Beta Alpha Psi is a national scholastic and professional accounting fraternity. The primary objective of the fraternity is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the field of accounting. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting; providing opportunities for self-development and association among members and practicing accountants, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.
Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919. By 1997 there were over 200 chapters on college and university campuses with over 200,000 members initiated since the fraternity’s formation.
The IMA is the leading professional organization devoted exclusively to management accounting and financial management. As set forth in its mission and vision statements, its goals are to help members develop both personally and professionally, by means of education, certification, and association with other business professionals.
As a respected leader within the global financial community, the IMA influences the concepts and ethical practices in management accounting and financial management. Its ethical standards provide guidance to practitioners for maintaining the highest levels of ethical conduct.
What We Do
The IMA provides members with extensive opportunities to build their professional knowledge and advance their careers:
Educational activities, including national seminars and conferences, regional and local programs, self-study courses, and in-house and on-line programs.
Two certifications, the Certified in Management Accounting (CMA) and Certified in Financial Management (CFM) designations. Earning and maintaining these certifications testify to the individual. s competence and expertise in management accounting and financial management.
Unique sources of information, starting with the IMA. s flagship magazine, Strategic Finance, and including the new journal, Management Accounting Quarterly, research reports and additional publications.
Opportunities to meet colleagues and share knowledge and ideas, both in person and online, through local chapters, Member Interest Groups, and Industry Sectors.
The IMA provides a host of additional benefits, from its Job Bank and Information Center to discount services and insurance plans.