IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) and Marian College Kuttikkanam have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in an effort to further academic, educational, and professional initiatives for students. As part of the partnership, Marian College will offer CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification to its students.
IMA®’s CMA certification program is an advanced-level assessment for accounting and finance professionals in business covering financial planning, performance and analytics, and strategic financial management. For nearly 50 years, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification has been the global benchmark for management accountants and financial professionals.
As part of a two-year partnership, IMA® and Marian College will provide holistic learning and education opportunities to students to pursue globally relevant professional qualifications to enhance their career prospects.
Hanadi Khalife, senior director of MEA & India operations at IMA®, said, “The finance and accounting profession is undergoing a huge transformation driven by an unprecedented adoption of technology across all industries and sectors. Finance and accounting professionals are at the forefront of these changes that are also transforming the finance function and the skills required to succeed in today’s volatile marketplace. Today, more than ever, professionals are expected to upskill to manage the changing needs of the businesses they serve. We strongly believe that empowering professionals starts at the grassroots and that through our partnership with Marian College, we will provide students with the opportunity to pursue globally-relevant and current professional qualifications to enhance their future career prospects.”
Dr. Roy Abraham P, Principal, Marian College, said, “We are delighted to join hands with IMA®, one of the largest and most respected associations focusing on advancing the management accounting profession. Through the partnership we aim to provide a holistic educational experience which will empower our students and will equip them for the workplace when the time comes. The world has changed in less than a year and the role of finance professional has evolved. The CMA certification will give them greater credibility, higher earning potential, and ultimately prepare them to hit the ground running.”
As part of the agreement, IMA has committed to providing CMA® scholarships to the top ten distinguished Marian College students. Furthermore, IMA and Marian College will work together to support and enhance various research programs for faculty members.