A foundation for success
"As much as the fact that Rome was not built in a day, the making of a professional takes much more than what meets the eye," says Shanil Jayasekera, a Founder Member and Director of Wisdom Business Academy, the specialist in CIMA Education.
Jaysekera went on to explain that Wisdom Business Academy conducts a foundation course (Certificate in Business Accounting) that offers a solid stepping-stone for those who have only O/Ls as well as post A/Ls and those who are already employed. "This opens up access to those who previously did not have the option to pursue CIMA, as a professional qualification in management accounting", he reinstated.
Wisdom has produced unparalleled pass rates and has also produced 7 world prize winners and 71 Sri Lanka prize winners since its incorporation six years ago. At the November 2008 CIMA Examinations, 5 Sri Lanka prizes out of 8 subjects have been won by Wisdom students. Furthermore Wisdom is proud to have 146 Students who obtained 3As or more at the 2008 A/Level examinations. These students include 07 students within the top 10 island ranking in the Commerce and Maths streams.
Wisdom pays a great deal of attention to the manner in which the courses are conducted. The quality of the lecturers at Wisdom is undisputed. The courses conducted include both tuition and revision to ensure that exam preparation is covered and not just the course syllabus. Furthermore, lectures are delivered using teaching methods that uses technology, where appropriate and are dedicated to reflect the requirements of the syllabus, as well as students. The students' attendance is closely monitored, and most lecturers are seen speaking to students and answering questions even during their lunch and tea breaks. The lecturers are appraised by the students a minimum of twice each session, where they are encouraged to give their opinions on how they perceived the quality and standard of the lectures. These appraisals are given great priority as Wisdom believes in catering to the needs of the students.
Wisdom Business Academy is an accredited CIMA (UK) Learning Quality Partner with an ISO 9001:2000 accreditation. It was founded on the principle to groom tomorrow's management accountants with financial expertise and strategic ability to take them closer towards career goals and success.
In maintaining its accreditation as a CIMA Learning Quality Partner, it closely follows compliance guidelines stipulated by CIMA (UK). Wisdom records over 6,000 enrolments for CIMA each year, while a panel of the island's finest lecturers is entrusted in delivering the syllabus content. Wisdom is rated as the second-largest CIMA Institute in the world.
It is also the largest institute that issues study material, in alliance with BPP-UK and is appointed a knowledge partner by Dialog Telecom. Employees of Dialog therefore are eligible for discount schemes in pursuing CIMA as career path. In reciprocation, Dialog Telecom pledges more recognition and career development opportunities for students from Wisdom.
Wisdom is equipped with an up-do-date computer laboratory, in order to facilitate the computer based assessments that are given out at its Foundation level in CIMA. This laboratory is also open for the practice of computer based-assessments when sitting for mock examinations, which is offered free of charge.
Apart from comprehensive lecture delivery and exam practice, it offers students career guidance and scholarships based on merit and need.
Wisdom also promotes sports and social events in order to offer a balanced environment to nurture students' personalities and build self-confidence.
This is where the Wisdom Student Council comes into play. The Student Council promotes social, intellectual, cultural and recreational activities to offer students the much sought-after social edge and this includes
- Sports such as Track & Field Events; Swimming; Netball; Rugby; Cricket and Basketball.
- Social events such as dances and trips.
- Forum of debates and quiz programs.
- Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
Wisdom aims to provide a holistic approach to CIMA education. In other words, a passed finalist from Wisdom, will not only be a qualified Management Accountant, but also an individual who will offer more value to his or her employer in getting the job done.
In being a specialist in CIMA education, Wisdom offers a foundation course that is tailor-made to impart the basic grounding in pursuing a career in management accounting as well as the expertise and facilities to coach for TOPCIMA - the most challenging subject in the CIMA syllabus. Wisdom offers uninterrupted lecture schedules and evaluates the student as well as the lecturer. A little courage and a little self-control; and some determination are attributes for success and to reach a goal, there is no easy path to glory. What then is required? A solid foundation of course.
Commencement of CIMA Foundation Level
The CIMA Foundation Level (Certificate in Business Accounting) student enrolments at Wisdom are open for new batches and classes will commence on 02nd March 2009 (Full Time) and 07th March 2009 (Part Time).
Students have started registering for new foundation level classes at Wisdom a month ago and presently more than 65% of the classroom capacity is already filled. Interested students are encouraged to register soon if they are to avoid any disappointment.