IMA Launches 2023 Student Case Competition

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Global contest will see students test their finance and accounting skills with the finals to be held in May 2023

Middle East: IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, launched its 2023 Student Case Competition, which provides an opportunity for students to interpret, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and communicate a solution to a management accounting problem.

The 2023 case was written by Charles R. Thomas Jr., Ph.D., CMA, CPA, CGMA, from Tarleton State University, James W. Hesford, Ph.D., from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Michael James Turner, Ph.D., from The University of Queensland, and featured in the August 2022 issue of Strategic Finance magazine. The case asks students to look at the fictitious Kunapipi Gardens hotel’s current strategic position and to suggest an “ideal” performance measurement system.

Ahmed Mkhallati, Senior Director, Middle East, India & Africa Operations, IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) said, “The 2023 Student Case Competition will be looking to breed the next generation of accounting and finance professionals and CMAs. IMA is excited to look forward reviewing this year’s numerous submissions from Middle East and Africa. IMA is strongly focused on presenting such opportunities for students across globe. Such global practices are aimed at bridging the skills gap and preparing students for successful professional careers.”

The competition is comprised of six regional competitions and open to all college students throughout the world. Students will work in teams of three to five at their respective universities or colleges to compete in their respective IMA regions. The presentations by each team must be uploaded on or before Wednesday 8 February 2023. The four teams from Middle East/Africa will present virtually and in-person at the regional finals and will be selected and notified no later than the March 6, 2023. The date for the virtual regional finals will take place in May 2023.

The Middle East/Africa first-place team will win a $500 amazon vouchers and second prize $250 amazon, the other teams will each receive a $150 amazon vouchers.

About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)

IMA® is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) and CSCA® (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) programs, continuing education, networking, and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. Twice named Professional Body of the Year by The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin, IMA has a global network of about 140,000 members in 150 countries and 350 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Middle East/India.