Canada releases basis of conclusions on move to IFRSs
With many Canadian companies currently in their first year of reporting under IFRSs, the Canadian Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) has recently released a publication setting out its rationale and process for adopting IFRSs, rather than alternative frameworks such as United States Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (US GAAP), or retaining a separate domestic Canadian GAAP.
IMA and Manchester Business School’s Middle East Centre Announce Partnership
November 15, 2011
IMA®, one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession, has announced a partnership with Manchester Business School’s Middle East Centre (MBS) in Dubai, UAE to foster the international growth of the profession. IMA members will receive preferential rates on tuition fees for the MBS Global Part-time MBA Programs. IMA’s CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) members can apply to the MBS Global MBA – Finance Learning pathway with certain module exemptions for the accelerated route, upon successful acceptance from MBS Admissions.
“We are honored to be partnering with the prestigious Manchester Business School,” said Jeff Thomson, CMA, IMA president and CEO. “Together, we have the opportunity to enrich careers, organizations and economies, as we work toward fulfilling our respective societal missions.”
“MBS Middle East is delighted to become the first business school to collaborate with the IMA in the Middle East in this manner, and the first MBS center worldwide to create a partnership with IMA,” said Randa Bessiso, Manchester Business School director, Middle East. “IMA members and CMAs, in particular, are highly sought-after working professionals in the region and are excellent candidates for our MBA programs. “
The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with MBS took place at a ceremony held at Dubai Knowledge on November 2, 2011.