CIMA launches fundamentals in finance for students

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Published November 22nd, 2016 - 04:54 GMT
Geetu Ahuja, Head of Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan, CIMA
Geetu Ahuja, Head of Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan, CIMA

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) today announced the launch of ‘CIMA Building Blocks’, an exclusive leadership programme designed to empower school students for a successful future in their chosen professional careers.

The programme has been developed by Geetu Ahuja, CIMA’s Head for Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan to give students a strong launch pad and instill in them a passion for finance and business. Aimed at school students age 16 and above, the programme will take place after school hours and will cover fundamentals of management and financial accounting, business economics and law.

In addition to teaching the basic business skills, the course also has a strong emphasis on emotional intelligence and how one can constructively use it for goal-setting, decision making and living a mindful life. Students will learn the importance of living a balanced life, having a vision and making conscious, confident and effective choices towards reaching their goals.

Geetu Ahuja, Head of Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan, CIMA said: “We as a society have a key role to play in nurturing the younger generation into future leaders. For this to happen it is essential that they get the right start in life.

Classroom education should not just be limited to the basic theoretical lessons, instead it has to empower the youth to use their emotional intelligence to make a positive, sustainable difference to our planet and its all encompassing ecosystem.”

Currently underway at the GEMS Our Own Indian School, the 5 hour per week program is run by global trainers experienced in coaching and moulding young adults into tomorrow’s leaders. On completion of the course, students will also receive the globally accredited CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting. 

Commenting on the new programme, Lalitha Suresh, Principal, GEMS Our Own Indian School said, “The ‘CIMA Building Blocks’ programme has enabled our students to think beyond their regular curriculum. They are exposed to practical case studies which aid them to do better in the CBSE Board skill based exams and at the same time develop employability skills in the long term. It has helped the school to broaden the curriculum by enabling our students to learn accountancy without the pressure of a board exam. Moreover, our parent body are thrilled that their children are getting the opportunity to get a UK qualification while at school at a very nominal cost.”

To learn more about the ‘CIMA Building Blocks’ programme, please email middleeast@cimaglobal.com or call +971 4 368 9432

Background Information

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants CIMA

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants.

CIMA helps individuals and businesses to succeed by harnessing the full power of management accounting – not just accounting for the balance sheet, but accounting for business. 

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