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Monday, October 10, 2016 - Walsh College receives prestigious endorsement

The Walsh College undergraduate degree program in accounting has earned endorsement by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), whose higher education initiative recognizes standards that enable students to pursue and earn the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) credential.

 The IMA is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. It has a global network of more than 80,000 members in 140 countries and 300 professional and student chapters. Walsh is one of only five colleges in Michigan to receive this prestigious endorsement.

The IMA’s globally recognized CMA program is a relevant assessment of advanced accounting in four areas: financial planning, analysis, control, and decision planning. Each of these areas are important in meeting changing business needs and are essential subjects for accounting and finance students.

“The IMA reJohn Blackcognition is a great achievement that will help our undergraduate accounting students better prepare for a rewarding career in management accounting,” said John Black, associate professor, chair, Accounting, Taxation and Business Law, Walsh College.

“It reconfirms the accounting legacy Walsh College established nearly a century ago. This endorsement is a testament to our curriculum quality, which benefits both the future careers of our students and the organizations in which they will work,” he added.

Walsh College accounting degree programs include the undergraduate Bachelor of Accountancy (BAC) and Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting Processes major (BBA-ACP), and the graduate Master of Science in Accountancy (MAC).

The BAC has been revised for the fall 2016 semester to include both CPA and CMA concentrations. Walsh College also offers a CMA Examination review program.

To qualify for the IMA endorsement, schools must meet specific criteria, including: coverage of CMA content; adequate faculty resources; accreditation by a recognized organization; and a faculty member designated as an IMA campus advocate.

“We are proud of the consistent standard of excellence of our accounting program, which has been recognized by IMA,” said Stephanie Bergeron, president and CEO, Walsh College. “The standard is valued by students in their careers and by employers who hire Walsh graduates.”

 The Detroit Chapter of the IMA is also offering Walsh students free registration to the IMA’s Student Leadership Conference, which takes place Nov. 10-12 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. Walsh students should register through the IMA website; they will be reimbursed the $150 registration fee at the conference.  

For more information on Walsh College, visit www.walshcollege.edu.