This spring semester, eight students from the University of Findlay were selected to receive a CMA Scholarship sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants. There were five undergraduate students: Wesley Corbin, Christina Friia, Ann Frieders, Samantha Streicher and Kenneth West; and three MBA students: Avaya Chadhary, Rajkumar Patel and Santosh Kolan receiving the award. Each student received certificates attesting to their selection as recipients.
In fall 2015, Bharat Malhotra and Sanskar Gautam from The University of Findlay were the first UF students to receive the CMA Scholarship. UF’s CMA Track program is endorsed by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) as being a high quality program. The program is tailored so candidates can join more than 30,000 professionals worldwide after successfully completing the CMA exam upon completion of the CMA courses.
The CMA (Certified Management Accountant) is the advanced professional certification specifically designed to measure the advanced accounting and financial management skills that drive business performance in today’s complex and challenging business environment. The Institute of Management Accountants is committed to supporting the education of future accounting and finance professionals. In 2012, the IMA instituted the CMA Scholarship program in order to honor top performing US and International students. Students must be within the top 5% of their respective program. Recipients of the scholarship receive a comprehensive package that enables the student to study for and take the CMA exam at no cost. The benefits include:
- IMA membership
- Membership fee for three years
- Entrance fee to the CMA program
- Exam support package
- Registration fees for the first attempt at both parts of the CMA exam
For information concerning the UF’s CMA Track program, please contact Joon Young Song, Ph.D., associate professor of finance, at (419) 434-4331 or at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Patricia Abels, D.B.A., CPA, associate professor of business and chair of the MBA and Non-traditional Degree Completion programs, at (419) 434-4461 or at email@example.com.