Continuing Professional Education
Continuing education is a key benefit of membership in the Institute of Management Accountants.CMA Exam Preparation
The Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter provides technical and professional development meetings that are an excellent opportunity to acquire continuing professional education (CPE*) credits. In excess of 20 hours of CPE are offered annually.
IMA also offers numerous events, educational sessions, webinars and self-study options throughout the year to help you meet your educational objectives. For more information, go to IMA - Learning Academy.
If you have earned the Certified Management Accountant (CMA designation) or the Certified Financial Manager (CFM designation), you are required to have a minimum of thirty hours of continuing education annually. A minimum of 2 hours of the 30 must be appropriate Ethics training. Both the Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter and IMA offer courses which will enable you to meet this requirement.
* The Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter of IMA is registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) to offer CPE to CPAs, ID #001021.
If you are pursuing the CMA designation, the Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter has partnered with Gleim to provide a Professor-Led CMA Review Course. For more details on the course, please go to our CMA Review Course Website. Scholarships
Gleim also provides an extensive self-study course for the CMA exam. As a member of the Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter, you are eligible for significant discounts (from 20-32%) on any of Gleim's CMA materials, as well as Gleim's online CPE. To take advantage of the reduced prices please contact our chapter representative - Melissa Leonard, (800) 874-5346 Ext. 131 or e-mail.
IMA offers CMA Exam Prep tools and courses that are perfectly designed to help you prepare and get the learning support you need to successfully complete the CMA exam. For more information, please go to IMA CMA Prep.
The Walter Massie Memorial Education Fund was established in 1989 in memory of Past President Walter Massie to provide scholarship awards to students attending universities or colleges and for special education projects sponsored by the Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter. Applications must be submitted to the Chapter President (e-mail/mailing address on Contact Page) by April 1st, utilizing the IMA Scholarship Application Form available at IMA Global Scholarship Program. Individuals who are also applying for the Global IMA Scholarships may provide the chapter with a copy of their Global application; however, the global and chapter scholarships are independent of each other. Applications can be mailed to Walter Massie Memorial Education Fund, P. O. Box 612084, Dallas, Texas 75261 or e-mailed to Scholarships. The chapter plans to award one (1) $1,000 scholarship in April, 2013. For more information, go to Walter Massie Memorial Education Fund. Contributions to the Walter Massie Memorial Education Fund are tax deductible and should be sent to Walter Massie Memorial Education Fund, P. O. Box 612084, Dallas, Texas 75261. Past Scholarship WinnersIMA Global Student Case Competition
Global IMA MEF and Stuart Cameron and Margaret McLeod Memorial Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 are also available, see IMA Global Scholarship Program. Applications are due by February 15th.
College and university groups are encouraged to participate in the IMA Global Student Case Competition.Research Grants
Each campus of any college/university is eligible to select a team of three to five members to determine the best solution for the management accounting case. No more than 50% of team members may be Masters Degree candidates and no Doctoral Degree candidates may be selected. Although faculty members are encouraged to promote this competition on their campus, no faculty or other professional assistance is allowed in solving or presenting the case. Monetary awards will be made to the schools of the top 4 teams.
Entries must be postmarked on or before February 1. For more information, go to Student Case Competition.
IMA Research Foundation grants are available for projects that promote thought leadership, create new knowledge, and offer innovative ideas for the management accounting profession. For more information, go to IMA Research Foundation.
Copyright © 2013 Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter of IMA - All Rights Reserved.