ASB offers MCom Management Accounting specialisation

Tuesday, 22 October 2013  Features

Senior representatives of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) are to attend a ceremony at the UNSW’s Australian School of Business for the official launch of the Management Accounting specialisation within the MCom.

Students who complete this specialisation will be exempted from most of the examinations of the CIMA syllabus.

Associate Professor Peter Roebuck, the Head of the School of Accounting, said “CIMA is the premier global management accounting body. It is rare for CIMA to offer exemptions to their stringent admittance examinations, and it shows confidence in the level of education here at the Australian School of Business.”

The program is 1 ½ to 2 years full-time depending on the prior studies of students. There is the opportunity to meet all the CIMA requirements except for a final case study examination and a period of practical experience.

Peter Roebuck adds “CIMA approached us – UNSW as one of only two universities to have this fast-track process on the CIMA qualification. Through it we are aiming to get students who are actually in the workplace, and want a qualification in management accounting, for which CIMA is a major recognition boost.”

“CIMA has tight entry requirements, and by doing the Management Accounting specialisation​ students get a great pathway to the management side of accounting including consulting. Most students aim to join the big four accounting firms, and then move into consulting”.

The Management Accounting specialisation within the MCom starts in 2014.

CIMA will be represented at the official signing of the memorandum of understanding by Andrew Harding, the Managing Director of CIMA UK, and Irene Teng, Regional Director for SE Asia and Australasia.

Date: Thursday 24th October 2013
Time: 3.45 to 5 pm
Location: UNSW’s ASB Business Lounge

Media contact: Julian Lorkin: 02 9385 9887