MOU Signing Ceremony Between UEH And Institute Of Management Accountants (IMA)

26 June, 2023

On the morning of May 24, 2023, the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH) and the Institute of Management Accountants signed an agreement on cooperation in professional training programs to improve education and career opportunities for students.

On the UEH side, there was the participation of Dr. Dinh Cong Khai – UEH Vice President; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui Thanh Trang – Associate Rector of College of Business UEH (CoB); Dr. Dinh Thi Thu Hong – Vice Rector of College of Business; Assoc.Prof.Dr. Pham Quang Huy – Deputy Head of Undergraduate Training; Mr. Truong Minh Kiet MSc – Head of Department of Marketing – Communication; Dr. Nguyen Tan Trung – Head of Administration office; Dr. Tran Anh Hoa – Dean of School of Accounting; Dr. Nguyen Phuoc Bao An – Vice Dean of School of Accounting; with Heads/Deputy Heads of Departments and Program Directors of the School of Accounting.

From the side of IMA: Dr. Josh Heniro, Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Mr. Gin Toh, Director, Regional Partner Relations, Asia Pacific and together with representatives of Smart Train – the only Platinum CMA Course Provider in Vietnam.

Overview of the signing ceremony

Opening the signing ceremony, Dr. Dinh Cong Khai shared how grateful they are for the collaborative effort between both parties: “As an integral part of UEH University’s strategic initiatives, we are proactively dedicated to internationalizing our training programs by forging strategic partnerships with globally recognized professional organizations. UEH places great importance on fostering collaborations with prestigious programs that significantly contribute to the educational and professional growth of our students. A prime example of such a program is IMA’s Certified Management Accountant (U.S. CMA) program. We know that IMA is an international professional organization that continuously raises the standard of excellence for the management accounting profession for more than 100 years with about 140,000 members in 150 countries. The MOU between UEH and IMA signifies a significant milestone, opening doors to a multitude of mutually beneficial opportunities. Both UEH and IMA share a unified objective of providing students with extensive learning and educational pathways, empowering them to pursue globally recognized professional qualifications that will substantially enhance their future career prospects.”

Dr. Dinh Cong Khai – UEH Vice President – was sharing

On behalf of IMA, Dr. Josh Heniro expressed his joy when UEH – one of the Top universities not only in Vietnam but also in the region – signed a cooperation agreement. Under the current rapid development of AI technology, he recommends that Accounting students must constantly learn and strive to improve their skills to keep up with the changing speed of technology. Dr. Josh Heniro emphasized: “IMA is committed to standing with UEH to support not only students but also the entire faculty. We provide a variety of resources worth $1 million to UEH students and faculty, including scholarships and other research grants.”

Dr.  Josh Heniro – Managing Director, Asia Pacific  – was sharing

University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City signing a cooperation agreement with the Institute of Management Accountants

On behalf of Smart Train – the only Platinum CMA Course Provider in Vietnam, MSc. Tran Thi Xuan Mui shared congratulations and expected the cooperation relationship between UEH and IMA to achieve great success in the coming time.

MSc. Tran Thi Xuan Mui  – was sharing

After the signing ceremony, an inspirational talk show about career development was led by Mr. Gin Toh, Mr. Truong Thanh Trung, FCCA, CPA, Ms. Tran Thi Xuan Mui, MBA and Ms. Hoa Huynh Phuong Anh, ACCA has spread passion and encouraged the spirit of continuous learning to UEH students for the profession they have chosen themselves. Although the time was not too long, the presentation in the program brought a lot of useful information and practical experiences, helping students to be prepared well and become excellent personnel in the future. This program has attracted the participation of nearly 100 students who majored in accounting and auditing.

Inspirational talk show about career development

Institute of Management Accountants – IMA is a professional association in the field of finance and management accounting in the United States, founded in 1919. IMA is one of the largest and most prestigious associations focused on promoting the management accounting profession. with more than 140,000 accredited members in more than 150 countries. IMA has twice been named Professional Organization of the Year by The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin, a respected global accounting publisher.

Leaders of the two Units giving ave commemorative gifts

The cooperation between UEH and IMA in the past as well as in the future will develop the process of international connection and cooperation and promote the Vietnam – Australia relationship in the field of comprehensive education. This is one of the positive and effective solutions to bridge the gap between theory and practice and provides opportunities for UEH students to join an international network of accounting professionals, thereby helping them improve their future career prospects and become global citizens.

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News, photos: UEH Department of Marketing and Communication