The Institute of Management Accountants has launched a new initiative to endorse undergraduate accounting programs that provide the skills needed for corporate accountants.

The new initiative will provide the IMA’s endorsement for higher education programs that meet the educational standards to enable students to earn the IMA’s Certified Management Accountant credential and prepare them to contribute valuable accounting skills, as well as soft skills like strategic planning, within businesses. The first two undergraduate accounting programs to be recognized through the pilot phase of the program are at Pennsylvania State University and Washington State University Vancouver.

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