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PwC's Academy Middle East
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PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
PwC's Academy Middle East
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  • 1. The AcademyLearning from theprofessionalswww.pwc.com/middle-east/academyThe AcademyHelping you to succeed
  • 2. The Academy. Learning from the professionals 3Who we arePwC’s Academy is a leading provider of training and development solutions and has been active globally for more than adecade with a presence in over 50 countries around the world. The Academy was launched in the Middle East in 2011 andcurrently offers training in the UAE, Lebanon, Egypt, Oman and Qatar.Our key differential is that all our training is delivered by PwC professionals who have the unique combination of excellentcommunication skills, technical knowledge and extensive work experience.We want you to leave PwC’s Academy with a feeling that you’ve invested your time well. All our lecturers bring a wealthof real-life experience, along with top-class training expertise. They are certified in the fields in which they teach and arerecognised for their exceptional delivery.Talent: Top priority for Middle EastCEOsTalent is of vital importance to businessleaders: 63% of CEOs based in the Middle Eastsee talent constraints as a potential risk totheir growth and 33% of CEOs in the MiddleEast see strategies for managing talent as theirtop priority.Base: All respondents (1,258); Middle East (30)Source: PwC 15th Annual Global CEO Survey 2012“Our vision is simple – to providepremium quality teaching and excellentservice in a way that leverages ourknowledge and experience as a leadingprofessional services firm.”Amanda Line, Partner,PwC’s Academy Middle EastThe Academy
  • 3. The Academy. Learning from the professionals The Academy. Learning from the professionals4 5Business skillsLeadershipTeam buildingTime managementManaging changeStrategic planningCommunication skills – written and oralInfluencing and negotiation skillsDeveloping a high performance cultureCoaching and mentoringAnalytical thinkingStress managementPeople management and motivationPresentation skillsBusiness plan developmentMini MBA’sPwC’s Mini MBA programme isfocused on developing the mostimportant business skills. It providesparticipants with a clear pictureof organisations, their structureand management methodology.Its practical focus ensures thatparticipants acquire knowledge thatcan be used in everyday businessactivities.Soft skillsWe also provide training in a rangeof skills fundamental for developingindividual talent, promoting effectivecooperation in the workplace andachieving corporate goals. Theseinclude:International professional qualificationsWe also offer training in the followingprofessional qualifications; these can bedelivered in house exclusively for clientsor alternatively individuals can attend ouropen training courses held around theregion.PwC is an ACCA Gold Approved Learning Partner. Thisstatus is awarded in recognition of the quality of thetuition provided and of the support given to students.What we doThe Academy provides a wide range of financial, and business skills training to individuals and the organisationsthey work for. In addition, we train and support students who are taking professional qualifications in accountancyand finance.Fundamentals of accountingFinance for non financial managersFinancial reportingOil and gas accountingIFRSIPSASUS GAAPConsolidationsBusiness planning and strategyCorporate governanceInternal auditInternational standards in auditingCorporate financeValuationsIPO’sMergers and acqusitionsIslamic financeBudgeting and planningTaxationFinancial skillsWe deliver training in a wide range offinancial topics, from basic knowledge to themost advanced and complex techniques.These include:The Academy
  • 4. The Academy. Learning from the professionals6Open training coursesShort courses and seminarsIn each of our locations we offer aregular programme of short coursesand seminars on a variety of financialand business skills topics chosen fortheir relevance and pertinence tocurrent issues, skills gaps and marketneeds.Professional qualifications inaccountancy and financeThese courses normally consist ofevening classes conducted over aperiod of weeks or months and aredesigned to provide all the knowledgeand skills needed to ensure thatindividuals are successful in acquiringprofessional qualifications.E-learningMany of our programmes includee-learning and we are able to developbespoke solutions for our clients toenhance and consolidate the learningexperience.These are specifically designed foremployees from the same company ororganisation. Training may be tailormade in response to a specific request orbased on one of our existing solutions.Customised solutions can be deliveredon any date, at any location of theclient’s choice; they can also be designedin various formats for example as a one-day session or a long-term continuouseducational programme. Specificexamples from the client’s industry orbusiness can be incorporated in thetraining programmes.Together, we discuss and define thesolutions that best fit the client’sorganisation in order to ensure that theexpectations and goals of its employeesand business are met. Customisedsolutions can be designed to meet theneeds of employees at all levels withinan organisation; from junior staff to theBoard of Directors.PwC’s extensive businessexperience and technicalexpertise means that wecan deliver training anddevelopment solutionscovering a wide range offinancial and soft skillsneeded by today’s businessleaders and financeprofessionals.Customised programmesWhat we offerWe offer a wide range of delivery formats from courses that are open toany interested individual to customised training delivered in house fororganisations who wish to develop their people.www.pwc.com/middle-east/academy“The beautiful thing aboutlearning is that no one can take itaway from you.”BB KingAmerican blues singerThe Academy
  • 5. For further information or to register on one of our courses, please get in touchwith one of the contacts below:Yasser SholkamyEgyptTel: +20 2 2759 7700Email: yasser.sholkamy@eg.pwc.comMary BorromeoUAETel: +971 4 304 3428Email: mary.borromeo@ae.pwc.comAmanda LineMiddle EastTel: +971 4 304 3092Email: amanda.line@ae.pwc.comDania GeorgeLebanonTel: +961 1 200 577Email: dania.george@lb.pwc.comEmily ShotterOmanTel: +968 2 455 9123Email: emily.shotter@om.pwc.comAlexandra WickhamQatarTel: +974 4419 2777Email: alexandra.wickham@qa.pwc.comThis publication has been prepared for general guidance on matters of interest only, and does not constitute professional advice. You should not act upon the information contained inthis publication without obtaining specific professional advice. No representation or warranty (express or implied) is given as to the accuracy or completeness of the information containedin this publication, and, to the extent permitted by law, PricewaterhouseCoopers does not accept or assume any liability, responsibility or duty of care for any consequences of you oranyone else acting, or refraining to act, in reliance on the information contained in this publication or for any decision based on it.© 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers. All rights reserved. “PricewaterhouseCoopers” and “PwC” refer to the network of member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited(PwCIL). Each member firm is a separate legal entity and does not act as agent of PwCIL or any other member firm. PwCIL does not provide any services to clients. PwCIL is notresponsible or liable for the acts or omissions of any of its member firms nor can it control the exercise of their professional judgement or bind them in any way. No member firm isresponsible or liable for the acts or omissions of any other member firm nor can it control the exercise of another member firm’s professional judgement or bind another member firm orPwCIL in any way.CDC / 369 / ( 12 / 2012 )Your contacts at The Academy
