A solid CIMA foundation with Wisdom

Wisdom Business Academy - the specialist in CIMA education announces that registrations are now open for CIMA Foundation Level (Certificate in Business Accounting). Lectures are scheduled to commence on March 6.

As during its past batches at Foundation Level, Wisdom's proven methodology in introducing one to the concept of Management Accounting continues to be in place for those who want to start their career with a prestigious and world-recognised professional qualification.

The Certificate in Business Accounting focuses on imparting the basics of accounting and business to school leavers, undergraduates as well as those who are already in the workplace. The course duration spans five months, with additional time for revision and exams so that the student may graduate to its next level within a minimum time frame.

Wisdom Business Academy is an accredited CIMA (UK) Learning Quality Partner with an ISO 9001:2008 accreditation. 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. In maintaining its accreditation as a CIMA Learning Quality Partner, it closely follows compliance guidelines stipulated by CIMA (UK).

The priority of Wisdom is to provide solid academic assistance to its students. Its lecture panel has time and again proved their worth not only in helping its students academically but also psychologically in boosting their self-esteem and confidence, which does contribute immensely, in mental preparation for their exams.

In its focus to function as the breeding ground of employable management accountants, the Wisdom Business Academy is composed of both academic and non-academic personnel. A dedicated Student Registrar and a Student Coordinator have been appointed by Wisdom management to add value to its course delivery, maintenance and development. Both these personnel are readily available to students as well as their parents, should they require further assistance before and during the progression of the course. These personnel will work alongside the lecture panel to keep student morale and success high.

Lecture panel
Wisdom's lecture panel consists of individuals that personify the latest requirements set by CIMA-UK. Each individual possesses sound education and professional qualifications and a tacit industry insight that can accrue from only practical work experience in the industries and organisations they have and do work in. This industry insight and expertise benefits Wisdom's students as it encourages contextualising practice theories taught at lectures, in that it teaches the process of how to think in a real business scenario and hones individual decision making skills. Wisdom's iconic lecture panel takes a student from foundation level right up to the final stage of CIMA with tips and nuances in the preparation and performance at exams.

Personalised attention
Due to its effective teaching methods and its unwavering attitude to focus solely on CIMA, Wisdom's effectiveness at delivering success stories at exams is evidenced through the large number of student enrolments it attracts at every intake. The academy takes meticulous organising to ensure that each an every student is evaluated and given individual feedback on his/her progress and this formula continues to reap enormous results in terms of performance.

Parents' Day
Wisdom's initiative of a Parents' Day is a proven success story that streamlines student progress and acts as a discussion forum that helps preparing for further levels of CIMA. Parental feedback is taken into account while an assessment of students is outlined with suggestions for their improvement.

Lecture evaluation
The Wisdom Business Academy maintains a lecture evaluation process which involves the participation of each student. This takes place mid-way through the course as well as at the end of it. The management aims to take account of student feedback on the style of lecture delivery and its effectiveness. Records are maintained for each lecturer and any gap between the targeted and actual performance is bridged by an action plan - that modifies teaching methodology to ensure student satisfaction.

The academy conducts comprehensive revision sessions free of charge with two exams in class and the option for unlimited mock exams for each student to take at its computer lab.

A holistic approach to education
Wisdom continues its aspiration to enrich each student's learning experience by encouraging participation in extra-curricular activities. This initiative is given life through its Student Council Body. In its holistic approach to education that goes beyond the classroom, the academy provide opportunities for students to be involved in the planning and implementation of various activities such as community outreach initiatives, cultural programmes and sporting events.

Payments and scholarships
Wisdom accepts course fees through credit card as well as cash and part payments are allowed on special cases. The academy also awards scholarships on merit and need basis. Students with excellent results, island and district placements at A/Ls qualify as eligible for merit-based scholarships.
Wisdom is conveniently located at No.15B, Station Road, Colombo 3 and offers above-the-average infrastructure facilities such as fully air conditioned and spacious classrooms with the latest teaching aids; comprehensive library and a computer based examination centre; an in-house cafeteria; parking facilities; as well as job placements and career guidance centre.

Wisdom maintains an ethos of quality as it contributes positively to the job market. In doing so, it remains focused on the ever-evolving employer requirements.

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