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Centre of excellence Australasia

CIMA has established a centre of excellence (COE) for Australasia in Sydney. The COE will collaborate with universities, the public sector and key industry players in this region. They will ensure the areas of research and related outputs are market driven and relevant.

Outputs will include research reports and cutting edge tools and techniques that will address issues raised by the industry. These solutions will be vital in guiding critical business decisions and driving strong performance in financial and operational reality.

The research, which will be led by CIMA, will help to develop the CIMA brand within the accounting field in this region. It will also increase awareness of the benefits of using management accounting tools and concepts to gain competitive edge. CIMA will therefore have a better understanding of employers’ needs in the region and be able to develop a truly global industry relevant syllabus and CPD resources appropriate for local use.


The funding will be provided by CIMA. A standard contract is used for all research projects. The clauses have been drafted and agreed by the CIMA Regional Centre of Excellence Panel and CIMA’s lawyers. These are not usually amended for individual institutions or company policies and only minor amendments can be made in exceptional cases.  

Download the copy of the contract here.

Research grant scheme

The Australasian Research COE currently has no open research funding initiatives. Watch this space for future research calls.

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    CIMA's research programme is designed to promote and develop the science of management accountancy. Find out more

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  • Academic research reports

    Academic research reports

    Executive Summaries of research projects commissioned by CIMA. These reports summarise the project itself and present the key findings and the implications for business practitioners.

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  • Research events and news

    Research events and news

    The COE Australasia wants to ensure that management accounting research undertakes ongoing improvements and holds events to help achieve this.

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  • Research panel

    Research panel

    Wanted to know more about the research panel in the Australasia region?

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