Graduates of Macquarie’s Master of Advanced Professional Accounting degree will benefit from even more global career opportunities, thanks to a new partnership between the University and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the world’s largest professional body of management accountants.
Unique in Australia, the agreement provides a fast-track route to CIMA professional qualification for Macquarie students.
Graduates of the Advanced Professional Accounting program will be exempted from 14 CIMA subjects, requiring them to complete only one subject in before attaining the CIMA professional qualification.
With CIMA operating in 176 countries, CIMA Chartered Management Accountants are recognised globally as business leaders with outstanding skills that can support an organisation through providing strategic insights, risk and change management, decision support and strategic advice.
The Head of Macquarie’s Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance, Professor Philomena Leung, says the new agreement will put Macquarie accounting graduates ‘ahead of the pack’ when it comes to advancing their accounting careers.
“CIMA qualification is well respected and recognised by Australian employers and professional bodies around the world,” she says. “I am confident this unique collaboration will open an array of opportunities and routes for our students to excel in their careers.”
The Master of Advanced Professional Accounting program already offers the professional segments of CPA Australia, with Macquarie graduates achieving above national average results in the CPA examinations.
Read more about Macquarie’s postgraduate degrees in accounting.