by Prof. Dr. Stefan Hunziker and Prof. Dr. Michael Blankenagel, Co-Heads of MSc International Financial Management, and Marcel Fallegger (CMA), Research Associate and IMA Campus Advocate at the Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ
Since end of 2016, the MSc International Financial Management (MSc IFM) is an ACCA and CIMA accredited programme. In addition, the Lucerne School of Business and the MSc IFM have been approved for endorsement under the higher education endorsement programme of IMA.
Within the scope of the conception of the new majors in Accounting, Corporate Finance and Performance Management, the Heads of the programme decided to strive for accreditations by several high-quality international accounting organisations. Due to the specialised curriculum, the study programme got accredited by the associations ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants). The students of the MSc IFM (entirely taught in English) have the opportunity to complete the professional certifications of these organisations through an accelerated route.
The additional endorsement of the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) clearly illustrates that the MSc IFM students acquire a deep knowledge in accounting, controlling and financial management, whereby the international focus is substantial and great new career opportunities arise. The programme is in line with the requirements of the internationally well-accepted and practice-oriented CMA® qualification. Lucerne School of Business is only the third European Business School to achieve this and the first in Switzerland.
The focus on several international accounting certifications is unique in Europe. Our MSc IFM-students get well prepared for the increasing demand for international comparable degrees and benefit from additional discounts in the context of these cooperations.
Please find more information here:
– Accreditation of ACCA for the MSc IFM
– Accreditation of CIMA for the MSc IFM
– IMA Endorsement for the Lucerne School of Business
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