Christ University signs up as an Approved University Partner of IMA, USA

Chirag Barotra updated on : 07 Jul 2015

Christ University commerce students will seek to improve their credentials, knowledge base & career prospects with the US CMA (Certified Management Accountant) designation.

Christ University, a premier educational institute in Bengaluru, is now an Approved University Partner of the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants, USA). Further to the partnership, Christ University would offer the CMA certification to its students who would study using official IMA-licensed Wiley CMAexcel Learning System and training would be delivered by IMA’s official training partner in India, Miles Professional Education.

The US CMA (Certified Management Accountant) awarded by IMA is a global professional qualification. The CMA program is designed specifically to validate mastery of the advanced skills required to manage finance functions within an organization, enabling professionals to deliver value in today’s complex business environment.

As global marketplaces get increasingly competitive for accounting and financial professionals, the US CMA certification has started acting as one of the key differentiators in ensuring job readiness and career advancement. Indian accounting and finance students as well as professionals can also be a part of the elite group having this highest management accounting qualification in the US. Not only does the US CMA certification empower professionals with skill-sets for global credibility and opportunities with Multi-national Corporations, it can also be achieved in a relatively shorter timeframe as compared to equivalent Indian certifications.

“The partnership between Christ University and Institute of Management Accountant (US) will open up new frontiers of professional competencies to our students which will enhance and strengthen their business acumen and employability skills.  Further, this collaborative support and the support of Wiley and Miles will indeed help them to attain global competitive positions by applying the acquired finance and accounting skills, whilst addressing the business needs,” said Prof. Thomas Joseph, Associate Dean, Deanery of commerce, Christ University.

The partnership between Christ University, IMA, Wiley and Miles Professional Education is part of IMA’s India initiative to create a talent pool of CMAs in India. The objective of this partnership is to help Christ University commerce students pursue the CMA course along with their graduation or post-graduation, and take their careers to the next level with this globally-recognized CMA certification comprising only 2 exam papers, which can be cleared with preparation over 6-8 months.

About IMA(Institute of Management Accountants):

IMA®, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 75,000 members in 140 countries and 300 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Middle East/Africa. For more information about IMA, please visit

About Christ:

Christ University, a premier educational institution, is an academic fraternity of individuals dedicated to the motto of ‘Excellence and Service’. The Department of Commerce at Christ University has been providing quality education since its inception in 1969. It aims to nurture commerce professionals with high level of knowledge and competence to effectively contribute to the society with commitment and integrity. Presently, the department has about 1950 students. The department is rated as first in Bangalore and fourth in India for commerce education, as per the India Today - Nielsen survey, June 2015. For more information please visit

About Wiley:

Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education.  Through the Research segment, the company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification.  In Education, Wiley provides print and digital content, and education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students. For more details, please visit

About Miles Professional Education:

Miles Professional Education is one of India’s largest providers of US Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and US Certified Management Accountant (CMA) training. With a vision to train and guide Indian students and professionals in obtaining these internationally-acclaimed designations & help them add to their knowledge base, enhance their credibility and give them a global perspective. Miles set its base in 2011 and has offices and training centres in 10 cities across India including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Trivandrum. For more details; please visit

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