Institute of Management Accountants’ Student Chapter at GCU
The Institute of Management Accountants' Student Chapter (IMASC) at Grand Canyon University provides students with the opportunity to learn about business practices through interaction with local business professionals. As an IMASC member, you'll hear on-campus speakers, attend monthly meetings with the local chapter of the IMA (the Institute of Management Accountants Valley of the Sun Chapter) and go on field trips to local businesses for tours and interactive discussions on how these businesses are run.
In recent years, the IMASC has sponsored various speakers presenting about careers in accounting, finance and management. Members have taken field trips to visit local businesses such as the Ritz Carlton, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Republic and Freeport McMoRan.
IMASC members contribute to the community by volunteering to present FDIC: Money Smart classes and preparing income taxes through the IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. We participate in local charity events, including the Climb to Conquer Cancer, the Walk to Defeat ALS and the JDRF Walk, as well as on-campus events like the Fall Festival.
Local businesses use the IMASC as a forum to seek potential interns and employees. Your participation may help lead to part-time work while in school or full-time employment upon graduation. IMASC members receive a subscription to the organization's monthly magazine, Strategic Finance and discounts on the costs of CMA certification and continuing education.
Membership in the IMASC helps prepare you to join the workforce, allows you the opportunity to network before graduation and exposes you to new career ideas and current business practices.
Club Meeting Time and Location
During the fall and spring semesters, meetings are held every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. in building 35, room 143. No student chapter meetings are held during the summer months.
Monthly meetings with the IMA Valley of the Sun Chapter are posted at imavalleyofthesun.org
Join us for monthly study sessions where students can come together to study as a group and benefit from the knowledge of their peers.
Study sessions are on the following Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. in building 35, room 143:
|Wednesday, Jan. 7||IMASC Board Meeting||11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||CCOB 146|
|Thursday, Jan. 8||IMAAZ Movie Night "The Hobbit"||6:30 - 9 p.m.||Tempe Marketplace Harkins|
|Thursday, Jan. 15||IMASC Educational Session: CMA Awareness Day||All Day||GCU Campus|
|Friday, Jan. 16||IMASC Plant Tour: Crescent Crown||TBD||TBD|
|Tuesday, Jan. 20||IMA Valley of the Sun Technical Session: Tax Updates||3 - 8 p.m.||Phoenix Marriott, AZ|
|Wednesday, Jan. 28||IMASC Educational Session: Using Career Services for your Professional Advancement||11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||CCOB 146|
|Friday, Jan. 30||IMAAZ Breakfast: Executive is Leaving||7:30 - 9:30 a.m.||Raintree Paradise Bakery|
|Wednesday, Feb. 4||IMASC Board Meeting||11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||CCOB 146|
|Thursday, Feb. 5||IMASC Educational Session: Roadmap to the CPA||6 - 8 p.m.||GCU Room TBD|
|Tuesday, Feb. 17||IMA Valley of the Sun Technical Session: IMA Global Update||5 - 8 p.m.||Phoenix Marriott, AZ|
|Wednesday, Feb. 25||IMASC Educational Session: Ethical Dilemmas||11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||CCOB 146|
|Thursday, Feb. 26||IMAAZ Lunch and Learn: HR Update||11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.||University Club|
|Wednesday, March 4||IMASC Board Meeting||11 a.m. - noon||CCOB 146|
|Tuesday, March 17||IMA Valley of the Sun Technical Session and Plant Tour: Arizona State Treasury Department||4 - 8 p.m.||Phoenix Marriott, AZ|
|Friday, March 26||IMAAZ Breakfast: Foundation Grants||7:30 - 9:30 a.m.||Raintree Paradise Bakery|
|Wednesday, April 1||IMASC Board Meeting||11 a.m. - noon||CCOB 146|
|Friday, April 10||IMASC Spring Party||TBD||TBD|
|Friday, April 17||IMAAZ Lunch and Learn: How to Sell Your Business||11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.||University Club|
|Tuesday, April 21||IMA Valley of the Sun Technical Session and Plant Tour: Cost Accounting||4 - 8 p.m.||Phoenix Marriott, AZ|
Dr. Donna DeMilla