In late 2020, CIMA® launched the CGMA Finance Leadership Program (FLP) in Poland. Welcome meetings for 2020/21 academic year students were held in December 2020.
The CGMA Finance Leadership Program is a digital-first and self-paced option that enables students to complete the CIMA Professional Qualification and earn the CGMA designation with minimum
disruption to their lives. This unique approach and experiential curriculum puts the student at the centre and will differentiate a university from others. Digital features like the Student
Dashboard give students a more personalised, experiential learning and assessment experience, with seamless progression visibility. Real-world business simulation exercises help students raise
their professional acumen and gain practical insights through applied learning.
The CGMA FLP will help university students acquire the skills that employers demand now and into the future, and prepare them with real-world knowledge and case studies. They will earn a
professional qualification at the same time as their degree — setting them apart from their peers, opening them up to a wide range of career options and help them get their first job.
Above all, it will connect them with the local and global networks, communities and resources they need to keep growing, find opportunities and be employable.
The CGMA FLP welcome meetings
In December 2020, CIMA organised welcome meetings where students of Wroclaw and Poznan Universities of Economics and Business (WUEB and PUEB) could meet their peers and listen to their success
stories. They heard from Oleksii Chaikovskyi from Kyiv National Economic University (KNEU), who shared his insights from the CGMA Emerging Leaders Competition 2020. Then, Katarzyna Kaliska, CIMA
Ambassador and Master's degree student of Business Accounting and Finance at PUEB, shared her experiences with studying CIMA. Last but not least, Viktor Kargin ACMA, CGMA, Finance Processes
Improvement Expert, GSK Poland inspired new CGMA FLP students to apply to the best global employers such as accredited by CIMA GlaxoSmithKline, which supported him in passing CIMA exams and
becoming the CGMA designation holder.
highlighted: "Viktor's speech was truly inspiring and empowering. As for the CGMA Competition, many undecided students could find out why CIMA Professional
Qualification is so important for global employers nowadays."
, Ph.D., Assistant professor in the Department of Accounting at PUEB and FLP Program Coordinator, advised FLP students: "The key to success is being consistent in
pursuing your long-term goal. No matter how many university exams are ahead of you, always find at least one hour a day to master your skills and competencies under the CGMA FLP."
, Profesor UE / Associate Professor KFPiFP at WUEB and FLP Program Coordinator, advised FLP students: " Learning on the FLP platform seems to be an additional burden
for students, but in fact, it organizes the knowledge acquired during their studies to a large extent. Each student or academic has a personal style of work, some of us like to work systematically,
for example, every day for 15 minutes. I prefer to set myself goals, e.g. one skill a week or two weeks (depending on the level of difficulty).”
, CGMA FLP's student at Wroclaw University of Business and Economics, said: "Even though the program has started just recently, I was able to learn on the platform
about business models, leading and managing people, project management, cost competitiveness and organizational performance. I think that the platform is a great online tool and learning solution,
especially with the possibility of learning on a smartphone. The content is clear and lucidly translated. Situation scenarios are very useful. I really appreciate the possibility of undertaking a
preliminary assessment of a given topic and the possibility of 'skipping' it. Passing individual topics is not difficult as long as you focus on the previously read materials. I have not yet had
the opportunity to use them at work, but I believe that these are relevant and important topics that sooner or later will be needed there."
Find out more
More information on the CGMA FLP can be found here: https://cloud.e2.cgma.org/flp-b2u
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About the CGMA Emerging Leaders Competition 2020:
Last year's edition of the CGMA Emerging Leaders Competition, designed to find future business leaders, helped CIMA find University Champions (talented students in finance, business management,
digital and people skills). In 2020 competition was run in mainland Europe and Eurasia, with over 400 students and 90 academics from 8 countries participating, aiming to encourage students to
understand professional competencies required by global employers.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), founded in 1919, is the world's leading and largest professional body of management accountants, with more than 228,000 members and
students in 179 countries. CIMA is also part of The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, an institution of over 657,000 financiers worldwide, making up nearly 24% of all
Specialists with a CIMA diploma work at the heart of business. CIMA works closely with employers, continually updating its curriculum, to be the first choice in recruiting business leaders in
CIMA accredited employers include:
Accenture, Arla Foods, BPP Professional Education, BP, British American Tobacco, Cargill, Coca-Cola HBC, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Diageo, El Sevier, EY, First Data, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard
Company, Hilton Worldwide, Hitachi Data HSBC Bank Systems, HJ Heinz, IBM UK, Infosys Poland, Johnson & Johnson, Marks & Spencer, Mars, Nestle, Phillips, PwC, Royal Bank of Scotland Group,
SABMiller, Shell International, State Street, Unilever, Whirlpool and many more.