Wisdom ties up with Robert Gordon University, UK

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  • BA Accountancy Top-Up Pathway to elevate local students’ to higher financial management proficiency

Wisdom Business Academy, the largest CIMA business school in Sri Lanka, renowned for its high quality higher education paths in financial and business management stream has tied up with Robert Gordon University (RGU), UK with a vision of providing an opportunity to grant an internationally prominent graduate level qualification in Sri Lanka.  

Through the partnership Wisdom Business Academy will open new vistas for students in Sri Lanka to obtain a BA Accountancy Top-Up Pathway further strengthening the academic and professional readiness of a present financial management student.

Robert Gordon University is a dynamic, modern place to study with an international reputation for providing high quality education from undergraduate through to PhD level. Consistently ranked among the UK’s top universities for graduate employment for many years, recent accolades have included: ‘Top Modern University in the UK 2012 & 2013 – The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2012 & 2013 and rated Top University in Scotland for Graduate Level jobs 2012 by The Times Good University Guide 2012, The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2012, The Independent Complete University Guide 2012 and The Guardian University Guide 2012.

It is also the Top Modern University for Research in Scotland according to RAE Guide 2008. RGU is also Ranked top in the UK for Graduate employment by the HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency).

Wisdom Business Academy, incorporated in June 2002, is identified among the local community already as the largest CIMA Business School in Sri Lanka. Thereby the tie-up with RGU provides an opportunity to exhilarate further positioning as a key business education institution in Sri Lanka.

Upbeat about the new partnership Chairman of Wisdom Business Academy (Pvt) Ltd. T. Soumyraj said: “It is an essential requirement for the students who become accountancy professionals have an equally balanced theoretical knowledge as well as the professionalism gained through apt expertise. The students thereby gain the apt competitive and productive edge in their future tenures.

“Wisdom Business Academy with its vision to mould not only a qualified management accountant, but also a richer, more engaging and altogether a better professional for today’s corporate, has today embarked on a partnership that further elaborates our passion to provide quality education locally. In that sense Wisdom identifies the BA Accountancy with Robert Gordon University as an education option which balances all necessities for the next generation enterprise.”

All CIMA students who have completed at least CIMA Advance Diploma in Management Accounting (CIMA Management Level) have an opportunity to gain the BA Accounting degree through the top-up option. This innovative and unique course will provide students a solid grounding in both technical accounting and non-technical skills, which when combined with the achievement of the two awards gives you a competitive advantage in the workplace.

Wisdom Business Academy Director/Senior Lecturer Shanil Jayasekera reiterated: “Traditionally, entrants to the Accounting profession have entered with one qualification and gained another during their working career. The BA Accounting degree course uniquely allows students to study for two qualifications at the same time - thereby enabling graduates to enter the sector with a competitive advantage. Students can now achieve a CIMA plus BA Accounting Degree in two and half years.”

The course modules of the BA Accountancy degree is a well balanced combination of traditional teaching modules and assessment-led modules. The entire course caters towards the vision of producing well-balanced Accountancy graduates who are equipped with theoretical and practical skill to face the challenges of the everyday business world.

Once students complete their studies opportunities for future careers exists immensely within local and international companies in the areas of management accounting and financial accounting and also in commercial roles requiring financial analysis skills.