Takes on a flying start for the CIMA November 2010 session

Wisdom - the specialist in CIMA education is commencing lectures for the November 2010 session on May 31 for Operational Level Full Time batch and June 5 for all Levels Part Time batches, as per a statement issued by a representative of the academy. All stages of CIMA will be covered and preparations are being made by its lecture panel for the best approach and performance at the CIMA new syllabus, focusing on the changes introduced by CIMA.

Lectures for Operational, Management, and Strategic levels as well as TOPCIMA will be conducted by a panel of well-qualified corporate personalities and teaching will be done in line with the guidelines stipulated by CIMA UK for its learning partner institutes. These include integration of theory with practical understanding, exam preparation with past paper coverage, lecturer evaluations, individual attention, individual marking of mock exam scripts as well as a comprehensive coverage of the syllabus well-ahead of scheduled examination dates.

Lecture Panel
Wisdom's Lecture Panel consists of the best-known individuals in preparing for CIMA: Hasitha Premaratne (MBA, BSc, FCCA, ACMA, ASCMA), Shanil Jayasekera (MBA, B.Com, ASCMA, MCPM, ACMA), Mallik De Silva (ACMA, ACA, LTCL), Sugeeth Patabendige (BBA, PG Dip. Finance, ACIM, Dip.M, ACMA), Channa Gunawardene (MBA, B.Sc (Hons) First Class, ACA, ACMA), S. Srikanth (MBA,MCIM, B.Pharm, Cerfified Professional Marketer, PG Dip. Psychology), Tharindu Ameresekere (MBCS, MACS, B.Sc (Hons) Computing, BCS-PGD, MMIEEE, PQHRM, Master's in Project Management, CIMA Passed Finalist) and Akalanka Saparamadu (B.B.A and CIMA Passed Finalist) to name a few.

A history of outstanding results
The Wisdom Business Academy envisions pushing each of its students to challenge themselves. Wisdom has consistently maintained its pass rates well above the Sri Lanka pass rates as a minimum performance level while benchmarking itself to be on par with UK pass rates; while at times surpassing it and going beyond the world pass rates too. According to a representative from the academy, this is not due to sheer luck or magic but an approach that is well-strategised with time-scales and performance standards by each of its lecturers.

Lecturer evaluation
To achieve the best standards of teaching, the academy maintains a forum where each and every student is involved in the process of evaluating each of his or her lecturer. This takes place half-way through the course as well as upon completion of the syllabus. This information is achieved by Wisdom's management and is used as a means of continuous improvement to bridge any gap between targeted and actual performance, which is stipulated in the action plan given to each lecturer. This method also contributes in serving as a means to monitor how effectively each lecture delivery is received by each student.

Nurturing tomorrow's leaders
Wisdom inculcates the importance of being well-rounded individuals with a range of extra-curricular activities such as sporting events, social events and welfare activities. This holistic approach to education goes beyond mere classroom experiences as a pre-cursor in launching individuals that are ready to make their mark in the corporate world.

The Wisdom Business Academy has long been known as an institute that offers its students scholarships, merit-based and need-based. Students with excellent results at A/Ls or those who have obtained island or district placements have often been recipients of this. In addition, Wisdom rewards its students who have achieved excellent results in their CIMA examinations as well as various other activities such as sports, quiz competitions, debates etc.

All revision sessions at Wisdom are conducted free of charge for students, and a minimum of ten past papers are discussed during this programme. Each answer script submitted is marked individually and each lecturer is assigned to offer personalised feedback to every student.

Wisdom Business Academy is the largest CIMA Business School in Sri Lanka. The priority of Wisdom is to provide solid academic assistance to students and thereby turn out high-quality management accountants into the industry. This approach is not limited to theory of the syllabus alone but also extends to psychological principles in order to build self confidence and mental preparation in facing exams successfully.

Wisdom Business Academy is an accredited CIMA Learning Quality Partner with an ISO 9001:2000 certification. It was founded in 2002 on the principle of grooming tomorrow's Management Accountants with financial expertise and strategic ability to take them closer towards career goals and success.

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