MIT Sloan School of Management to Offer Online Education Program for CIMA® Certification

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Investment Management Consultants Association® (IMCA®) announced today that the MIT Sloan School of Management will begin offering an online registered education program for CIMA® certification candidates starting June 1.

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We are pleased that MIT Sloan, as a best-in-class education provider, is offering CIMA certification candidates a convenient format for furthering their investment knowledge.

Investment Management Consultants Association® (IMCA®) announced today that the MIT Sloan School of Management will begin offering an online registered education program for CIMA® certification candidates starting June 1. Professor Andrew Lo, a leading authority on hedge funds, financial engineering, risk management, and behavioral economics, will serve as the program’s faculty advisor.

“This strategic relationship with the MIT Sloan School of Management supports IMCA’s mission to deliver premier credentials and world-class education to today’s advanced investment advisors and wealth managers,” said IMCA executive director and chief executive officer Sean R. Walters, CAE. “In addition, this increases access to high quality education for advisors seeking to distinguish their expertise in today’s global and highly sophisticated marketplace. We are pleased that MIT Sloan, as a best-in-class education provider, is offering CIMA certification candidates a convenient format for furthering their investment knowledge.”

“We are very excited to offer this new and innovative program with IMCA to help CIMA candidates meet their requirements and prepare for their examination, said Peter Hirst, executive director at MIT Sloan Executive Education. “By offering this program online, we are providing a much-needed solution to today’s time-constrained financial advisors and consultants, while still providing them with access to some of the brightest financial minds in the world.”

The MIT Sloan School of Management represents yet another top-tier business school providing education for CIMA certification candidates, who now have four U.S.-based options for completing the education component of the certification: Carnegie Mellon University, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MIT Sloan School of Management, and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. The four schools are ranked among America’s top-20 business schools, according to Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report.

MIT Sloan School of Management’s program is an online executive education experience designed for any CIMA certification candidate. The program includes study aids and resources including videos, learning modules, exercises, and application. Participants must complete 40 hours of required online work, pass section quizzes, and pass an exam within a 60-day window to successfully complete the course.

To earn the prestigious CIMA certification, candidates must complete five steps: 1. Exhibit three years of experience; 2. Pass a qualification exam; 3. Complete a registered executive education program; 4. Pass a certification exam; 5. Agree to adhere to IMCA’s Code of Professional Responsibility and maintain all recertification requirements.

Since 1988, IMCA has offered the CIMA® certification, which earned accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in April 2011, making it the first—and currently the only—financial services credential in the United States to meet international standards (ISO 17024) for personnel certification.

For more information about the MIT Sloan School of Management program and the other registered education providers for CIMA certification, visit http://www.imca.org/pages/registered-education-providers.

About MIT Sloan School of Management
MIT Sloan Executive Education brings breakthrough management concepts to motivated executives from around the world. From intensive short courses focused on a particular area of interest, to executive certificates covering a range of management topics, to custom engagements addressing the specific business challenges of a particular organization, MIT Sloan’s portfolio of non-degree executive education and management programs offers business professionals a targeted and flexible means to advance their career development goals and position their organizations for future grow. Learn more at http://executive.mit.edu.

About IMCA
Established in 1985, IMCA is a nonprofit professional association and credentialing organization with more than 10,000 individual members and certificants in the United States and Canada, including 400 international affiliate members. IMCA members collectively manage more than $2.477 trillion, providing investment consulting and wealth management services to individual and institutional clients. Since 1988, IMCA has offered the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) certification, which earned accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in April 2011, making it the first financial services credential in the United States to meet international standards (ISO 17024) for personnel certification. IMCA’s Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) certification is suited for wealth management professionals working with high-net-worth clients. In 2014, IMCA conferences and workshops hosted nearly 4,000 attendees.

IMCA® and Investment Management Consultants Association® are registered trademarks of Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. CIMA®, Certified Investment Management Analyst®, CIMC®, CPWA®, and Certified Private Wealth Advisor® are registered certification marks of Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. does not discriminate in educational opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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