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  • The search has begun for the Indian business ‘Whiz’ards of tomorrow

    Published on April 16, 2013

    Mumbai : Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), world’s largest professional body of management accountants that awards the gold standard designation in management accounting, is set to launch CIMA Whiz – a case-study competition for working professionals. The competition aims to bring out the best of analytical and decision making skills amongst business managers and make them “think and take decisions like a business leader”. The deadline to register for the same is – April 30th, 2013.

    Whiz is likely to witness participation from leading organisations, at the regional finals to be held at -Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi. The National finals will be held on 29th June, 2013. Working professionals, who wish to participate, can form teams of four with colleagues from the same organization. Participants would be required to analyse a case study and submit a report. Teams shortlisted on the basis of their case study reports would then present their solutions to a panel of eminent business leaders at the regional finals.

    The competition will challenge the participants to evaluate an industry-based business scenario. The teams will be evaluated based on their analytical study and approach, judgment and creative skills in interpreting the financial and non- financial data provided in the business scenario on toy industry.

    Arati Porwal, Chief Representative, CIMA India said, “CIMA provides an internationally recognised professional qualification in management accountancy that trains to be financially qualified business leaders. CIMA Whiz is our contribution to Indian businesses as a   platform for participants to showcase business skills and organizations to measure their leadership talent pool. We are keen to make CIMA Whiz a coveted and recognized competition.”

    Competition Datelines:




    15 March 2013 Registrations open
    30 April 2013 Registrations close
    5 May 2013 Report submission closing date
    17 May 2013 Declaration of selected teams
    26 May 2013 Deadline for team presentations to be submitted to CIMA
    1 June 2013 Chennai city finals
    8 June 2013 Delhi city finals
    15 June 2013 Mumbai city finals
    22 June 2013 Bangalore city finals
    29 June 2013 National finals


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