Accounting education, Professional education, Professionalization, Business ethics, Curriculum change, and Accountants -- United States
The article mentions corporate malfeasance and focuses on a new accounting-education model proposed by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) that will develop an entry-level professional with an ethical perspective. The IMA semester course and credit-hour model is adaptable to the expectations of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), as well as specific accounting programs and business college requirements. INSET: IMA'S Curriculum Model.
ACCOUNTANT certification, ACCOUNTING exams, TEST preparation (Classroom instruction), PROFESSIONAL education, and CAREER development
The article looks at attempts by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) to expand its Certified Management Accountant (CMA) program throughout the world. Their approach involves improving the availability of CMA exam preparation training providers and cultivating relationships with corporations and organizations to provide leadership and professional development in the accounting profession. Also discussed is the role of the IMA Business Development team in promoting the CMA program.
Strategic Finance; Sep2018, Issue 9, p11-11, 2/3p, 1 Color Photograph
ACCOUNTING education and PROFESSIONAL education
The article reports on the plans of the International Federation of Accountants and the International Accounting Education Standards Board to establish a comprehensive and integrated model for accountancy education and professional development.
ACCOUNTANTS, CAREER development, PROFESSIONAL education, CHARTS, diagrams, etc., and TRAINING
The article presents and discusses an analysis that calculates the financial value to accountants of obtaining the Institute of Management Accountants' Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification. Accompanying tables show annual salaries for accountants of various ages both with and without CMA designation, and the present-value of lifetime benefits accruing from the CMA certificate.
Continuing education, Professional education, Accountant certification, Managerial accounting, Career development, Spanish language -- Study & teaching, and Education
The author offers opinions on continuing education. He cites his own experiences teaching the Spanish language as a second language to adults and his studies while employed as an accountant to obtain a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation to support the contention that learning is a continuous part of career development.
Professional education, Certification, Career development, Continuing education, Adult education, and Accountants -- United States
The author discusses how the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is evolving to meet members' needs. Several initiatives have begun under executive director David Schweitz and his management team. The Member Operations Center has been reorganized to provide better service. IMA's educational department has been completely revamped to place a greater emphasis on professional development. Soon to debut will be the Lifelong Learning Center, which aims at offering members innovative products and services.
Accountants, Professional education, Accounting exams, Certification, and Training
The article discusses the need for U.S. institutions and regulators to encourage their internal finance and accounting staff to take professional development training and certification. As suggested by the Institute of Management Accountants® (IMA), the author believes that accounting professional's enhancement of their technical skills is necessary in developing the ability of making good professional judgment, which is critical to the implementation of principles-based standard.
MANAGEMENT accountants, ACCOUNTANT certification, EDUCATION of accountants, CAREER development, HUMAN capital, and PROFESSIONAL education
The author offers opinions on career development in accounting. It is argued that obtaining certification as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) is the best means for a management accountant to generate an improvement in their own human capital, as it will likely result in salary increases, more employment opportunities and enhance accounting skills.
CAREER development, PERSONNEL management, RATE of return, MASTER of business administration degree, EMPLOYER-supported education, EMPLOYEE training, CONTINUING education, DOCTORAL programs, PROFESSIONAL education, and MANAGEMENT
The article focuses on the establishment and optimization of personal equity in a company's career management plan. The author mentions that it is important for companies to maximize the return on investment to drive the success of their career management plans. He adds that companies can provide educational assistance in the plan, which include full or partial sponsorship in executive master in business administration (MBA) program and doctoral programs. He adds that companies should also focus on some areas including professional development and exit assistance.