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Chartered Institute of Management Accountants


On 27th of June 2017 Kozminski University signed the memorandum of cooperation with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

CIMA*, set up in London in 1919, is one of the largest international and professional organizations associating experts at management accounting. Moreover, CIMA associates more than 232,000 members and students in 179 countries. Members and students of CIMA are regarded as professional workers and hired both in public and business sectors. Furthermore, members and students of CIMA are valuable workers in non-profit organizations.

The aim of CIMA is to support people dealing with accountancy, in particular management accounting, and management. CIMA helps individual people and companies reach business aims and achieve professional success. Thanks to using possibilities that management accounting gives.

CIMA is the organization that cooperates closely with employees and management accounting researchers. It is the sponsor of many modern research projects, which later are used to increase the qualifications of CIMA members and students. CIMA constantly updates its qualifications and job experience requirements thanks to its cooperation with employers and management accounting researchers. In 2012 CIMA together with an American Institute  CPA (AICPA) established the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). It is the global quality standard that further elevates the profession of management accounting. CIMA emphasizes professional and ethical behaviours of CIMA students and members. Thanks to these activities CIMA certificates are appreciated by employers. CIMA certificates catch attention of employers when recruiting financially-trained business leaders.

CIMA is proud of being the first professional accounting organization to provide a truly global product in the modern area of Global Business Services. More information about CIMA can be found at

* Information about CIMA were based on materials present at and the document MOU CIMA-ALK.

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Find out what you can gain with CIMA certificates

The global economic situation and rapid technological development require fundamental changes in the way of thinking, learning, running a business and searching for employees who will be able to manage the processes "agilely". Employee mobility and globalization speeds up short decisions.

The company's goal is to provide a comprehensive and long-term solution that works well for the management of a small local startup as well as an international organization with students and members of CIMA. Short on CIMA certification for those students who hear the name CIMA for the first time. The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants® has been in existence for more than 100 years and is the largest organization in the world that brings together professionals and experts in management accounting. CIMA has over 232 thousand members and students in 177 countries. CIMA together with universities in Poland   and abroad enables students to gain professional qualifications in management accounting - at two basic levels already during their studies.   Competence and skills for the gold standard sought after by global organizations, exclusive CFO events, employment with top employers - these are just some of the benefits of having a CIMA qualification.  What else can you gain?

In addition, every student in the CIMA Program at the University has the opportunity to join a global network of business leaders (CIMA Members), including sharing of best business practices, receives access to a portal with job offers, free textbooks and access to training to prepare for the OCS - Operational Case Study, the so-called Exam Success meeting, free access to workshops conducted by CIMA Experts in various cities in Poland. Students in the CIMA Program are invited to the Awards Night & Christmas Party; Summer Summer Special meeting, as well as MoneyTalks business meetings.   with the participation of CEOs and CFOs of global companies worldwide;

Beata Dzidzińska (former CIMA Ambassador at Wroclaw University of Economics) also emphasizes that "CIMA's qualification not only increases competence but also increases earnings.  Students have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and become more attractive to employers. Already during their studies and acquiring particular levels they have a chance to experience a salary increase, so they can increase their earnings already during their studies". So don't wait with the decision - register at today and remember that CIMA will give you an advantage, especially since your career will not wait until you graduate.


Get an international qualification recognized in the labor market - apply for the CIMA Program at the University today!

For a long time - not only during this year's situation with the COVID 19 pandemic worldwide, it is not easy to stand out on the labour market, so it is a necessity for students to constantly improve their competences outside the university and gain professional experience in an international environment. 

Additionally, constant changes and difficult business decisions have become everyday life for many managers - especially since March 2020 when the "lockdown" in Poland was introduced. Thus, the current situation even obliges the young generation of employees to constantly supplement their knowledge outside the previously chosen field of study in various areas.

If you want to keep up with modern trends or are just looking for your career path - read the article to the end. For over 100 years CIMA and the world's most prestigious universities of economics have enabled the best students to obtain a CIMA certificate, which is known and recognized by employers. In Poland, students can also apply for CIMA Programs, thanks to which they can count on many advantages and benefits. What do I need to do to become a CIMA student during my bachelor's or master's degree? 

Just take part in the recruitment process, fill in the form and wait for the decision of the University and CIMA: ATTENTION Recruitment is now underway!