  • 6. Learning from the professionalsPwCs AcademyACCA QualificationThe ACCA is one of the largest and fastest growing internationalaccountancy bodies. Being around for over 100 years means thatACCA has built a reputation for quality and excellence. All aroundthe world, people in business simply know the ACCA for its highstandards of expertise, professionalism and ethics.The ACCA Qualification is your route to learning modern financemethods and becoming an ACCA member. It is designed toprovide the accounting knowledge, skills and professional valuesthat will deliver finance professionals who are capable of buildingsuccessful careers across all sectors.Why study for an ACCA Qualification?Holding the ACCA Qualification sends a clear message to bothyour employer and clients – you are committed to the higheststandards of service and professional ethics. Therefore, thequalification will help you achieve faster career development,which you will be able to continue anywhere in the world becausethe ACCA is recognised globally.Within the ACCA you will learn to understand and master all theprocesses involved in how a business or financial organisationworks. This means that the ACCA is not just for accountants.Members have the knowledge and skill to succeed in other areassuch as business consulting, taxation, IT, strategic planning, andgeneral management.What will I learn?The ACCA syllabus covers financial and managementaccounting, auditing, tax, law, financial management,governance and business analysis and gives candidates all theknowledge and skills required to succeed as a financeprofessional.Why study for your ACCAQualification with PwC’s Academy?• Our extensive experience delivering training to preparestudents for the ACCA qualification across a number ofregions, has enabled us to develop an effective studyprogramme in response to both students’ needs andemployers’ requirements.• Our commitment to the quality of our courses, studymaterials and student support is demonstrated best by theexcellent pass rates of our students.• You will learn from our expert lecturers, who are PwCprofessionals with years of practical experience;• PwCs Academy has been awarded the GOLD ApprovedLearning Partner status by the ACCA, in recognition of thequality of the tuition provided and of the support given tostudents.ACCAAssociation of CharteredCertified AccountantsALP–STUDENT TUITIONGOLD1/4/2 012 – 31/3/2013
  • 7. © 2013 PricewaterhouseCoopers. All rights reserved. "PwC" is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operateand provide services. Together, these firms form the PwC network. Each firm in the network is a separate legal entity and does not act as agent of PwCIL or any othermember firm. PwCIL does not provide any services to clients. PwCIL is not responsible or liable for the acts or omissions of any of its member firms nor can it control theexercise of their professional judgment or bind them in any way.CDC/369/(3/2013)Exam subjectsCandidates have to complete 14 papers in total, ninefundamentals level and five professional level papers.Fundamentals level:Enrolment in ACCA ProgrammeNo previous knowledge of accounting or finance is required tostart ACCA studies. However, you do need a minimum of threeGCSEs and two A levels in five separate subjects includingmaths and english or equivalent qualifications.Any previous qualification, such as a degree, may entitle youto exemptions from certain ACCA exams (a maximum of 9papers in the fundamentals level). This will ensure that yourpoint of entry is the most suitable for your level andknowledge and skills and will prevent you from repeatingareas with which you are already familiar.ACCA exemption policy is subject to change as assessmentsmay be revised without prior notice. Students are stronglyadvised to obtain written confirmation of their exemptionstatus from ACCA before embarking on any course of study.Students will be required to pay an exemption fee for eachpaper awarded. Exemption fees are the same as exam fees.Enrolment fees and registrationdeadlinesInitial and exam registration deadlines are as follows:• 8 October for the December exam session• 8 April for the June exam sessionThe following fees apply from 9 November 2012 (subject tochange):Professional level:Knowledge moduleF1 Accountant in business (AB)F2 Management accounting (MA)F3 Financial accounting (FA)Skills moduleF4 Corporate and business law (CL)F5 Performance management (PM)F6 Taxation (TX)F7 Financial reporting (FR)F8 Audit and assurance (AA)F9 Financial management (FM)EssentialsP1 Corporate governance, risk and ethics (GRE)P2 Corporate reporting (CR)P3 Business analysis (BA)Options (two to be completed)P4 Advanced financial management (AFM)P5 Advanced performance management (APM)P6 Advanced taxation (ATX)P7 Advanced audit and assurance (AAA)Initial registration £7 9Annual subscription £7 9Exam fees Exam entryperiodJune2013 exam fee(per exam)December2013 exam fee(per exam)Knowledge Early £62 £64Standard £7 1 £7 3Late £217 £224Skills Early £7 7 £81Standard £89 £92Late £235 £242Professional Early £91 £94Standard £103 £106Late £251 £259(F1 - F3)(F4 - F9)(P1 - P7 )Exam processStudents have ten years to complete all examination papersfrom the date of registration.• The pass mark for each paper is 50%• There are two exam sessions per year, one in June andanother one in December.• Students may attempt a maximum of four exams at any onesitting.• Students are expected to study each module; Knowledge,Skills, Essentials and Options, in order.• Students may vary the order they attempt exams withineach module but they may not vary the order of modules asmentioned above. However, ACCA strongly recommendsthat papers within a module are taken in order.ACCA membershipIn order to qualify as an ACCA member, you need to complete14 examinations, gain a minimum of three years supervised,relevant practical experience and complete an ethics module.Professional ethics moduleThis is an online training course accessible at any computer withan internet connection and its aim is to expose students to arange of ethical perspectives in business.It is recommended that students complete this module beforethey sit P1 Corporate governance, risk and ethics.More information on the Ethics module can be found athttp://www.accaglobal.com/en/student/Ethics.htmlPractical experience requirementA key component of the ACCA Qualification is gaining relevantpractical experience, which consists of a specified set ofPractical Experience Requirements (PER). These are closelylinked to the exam syllabus to further develop your skills in theworkplace.ACCA students are required to achieve this set of objectives overa 3-year period working in an accounting or finance-related roleand record the completion of the PER through the TraineeDevelopment Matrix (TDM).There is no time limit to complete the PER, though it isnecessary to complete it before applying for ACCA membership.Where can I study for my ACCAQualifications and how to apply ?Register with PwCs Academy, a Gold Approved LearningPartner, for courses to prepare you to successfully pass theexams. Check out the latest schedules of our various courses onour website at www.pwc.com/middle-east/academy.For any further information, please send an email toacademy.me-ae@ae.pwc.com.
