A new agreement between the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Prince Sultan University allows for students to obtain CIMA’s global certification and title in addition to their graduation degree.
Prince Sultan University accounting students are now capable of putting their professional growth on a fast track to quicken their growth from the starting point of a CIMA diploma into a management accounting level. The university is located in Riyadh, originated in 2003 and is the first private university in Saudi Arabia.
“CIMA offers the most relevant globally recognized business and finance qualification,” Geetu Ahuja, head of Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan for CIMA, said. “The qualification focuses on business performance, management and finance, giving students an advantage to be placed across any business function. By the time the students graduate, they are not only financially qualified but also professionally trained in business management, capable of advising on business strategy and risk management.”
The goal of CIMA’s professional qualification is to help students prepare for the skills needed that go outside the realm of financial accounting. The instruction focuses on the levels within an organization and how better decision making and actions can be developed across the board throughout the entire organization.
“Today's business environment can be very challenging especially for young graduates seeking to enter the workplace,” Dr. Ahmed Rector, professor at Prince Sultan University, said. “Our partnership with CIMA will empower our students to build a successful career as soon as they graduate and help them pursue new opportunities in business, finance and related sectors.”