The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the American University in Dubai (AUD) have signed an agreement which will offer students the opportunity to gain CIMA’s global professional certification while studying towards their graduation degree.
CIMA is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants, and offers a global qualification to support the development of future business and finance leaders. The MOU signed, offers AUD students an opportunity to becoming dual qualified, of having an academic degree and a globally accredited certification with an award and title, making them stand out in the job market with their proficient business and management skills. Additionally, the AUD students will be able to fast track through the model set and benefit with an accelerated route made available to them.
Dr. Mohammad Abu Ali, Dean of the School of Business Administration at the American University in Dubai said:
“One of the goals of the School of Business Administration is to ensure that the educational programs offered are continually aligned with the employment needs of the market for business professionals. Our partnership with CIMA will equip our students with solid business and financial skill sets that can be easily applied in the workplace and this is in keeping with our mission to provide forward-looking and career-oriented business education.”
The globally recognised CIMA qualification allows graduates to become part of a global network, improving their employability and earning potential across the world.
Geetu Ahuja, Head of GCC, CIMA said, “Our partnership with the American University in Dubai will allow students to fast track their careers as soon as they graduate, as the qualification sets a foundation for a solid career in business and finance. Our updated syllabus is built around addressing the ‘employability’ needs of today’s businesses and helping students develop the skills and knowledge needed to build a successful career path.”
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