  • 8. Learning from the professionalsWhat will I learn?The programme will give you:• Extensive and comprehensive knowledge of the main IFRSstandards and principles• IFRS reporting skills, including the consolidation offinancial statements• Practical application of IFRSWhy study for your DipIFR withPwC’s Academy?• Our courses are led by PwC professionals, who are ACCAqualified and have excellent training skills plus extensiveexperience of introducing and applying IFRS in practice.• Our courses include study materials developed by PwCprofessionals, full support from the lecturers, acomprehensive study plan for the final exam anda mock exam.• PwCs Academy has been awarded the GOLD ApprovedLearning Partner status by the ACCA, in recognition of thequality of the tuition provided and of the supportgiven to students.ACCA Diploma in IFRS (DipIFR)Applying International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is amajor issue for most companies and finance professionals. Over 90percent of the world’s leading economies either require IFRS or areconverging with it, so few companies can afford to ignore the needfor their staff to understand IFRS and its implications for theirbusiness and financial reporting.Why study for DipIFR?The Diploma in IFRS (DipIFR) is an international qualification inIFRS developed by the leading professional accountingorganisation, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants(ACCA). Raise your professionalism in IFRS to the next level byobtaining this qualification.This programme is intended for professionals working inaccounting, audit and finance who want to obtain aninternationally recognised qualification in International FinancialReporting and broaden their knowledge of the theoretical andpractical aspects of IFRS.ACCADipinIFRSACCA Diplomain IFRSALP–STUDENT TUITIONGOLD1/4/2 012 – 31/3/2013PwCs Academy
  • 9. © 2013 PricewaterhouseCoopers. All rights reserved. "PwC" is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operateand provide services. Together, these firms form the PwC network. Each firm in the network is a separate legal entity and does not act as agent of PwCIL or any othermember firm. PwCIL does not provide any services to clients. PwCIL is not responsible or liable for the acts or omissions of any of its member firms nor can it control theexercise of their professional judgment or bind them in any way.CDC/369/(3/2013)Enrolment in ACCA Dip IFRprogrammeIf you are a professional accountant or auditor who works inpractice or business, and are qualified according to nationalaccounting standards, then you are eligible to take this ACCAfinancial reporting qualification.If you are working in practice, but not yet qualified, then youmay still be eligible. You will need to prove that you have oneof the following:• Three years relevant accounting experience (by submittinga letter from your employer)• A relevant degree plus two years work experience• An ACCA Certificate in International Financial Reportingplus two years work experience.Enrolment fees and registrationdeadlinesACCA (initial and exam registration)• 8 October for the December exam session• 8 April for the June exam sessionThe initial registration fee for June 2013 is £186 and includesone exam attempt, the same fee for December 2013 is £195.Re-sits are charged at the same price as the initial registrationfee above.Exam subjectsACCA periodically reviews its qualification syllabuses so thatthey meet the needs of stakeholders such as employers,students, regulatory and advisory bodies and learningproviders. Below are the 2013 examinable documents:Exam processThe exam is a three-hour paper that contains a mix ofcomputational and discursive elements.• The pass mark is 50%• There are two examination sessions per year, one in June andanother in December.• There are two sections and assessments marks are split asfollows:Where can I study for my DipIFR andhow to apply?Register with PwC’s Academy, a Gold Approved LearningProvided for our DipIFR course to prepare to successfully passthe exams. Check out the latest schedules of our various courseson our website at www.pwc.com/middle-east/academy.For any further information, please send an email toacademy.me-ae@ae.pwc.com.Presentation of financial statementsInventoriesAccounting policies, changes in accountingEstimates and errorsEvents after the reporting periodConstruction contractsIncome taxesProperty, plant and equipmentLeasesRevenueEmployee benefitsAccounting for government grants and