Ivey HBA program accredited by CMA

The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada), a world leader in shaping strategic management accounting professionals, has awarded a five-year accreditation of the Ivey School of Business Honors Business Administration (HBA) program.


CMA Canada accredits programs at leading universities which provide complete coverage of the CMA Competency Map Entrance Requirements, equipping students with in-depth knowledge and skills in management accounting, financial accounting, financial management and taxation, strategic management, and risk management and governance.

Accreditation by CMA Canada offers universities a measurement process that is based on self-evaluation and peer review, coupled with external evaluation by CMA Canada.

“The accreditation of Ivey’s Honors Business Administration Program demonstrates the university’s ability to meet the strict accreditation requirements set out by CMA Canada,” says Steve Vieweg, President and CEO of CMA Canada. “The school offers innovative approaches to course design and delivery, supported by exceptional faculty resources, and a clear commitment to top-notch education.”

Vieweg confirms Ivey is among an exclusive group of universities across Canada to have an undergraduate accounting program accredited by CMA Canada.

Students who successfully complete the BA in Honors Business Administration with a focus in Accounting – with a minimum grade point average of 75 per cent – are exempt from writing the CMA Entrance Examination. This select group of students will enter directly into the Strategic Leadership Program, the last step required to obtain the CMA designation.

“For Ivey’s HBA students to be exempted from the CMA Entrance Examination speaks to the rigorous nature of Ivey’s standards and is a competitive advantage for our students,” says Ivey Dean Carol Stephenson. “The CMA’s Strategic Leadership program is a natural fit for our students, one in which I know our students will thrive.”

Vieweg emphasized CMA Canada accreditation of programs at leading universities sets the standard for quality education in business and accounting in Canada.

“The Richard Ivey School of Business exemplifies this standard, and is to be commended for the outstanding quality of its instruction and its graduates,” he says.