CIMA at Kozminski University 

The agreement signed between Kozminski University and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) will help our students obtain an international management accounting diploma.

Thanks to the agreement signed between Kozminski University and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) based in London, students of Finance and Accounting program at our University will have the opportunity to obtain an international management accounting diploma.

- Studies of Finance and Accounting have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that are global, - says Dr. Małgorzata Kucharczyk, coordinator of CIMA program at KU. - The world of finance and accounting is now striving for standardization, both in the area of financial accounting and management. For example, International Accounting Standards (IAS) are used almost everywhere in the world, currently in more than 120 countries. If you want to work in global or international organizations and deal with finances, you should get to know the financial accounting and management accounting. The participation of our students of Finance and Accounting program with the CIMA program is a chance to gain international diplomas awarded by CIMA and for an interesting, attractive and developmental work not only in Poland but also abroad. 

Prof. Witold Bielecki, the KU Rector and Mr Jakub Bejnarowicz, Associate Director, Central and Eastern Europe - Management Accounting, AICPA

The importance of management accounting in economic processes is growing. That is why knowledge of rules, principles and tools of management accounting is so important. Knowledge of management accounting now is not only a necessity, but also a necessity. Knowledge and skills in accounting can and should be confirmed. Not only a prestigious university diploma, but also international certification awarded by organizations whose diplomas certify professional qualifications in finance and accounting and are recognized everywhere in the world.

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants, with over 232,000 members and students operating in 177 countries, working at the heart of business. CIMA members and students work in industry, commerce, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its qualification, professional experience requirements and continuing professional development to ensure it remains the employers’ choice when recruiting financially-trained business leaders. 

Professionalism and ethics are at the core of CIMA’s activities with every member and student bound by robust standards so that integrity, expertise and vision are brought together. 

Together with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) CIMA has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. CGMA is the global quality standard that further elevates the profession of management accounting. The designation recognises the most talented and committed management accountants with the discipline and skill to drive strong business performance.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

In 2017 Kozminski University Master in Finance and Accounting Program was ranked 15th in the world in the Global Masters in Finance Ranking published by "Financial Times".

It is the only university ranked from Central and Eastern Europe. The  program is designed for ambitious and future-oriented young professionals, and thanks to internationally recognized professional certifications, graduates can work and develop their careers anywhere in the world. The studies are conducted on several specializations in both Polish and English, at the bachelor, master's and doctoral level. With the next global accreditation, students of Finance and Accounting program at our Uni can gain international recognition of their knowledge in management accounting, which makes it easier for them to start a professional career.