disclosure ofgovernment assistanceThe effects of change in foreign exchange ratesBorrowing costsRelated party disclosuresSeparate financial statementsInvestments in associates and joint venturesFinancial instruments: presentationEarnings per shareInterim financial reportingImpairment of assetsProvisions, contingent liabilities and contingent assetsIntangible assetsFinancial instruments: recognition and measurementInvestment propertyIAS 1IAS 2IAS 8IAS 10IAS 11IAS 12IAS 16IAS 17IAS 18IAS 19IAS 20IAS 21IAS 23IAS 24IAS 27IAS 28IAS 32IAS 33IAS 34IAS 36IAS 37IAS 38IAS 39IAS 40One ‘groups’ questionThree scenario questions(20 marks each)Marks4060100Section ASection BAgricultureFirst-time adoption of international financialReporting standardsShare-based paymentBusiness combinationsDisposal of non-current assets and reporting ofdiscontinued operationsExploration for and evaluation of mineral resourcesFinancial instruments: disclosureOperating segmentsFinancial instrumentsConsolidated financial statementsJoint arrangementsDisclosure of interests in other entitiesFair value measurementThe conceptual framework for financial reportingIAS 41IFRS 1IFRS 2IFRS 3IFRS 5IFRS 6IFRS 7IFRS 8IFRS 9IFRS 10IFRS 11IFRS 12IFRS 13Others
  • 10. Learning from the professionalsWhat will I learn?Review sessions provide in depth presentation of all CFAProgram subject material including portfolio management,equity and fixed income analysis, alternative investments, andthe ethics standards. Intensive sessions, progress tests, and amock exam are used to ensure mastery of the examinationmaterial. Lecturers also incorporate practical, real worldexamples into the teachings to further the student’sunderstanding and detail the applicability of the learningmaterial to various careers in today’s financial servicesindustry.Why study for the CFA Program withPwC’s Academy?• Sessions are led by CFA charterholders with extensivefinancial industry experience who guide you through theprogramme based on their first hand knowledge of what ittakes for successful completion.• Our material was uniquely developed by charterholders toprovide students with a comprehensive learning experiencethat enables command of all the necessary concepts.• Our sessions promote active learning with participantsencouraged to freely engage with our lecturers.• Periodic tests are given to gauge progress and identify areasof weakness along with a full mock examination to ensureyou are fully prepared for the exam.Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®)ProgramThe CFA® designation is the world’s most respected andrecognised investment credential. It is quickly becoming thestandard for finance professionals worldwide. To become a CFAcharterholder, you must complete the CFA Program whichincludes passing three intensive exams administered by the CFAInstitute.Why become a CFA charterholder?Earning the CFA designation provides global recognition forhaving mastered the tools necessary for financial analysis andinvestment decision making. The world’s top financial firms areincreasingly making the charter a prerequisite for employment.Take your career to the next level and join the global network offinance professionals who have distinguished themselves byearning the CFA designation. The program is intended forinvestment professionals looking to enhance their professionalstanding or jumpstart their career, non investment professionalssuch as lawyers or accountants seeking to broaden their expertise,or students who plan on entering the finance industry and want todemonstrate their commitment and ability to perform at thehighest level. CFA charterholders are found in a wide range ofpositions including investment banking analyst, portfoliomanager, strategist, CEO and more.CFA®Chartered FinancialAnalyst® (CFA®) ProgramPwCs Academy
  • 11. Exam processExams for each level are held in designated test centres in majorcities around the world. The three exams (Level 1, 2 and 3) must bepassed sequentially as part of the requirements for earning the CFAcharter.• The Level 1 exam is offered twice a year in December andJune. The Level 2 and 3 exams are only offered once a year inJune.• All exams must be taken at a designated test centre. Noalternative dates or computer based testing options areavailable. Exams are offered in English only.• Each exam is 6 hours in length. A 3 hour morning session isfollowed by a 3 hour afternoon session with a 2 hour break inbetween.