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School of Business and Management wins two CIMA Excellence Awards

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants distinguishes the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London, for its outstanding contribution to the accounting profession

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Dr Ishani Chandrasekara, CIMA Awards 2020

The School of Business and Management is delighted to announce today that it has won two awards at the first-ever CIMA Excellence Awards virtual ceremony on 11 December 2020. The CIMA Campus Culture Excellence Bronze Award recognises academicians, faculties and student bodies that have launched successful campaigns to create awareness and promote the CIMA professional qualification within their campuses. The CIMA Prize-Winner Bronze Award recognises the academic partner institution that trained CIMA’s Top Student of The Year.

The CIMA Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding academic partners, tuition providers and students who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession and the Institute over the past year. These awards highlight the high-quality of teaching, research, and learning in accounting education across the world.

Dr Ishani Chandrasekara, Programme Director of BSc Accounting and Management, said: “I am honoured to receive two CIMA Global Excellence academic awards this year. I want to thank my students for these nominations and those who have inspired me. I am very thankful for my senior mentor Professor Stefan Kurmmaker and the continuous support I receive from my brilliant institution Queen Mary University of London. I am also truly grateful for the CIMA Global team who have shined a light on the academic members to ensure their hard work for excellence in education is recognised.”

Andrew Harding, FCMA, CGMA, Chief Executive – Management Accounting at The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, commented: “The CIMA Excellence Awards honour institutions and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the accounting profession and worked tirelessly to enrich their students, providing them with the best possible education and prepare the next generation of accounting professionals. The awards received by Queen Mary's School of Business and Management are a true testament of its commitment and dedication to building the future of our profession.”

Sponsored by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the global accounting organisation formed by CIMA and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the CIMA Excellence Awards will be presented annually to those who have made a difference to the global accounting community, and proactively supported their students towards earning their Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, the most widely held management accounting designation in the world.

Visit the CIMA website for a complete list of the 2020 CIMA Excellence Awards winners.