Professor Ye Shi (Linlin) is in charge of the CMA preparation and scholarship nomination

The nine CMA scholarship recipients

Professor Ye Shi with an intermediate accounting class during a Christmas party

Professors Andrew Bargerstock (very back, left) and Naveed Abbasi (back row, second from right) with a group of MBA accounting students

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) recently awarded prestigious scholarships to nine MIU students to facilitate passing the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam. The nine students are in the MBA Accounting and MBA SAP Finance programs and were nominated by the accounting department.

Scholarship recipients are Habtu Dessie, Wajahat Zahir, Lake Kebie, Ram Neupane, Lianyan Huang, Merveille A Djappi Tiani, Md Tamjid Alam Adnan, Sharmila Shrestha, and Rasoul Nowroozi. The students come from various countries, including Cambodia, Pakistan, China, Ethiopia, and Nepal.

“MIU’s MBA program not only gave me solid knowledge about SAP information systems, but also prepared me for the US working environment,” said Lianyan Huang. “The CMA credential is very valuable in my home country, with respect and great salary. I appreciate the opportunity that the IMA gave me and the help MIU offered.”

Recipients of the CMA scholarship receive a comprehensive package of benefits, including a three-year IMA membership, waived registration and first attempt exam fees, access to exam support package, and the Wiley CMA study resources, with a total value of $3,000. The IMA has 90,000 members in 140 countries worldwide. The CMA is recognized globally as an important certificate for corporate and nonprofit accounting.

“Coming from Nepal and studying at Maharishi University with the benefit of the Transcendental Meditation technique helped me to excel in the knowledge in accounting and finance module. With the CMA scholarship, I believe I can enhance my cognitive ability in accounting and apply the knowledge gained in the professional field,” said Ram Neupane.

CMA review courses are part of the MIU curriculum. While pursuing an MBA degree, students have the opportunity to prepare for and earn the CMA credential.

“It gives me immense pleasure and satisfaction that two years ago I made the right decision of joining MIU, since its MBA program for professionals offers a perfect blend of theory and practical training,” said Wajahat Zahir. “The accounting faculty is exceedingly learned and proficient at their subjects and opened new vistas of knowledge and understanding of accounting. Besides, I’ve recently been awarded the coveted IMA scholarship for completing my CMA certification. This inspires me to expand my horizons and strive for excellence.”

Most of the scholarship recipients have already concluded their on-campus studies and are currently completing their two-year paid practical training with US companies.