Meeting with the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (CMA) on signing the MOU

A hybrid meeting was conducted by the Department of Finance and Accountancy in collaboration with the CMA officials with regards to signing the MOU on 20th August 2021. Dr. Y. Nanthagopan / Dean of the Faculty of Business Studies chaired the meeting with the presence of Dr. (Mrs.) K. Kalainathan / Head of the Department of Finance and Accountancy (DFA), Staff of the DFA, and the officials from the Institute of Certified Management Accountants – Ms. Jinandi Chandraratne / Director, Education and Ms. Kaushalya Hapuarachchi / Senior Manager, Education, Training & Research. At the outset, Dean / FBS welcomed the gathering and briefed the essence of having a strategic partnership with professional bodies paving the way to have a win-win situation for both. The Dean read the draft MOU among the participants to get their viewpoints incorporated. It was explicitly talked about providing a gold-plated medal for the students excelling in BBM Honours in Accounting and Finance degree programme, conducting active marketing programs by the CMA officials in and around the university, providing exemptions for the students, using university premises for conducting the CMA’s study programmes, and the use of the library by the CMA students in addition to the matters laid down in the draft agreement. Both the parties, CMA and DFA, came to a consensus on the clauses laid down in the draft MOU and decided to take it forward with the approval of their respective governing bodies.