I see that CIMA has a new exemption route for those holding MBAs from 'legitimate' institutions where they can sit a CGMA exam and then only need attempt strategic level papers.
I would be be very interested to know what constitutes a legitimate instiution given the vast number of insitutions offering MBAs that can vary from triple accredited (AMBA etc) to the downright dodgy from XYZ college. Is there a list of approved organisations?
One would think if CIMA were offering this to MBA they would come out an expanded list of fast track MBA options for CIMA members/students but that does not appear to be the case.
I would love to know who sanctioned this option, [content was removed by a moderator 19/3/10 as it contravened our community guidelines with regards to respect] but Council Members should care or do they not get a vote in such matters?
Is it any wonder there is such a glut of accountants on the market. I'm waiting for the day I visit McDonalds and get asked "oh would you like a CIMA qualification with that?"