IMA and AIFA (Academy of International Finance & Accounting) sign agreement for US CMA

AIFA becomes the first Silver Approved Course Provider for US CMA certification in Korea

Seoul, South Korea, December 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused solely on the advancement of the management accounting profession, has signed a partnership agreement with AIFA, a course provider in Korea. AIFA is now the First Silver Approved US CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) course providers in Korea and provides learning opportunities for IMA members and candidates in Korea. For the full list of IMA-approved course providers worldwide, visit:

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AIFA’s agreement with IMA is the next step in their commitment to promote the profession of management accounting across Korea. The partnership coincides with AIFA’s support of the highly acclaimed US CMA Exam Review experience in partnership with Becker Professional Education, a leading provider of customized personalized learning experiences and AI-driven platforms, and a strategic partner of IMA.

“We are excited to be partnering with IMA for the first time in Korea and becoming a US CMA Silver accredited course review provider,” said Soonsur Koo, Ph.D., President and CEO of AIFA. “We look forward to further promoting the US CMA program and offering Korean finance professionals the opportunity to earn a globally recognized professional certification with a focus on management accounting.”

“Building on AIFA’s proven track record and methodology in training Korean professionals in domestic and international professional certifications, IMA is pleased to recognize AIFA as a US CMA Silver Approved Course Provider,” he said Nina Michels KimCMA (USA), CSCA, Director of Partnership Relations, Korea and Japan, at IMA. “This partnership demonstrates IMA’s continued commitment to providing individuals with the opportunity to upskill and reskill to future-proof themselves in today’s highly competitive business environment.”

IMA supports U.S. CMAs in the region from its regional office in Singapore and eight professional chapters run by volunteers, including the IMA Korea chapter. The US CMA is a global passport found in well over 50% of Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses. Professionals earning a US CMA pass a rigorous two-part exam covering mastery of 12 core areas of doing business, including technology, data analysis, risk management, corporate finance, ethics and more. To date, more than 100,000 US CMAs have been awarded. For more information on the US CMA, visit:

About IMA® (Institute for Corporate Accounting)
IMA® is one of the largest and most respected associations solely focused on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the US CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) and CSCA® (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) programs, continuing education, networking and advocacy for the highest ethical business practices. Twice recognized as Professional Association of the Year by The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin, IMA has a global network of approximately 140,000 members and 350 professional and student associations. headquarters in Montvale, New JerseyUSA, IMA provides localized services in its four global regions: Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and middle East/India. For more information about IMA, visit

SOURCE Institute for Management Accountants (IMA)

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