Accounting & Auditing | Diversity & Inclusion

Morgan State becomes first HBCU institution to earn IMA endorsement of accounting program

Big news from the Institute of Management Accountants and Morgan State University this week. Here's how the IMA reports it:

The Institute of Management Accountants, one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession, is proud to announce that Morgan State University has earned endorsement of its accounting program.

Morgan State is the first HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) to receive this prestigious honor.

“I am so proud to welcome Morgan State as the first HBCU to earn this honor, as it speaks to our continued D&I efforts and helps us to build a diverse future of accountants and business leaders,” said Linda Devonish-Mills, director of Diversity and Inclusion at IMA.

IMA’s Endorsement of Higher Education initiative recognizes programs that meet high educational standards, enabling students to pursue and earn the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) credential. Information about the program is available at

“Endorsement by IMA is a great achievement that will help our undergraduate accounting students better prepare for a rewarding career in management accounting,” said Fikru Boghossian, Ph.D., dean of the Morgan State University’s Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management. “This is a testament to the quality of our curriculum that will benefit both the future careers of our students and the organizations where they will work.”

To qualify for endorsement by IMA, schools must meet the following criteria:

    1. The program must substantially cover the CMA exam content.
    2. The program must have adequate faculty resources to deliver this content.
    3. The program must be accredited by a recognized accreditation organization.
    4. A faculty member must be designated as an IMA Campus Advocate.

Bill Sheridan