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University nominated for CIMA Excellence Award

The University of Manchester has been nominated for an award at this year’s inaugural CIMA Excellence Awards 2020. Shortlisted alongside other top institutions from across the UK, Europe and around the world, the University has been recognised in the category for Multiple Distinctions.

The University of Manchester is celebrated in this category for being a University Partner with outstanding students, pass rate excellence in CIMA exams and the highest numbers of CIMA students on campus. Colleagues across the Accounting and Finance division at Alliance MBS are proud to have been recognised for their commitment to promoting teaching excellence in partnership with CIMA.

Based in the UK, CIMA is the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants. CIMA offer training and support for students and members, preparing and qualifying them for a successful career in management accountancy and related industries. The CIMA Academic Partner Excellence Awards were launched earlier this year by the Global CGMA University and Academic Centre of Excellence (COE). The awards were established to recognise CIMA’s Academic Partners, who have worked tirelessly to equip CIMA-qualified graduates and students for future-ready careers. Winners will be announced and the inaugural virtual awards ceremony, taking place on 11 December.

Alliance MBS’s BSc Accounting programme has renewed its relationship with CIMA over the last 12 months. This enables students to benefit from additional training and extra learning resources. CIMA also focus on employability development opportunities; AMBS students have gained confidence and new skills from this careers support and received invaluable feedback from commercial awareness business games hosted by the organisation. The partnership also means students enjoy up to nine examination exemptions from CIMA accredited programmes; this enables students to accelerate their journey towards becoming a chartered accountant after graduation. Our undergraduate accounting programme is recognised for its focus on graduate employability and preparing students for successful careers; 90% of BSc Accounting students are in employment or further study within 6 months (Discover Uni 2020).

Jennifer Rose, Programme Director for BSc Accounting and recipient of the University’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Teacher of the Year 2020, commented: “Renewing our relationship with CIMA over the last 12 months has been really beneficial for students who now have the opportunity to find out more about a wider range of careers in accounting. Many of them are looking to roles within management accounting now and benefit from the links we’ve made through Samantha Mathieson from the CIMA team.”