The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) and Faculty of Business Studies, Jagannath University jointly organized a seminar on “Professional Management Accounting Education in Bangladesh: Implications to Business Graduates” on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the auditorium of Jagannath University. Professor Dr. Mijanur Rahman, Vice-Chancellor, Jagannath University was the Chief Guest of the program while Professor Dr. Muniruzzaman, Dean, Faculty of Business Studies Chaired the session.
Mr. Jamal Ahmed Choudhury FCMA, President, ICMAB, Professor Dr. Md. Ali Noor, Chairman, Department of Accounting and Information Systems Jagannath University, Prof. Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed FCMA and Mr. Mohammed Salim FCMA, Vice Presidentswere present on the occasion. Dr. Nikhil Chandra Shil FCMA delivered address of welcome.
Honorable Vice-Chancellor thanked ICMAB for arranging such an important seminar to familiarize students with professional courses which will help them in career planning. He held that professional degrees like CMA can help accelerate their career growth in future. He said pursuing CMA education is challenging but rewarding. He highlighted the role ICMAB is playing in developing skilled human resources in the country which is critical for sustainable economic development of the country.
Special Guest Mr. Jamal Ahmed Choudhury, FCMA said that there exists a strong link between demand for accounting expertise and the economic growth. As the country is moving towards graduation to a middle income country by 2021 the demand for specialized accounting services rendered by the Cost and Management Accountants is significantly rising. He said students may join this CMA profession to ensure a bright career.
Mr. Nikhil Chandra Shill FCMA presented key note speech on the theme of the seminar. He spoke on the management accounting profession in Bangladesh and the pathways to be a global professional accountant with CMA designation.
Among others, Prof. Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed FCMA, Mr. Mohammed Salim FCMA also spoke on the occasion and encouraged students. Professor Dr. Muniruzzaman, Dean Faculty of Business Studies offered vote of thanks. A large number of students of Jagannath University attended the seminar. The program ended with a lively question and answer session.