Al Ain University Accounting Program Earns Endorsement by IMA

Al-Ain University (AAU) is proud to announce that the “College of Business- Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting- program” has been endorsed by IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession.

IMA’s Endorsement of Higher Education initiative recognizes programs that meet high educational standards, enabling students to pursue and earn the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) credential.

“Endorsement by IMA is a great achievement that will help our undergraduate accounting students better prepare for a rewarding career in management accounting,” said Prof. Ghaleb El Refae (AAU President). He also said; “This is a testament to the quality of our curriculum that will benefit both the future careers of our students and the organizations where they will work.”

He added; IMA’s globally-recognized CMA program is a relevant assessment of advanced accounting and financial management knowledge in areas such as financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support – each of which is increasingly critical in meeting the changing needs of business, and therefore, essential learning for students of accounting and finance.

“IMA is pleased to welcome Al Ain University to the growing list of schools that support the CMA exam program and have achieved a consistent standard of excellence,” said Raef Lawson, CMA, CPA, CFP, CFA, IMA vice president of research and professor-in-residence. “High-quality, up-to-date educational programs that support the current needs of businesses will help future professional management accountants accomplish their career objectives and meet the competency expectations of employers.”

Al-Ain University was established in 2004, licensed by the Ministry of Education in the UAE, and obtained four International Accreditations (ABET, ACPE, HCERES, AQAS). It offers 6 colleges in various fields (Engineering, Pharmacy, Law, Education, Business, and Media).  

AAU has been ranked among the best top 750 top World Universities for 2022, the top 71-80 Arab universities for 2021 by QS, and ranked 04 in UAE and 27 Regionally by (THE Arab University Rankings 2021).

IMA is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. It supports the profession through research, the CMA and CSCA (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) programs, continuing education, networking, and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. 


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