CIMA Professional Qualification
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is a UK based professional body offering training and qualification in management accountancy and related subjects. It is focused on accountants working in industry, and provides ongoing support and training for members. CIMA is recognized worldwide as the most relevant global finance qualification for business as the largest management accounting body in the world with 110,493 members and 117,817 students in 2018. CIMA is also a member of the International Federation of Accountants and has a joint partnership with AICPA – the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
The Professional Qualification is all about making you a candidate that business organisations (companies, public sector, not-for profit) want to hire. It gives you the skills you need to get ahead in the finance world and meet the needs of both business and people.
The syllabus is truly competency based, enabling you to develop the skills employers are really looking for, including technical, finance and business skills as well as people and leadership skills. Our industry leading assessments test your application of knowledge in real world business situations. Passing your CIMA exams is a demonstration to employers that you not only have the knowledge, but also the competencies and skills of a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
The qualification is comprised of nine separate subjects that are organised into three pillars and three levels. More information can be found here.
MBA International graduates are eligible for some exemptions which can be found here.
Project Management: CAPM® and PMP® Certifications
Being fully aligned with the Project Management Institute (PMI®*) terminology and knowledge base, the MBA International elective course “Project Management” prepares the participants for obtaining the CAPM®**(Certified Associate in Project Management) or PMP®*** (Project Management Professional) certifications, which are the most well paid certifications in the Technical Sector worldwide (for the last eight years).
The content of the “Project Management” elective is also is fully aligned with the new ISO 21500 Guidance on Project Management (1st ed. 2012) standard, which is a certification for Organizations or Units).
The course covers part of the official requirement for the certification (a PMP® candidate needs 35 educational hours in Project Management). Thus the course plus two additional training days fully cover this requirement. The course curriculum is based on the most widely recognized Project Management approach and will provide the participants with knowledge and methodologies established accepted by the global community of Project and Portfolio managers.
*PMI® is a service mark and trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. which is registered in the United States and other nations
**CAPM® is a certification mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. which is registered in the United States and other nations
***PMP® a certification mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. which is registered in the United States and other nations.
Global Reporting Index – GRI. Certified Training on Sustainability Reporting by MBA International and the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE)
MBA international in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainability & Excellence, an official training partner of the Global Reporting Initiative – GRI in Greece, is co-hosting the globally recognised GRI Certified Training on Sustainability Reporting.
During this training, offered within the elective course “Global Sustainability Strategies & Reporting”, students gain insight on the conceptual introduction and preparation of the GRI reporting process, apply knowledge of the latest GRI Guidelines at all levels of CSR and Sustainability Reporting, and acquire skills and competencies according to the needs and objectives of organizations. After completion of the course, participants will receive an official certificate of attendance directly by GRI. Most of Sustainability Professionals globally have attended this course and become qualified in Sustainability field.
- Disseminates knowledge on sustainability reporting and the GRI framework
- Defines the content of the report and the monitoring process
- Clarifies the quality assurance and the application level check process
- Explains how to apply environmental, economic and social performance indicators
- Explains in detail the communication of the final report
The need to switch, ‘from Compliance to Innovation’, is expected to be expressed in the new European 2015-2020 Corporate Responsibility policy that includes the new European Directive for Mandatory Sustainability Reporting. In other words, it has become necessary to change the corporate culture, which means to abandon the short-term approach to Corporate Sustainability that was the case during the last few years. Today, organizations need to become truly sustainable in the long term, for their own benefit and for the well-being of their people and stakeholder, and the planet.
Don’t miss out the opportunity to join the course and learn all about the latest legislation and timely trends in Sustainability.