• The Level 1 exam consists of multiple choice questions. TheLevel 2 exam is composed of item set questions. The Level 3exam is composed of item set questions and essay questions.• The minimum passing score (mps) is set annually by the CFABoard of Governors. The methodology and actual mps are notpublically revealed. Candidates are given a score of “pass” or“fail” and provided a breakdown of each topic area revealingif they scored below 50%, between 50% and 70%, or above70%.• Global pass rates for the June 2012 exams were asfollows:Level 1 - 38%Level 2 - 42%Level 3 - 52%• Candidates for the Level 1 and 2 exams can expect to receiveresults approximately 8 weeks after testing. Level 3candidates will receive results approximately 11 weeks aftertesting.• No exemptions are granted for any of the exams.There is no maximum number of attempts for any of theexams.Becoming a CFA charterholderTo become a CFA charterholder, applicants must:• Successfully pass all 3 levels within the CFA Program, eachconsisting of a 6 hour exam,• Have at least four years of qualified investment workexperience,• Become a member of the CFA Institute,• Pledge to adhere to the CFA Institute code of ethics andstandards of professional conduct,• Apply for membership to a local CFA member society.Where can I study for my CFAdesignation and how to apply?PwC’s Academy in the Middle East is currently offering CFA coursesin Lebanon and the UAE. To find out about CFA courses being heldnear you, please visit www.pwc.com/middle-east/academyor email PwC’s Academy team in the UAE atacademy.me-ae@ae.pwc.com or PwC’s Academyteam in Lebanon at training.pwc@lb.pwc.com© 2013 PricewaterhouseCoopers. All rights reserved. "PwC" is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operate andprovide services. Together, these firms form the PwC network. Each firm in the network is a separate legal entity and does not act as agent of PwCIL or any other member firm.PwCIL does not provide any services to clients. PwCIL is not responsible or liable for the acts or omissions of any of its member firms nor can it control the exercise of theirprofessional judgment or bind them in any way.CDC/369/(3/2013)® CFA and Chartered Financial Analyst are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.Exam subjectsThe CFA Program covers the basic concepts and principlesof 10 major topic areas. The topic areas are consistentthroughout each of the three levels however the topic depthand weighting differs at each level. The curriculum for allthree levels is organised into 18 different study areas. Eachstudy area contains assigned readings and learning outcomestatements (LOS) that candidates are required to master forthe exams.Enrolment in CFA ProgramIn order to enrol in the CFA Program and register for thefirst exam, applicants must:• Have a bachelors (or equivalent) degree,or be in the final year of their bachelors degree programmeat the time of registration,or have four years of professional work experience (does nothave to be investment related),or have a combination of professional work and collegeexperience that totals at least four years. Part-time positionsdo not qualify, and the four-year total must be accrued priorto enrolment.• Be prepared to take the exam in English,• Understand the professional conduct requirements,• Have a valid international travel passport (required forenrolment and exam registration).• Pay the relevant CFA Institute fees†The Program enrolment fee applies only to first time Level 1candidates. Level 2 and 3 candidates and previously enrolledLevel 1 candidates only pay the exam fee.††Fee quoted is for eBooks curriculum only. For printed booksadd $60 and for printed books and eBooks add $90.CFA Institute feesFees and registration deadlines for June 2013 exams:Deadline 1st Deadline(19 Sept 2012)2nd Deadline(13 Feb 2013)Final Deadline(13 Mar 2013)Programmeenrolment fee†Exam fee††Total fee$440 $530$440$1080 $1545$1180$640 $1,015$740Topic area Topic area weight (%)Level 1 Level 2 Level 3I) 15 10 10II) 12 0III) 10 0IV) 20 0V) 8 5 - 15 0VI) 10 20 - 30 5 - 15VII) 12 5 - 15 10 - 20VIII 5 5 - 15 5 - 15IX) 3 5 - 15X) 5 5 - 15100 100 1005 - 105 - 1015 - 25Ethical and Professional StandardsQuantitative MethodsEconomicsFinancial Reporting and AnalysisCorporate FinanceEquity InvestmentsFixed IncomeAlternative InvestmentsPortfolio Management and Wealth PlanningDerivatives5 - 1545 - 55Total
