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Global Recognition Through the Young Accountants Employability Programme

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has launched the Young Accountants Employability Programme to provide an opportunity for youth in Myanmar to gain an internationally recognised qualification in management accounting. The Programme is initiated in collaboration with employers in Myanmar who will offer internship opportunities to these students, with a potential of permanent employment.

Participants who join this Programme will be required to pursue the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA). They have a choice of two pathways. In the first pathway, a student will receive a 90% scholarship on the CIMA fee and enjoy an internship placement of 12-18 months with an employer. In the second pathway, a student will receive a 60% scholarship on the CIMA fee without any internship placement.

The Programme is open to Myanmar citizens, aged 18 to 28, who have a Matriculation pass with a minimum of 60 marks for both English and Mathematics.

In conjunction with the Young Accountants Employability Programme, CIMA has also launched an updated Cert BA. The update consolidates the five subjects of the existing syllabus into four. The former Business Mathematics subject is now integrated across other subjects, allowing for a more practical application of Mathematics.

The Cert BA update was based on extensive research with employers and educators worldwide, ensuring that the syllabus continues to reflect the emerging issues faced by businesses and their need for competent professionals. Assessments under the updated syllabus will commence in January 2017.

Jason Chan, Country Manager of Myanmar, said: ‘We are excited to launch the Young Accountants Employability Programme in Myanmar as we see a need for the industry in Myanmar to nurture talented individuals who can contribute to the success of businesses and the growth of the economy in Myanmar.’

He added: ‘The Programme will benefit from the updated Cert BA qualification where employers have provided their feedback on the skills that they require at that level. It’s a standalone qualification designed to give anyone — not just those in a finance role — a solid grasp of the fundamentals of business and finance. The Cert BA is an entry route to the professional level of the CIMA qualification and I hope that the students will take advantage of this golden opportunity to become Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMAs) eventually.’

Wendy Tin Win Kyi
T. +959 425 320 504

Source: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Written by asiafreshnews

October 4, 2016 at 11:04 am

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