BYU Endorsed by IMA for Excellence in Management Accounting Education

PROVO, Utah – Feb 24, 2014 – Brigham Young University’s School of Accountancy recently received endorsement from the Institute of Management Accountants for excellence in preparing students to pursue the Certified Management Accounting credential.

“The IMA endorsement recognizes that the School of Accountancy provides one of the best management accounting curriculums in the country,” says Jeff Wilks, School of Accountancy chair. “We are thrilled with this endorsement, and we’re excited about the expanded opportunities it gives our students.”

The endorsement from the IMA signifies that the Marriott School’s accounting program covers considerable amounts of material on the CMA exam and prepares students to receive the CMA credential. The IMA was founded in 1919 and is now composed of more than 60,000 accountants and financial planners. The group administers the CMA exam and certification as part of its mission to advocate best business and ethical practices in management accounting.

Professor Bill Tayler, BYU’s IMA campus advocate, believes the endorsement will be a vehicle for increasing students’ awareness of management accounting career paths.

“Management accounting helps leadership make decisions, and it’s a great way to go for many of our students,” Tayler says. “The endorsement will help us communicate that option, which gives students an additional choice in finding a career they’re going to enjoy.”

The Marriott School is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. The school has nationally recognized programs in accounting, business management, public management, information systems and entrepreneurship. The school’s mission is to prepare men and women of faith, character and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled in the Marriott School’s graduate and undergraduate programs.

Institute of Management Accountants Endorses BYU
BYU's Accounting program received endorsement from the IMA for excellence in preparing students to pursue careers in management accounting.

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