  • 12. Learning from the professionalsCertified Internal Auditor® (CIA®)If you’re an internal auditor, or a future manager gainingexposure and expertise in organisational risk management,then the CIA® is the best choice of professional qualificationfor you and will serve you well during your entire career.Why become a CIA?The Certified Internal Auditor qualification awarded by theInstitute of Internal Auditors (IIA), is the only globallyaccepted certification for internal auditors and remains thestandard by which individuals can demonstrate theircompetency and professionalism in the internal auditingfield. Candidates who complete this training programme willleave enriched with educational experience, information andbusiness tools that can be applied immediately in anyorganisation or business environment. In 2011, more than105,000 students worldwide became CIAs.What will I learn?The programme will cover all aspects of training for internalaudit and starting mid 2013, is reduced from four parts to three tobe better aligned with the changing needs of the profession:• Part I: Internal Audit Basics• Part II: Internal Audit Practice• Part III: Internal Audit Knowledge ElementsWhy study for your CIA withPwCs Academy?• PwC’s own internal audit specialists bring the latest knowledge,expertise and practical experience to PwCs Academy trainingprogrammes.• As the PwC CIA certification course is taught in English,participants will gain comprehensive internal audit vocabularythat will be particularly useful for working in an internationalbusiness environment.• You will use comprehensive PwC study texts and materials thatare fully approved by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).CIA®Certified InternalAuditor®PwCs Academy
  • 13. ® CIA and Certified Financial Analyst are registered trademarks owned by the IIA.© 2013 PricewaterhouseCoopers. All rights reserved. "PwC" is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operateand provide services. Together, these firms form the PwC network. Each firm in the network is a separate legal entity and does not act as agent of PwCIL or any othermember firm. PwCIL does not provide any services to clients. PwCIL is not responsible or liable for the acts or omissions of any of its member firms nor can it control theexercise of their professional judgment or bind them in any way.CDC/369/(3 /2013)Enrolment in CIA ProgrammeIn order to enrol for the CIA programme, candidates must:• Hold a bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) or itseducational equivalent from an accredited college-levelinstitution,• Pay the relevant IIA fees.In addition, candidates in the CIA programme need to acceptthe conditions of the programme, including eligibilityrequirements, exam confidentiality, code of ethics, andcontinuing professional education (CPE), along with otherconditions required by the IIAs Professional CertificationBoard (PCB).The IIA feesFee StructureExam processThe CIA exam is computer based and can be tested year roundin over 500 locations worldwide. It is offered in 30 differentlanguages and during the exam the candidate has the freedomto toggle between the language selected to sit for the exam andEnglish.Students can register with the IIA at any time of the year, butthe exam must be scheduled and taken within 180 days fromthe day the exam registration is processed at the IIA. After 180days, the registration will expire, the registration fee will beforfeited and re-registration will be required.The pass mark for all papers is 80%.In the new CIA exam format starting mid 2013, there will nolonger be a provision for credit recognition for CIA candidateswho have successfully completed the examination requirementsfor certain other professional certifications.Becoming a CIATo become a Certified internal Auditor, applicants must:• Successfully pass all 3 levels within the CIA programme,• Obtain a minimum of 24 months of internal auditingexperience or its equivalent. (A Masters degree can substitutefor 12 of the required 24 months)• Pledge to adhere to the CIA code of ethics.Where can I study for my CIAdesignation and how to apply?PwC’s Academy in the Middle East is currently offering CIAcourses in the UAE, in Lebanon, in Oman and in Egypt. To findout about CIA courses being held near you, please visitwww.pwc.com/middle-east/academy or email PwCs Academyteam on academy.me-ae@ae.pwc.com.Exam subjects - New in 2013While the CIA certificate used to comprise four parts, by mid2013 CIA candidates will be required to sit for three parts only.The following shows the content and duration of the new CIAexam format:Application FeeCIA Exam Part