Certified Management Accountants of Ontario provide $60,000 to Odette School of Business, University of Windsor



    Funds to be used for key education and research initiatives

    TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - The Certified Management Accountants of Ontario
(CMA Ontario) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Odette School
of Business, University of Windsor. The strengthened relationship will lead to
education and research initiatives that will develop the teaching of
management accounting at the business faculty.
    Today CMA Ontario will present the first of three annual $20,000 cheques
to Allan Conway, Dean of Odette School of Business. In addition to supporting
the partnership between the organizations, and promotion of the CMA program
among students, CMA Ontario will support a competitive research award for
Odette faculty, the development of a series of cases based on the interaction
between strategic, organizational and financial issues, and an internal
student case competition.
    A special funding presentation including faculty, administration, CMA
community members and students will take place at 11:30am in the Odette School
of Business, Room 210 and will follow with a light luncheon in the Odette
atrium on the 3rd floor.
    "Close working relationships with professional organizations like CMA
Ontario are important in the structuring of Odette students' experience, in as
well as outside the classroom. This sponsorship will support activities that
will further enhance the student experience through focused faculty research
and case-writing, externally judged student case competitions, and symposia
bringing together academics and practitioners. CMA members from the region
have been involved in a number of Odette events over the past years and we
appreciate their bringing their experience and point of view to what we do,"
explained Dr. Allan Conway, Dean of the Odette School of Business.
    "It has been a pleasure working with the students, faculty and
administration at the Odette School of Business over the past number of years.
CMA Ontario has witnessed increasing numbers of CMA Exam writers and pass
rates coming from Odette each year. In continuing to build a strong working
relationship with Odette, our ultimate goal is to have Odette students succeed
as business leaders in industry through expertise gained in the CMA
designation areas of management, strategy and accounting," said Deborah
Clarke, Southwestern Ontario Regional Director, CMA Ontario.

    Additional information on the Odette School of Business is available at:
http://www.uwindsor.ca/business

    To learn more about Certified Management Accountants, log on to:
www.cma-ontario.org

    About Odette School of Business, University of Windsor

    The Odette School of Business has more than 2,300 full- and part-time
students currently enrolled in its diverse array of undergraduate, graduate
programs. Students at the Odette School of Business have been recognized at
the local, national and international levels for their achievements. The
school has over 70 full-time, part-time and sessional faculty members who
represent a rich cross-section of business acumen and expertise. Our faculty
members hail from all parts of the globe and have taught, consulted and
performed research in dozens of countries. Odette faculty members have won
awards, written numerous textbooks and articles, led scholarly associations,
and are frequent grant recipients.

    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 16,000 certified
members and 4,000 student members, CMA Ontario is an integral part of a
profession that is 47,000 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.





For further information:

For further information: Sharon Armstrong, Vice President, Marketing and
Communications, CMA Ontario, Direct: (416) 204-3118, Cell: (416) 567-8773,
sarmstrong@cma-ontario.org or Rick Hall, Principal, RICK HALL PR, Direct:
(416) 967-0751, Cell: (647) 219-0691, rickhall@rickhallpr.com

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