The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, launched the IMA Accounting Honor Society (IAHS) today, designed to recognize and honor academic achievement in the study of accounting. 

“In today’s competitive job market, students need a point of differentiation as they begin their career journey,” stated Raef Lawson, IMA vice president of research and policy and professor-in-residence.”IMA is excited to recognize outstanding students for their achievement by creating a society of career-minded professionals.” 

IAHS membership is available to all students who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Attend an accredited college or university
  • Be a declared Accounting, Finance, or IT major
  • Have taken a minimum of three accounting courses
  • Be enrolled in junior year or later in an undergraduate program, or a graduate or Ph.D. program
  • Have an overall and accounting GPA of 3.0
  • Provide a transcript as proof of eligibility
  • Pay a one-time fee of $50 for lifetime membership

As part of IAHS benefits, IAHS members receive a Certificate of Recognition, a graduation cord, digital badge recognition, access to a members-only LinkedIn group, and more.
For more information, or to join, visit the IAHS website here.