CMA Scholarships

CMA Scholarship Program


The CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) is the gold standard of certification in management accounting. It is unique among professional and academic credentials, designed specifically for accounting and finance management professionals in business. Achieving the CMA designation demonstrates professional expertise in financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics – essential skills sought after by successful organizations and their financial team leaders.

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is committed to supporting the education of future accounting and finance professionals working in business. As part of this effort, IMA created the CMA Scholarship Program, which honors top students by recognizing them with this scholarship. To date, IMA has awarded over 17,500 scholarships worth over $18 million.

Recipients of the CMA Scholarships will receive a comprehensive package of benefits enabling them to study for and take the CMA exam at no cost. The benefits include:

  • IMA student membership for three years
  • Entrance fee to the CMA program
  • Exam Support Package – an assessment tool that can help assess the content covered on the CMA exam
  • Registration fees for the first attempt at both parts of the CMA exam
  • Choice of course provider review material (All regions except China)

The CMA Scholarship is activated at the time a nominee joins IMA and registers for the CMA program. The scholarship recipient has up to three years to successfully complete both parts of the CMA exam.

Eligibility Requirements

IMA is pleased to offer the CMA Scholarship opportunity to up to 10 students per university per academic year. This includes both bachelor’s and master’s degree students in accredited accounting or business programs. Students must be currently enrolled full-time in a program to be nominated. Students who have already graduated would not qualify for the CMA Scholarship.

For additional information see:

Download - CMA Scholarship Application Form