Traditionally, commerce graduates chose to pick up popular courses such as CA, CMA (earlier known as CWA), etc. However, recently, thanks to globalization, there appears to be a shift in preferences of Indian students. No doubt, the conventional courses are a glamorous profession in India, however, in recent times, there is an impetus in demand for globally accredited courses such as CIMA (a management accounting course by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - World's largest professional body of Management Accountants).
At IMS Proschool, the official learning provider of CIMA, we decided to explore why fresh undergraduates from top colleges are pursuing CIMA and spoke with a few students across various leading cities in India.
From the above, it seems that the new generation is taking a leap in their preferences. Keeping abreast with latest trends, they are no longer only interested in core accounting professions, but something which gives them an opportunity to explore untrodden paths.