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EBS Business School Named First European School Approved by IMA’s Higher Education Endorsement Program
Montvale, N.J., USA, September 29, 2014 – Following more than a dozen American colleges and universities, Germany’s EBS Business School has been recognized through IMA®’s (Institute of Management Accountants) Higher Education Endorsement Program as the first European school to achieve this distinction.
The Higher Education Endorsement Program recognizes undergraduate and graduate accounting programs that meet the educational standards that enable students to pursue the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) credential.
“Properly trained accountants are vital to the success of businesses and economies around the world. We’re pleased that EBS is supporting management accounting education and preparing its students for this important career path,” said Raef Lawson, Ph.D., CFA, CMA, CPA, IMA vice president of research and policy and professor-in-residence.
Following a thorough review process, IMA endorsed the EBS B. Sc. program in Cost Accounting, and Performance Management and Measurement, as well as the M. Sc. Advanced Management and Enterprise Risk Management programs.
“Recognition by IMA as Europe’s first endorsed school is a great achievement and a testimony to the emphasis we at EBS place on both academic rigor and practical relevance,” said Niels Dechow, professor and chair of Management Accounting and Control. “The IMA endorsement is a clear testimony to the quality of the curriculum offered by the leading department at EBS for Finance, Accounting, Control & Taxation (FACT). FACT is very proud of this accomplishment.”
Higher education programs seeking endorsement by IMA must substantially cover the content of the CMA exam in their curriculum, have adequate faculty resources, be accredited by a recognized accreditation organization, and have a faculty member designated as an IMA Campus Advocate. The Campus Advocate program helps professors demonstrate their commitment to the future of the accounting profession by mentoring students and encouraging CMA certification.
“IMA encourages faculty around the world to promote the management accounting profession by joining the IMA Campus Advocate program and by encouraging their schools to seek IMA endorsement,” said Lawson.
IMA’s Higher Education Endorsement Program offers two tiers of recognition: full endorsement, for those university programs that meet all endorsement criteria; and provisional endorsement, for programs with some minor to moderate shortcomings in meeting all the criteria for full endorsement.
For more information and application forms for IMA’s Endorsement Program, visit: www.imanet.org/educator_resources/index.aspx.
About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)
About EBS (European Business School)
A pioneer among German business schools, EBS Business School has been educating future business leaders with a global perspective since 1971. It is one of the most highly regarded faculties for business and management studies in Germany. Seventy senior, assistant, adjunct and honorary professors from around the world teach in four departments. EBS Business School has a strong network of 270 partner universities worldwide as well as 200 corporate partners. All courses in the Bachelor's, Master's and MBA programmes are taught entirely in English. In 2012, EBS Business School was awarded the prestigious EQUIS hallmark of quality. For more information about EBS, please visit www.ebs.edu.
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CFOs Face More Regulation and Risk Management: ACCA and IMA Report Outlines Future Roles of the CFO
NEW YORK & MONTVALE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a new report published by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA® (the Institute of Management Accountants), CFOs will face many challenges in the future, including global economic uncertainty and volatility, fluctuating energy prices, and turbulent currency markets, along with a shift in economic power.
“The Changing Role of the CFO” presents the future landscape for the CFO, and it is available online at http://www.imanet.org/PDFs/changingrole.pdf
The report identifies emerging priorities that will impact the future role of the CFO and cites nine future key issues that will shape the finance function’s top job, including regulation, globalization, technology, risk management, transforming finance, stakeholder engagement, strategy, integrated reporting, and talent. Highlights include:
Jamie Lyon, Head of Corporate Sector at ACCA, says, “We see more pressure on the CFO role than ever before. Apart from the sheer breadth of the role now, it really is a question of having enough time in the day to prioritize and deal with all the issues that need to be dealt with. Businesses are asking a lot from their top finance leaders right now, and we don’t see this getting any easier, particularly with the current level of volatility and business uncertainty. It places the finance function and finance leaders under great pressure and scrutiny, but it also continues to provide great opportunities for finance to influence the organization. The CFO role of the future will be unique, requiring a special blend of capabilities and skills.”
Raef Lawson, Ph.D., CMA®, CPA, vice president of research at IMA, added: “This comprehensive, global study highlights the challenges faced by today’s CFOs. The results of this study will help shape our joint research agenda as we provide thought leadership for finance and accounting professionals.”
This report reflects the perceptions of CFOs and finance leaders who participated in an ongoing engagement program through ACCA’s Accountants for Business Global Forum, in which IMA also takes part. Findings are based on discussions with CFOs at roundtable events held in Shanghai, New York, Moscow, and Zurich in late 2012.
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