28 September 2022, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) recently signed an agreement with Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) for a remote, digital self-paced learning program namely The CGMA ® Finance Leadership Program that will be available for students who are currently enrolled in its undergraduate and postgraduate business degrees.
The CGMA® Finance Leadership Program enables instant on-line access for aspiring business and finance leaders to learn finance skills to the equivalent of a master’s degree. It also provides a new guided learning and assessment route to completing CIMA’s CGMA Professional Qualification and earning the CGMA® designation. With the help of real-life case simulations, it teaches a mix of finance, accounting, business, people, leadership and digital skills that are needed to build successful careers.
Venkkat Ramanan, FCMA, CGMA, Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific, at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, representing AICPA & CIMA said, “TAR UC has been a key partner of CIMA in Malaysia since 1970 and has helped us create a pool of highly qualified business and finance leaders with management accounting knowledge in the country. We are proud to continue to partner with TAR UC for the CGMA® Finance Leadership Program, a complete digital learning platform, and enable a greater number of young talents to become Chartered Global Management Accountants and CIMA members. With the impact of digitalisation, it is crucial for future professionals to have strong skillsets and competencies to stay competitive in the modern business world. I believe the CGMA® Finance Leadership Program is the right tool that students can use to get the relevant skills and mindset to prepare themselves for the future workforce.”
Professor Ir. Dr. Lee Sze Wei, President, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, said, “The new CGMA® Finance Leadership Program is an excellent pathway to study for CIMA’S CGMA Professional Qualification and earn the global CGMA designation which builds on your existing qualifications and experience. For example, TAR UC’s students enrolled in programmes such as the Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), Bachelor of Business (Honours) Accounting and Finance and Master of Accounting and Finance as they will only need to sit the Management Case Study and Strategic Case Study exams. This is a testament to the quality of our study programmes, and our ongoing efforts to effectively prepare our students for the world of work.”
TAR UC students who enrol in the CGMA ®Finance Leadership Program will be eligible to start their CIMA journey alongside their TAR UC studies. The agreement also enables students to sign up to the CGMA® Finance Leadership Program at a preferential rate.
On successfully completing the programme and fulfilling the practical experience requirements, students earn CIMA© membership at either the ACMA or FCMA level in addition to the prestigious CGMA® designation, enhancing their career prospects. CGMA designation holders are in demand from the world’s leading companies and offer a route to a varied and fulfilling career, supporting both national and global economies.
This CGMA® Finance Leadership Program will also connect students and the university with the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), the global accounting organisation formed by CIMA and The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), and its global network of 689,000 students, members and engaged professionals.
CIMA 特许管理会计师公会（The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, CIMA）
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)