Mount Saint Vincent University Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting Major) Program accredited by CMA Canada
July 4, 2011
HALIFAX, NS -- (June 22, 2011) Certified Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada), the world leader in shaping strategic management accounting® professionals to lead successful enterprises in the global marketplace, has awarded for a five-year period the accreditation of the Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting Major) Program at Mount Saint Vincent University.
CMA Canada accredits programs at leading academic institutions which provide complete coverage of the CMA® Competency Map Entrance Requirements, equipping students with in-depth knowledge and skills in management accounting, financial accounting, financial management and taxation, strategic management, and risk management and governance. These skills are required for mastering the advanced concepts covered in the CMA Strategic Leadership Program, leading to the prestigious CMA designation.
Beginning in 2000, CMA Canada implemented an accreditation process to recognize institutions that offer quality educational programs according to prescribed standards. The CMA accreditation program offers academic institutions a measurement process that is based on self-evaluation coupled with evaluation by CMA Canada.
Through the CMA accreditation process we are increasing the pool of qualified graduates who are able to enter the CMA Strategic Leadership Program directly from academic institutions, thus helping achieve quality growth in the management accounting profession. In addition, accrediting programs enables CMA Canada and academic institutions to work together to enhance the development of management accounting knowledge and practices in the global marketplace, said Joy Thomas, MBA, FCMA, C.Dir., President and CEO, CMA Canada.
Mount Saint Vincent University is among an exclusive group of academic institutions across Canada to have an undergraduate accounting program accredited by CMA Canada.
"We are pleased the quality of our accounting program is being recognized by CMA Canada. The designation will benefit our students as they advance their careers. This endorsement by CMA Canada strengthens the Mount's commitment to academic and professional excellence," said Dr. Kim Kienapple, Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies, Mount Saint Vincent University.
Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting Major) Program with a minimum grade point average of 75 per cent are exempt from writing the CMA Entrance Examination. This select group of students will enter directly into the Strategic Leadership Program, the final step required to obtain the CMA designation.
Our partnership with Mount Saint Vincent University and, more specifically, the Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting Major) Program, is a perfect fit. This program offers innovative approaches to course design and delivery, supported by outstanding faculty, effective evaluation of student performance, and a commitment to continuing quality education, said Nancy Foran, CMA, FCMA, CEO, CMA Regional Office for Nova Scotia, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.
The CMA-accredited path combines an interwoven approach with exceptionally high standards, bringing an unparalleled opportunity for employers wanting access to the best and brightest university accounting graduates.For more information contact
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