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ETBU Fred Hale School of Business Students Earn Certified Management Accountant Scholarships

April 25, 2023

Ten students from the Fred Hale School of Business at East Texas Baptist University will receive Certified Management Accountant (CMA) scholarships from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

CMA is an internationally recognized accounting certification focusing not only on calculating numbers but understanding the numbers and using them to make strategic financial decisions.

“We are so excited and appreciative that the IMA offers this wonderful opportunity to our students,” ETBU Associate Professor of Economics Anthony Sawyer said. “The scholarship includes the program entrance fee, registration fees for both of the required exams, study materials, and three years of IMA membership.”

Receiving the scholarship from ETBU are Cayden Adamson, Kara Scott, Slade Austin, Lillie Ziegler, Scott Bright, Joshua Whitmore, Blake Mullen, Haley Brown, Jacey Hicks, and Skylar Wilabay.

According to the IMA website, “Certified Management Accountants are experts at explaining the ‘why’ behind the numbers, not just the ‘what.’”

The two-part exam covers 12 competencies, including external financial reporting decisions, financial statement analysis, internal controls, corporate finance, and other competencies.

According to IMA’s 2021 Global Salary Survey, accountants holding a CMA between the ages of 20-29 can earn 37 percent more in total compensation than non-CMAs globally.

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