ICMAB

The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) in collaboration with the Department of Accounting & Information Systems (AIS) under the Faculty of Business Studies of Jagannath University organized a seminar on “Professional Management Accounting Education in Bangladesh: Implications for the Business Graduates” on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in the Auditorium of Jagannath University. Professor Dr. Mijanur Rahman, Vice-Chancellor, Jagannath University was the Chief Guest of the program, Professor Dr. Md. Sawkat Jahangir, Dean, Faculty of Business Studies was present in the program as Special Guest while Professor Dr. Leyaket Hossain Mahmood, Chairman, Department of Accounting and Information Systems, Faculty of Business Studies of the same University chaired the session.

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Mr. Jamal Ahmed Choudhury FCMA, Past President and current Chairman of the Education Committee of ICMAB, Prof. Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed FCMA, Past President of ICMAB and Dr. Nikhil Chandra Shil FCMA, Academic Advisor of ICMAB were present in the occasion as Guests of Honor.
Professor Dr. Md. Sawkat Jahangir, Dean, Faculty of Business Studies delivered the address of welcome. He discussed about the necessity of professional degrees in addition to academic degrees for accelerating career success.
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 mentioned 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.

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Prof. Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed FCMA emphasized that if the CMA qualification can be added with the university degree, the local and international job markets are easily accessible to them. Brining his personal experiences with ICMAB, he has tried to convince the students to pursue cost and management accounting education without further delay to keep themselves competent to the head hunters.

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In his speech, Mr. Jamal Ahmed Choudhury, FCMA appraised the education system of ICMAB which is globally accredited. He said that the curriculum of ICMAB caters the needs of job market and is regularly updated to produce skilled professionals. He has requested all not to miss the great opportunity of pursuing professional education simultaneously with academic degrees.
Dr. 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. After his presentation, floor was opened for all and there were a lively question and answer session.

Professor Dr. Md. Ali Noor, Assistant Professor Muhammad Zahirul Islam FCMA, Assistant Professor Md. Nazmul Islam ACMA along with other faculty members of Jagannath University, Mr. Nazmus Salehin, Director (Academic Affairs) of ICMAB, Mr. Md. Abdul Maleque, Deputy Director & Head of Education Department was also present in the seminar. Around 350 students attended the seminar. The program ended with vote of thanks by Professor Dr. Leyaket Hossain Mahmood, Chairman, Department of Accounting and Information Systems, Faculty of Business Studies of Jagannath University.

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