CMA Ontario builds partnerships with top Indian business schools

TORONTO, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - Certified Management Accountants of Ontario (CMA Ontario) has strengthened its relationships with two of India's leading business schools: the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad (IIM-A) and the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad.

CMA Ontario has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with IIM-A, which provides IIM-A students access to the Canadian CMA Strategic Leadership Program (SLP). There is currently a pilot program where IIM-A MBA students are participating in the CMA SLP.

"It is important that Canada's Certified Management Accountants deepen our relationships with the foremost institutions in India as it continues to emerge as a force in the global economy," said Merv Hillier, MBA, FCMA, C.Dir., CMC, President and Chief Executive Officer of CMA Ontario.

"We are proud to partner with the IIM-A.  Together we have built a strong international bond that will move the management accounting profession forward. We are also solidifying the sharing of resources so that CMA Ontario members will have access to the IIM-A online library, and IIM-A students and alumni will have access to ours."

CMA Ontario is also sponsoring the ISB-Ivey Case Competition 2011 (http://www.isb.edu/casecompetition/).  The objective of the competition is to help build a collection of high-quality, internationally benchmarked cases about Indian businesses.

"CMA Ontario looks forward to continuing to build and strengthen our partnerships with universities in India," said Hillier.

About the Certified Management Accountants of Ontario (CMA Ontario):
The Certified Management Accountants of Ontario is a self-governing professional organization that awards the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation to qualified candidates in Ontario. With some 25,000 members, CMA Ontario is an integral part of a profession that is 50,000 members strong across Canada and around the world. CMA Ontario maintains rigorous standards of accreditation and professionalism in management accounting to protect the public interest.

SOURCE Certified Management Accountants of Ontario

For further information:

Caroline Kolch
Communications Specialist
CMA Ontario
ckolch@cmaontario.org
O: (416) 204-3115
C: (416) 660-2583

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