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Michiana Chapter

The Michiana Chapter is located in Northwest Indiana and serves the South Bend area. It has about 60 members. The chapter holds monthly technical meetings from September through May. The Michiana Chapter joined the Michigan Council in June 2008.

The Michiana Chapter is one of eight chapters in the Michigan Council of IMA, which offers additional educational and leadership opportunities. The Michigan Council offers an all-day Fall Seminar, in Lansing, Michigan, which features nationally known speakers on a variety of topics.

Read History of the Michiana Chapter here.


IMA - Institute of Management Accountants

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IMA is dedicated to rebalancing the accountancy profession by educating society regarding the business building role of management accountants and finance professionals working inside organizations.

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Vision Statement

Our vision is to be the leading resource for developing, certifying, connecting, and supporting the world’s best accountants and financial professionals in business.

Mission Statement

IMA’s mission is to provide a forum for research, practice development, education, knowledge sharing, and advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance.

We do this by:

  • Offering a rigorous, highly respected credential—the CMA—that recognizes and rewards expertise
  • Building a peer network of professional relationships to share industry experience, access career opportunities, and make business contacts to last a lifetime
  • Providing extensive education programs to advance professional knowledge, increase leadership potential, and satisfy CPE requirements
  • Giving a voice to the profession with insightful and timely journals and newsletters
  • Promoting leading-edge research and industry best practices
  • Advocating for the profession in a challenging regulatory environment

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