CIMA revises integrated BCom course syllabus at Christ

Last Updated 03 May 2019, 11:56 IST

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) launched its revised syllabus at CHRIST (Deemed to be University) in the city on Tuesday.

CIMA, a leading professional body of management accountants, offers a CIMA-integrated BCom professional course with a focus on management accounting. This is the 10th year of the collaboration between CIMA and CHRIST (Deemed to be University).

According to CIMA, CHRIST has the highest number of students pursuing a professional course in the world, higher than the number in the London School of Economics as of the previous year.

Biju Toms, Head, Department of Professional Studies, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), said the revision of syllabus happens once in every two years and this year's launch was in India.

"They have covered 150 countries to identify the learning gap and formulate a syllabus that includes concepts that make students industry-ready," he said.

"Last year, 43 students took the course. CIMA benchmarked our syllabus and found a lot of common areas. Students have to clear 17 papers to qualify, which will help them get better jobs. Being upskilled is needed as several jobs would soon be taken away due to automation," he added.

Dr Noel Tagoe, executive vice president, Academics, CIMA, said the new syllabus was designed in consultation with 5,500 professionals working in 2,000 organisations across the world.

He said that with automation putting a need to several jobs students are required to learn new concepts such as Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, Data Visualisation, Block Chain, Internet of Things, 3-D printing, Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence.

Speaking about India's economy, Tagoe said political and economic openness is needed in India. Drawing a comparison between India and China, he said: "China is the second largest economy in the world. They have nearly the same resources as India. It is just a matter of time that they will outdo the world's largest economy," he said.

(Published 19 March 2019, 19:10 IST)

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