Short on CIMA for those students who hear the name CIMA for the first time. The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants® has been in existence for over 100 years and is the largest organization in the world that brings together specialists and experts in the field of management accounting. CIMA has over 232 thousand members and students in 177 countries. CIMA together with   with universities in Poland and abroad enables students to gain professional qualifications in management accounting - at two basic levels already during their studies.   CIMA at various levels of certification confirms preparation for comprehensive management of the financial department both in its own company, national and international corporations. The following is a detailed description of the skills that students learn in the CIMA Program:

  • Business skills – ways of translating data into knowledge and strategy
  • People skills – knowledge of effective communication, influence, negotiation and cooperation
  • Leadership skills – ways to build and motivate teams and stimulate results
  • Digital skills – the program issues teach, among others, how to create digital content, how to analyze and present data and how to solve problems.
  • Technical skills – participants learn and practice applying accounting and financial skills.


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Finally, some interesting opinions not only from CIMA representatives, but also from the CIMA Ambassador, who, just like yourselves today, once decided to join the CIMA Program.

As Jakub Bejnarowicz, Regional Director for Europe, CIMA, says, "CIMA meets the expectations of a changing world. Therefore, a professional qualification   from management accounting, CIMA is a set of competencies considered globally to be the most up-to-date in the area of finance. CIMA holders are professionals valued in the business environment, actively sought after by employers in every industry, performing important advisory functions within the organization. 

According to Aleksander Gorczyca (a former CIMA Ambassador at the Cracow University of Economics and a student of the CIMA Program at the University), "This program gives students the opportunity to gain practical financial knowledge, confirm it with an international certificate, get to know personally the "top level" professionals working in business, stand out on the labor market among their colleagues in economics - which is extremely difficult these days. 

So don't wait with the decision - register today at and remember that CIMA will provide you with an advantage, especially since your professional career will not wait until you graduate.

CIMA at Kozminski University - News



University Management Accounting Day 21.10.2020

University Management Accounting Day CEE. Human signals in a digital world.

On 21 October 2020 students from universities from Poland and other countries had a chance to meet for the third time as part of the University Management Accounting Day (UMAD). It was an event organised by CIMA, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, in collaboration with prestigious universities of economics.

With over 228,000 members and students in 179 countries, CIMA (The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants®) is the leading and largest organisation in the world that brings together specialists and experts in management accounting. CIMA qualifications are offered as part of CIMA & University Program and provide students with upskilling opportunities in the area of business (how to transform data into knowledge and strategy), interpersonal skills (how to communicate, make an impact, negotiate and collaborate), leadership (how to build and motivate teams and stimulate performance), and technical expertise (how to apply accounting and financial skills) - and all this while observing the highest standards of ethics, integrity and professionalism. At CIMA we follow all the current trends, hence in January 2019 we updated the syllabus to adapt it to the latest trends in the area of finance.  This allows CIMA members and students to develop their digital skills, which these days have taken a completely new role. The curriculum has been extended to include such topics as digital costing, cybersecurity, data analytics, data visualisation and data strategy. Thanks to these new areas, the CIMA syllabus is now recognised worldwide as the most up-to-date programme in the area of management accounting.

One event dedicated to students is the University Management Accounting Day CEE organised in CIMA partner universities and addressed to undergraduate and postgraduate students of finance and accounting. This event brings together students, lecturers, best CIMA's employers and employees in Poland and abroad. Attendees can learn about the role of management accounting and its importance for business.

This year, for the first time, the event was held entirely online and was attended by 200 students from such countries as: Poland, Czechia, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, United States, Portugal, Pakistan, Hungary, Turkey, United Kingdom, Russian Federation, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, and Egypt. Participants took part in a very interesting lecture: "Human Signals: New Patterns of Behaviour and the Accounting Profession [the COVID-19 crisis]" conducted by Mr Sławomir Huss, Head of Signify Capital, Europe. Just like last year, an important part of the event was the CIMA Business Game - an interactive online competition between students from all participating universities. This time students were faced with the Mackintosh Grant case study. It was a great opportunity to solve business issues and develop some important skills. Students from Warsaw School of Economics (Poland) took first place in the business game, second place went to University of Economics in Katowice (Poland) and third to Prague College (Czechia).

If you would like to take part in the CIMA&Uni Program or CGMA Finance Leadership Program read the information on the Uni website, meet with your CIMA&Uni Program Coordinator/CIMA Ambassador or contact with CIMA directly via email:

CIMA at Kozminski University

Thanks to establishing cooperation with CIMA Kozminski University can offer its students at the Finance and Accounting Program possibility to gain CIMA certificates starting from the academic year 2017/2018.

