The Prestigious University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is now offering four exemptions for Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification to follow the Master of Business Administration (MBA), which is currently offered in the country through the Business School of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.
Thus with these four exemptions, students can now sit for only eight subjects instead of the required 12 subjects while studying for the MBA and complete the course within period of a year or one and a half years.
Students with the respective exemptions will also have the opportunity of saving approximately Rs. 300,000, due to the reduced number of subjects they have to undertake.
USQ is an international university of repute in distance learning and was the first accredited ‘institution of best practice’ for external higher education in Australia.
The ICASL is the premier National Accounting institute responsible for the education of students, professional development of members and service to the business community in auditing, taxation, financial management and business consultancy. As one of its initiatives to be equipped to meet the challenge of the knowledge economy, lCASL came into an alliance with USQ, to offer the MBA programme. The ICASL, which is also the largest tertiary education establishment in the country, outside the university system with a student base of over 36,000 and a membership of over 42,000 partnered with the USQ to offer two world class recognised Masters Degree courses, namely the MBA and the Master of Project Management (MPM) in its continuing strive to provide professionals both in accountancy and outside the accountancy sphere the best of foreign professional qualifications in Sri Lanka.
The USQ MBA which is of world class repute has been followed by more than 1400 students both in Australia and outside Australia and is the largest MBA programme of any Australian university.
The USQ MBA programme offered through the ICASL has been well received in Sri Lanka with very high-end professionals in the country’s corporate world also following this prestigious programme.