Student Attends Highly-Selective Leadership Program

    University of Scranton accounting and international business major Nhu Nguyen was selected as one of just five students from throughout the world to attend the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Student Leadership Experience in 2019, marking the second consecutive year that a University student was selected to attend this highly competitive program.
    March 5, 2019

    For the second year in a row, a University of Scranton student was selected for the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Student Leadership Experience. This highly-selective program included only five students from the around the world. 

    Nhu Nguyen of New Tripoli, a double-major in accounting and international business at Scranton, attended the IMA’s Student Leadership Experience in Orlando, Florida, in February.

    The annual event provides students with the unique experience to actively participate in the organization’s governance process. In addition to attending in the IMA’s Global Board of Directors Meeting, Nguyen participated in meetings for the Committee on Ethics and the Volunteer Leadership Committee. She also watched a presentation on “Big Data and Analytics” and toured the Rosen Shingle Creek facilities.

    “I not only had an opportunity to learn more about the IMA, but I also got to experience how passionate and dedicated the members are to the accounting profession and student development. There was a great amount of support and friendship between members, and I am glad that I was able to connect with these professionals,” said Nguyen.

    In addition to pursing a double major at Scranton, Nguyen has a triple-minor in finance, Chinese and business leadership. A Dean’s List student at Scranton, Nguyen is also a member of the University’s IMA Honor Society and Omega Beta Sigma, the women’s business honor society. On campus, she serves as a mathematics tutor for the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, as president of the International Business Club and as vice president of the International Club. She is a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and her family resides in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    This is the second consecutive year a University of Scranton student has attended the Student Leadership Experience. Last year, Nicholas Varriano, class of ’17, ‘G18, was selected.

    The IMA Selection Committee only selects students from IMA Higher Education Endorsement Program member schools to attend this experience. Scranton received its endorsement in November 2017. Just 42 colleges in the U.S. are currently endorsed by the IMA, and 30 colleges internationally.

    Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 100,000 members in 140 countries and 300 professional and student chapters.

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