The CIMA Program at KU offers two certificates:

  • for Bachelor students:
    • KU&CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting -  AWARD CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting (CIMA DIP MA)
  • for Master students (only Polish track):
    • KU&CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting -  AWARD CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting (CIMA ADV DIP MA)

Students of the Finance and Accounting Program can sign up for the CIMA Program at KU during their studies. After passing the CIMA exams, which they take in CIMA exams centers, students can get a CIMA certificate.

The number of exams which students have to pass depends on their level of studies and the specialization that a student does.

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Participation in the CIMA Program at KU - academic year 2020/2021
Coordinator of CIMA at KU
dr Małgorzata Kucharczyk

Senior lecturer at Kozminski University. From 1999 she has been working in the Accounting Department where she conducts classes on Financial Accounting, Audit, Cost Accounting and Advanced Management Accounting. She is the co-author and co-editor of academic coursebooks:

- Przetwarzanie informacji księgowych oraz Arkusz roboczy [w:]Rachunkowość od podstaw. Sporządzanie i interpretacja sprawozdań finansowych, Dobija D. [red.], Warszawa, WSPiZ, 2004.
- Kucharczyk M., Dobija D. [red.] (2014), Rachunkowość zarządcza. Analiza i interpretacja (own translate: Management accountancy. Analysis and interpretation), Warszawa, Wolters Kluwer Business...

Małgorzata Kucharczyk has a PhD in economics. Her PhD work „Model rachunkowości rodzinnych gospodarstw rolnych” (own translate: ”Accounting model of family run agricultural households”) concerned agricultural accountancy and the accountancy of family run entities. The lecturer conducts research on small and medium companies accountancy and accountancy standardisation processes.

She is the author of numerous articles in the field of accountancy. From 2012 she is the member of committee responsible for studies programs of Finance and Accounting Faculty. From 2017 she is also the coordinator of professional accreditation processes in the field of accountancy.


During the office hours, the contact is possible only on MS Teams platform.


Office hours: 05.10 , 12.10 , 19.10 and 26.10.2020 , 02.11 , 16.11 , 23.11 and 30.11.2020 , 14.12 and 21.12.2020 , 04.01 and 18.01.2021 from 11:00 to 12:00

Ambassador of CIMA at KU
Anastasiia Liaver

I am a second-year Master student of Finance and Accounting at Kozminski University. I have chosen Banking and Investment Strategies as my specialization. I aim to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the university and combine my studies with additional activities, which may help me to develop my interpersonal skills ,as well as working within international teams.

In my opinion it is important to take part in different university projects. During my Bachelor’s degree I participated in Brussels Business week, the project was about “The Beer market. Trends and challenges”. That was an amazing opportunity to work with students all over the Europe. I am into extreme sports, such as snowboarding and surfing. I have finished a surfing school in Portugal, while I was also doing an internship there. In my free time I also enjoy running, drawing and painting. CIMA is world recognizable and a highly valuable qualification on today’s financial market. Constant development in someone’s profession is a really important thing. That’s why my goal is to have a good contact with students interested in participating in CIMA’s program. I have decided to join CIMA’s organization as their Ambassador, because I strongly believe that it would be a great chance for me to gain new experience and meet a lot of interesting people.


Kseniia Tselinko

As a child, I was surrounded by talented entrepreneurs, economists and academics. I built an inevitable interest in finance, economy and management, by having a great opportunity to learn from masters of the finance field, as well as to explore the field along with them. I started my journey back in high school, where I took part in various competition for math and economy classes. I also was involved in volunteering with children, who have ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).

It was a great experience that helped me to develop problem solving and adaptability, as well as interpersonal skills. Later, at Kozminski University, where I am holding a Finance and Accounting degree, I kept shaping my career path. During my studies, I had a pleasure to be a member of the scientific group „Audytor” (English “Auditor”), ESN Kozminski, and Kozminski International Society.

Besides finance, I am interested in music and sports. At the age of 10, I explored my passion for piano, which I continuously develop. Thanks to my very active, dynamic and loving family, I developed a love for sports, especially skiing, which is much-beloved sport among all family members. Also, learning foreign languages is one of my hobbies, which I developed as a mentor for international students at Kozminski University.

This year I have a pleasure to join CIMA global community as a CIMA ambassador at Kozminski University in Warsaw, Poland. It is an honour to represent and promote the world’s leading qualification, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.