CIMA signs new remote digital self-paced learning programme MoU with Asia e University

  • The CGMA ® Finance Leadership Program (FLP) was launched in Africa, Asia and Europe as a new e-learning and assessment platform supporting employers and universities 
  • Meets accelerating demand for remote digital self-paced learning driven by the COVID-19 pandemic

26 February 2021, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Asia e University (AeU) for a new remote, digital self-paced learning programme namely The CGMA ® Finance Leadership Program (FLP) that will be available for all of AeU’s business, accounting and finance students. 

The CGMA ® Finance Leadership Program (FLP) is a new guided learning and assessment route to completing the CIMA© 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 will be required to build successful careers.  

“We are proud to partner with some of the best universities in Malaysia to pilot our CGMA Finance Leadership Program (FLP), a complete digital learning platform which will enable students from Business and Accounting specialization to progress into becoming a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). With the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and digitalization, it is crucial for graduates to have strong skillsets and competencies to remain relevant and I believe CGMA FLP is the right tool that students can use to get the relevant skills and mindset to prepare themselves for the current workforce,” said Rushdan Rozlan, Malaysia Country Manager of The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (The Association), the unified voice of AICPA & CIMA.

With traditional in-person tuition and examination methods being challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic and digital acceleration, this new e-learning and assessment platform provides instant on-line access for aspiring business and finance leaders to learn finance skills needed in business to the equivalence of a master’s degree level of education. 

Students can start their learning journey at an appropriate entry level, building on existing education achievement, credentials and practical experience, with their employer or university able to monitor and support their students as they progress. 

“On behalf of Asia e University (AeU), I would like to thank CIMA for giving us an opportunity to collaborate on our joint Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) and Bachelor in Accounting (Honours) programme with CGMA Finance Leadership Programme (CGMA FLP) for our students to obtain the CIMA professional qualification. I am very certain that this collaboration will benefit our students in pursuing their accounting career as accounting professionals as well it allows AeU and CIMA in developing and producing qualified professional accountants required in business and accounting sectors in Malaysia and abroad." 

"Together launching the programme online recently, we are pleased that we are now in the process of registering students for the 2021 intake. Again, we wish to thank CIMA for organising this collaboration and AeU looks forward to our sustainable collaborative arrangement between AeU, School of Management and CIMA,” added Professor Dr. Juhary Ali, S.D.K. FCMI (UK), Dean, School of Management of AeU. 

The partnership with AeU commenced on 1 January 2021 for three years and are targeting a minimum of 30 students to enrol annually for the programme where students will be able to complete only the three Case Study exams at the operational level, management level and strategic level to obtain the CIMA Professional Qualification. 

This intensive experience enhances any team’s credibility and fundamentally changes their careers. Upon completing the programme, team members earn CIMA membership at either the ACMA or FCMA level, in addition to the prestigious CGMA designation.

This initiative will also connect students and the university with the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the global accounting organisation formed by CIMA and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), and its 650,000 students and members worldwide.

The kick-off ceremony was attended by CIMA and AeU, held virtually via Google Meet recently. 

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