FeeContinuing ProfessionalEducation (CPE) Reporting FeeExam Part Rescheduling Fee(when exam part is rescheduledafter initial appointment is made)US $75US $150US $50US $0Member Non-member Student/ProfessorUS $100US $200US $50US $100US $50US $105US $50N/APart 1 Exam: Internal audit basicsDuration: 2.5 hoursQuestion count: 125Topical focus areas include:• IIA mandatory guidance• Internal control and risk• Tools and techniques for conductingthe audit engagementPart 2 Exam: Internal audit practiceDuration: 2.0 hoursQuestion count: 100Topical focus areas include:• Managing the internal audit function• Managing individual engagements• Fraud risks and controlsPart 3 Exam: Internal audit knowledgeelementsDuration: 2.0 hoursQuestion count: 100Topical focus areas include:• Governance• Risk management• Organizational structure andbusiness processes• Communication• Leadership• IT/business continuity• Financial management• Global business environment
  • 14. ‫ﺍﳌﻬﻨﻴﲔ‬ ‫ﺍﳋﺒﺮﺍﺀ‬ ‫ﻣﻦ‬ ‫ﺗﻌﻠﻢ‬‫ﳼ‬ ‫دﺑﻠﻴﻮ‬ ‫يب‬ ‫أﻛﺎدميﻴﺔ‬CIMA‫اﻻداء‬ ‫ادارة‬ ‫ﰱ‬ CIMA ‫دﺑﻠﻮﻣﺔ‬.(‫اﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ‬ ‫)ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻐﺔ‬‫اﺗﻌﻠﻢ؟‬ ‫ﺳﻮف‬ ‫ﻣﺎذا‬, ‫اﻹدارﻳﺔ‬ ‫ﻟﻠﻤﺤﺎﺳﺒﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﺠﻮﻫﺮﻳﺔ‬ ‫ﻟﻠﻤﺒﺎدئ‬ ‫ﻣﺘﻌﻤﻖ‬ ‫ﻓﻬﻢ‬ ‫ﺳﺘﻌﻄﻴﻚ‬ ‫اﻷداء‬ ‫إدارة‬ ‫ﰲ‬ CIMA ‫دﺑﻠﻮﻣﺔ‬.‫اﻷﻋامل‬ ‫أداء‬ ‫ﻟﺘﻘﻴﻴﻢ‬ ‫ﺗﺴﺘﺨﺪم‬ ‫اﻟﺘﻰ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﻘﻨﻴﺎت‬ ‫و‬ ‫اﻟﺮﺋﻴﺴﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﺑﺎﻷدوات‬ ‫ﻣﻌﺮﻓﺔ‬ ‫اﱄ‬ ‫ﺑﺎﻻﺿﺎﻓﺔ‬‫؟‬PwC ‫ﻣﻊ‬ CIMA ‫دﺑﻠﻮﻣﺔ‬ ‫اﺳﺔ‬‫ر‬‫د‬ ‫ﳌﺎذا‬‫اﻟﺪوﻟﻴﺔ‬ ‫اﳌﻬﻨﻴﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﺸﻬﺎدة‬ ‫ﻟﻬﺬة‬ ‫ﻟﻠﺘﺄﻫﻴﻞ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﺪرﻳﺐ‬ ‫ﻟﺘﻘﺪﻳﻢ‬ ‫اﻟﺤﴫي‬ ‫اﻟﺤﻖ‬ ‫ﻟﺪﻳﻬﺎ‬ PwC‫أﻛﺎدميﻴﺔ‬ •.‫اﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻐﺔ‬‫واﻹدارة‬ ‫اﻹدارﻳﺔ‬ ‫اﳌﺤﺎﺳﺒﺔ‬ ‫ﻣﺠﺎل‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫اﻟﻨﺎﺟﺢ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﺪرﻳﺐ‬ ‫ﻣﻦ‬ ‫واﺳﻌﺔ‬ ‫ﺧﱪة‬ ‫ﻟﺪﻳﻬﺎ‬ PwC ‫أﻛﺎدميﻴﺔ‬ •.‫اﳌﺎﻟﻴﺔ‬.‫واﺳﻌﺔ‬ ‫ﻋﻤﻠﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﺧﱪة‬ ‫ﻟﺪﻳﻬﻢ‬ ‫اﻟﺬﻳﻦ‬ PwC ‫ﻣﻦ‬ ‫اﳌﺆﻫﻠني‬ ‫اﳌﻬﻨﻴني‬ ‫ﻗﺒﻞ‬ ‫ﻣﻦ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﺪرﻳﺐ‬ ‫ﺗﻮﻓري‬ ‫ﻳﺘﻢ‬ •‫ﻣﻌﺮﻓﺔ‬ ‫ﳌﺴﺘﻮى‬ ‫ﺧﺼﻴﺼﺎ‬ ‫وﻣﻜﻴﻒ‬ ،‫ﻟﻼﻣﺘﺤﺎن‬ ‫ﻟﻺﻋﺪاد‬ ‫ﻣﺮﻧﺎ‬ ‫ﻧﻈﺎﻣﺎ‬ ‫ﻟﺪﻳﻬﺎ‬ PwC ‫أﻛﺎدميﻴﺔ‬ •.‫ﻳﻔﻀﻠﻮن‬ ‫وﻣﺎ‬ ‫اﳌﺸﺎرﻛني‬‫و‬ ‫اﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﻠﻐﺔ‬ ‫إﱃ‬ ‫ﺗﱰﺟﻢ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﻲ‬ ‫اﻻﻣﺘﺤﺎﻧﺎت‬ ‫متﺎرﻳﻦ‬ ،‫اﻻﺻﲇ‬ ‫اﻟﻨﺺ‬ ‫ﻋﲇ‬ ‫ﺗﺤﺘﻮي‬ ‫اﺳﺔ‬‫ر‬‫اﻟﺪ‬ ‫ﻣﻮاد‬ •‫اﻟﺘﻲ‬ ‫اﻟﺠﺪﻳﺪة‬ ‫ات‬‫ر‬‫اﳌﻨﺸﻮ‬ ‫ﺗﺘﻀﻤﻦ‬ ‫ﻛام‬ ،CIMA ‫ﻋﻠﻴﻬﺎ‬ ‫واﻓﻘﺖ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﻲ‬ ‫اﻟﱰﺟﻤﺔ‬ ‫ﻫﻲ‬.PwC ‫ﺟﻤﻌﺘﻬﺎ‬.‫اﻟﺘﺪرﻳﺐ‬ ‫ﻋﻤﻠﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﺧﻼل‬ ‫اﻟﻜﺎﻣﻞ‬ ‫اﻹداري‬ ‫اﻟﺪﻋﻢ‬ ‫ﺗﻮﻓﺮ‬ PwC ‫أﻛﺎدميﻴﺔ‬ •‫اﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻐﺔ‬ – ‫اﻷداء‬ ‫إدارة‬ ‫ﰲ‬ CIMA ‫دﺑﻠﻮﻣﺔ‬‫اﻟﺘﻲ‬ ‫اﻹدارﻳﺔ‬ ‫اﳌﺤﺎﺳﺒﺔ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫اﻷول‬ ‫اﻟﺪوﱄ‬ ‫اﳌﻬﻨﻲ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﺄﻫﻴﻞ‬ ‫ﻫﻲ‬ ‫اﻷداء‬ ‫إدارة‬ ‫ﰲ‬ CIMA ‫دﺑﻠﻮﻣﺔ‬.‫اﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻐﺔ‬ ‫ﻟﺘﻘﺪم‬ ،(CIMA) ‫اﻹدارﻳني‬ ‫ﻟﻠﻤﺤﺎﺳﺒني‬ ‫اﳌﻌﺘﻤﺪ‬ ‫اﳌﻌﻬﺪ‬ ‫وﺿﻌﻬﺎ‬‫؟‬ ‫اﻷداء‬ ‫إدارة‬ ‫ﰲ‬ CIMA ‫دﺑﻠﻮﻣﺔ‬ ‫ﻋﲆ‬ ‫ﻟﻠﺤﺼﻮل‬ ‫اﺳﺔ‬‫ر‬‫اﻟﺪ‬ ‫ﳌﺎذا‬‫اﳌﺎﻟﻴني‬ ‫واﳌﺪﻳﺮﻳﻦ‬ ‫واﳌﺤﺎﺳﺒني‬ ‫اﻹدارﻳﺔ‬ ‫اﳌﺤﺎﺳﺒﺔ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫ﻟﻠﻤﺘﺨﺼﺼني‬ ‫اﻟﱪﻧﺎﻣﺞ‬ ‫ﻫﺬا‬ ‫ﺗﻄﻮﻳﺮ‬ ‫ﺗﻢ‬ ‫ﻗﺪ‬‫ﻛﻤﺘﺨﺼﺼني‬ ‫ﻣﺆﻫﻠﻮن‬ ‫ﻟﻴﺼﺒﺤﻮن‬ ‫اﻟﻼزﻣﺔ‬ ‫ات‬‫ر‬‫اﳌﻬﺎ‬ ‫ﻋﲆ‬ ‫اﻟﺤﺼﻮل‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫ﻳﺮﻏﺒﻮن‬ ‫اﻟﺬﻳﻦ‬ ‫واﳌﺪﻳﺮﻳﻦ‬.CIMA ‫ﻗﺒﻞ‬ ‫ﻣﻦ‬:‫ﻋﲆ‬ ‫ﻳﺤﺼﻠﻮن‬ ‫ﺳﻮف‬ ‫اﻟﱪﻧﺎﻣﺞ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫اﳌﺸﺎرﻛﻮن‬.‫اﳌﺎﻟﻴﺔ‬ ‫اﳌﻌﻠﻮﻣﺎت‬ ‫ﻋﲇ‬ ‫اﺳﺘﻨﺎدا‬ ,‫اﻷداء‬ ‫إدارة‬ ‫ﻣﺠﺎل‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫ار‬‫ﺮ‬‫اﻟﻘ‬ ‫ﺻﻨﻊ‬ ‫إدارة‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫ات‬‫ر‬‫ﻣﻬﺎ‬ •.‫ار‬‫ﺮ‬‫اﻟﻘ‬ ‫ﺻﻨﻊ‬ ‫ﻋﻤﻠﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫ﻣﺒﺎﴍة‬ ‫ﻣﺴﺎﻫﻤﺔ‬ ‫ﻟﺘﻘﺪﻳﻢ‬ ‫ﻓﺮﺻﺔ‬ •.‫ﺣﺪﻳﺜﺎ‬ ‫اﳌﻜﺘﺴﺒﺔ‬ ‫ات‬‫ر‬‫واﳌﻬﺎ‬ ‫اﳌﻌﺮﻓﺔ‬ ‫ﺗﻄﺒﻴﻖ‬ ‫ﻋﲆ‬ ‫اﳌﻬﻨﻲ‬ ‫اﻟﺸﺨﴢ‬ ‫اﻟﺤﻜﻢ‬ ‫ﺗﻄﻮﻳﺮ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫ﺧﱪة‬ •
