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AICPA & CIMA and Lingnan University collaborate to equip students with skills to build successful careers

Published on Thursday, 03 Nov 2022

Top middle – Prof. POON Shing Chung Patrick, Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies), Lingnan University; Top right – Prof. WHITLA Paul, Associate Director of Undergraduate Business Programmes, Lingnan University ; bottom right – Prof. SHI Shanshan, Director of Taught Postgraduate Programmes Office, Lingnan University; bottom left – Ms. WAN Pui Shan Sophia, Senior Administrative Manager, Lingnan University; bottom middle – Mr. Paulus Chau, Director, Hong Kong and emerging markets, The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, representing AICPA & CIMA, and

Top left – Mr. Jeff Lo, Business Development Manager, Hong Kong and Emerging Markets, The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, representing AICPA & CIMA

 

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, representing the American Institute of CPAs and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (AICPA & CIMA) have signed an agreement with Lingnan university for the remote, digital self-paced learning program namely the CGMA® Finance Leadership Program.

 

The partnership will enable Lingnan University to offer the CGMA® Finance Leadership Program to students currently enrolled in its Master of Accountancy, Master of Science in eBusiness and Supply Chain Management, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, Master of Science in Marketing and International Business, Master of Science in Risk and Insurance Management, Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Accounting or Finance, Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration – Risk and Insurance Management.

 

With traditional in-person tuition and examination methods being challenged by digital acceleration, the CGMA® Finance Leadership Program provides instant on-line access for aspiring business and finance leaders to learn finance and competencies needed in the world of business and accounting. 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.

 

The partnership with Lingnan University will enable their students to start their CGMA journey alongside their studies and start the program at the appropriate entry level, building on their existing educational achievements. On successfully completing the program and fulfilling the practical experience requirements, students will earn the prestigious CGMA® designation and become CIMA members.

 

Paulus Chau, Director, Hong Kong and emerging markets, at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, representing AICPA & CIMA, said, “We are proud to partner with Lingnan University to offer our CGMA® Finance Leadership Program, a complete digital learning platform to enable young talents to progress to become a CIMA Member and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). With the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and digitalisation, it is crucial for students to have strong skillsets and competencies to remain relevant throughout their careers. I believe the CGMA® Finance Leadership Program is the excellent tool for students to acquire the relevant skills and growth mindset they need to help secure employment succeed in future business environment.”

 

Prof. Leng Mingming, Dean of Faculty of Business of Lingnan University, said “With the propelling use of online learning platform and technologies, the Faculty of Business of Lingnan University is always ready to equip our students with the latest technology for preparing their career to be aspiring business leaders. We are excited to enter into partnership with CIMA for the CGMA Finance Leadership Programme (FLP). This partnership shows our continuous commitment in nurturing future talents so that they can keep abreast of the new development in the business world.”