Loyola’s accounting program earns industry endorsement January 4, 2018 | By Ashleigh Aldridge The accounting program at Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management earned endorsement from the Institute of Management Accountants, one of the largest associations dedicated to advancing the management accounting profession. The endorsement recognizes programs that meet educational standards enabling students to pursue and earn designation as a certified management accountant. To qualify for endorsement, schools must substantially cover CMA exam content, have ample faculty resources and hold accreditation. “The Institute of Management Accountants endorsement recognizes academic excellence and also attests to the practical value of a Sellinger education,” said Kathleen Getz, Ph.D., dean of Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business. “Sellinger students master the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed at the CMA exam and in their careers.” Sellinger’s accounting program prepares students for positions in business, government, industry and public accounting, including designation as a certified public accountant as well as a CMA. Sellinger students can earn Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and Master in Accounting degrees. “IMA is pleased to welcome Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business to the growing list of schools that support the CMA exam program and have achieved a consistent standard of excellence,” said Raef Lawson, Ph.D., vice president of research and professor-in-residence for the Institute of Management Accountants. “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.” Sellinger’s accounting program is accredited by AACSB, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The association is the only agency that accredits accounting programs in the United States and only 169 of the thousands of programs around the world are accredited. Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management provides business education rooted in the Jesuit tradition of emphasizing strong ethical leadership, commitment to social responsibility and a global perspective. With more than 60 faculty members and 2,000 students, the Sellinger School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Part-time, weekend and full-time MBAs, specialized master’s degrees as well as certificate programs are delivered on campuses in Baltimore, Columbia, and Timonium, Maryland.