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CIMA Partnership Launch

Macquarie University and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) launched their global partnership to provide a pathway for Macquarie students to acquire the Master of Advanced Professional Accounting and fast track the CIMA Professional Qualification. Incorporating professional management accounting into our postgraduate master degree offerings will enhance the global relevance of accounting education at Macquarie University.

Andrew Harding,
Managing Director CIMA

Professor Philomena Leung,
Macquarie University

About CIMA

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants. CIMA has 203,000 members and students in 173 countries. They work at the heart of business.

CIMA’s members and students work in industry, commerce and not for profit organisations.

CIMA has strong relationships with employers, and sponsor leading research. CIMA constantly update their qualification, professional experience requirements and CPD programme. This ensures that CIMA members and students are the first choice for employers who are recruiting financially trained business leaders.

Interview with Andrew Harding - CIMA and Macquarie partnership

Andrew Harding is managing director of CIMA and is responsible for the operational performance of the Institute. Andrew is also a CIMA member, FCMA and CGMA.

In his role Andrew leads CIMA’s corporate centre, which is based in the UK, along with all international markets, including Europe, North Asia, South East Asia and Australasia, Africa, Middle East, South Asia and North Africa.

Andrew was previously executive director of CIMA Markets and in 2010 oversaw the Institute’s largest ever growth in new students. Prior to joining CIMA, Andrew was managing director of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) where he drove success on a global scale.

Andrew is also a chartered accountant and holds an MBA from Henley Management College.

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Rahat Munir

Dr Rahat Munir is a Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance. He has been an academic in accounting and banking disciplines for over 20 years. His teaching is across undergraduate and postgraduate subjects in management accounting and related subjects. He also supervises honours and PhD students. Over the last decade, he has worked on various projects, including projects funded by the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank and the NSW Attorney General Department.

Find out more about our fast-track opportunity for CIMA membership