IMA Offers Students the Opportunity to Join US Student Leadership Conference

Bangalore, July 17 2018  :  IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) is pleased to launch the application process for its annual Student Leadership Conference (SLC) event.

First and second year students majoring in commerce, accountancy, finance or business administration in Indian universities is invited to apply for a unique learning experience abroad. Six successful students fromIndia, Africa and the Middle East will be selected by IMA to go on an all-expense-paid trip to the elite annual Student Leadership Conference ‘Gateway to Success’ in St. Louis, Missouri, USA on November 1-3, 2018.

“IMA’s Student Leadership Conference brings students from across the globe to discover their career opportunities in management accounting. They will also have the opportunity to upgrade their skill-set in line with current industry trends and job market requirements,” explains Fenil Vadakken, India country head at IMA.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a two-minute video highlighting the reasons why they would like to attend the SLC, focusing on their interests and the positive impact on their future career.

In addition, candidates need to demonstrate how they plan to share the information and the insights from the conference with their fellow students. This is part of IMA’s vision to create a management accounting community within the region’s universities. Full application details can be found on this website.

The entries will be judged by IMA’s panel of independent judges who will shortlist up to ten finalists according to the criteria specified in the terms and conditions. Finalists’ videos will also be promoted via IMA India’s social media channels.

Last year, IMA sent five students from Egypt, UAE, Qatar and India to the conference in Houston, Texas. At the conference, students had the opportunity to meet global finance leaders and attend transformative sessions.

“The SLC is a great platform for students. It helps us gain confidence and learn a lot from industry experts, while also giving us an opportunity to connect with students and management accounting professionals from different parts of the world,” reflects Kavya Ramesh who attended last year’s conference as an accounting student at Jain University. She is now a young accounting professional.

“The Student Leadership Conference is such a unique learning, professional development and networking opportunity for those looking to develop successful, long-term careers as accounting and finance leaders in business. We are inviting every qualified student to send their video applications,” concludes Rishi Malhotra, academic & community relations manager at IMA.

Video applications will be accepted until Wednesday, July 25, 2018. For more information about the application process and to read the Terms and Conditions, visit

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