  • 15. .‫ﻣﺤﻔﻮﻇﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﺤﻘﻮق‬ ‫ﺟﻤﻴﻊ‬ .‫ﻛﻮﺑﺮز‬ ‫ووﺗﺮﻫﺎوس‬ ‫اﻳﺲ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﺑ‬ 2013 ©‫ﻌﺪ‬ُ‫ـ‬‫ﺗ‬ .‫ﻛﻮﺑﺮز‬ ‫ووﺗﺮﻫﺎوس‬ ‫اﻳﺲ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﺑ‬ ‫ﺷﺒﻜﺔ‬ ً‫ﺎ‬‫ﻣﻌ‬ ‫اﻟﴩﻛﺎت‬ ‫ﻫﺬه‬ ‫وﺗﺸﻜﻞ‬ ،PwCIL ‫اﳌﺤﺪودة‬ ‫اﻟﺪوﻟﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﻛﻮﺑﺮز‬ ‫ووﺗﺮﻫﺎوس‬ ‫اﻳﺲ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﺑ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫اﻷﻋﻀﺎء‬ ‫اﳌﻜﺎﺗﺐ‬ ‫مبﻮﺟﺒﻬﺎ‬ ‫ﺗﻌﻤﻞ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﻲ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﺠﺎرﻳﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﻌﻼﻣﺔ‬ ‫إﱃ‬ (‫اﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻐﺔ‬ ‫ﳼ‬ ‫دﺑﻠﻴﻮ‬ ‫يب‬ ‫وﺗﻜﺘﺐ‬ ) ‫اﻹﻧﺠﻠﻴﺰﻳﺔ‬ ‫ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻐﺔ‬ PwC ‫ﻛﻠﻤﺔ‬ ‫ﺗﺸري‬‫ﻋﻦ‬ ‫اﻟﻘﺎﻧﻮﻧﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﻟﻠﻤﺴﺎﺋﻠﺔ‬ ‫ﻋﺮﺿﺔ‬ ‫أو‬ ‫ﻣﺴﺆوﻟﺔ‬ ‫ﻏري‬ ‫وﻫﻲ‬ ‫ﻟﻠﻌﻤﻼء‬ ‫ﺧﺪﻣﺎت‬ ‫أي‬ ‫اﳌﺤﺪودة‬ ‫اﻟﺪوﻟﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﻛﻮﺑﺮز‬ ‫ووﺗﺮﻫﺎوس‬ ‫اﻳﺲ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﺑ‬ ‫ﺗﻘﺪم‬ ‫وﻻ‬ .‫اﻷﺧﺮى‬ ‫اﻷﻋﻀﺎء‬ ‫اﳌﻜﺎﺗﺐ‬ ‫ﻣﻦ‬ ‫ﻷي‬ ‫أو‬ ‫اﳌﺤﺪودة‬ ‫اﻟﺪوﻟﻴﺔ‬ ‫ووﺗﺮﻫﺎوس‬ ‫اﻳﺲ‬‫ﱪ‬‫ﻟ‬ ٍ‫ﻛﻮﻛﻴﻞ‬ ‫ﻳﻌﻤﻞ‬ ‫ﻻ‬ ‫ﻣﻨﻔﺼﻞ‬ ‫ﻗﺎﻧﻮين‬ ‫ﻛﻴﺎن‬ ‫ذات‬ ‫ﴍﻛﺔ‬ ‫ﻛﻞ‬.‫ﻣﻤﻜﻦ‬ ٍ‫ﺷﻜﻞ‬ ‫ﺑﺄي‬ ‫ﺗﻠﺰﻣﻬﻢ‬ ‫أو‬ ‫اﳌﻬﻨﻲ‬ ‫ﺗﻘﺪﻳﺮﻫﻢ‬ ‫ﻣامرﺳﺔ‬ ‫ﻋﲆ‬ ‫ﺗﺴﻴﻄﺮ‬ ‫أن‬ ‫اﳌﺤﺪودة‬ ‫اﻟﺪوﻟﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﻛﻮﺑﺮز‬ ‫ووﺗﺮﻫﺎوس‬ ‫اﻳﺲ‬‫ﱪ‬‫ﻟ‬ ‫ميﻜﻦ‬ ‫ﻻ‬ ‫ﻛام‬ ،‫اﻷﻋﻀﺎء‬ ‫اﳌﻜﺎﺗﺐ‬ ‫ﻣﻦ‬ ‫أي‬ ‫إﻫامل‬ ‫أو‬ ‫أﻓﻌﺎل‬CDC/369/(3/2013)‫اﻻﻣﺘﺤﺎن‬ ‫ﻋﻤﻠﻴﺔ‬‫ﻗﺒﻞ‬ ‫ﻣﻦ‬ ‫اﻻﻣﺘﺤﺎن‬ ‫ﺗﺼﺤﻴﺢ‬ ‫و‬ ‫ﺗﺮﺟﻤﺔ‬ ‫ﻳﺘﻢ‬ ‫اﻻﻣﺘﺤﺎﻧﺎت.و‬ ‫وﺿﻊ‬ ‫ﻋﻦ‬ ‫اﳌﺴﺆوﻟﺔ‬ ‫ﻫﻲ‬ CIMA‫اﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ‬ ‫ات‬‫ر‬‫واﻹﻣﺎ‬ ‫ﻣﴫ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫اﳌﺨﺼﺼﺔ‬ ‫اﻻﻣﺘﺤﺎن‬ ‫اﻛﺰ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫ﺟﺰء‬ ‫ﻟﻜﻞ‬ ‫اﻻﻣﺘﺤﺎﻧﺎت‬ ‫وﺗﻌﻘﺪ‬ CIMA.‫اﳌﺘﺤﺪة‬.50٪ ‫ﻫﻮ‬ ‫ورﻗﺔ‬ ‫ﻛﻞ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫اﻟﻨﺠﺎح‬ ‫درﺟﺔ‬ •.‫ﻧﻮﻓﻤﱪ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫وآﺧﺮى‬ ‫ﻣﺎﻳﻮ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫واﺣﺪة‬ ،‫اﻟﺴﻨﺔ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫ﻟﻸﻣﺘﺤﺎن‬ ‫دورﺗﺎن‬ ‫ﻫﻨﺎك‬ •.‫واﺣﺪة‬ ‫ﺟﻠﺴﺔ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫أي‬ ‫اﻟﻮﻗﺖ‬ ‫ﻧﻔﺲ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫اﻻﻣﺘﺤﺎﻧني‬ ‫اﻟﻄﻼب‬ ‫ﻳﺪﺧﻞ‬ ‫ﻗﺪ‬ •‫ﻻﻣﺘﺤﺎن‬ ‫ﺑﻚ‬ ‫اﻟﺨﺎص‬ ‫اﳌﺘﺒﻘﻲ‬ ‫اﻟﺮﺻﻴﺪ‬ ‫اﺳﺘﺨﺪام‬ ‫ميﻜﻨﻚ‬ ،‫اﻷول‬ ‫اﻻﻣﺘﺤﺎن‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫ﺗﻨﺠﺢ‬ ‫ومل‬ ‫ﺣﺎوﻟﺖ‬ ‫إذا‬ •.‫اﺧﺮي‬ ‫ﻣﺮة‬ ‫اﻟﺠﺰء‬ ‫ﻧﻔﺲ‬.‫اءة‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﻟﻠﻘ‬ ‫اﻟﻮﻗﺖ‬ ‫ﻣﻦ‬ ‫إﺿﺎﻓﻴﺔ‬ ‫دﻗﻴﻘﺔ‬ 20 ‫ﻣﻊ‬ ‫ﺳﺎﻋﺎت‬ 3 ‫ﻫﻲ‬ ‫اﻣﺘﺤﺎن‬ ‫ﻛﻞ‬ ‫ﻣﺪة‬ •:‫أﻗﺴﺎم‬ ‫ﺛﻼﺛﺔ‬ ‫ﻣﻦ‬ ‫ﻳﺘﺄﻟﻒ‬ ‫اﻣﺘﺤﺎن‬ ‫ﻛﻞ‬ •(‫درﺟﺔ‬ 20) ‫اﻣﻴﺔ‬‫ﺰ‬‫اﻟ‬ ‫اﺳﺌﻠﺔ‬ ‫مثﺎين‬ – ‫اﻻول‬ ‫اﻟﻘﺴﻢ‬(‫درﺟﺔ‬ 30) ‫اﻣﻴﺔ‬‫ﺰ‬‫اﻟ‬ ‫ﻗﺼرية‬ ‫اﺳﺌﻠﺔ‬ ‫ﺳﺘﺔ‬ – ‫اﻟﺜﺎين‬ ‫اﻟﻘﺴﻢ‬(‫درﺟﺔ‬ 50) ‫اﻣﻴﺎن‬‫ﺰ‬‫اﻟ‬ ‫ﺳﺆاﻻن‬ – ‫اﻟﺜﺎﻟﺚ‬ ‫اﻟﻘﺴﻢ‬‫ذﻟﻚ‬ ‫ﺑﻌﺪ‬ ‫ﻣﺎ‬ ‫و‬ ‫ﻟﻠﺪﺑﻠﻮﻣﺔ‬ ‫ﺣﺎﻣﻞ‬ ‫ﺗﺼﺒﺢ‬ ‫ان‬P1 ‫اﻹﻧﺠﻠﻴﺰﻳﺔ‬ ‫ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻐﺔ‬ ‫اﳌﻌﺎدﻟﺔ‬ ‫اء‬‫ﺰ‬‫اﻻﺟ‬ ‫ﻣﻦ‬ ‫إﻋﻔﺎء‬ ‫اﻟﻄﻼب‬ ‫ﺳﻴﻌﻄﻰ‬ CIMA ‫دﺑﻠﻮﻣﺔ‬ ‫اﺳﺘﻜامل‬ •‫إذا‬ ،(C01-C05) ‫اﻟﺘﺠﺎرﻳﺔ‬ ‫اﳌﺤﺎﺳﺒﺔ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ CIMA ‫ﺷﻬﺎدة‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫اﻟﺨﻤﺴﺔ‬ ‫اق‬‫ر‬‫اﻷو‬ ‫وﺟﻤﻴﻊ‬ P2 ‫و‬.‫اﻟﻜﺎﻣﻞ‬ ‫اﳌﻬﻨﻲ‬ ‫اﳌﺆﻫﻞ‬ ‫ﻋﲆ‬ ‫ﻟﻠﺤﺼﻮل‬ ‫ﺑﻄﻠﺐ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﻘﺪم‬ ‫ﻗﺮرت‬.CIMA ‫ﺑـ‬ ‫اﻟﻘﺒﻮل‬ ‫ﺑﻘﺴﻢ‬ ‫اﻻﺗﺼﺎل‬ ‫اﻟﻄﺎﻟﺐ‬ ‫ﻋﲇ‬ ‫ﻳﺠﺐ‬ ‫ﺑﻞ‬ , ‫ﺗﻠﻘﺎﺋﻴﺎ‬ ‫اﻻﻋﻔﺎءات‬ ‫ﻣﻨﺢ‬ ‫ﻳﺘﻢ‬ ‫ﻻ‬ •‫اﺳﺔ؟‬‫ر‬‫اﻟﺪ‬ ‫ﺑﺪأ‬ ‫ميﻜﻨﻨﻲ‬ ‫اﻳﻦ‬ ‫و‬ ‫ﻣﺘﻰ‬‫ﻋﲆ‬ ‫إﻃﻠﻊ‬ .‫ﺑﻨﺠﺎح‬ ‫اﻣﺘﺤﺎﻧﺎت‬ ‫ﻻﺟﺘﻴﺎز‬ ‫ﻟﻼﺳﺘﻌﺪاد‬ CIMA ‫دﺑﻠﻮﻣﺔ‬ ‫ﻟﺪورة‬ PwC ‫أﻛﺎدميﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﻣﻊ‬ ‫ﺳﺠﻞ‬:‫ﻋﲆ‬ ‫ﻣﻮﻗﻌﻨﺎ‬ ‫ﻋﲆ‬ ‫اﳌﺨﺘﻠﻔﺔ‬ ‫اﺗﻨﺎ‬‫ر‬‫دو‬ ‫ﺟﺪاول‬ ‫أﺣﺪث‬www.pwc.com/middle-east/academy:‫اﻻﻟﻜﱰوين‬ ‫اﻟﱪﻳﺪ‬ ‫اﱃ‬ ‫اﺗﻚ‬‫ر‬‫اﺳﺘﻔﺴﺎ‬ ‫ﺑﺎرﺳﺎل‬ ‫ﻗﻢ‬ , ‫اﳌﻌﻠﻮﻣﺎت‬ ‫ﻣﻦ‬ ‫ﻟﻠﻤﺰﻳﺪ‬.academy.me-ae@ae.pwc.comCIMA ‫دﺑﻠﻮﻣﺔ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫ﻟﻠﺘﺴﺠﻴﻞ‬‫ﰲ‬ ‫اﻧﺖ‬ ،‫ذﻟﻚ‬ ‫وﻣﻊ‬ ‫اﻻداء‬ ‫ادارة‬ ‫ﰲ‬ CIMA ‫دﺑﻠﻮﻣﺔ‬ ‫ﻟﺒﺪء‬ ‫ﻋﻠﻤﻴﺔ‬ ‫درﺟﺔ‬ ‫إﱃ‬ ‫ﺗﺤﺘﺎج‬ ‫ﻻ‬ ‫أﻧﺖ‬‫ميﻜﻦ‬ .CIMA ‫دﺑﻠﻮﻣﺔ‬ ‫دورة‬ ‫ﻟﺒﺪء‬ ‫اﳌﺎﻟﻴﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﻌﻠﻮم‬ ‫أو‬ ‫اﳌﺤﺎﺳﺒﺔ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫أﺳﺎﺳﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﻣﻌﺮﻓﺔ‬ ‫اﱃ‬ ‫ﺣﺎﺟﺔ‬‫ﴍﻃﺎ‬ ‫ﻟﻴﺲ‬ ‫ﻟﻜﻨﺔ‬ ‫اﺳﺔ‬‫ر‬‫ﻟﻠﺪ‬ ‫أﻳﻀﺎ‬ ‫ﻣﻔﻴﺪ‬ ‫ﻳﻜﻮن‬ ‫ان‬ ‫اﳌﺎﻟﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﺑﺎﻟﻌﻠﻮم‬ ‫اﻟﺼﻠﺔ‬ ‫ذو‬ ‫اﻟﻌﻤﻞ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫ﻟﻠﺨﱪة‬.‫اﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ‬ ‫واﻟﻠﻐﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﺮﻳﺎﺿﻴﺎت‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫اﻟﻜﻔﺎءة‬ ‫أﻳﻀﺎ‬ ‫ﺗﺤﺘﺎج‬ .‫ﻟﻠﺘﻘﺪم‬‫ﻟﺘﺴﺠﻴﻞ‬ ‫ا‬ ‫ﻣﻮاﻋﻴﺪ‬ ‫و‬ ‫رﺳﻮم‬:‫ﻳﲇ‬ ