

Submit application

1. Assemble Documentation

Collect syllabi for all courses within the curricular content section of the application. Provide 4-5 homework and/or test examples that show the rigor of the program. Include information on faculty, plagiarism policy, and employer feedback mechanisms. 

Curricular Content

2. Complete the Curricular Content Section of the Application

List one course per topic. 75% of topics must be taught at the C level (highest level of Bloom’s taxonomy).

Submit application

3. Submit Application

Please direct any questions you may have as well as your completed application to

Tools and Best Practices

After you become endorsed, IMA offers tools to help you make the most of your endorsement. IMA provides a toolkit to get the word out about your leading accounting program, which includes:

  • Higher Education Endorsement Program seal and language to include on your school’s website
  • Press release template and sample announcements
  • Sample social media posts and inclusion in IMA’s social media platforms. 

Get Recognized

The IMA Higher Education Endorsement Program helps ensure your accounting program is preparing students for professional success. Give your school the recognition it deserves.

Join the Growing List of IMA Endorsed Schools

Assumption University
Athens State University
Babson College
Baylor University
Brigham Young University
California State University, Stanislaus
Central Michigan University
Cleary University
Clemson University
Colorado State University Global
Drake University
Drexel University
Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Oregon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ensign College
Fairleigh Dickinson University - Silberman College of Business
Ferris State University
Florida A&M University
George Mason University
Grand Valley State University
Howard University
Humboldt State University
Illinois State University
Iowa State University
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Johnson & Wales - Charlotte Campus
Kansas State University
Kent State University
King's College
Lipscomb University
Lamar University
Loyola University Maryland
Marshall University - Lewis College of Business
Metropolitan State University
Michigan State University
Morgan State University
National University
Niagara University
Northern Arizona University
Nova Southeastern University
Penn State Behrend - Sam and Irene Black School of Business
Pennsylvania State University - Smeal College of Business
Robert Morris University
Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
St. John's University
Suffolk University
Temple University - Fox School of Business
Texas A&M University-Commerce
The College at Brockport, SUNY
The University of Findlay
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Tiffin University
University of Alabama – Birmingham
University of the District of Columbia
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Missouri - Robert J. Trulaske , Sr. College of Business
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of North Dakota
University of North Texas
University of Pittsburgh
University of Scranton, Kania School of Management
University of São Paulo
University of Utah
Utah Tech University
Utah Valley University
Washington State University – Vancouver
Walsh College
Western Illinois University