UGBS to Participate in Global Final of the CIMA Global Business Challenge

UGBS to Participate in Global Final of the CIMA Global Business Challenge
Jun 17, 2015

A team of UGBS students has been shortlisted to participate in the global final of the Charted Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Global Business Challenge slated for Warsaw, Poland this year.
The team, christened “Snipers” with Deborah Ofori, Bismark Oppong Asumang, Senyo Adu and Abigail Amoako Okyere making up its membership, were chosen at the national level after making a presentation on an assigned case study on Ghana’s oil and gas industry.
They make up one of five teams chosen to represent Ghana at the global final, where they will be pitted against teams from 25 other countries from Africa, Europe, and Asia.
The CIMA Global Business Challenge is an international business competition organized by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in partnership with Barclays for undergraduates around the world, designed to bring out the best in the young business leaders of tomorrow.
In a related development, the CIMA has improved its accreditation framework for accounting programmes run by its top tier affiliates. These affiliates, under the revised framework, are being streamed into CIMA’s Advance Route 1 exemption terms. ‘For UGBS, this means bringing students closer to the CIMA qualification in a shorter time period’.
The CIMA reports that it will monitor student performance in CIMA examinations and any other appropriate quality indicators during this period. This is to ensure the appropriateness of the exemptions awarded, the result of which will inform the re-accreditation of the programme in several years.
CIMA, founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants with over 218,000 members and students operating in 177 countries working at the heart of business. CIMA members and students work in industry, commerce, the public sector and not-for-profit organizations.

The team poses with their certificates and symbolic ticket to Poland. From L-R: Dr. Ibrahim Bedi (lecturer, Accounting Department), Deborah Ofori, Prof. J.Y. Abor (Dean, UGBS), Bismark Oppong Asumang, Senyo Adu, and Abigail Amoako Okyere.

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