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An IMA membership is required to earn and maintain the CMA, but it also offers you so much more. Below, you can browse through the many benefits of being an IMA member.

Plan & Advance Your Career

CMA Certification

Earn the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) and prove mastery of 11 critical practice areas in management accounting.


Assess your skills and create a personalized professional plan with our custom career management tool—Exclusive to IMA members.

Job Search

Employers can find talent, while job seekers can find accounting/finance positions in the U.S. and around the world.

Continuously Learn

CSCA Specialty Credential

CSCA® (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) is a credential for CMAs who want to deepen their strategic management expertise by building on their CMA certification.

500+ NASBA CPE credits

Satisfy your CPE requirements with a broad catalog of courses for every stage of your career—Discounted for IMA Members

IMA Webinars

Enhance your career and industry knowledge with exclusive members-only sessions, plus earn NASBA CPE credits—Free for IMA members

Build Networks

IMA's Annual Conference & Exposition, Regional Conferences, Student Leadership Conference

Gain a dynamic networking and learning experience—Discounted for IMA members

LinkUp IMA

Connect with professionals worldwide through our proprietary online networking—Exclusive to IMA members. You can also network through our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn channels

IMA's 300+ Global Chapters and Councils

Get involved with your local community - Exclusive to IMA members

Uphold Ethics

Ethics Center

Members and other professionals can access our confidential Ethics Helpline for guidance on ethical issues in business. Access resources, such as our Statement of Ethical Professional Practice and various learning resources, to promote integrity in business.

Stay Current

IMA's Publications

Take the pulse of the profession with timely, actionable information.

  • Strategic Finance, our award-winning monthly publication
  • Management Accounting Quarterly, a refereed online journal on critical topics affecting the profession
  • IMA Educational Case Journal, a quarterly, teaching-case journal for academics
  • E-newsletters, from general membership news in IMA Online News to specialty areas, including technology, careers, students, academics, and CMA certification
IMA Thought Leadership

Access the latest and rigorously researched data, best practices, and techniques

IMA Books

Stay ahead of the curve with practical information from IMA’s series of published book titles.

McLeod Information Center

Locate essential research and resources in finance and accounting by contacting our Research & Information Manager.

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Special Offers

Enjoy deals from some of the world’s leading brands—Exclusive to IMA Members

  • Executive Recruitment
  • Shipping
  • Office Supplies
  • Personal Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Technical Training
  • Retail Discounts
  • Rental Cars
  • Credit Card Reward Programs
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Employee Recognition