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Mount Royal University Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting Major program accredited by Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada)

September 20, 2011

CALGARY, AB -- (September 14, 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 (BBA) – Accounting Major program at Mount Royal 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.

“The accreditation of the Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting Major program at Mount Royal University demonstrates the university’s commitment to meeting marketplace expectations in a globally competitive environment,” said Joy Thomas, MBA, FCMA, C.Dir., President and CEO, CMA Canada. “In addition, accrediting programs enables CMA Canada to broaden access to the CMA designation while maintaining a commitment to excellence and rigorous standards.”

Mount Royal 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. This recognition reflects the strength of both our accounting program and the faculty who support our students. It is also a recognition of the close working relationship that we have developed with CMA Canada—one that will continue to benefit our students well into the future,” said Dr. Murray Young, Dean of Mount Royal University.

Students who successfully complete the BBA – 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.

“The program accreditation means more skilled graduates can directly enter the Strategic Leadership Program, boosting quality growth in management accounting,” says Kara Mitchelmore, FCMA, President and CEO, CMA Alberta. “It adds another benefit to the long-standing relationship between CMA Alberta and Mount Royal University, an institution that boasts excellence in teaching and the highest standards in programming. We are confident that our partnership will continue to strengthen in the future.”

For more information contact:
Cindy Mantione
Communications Officer
CMA Canada
Phone: 905-949-3116

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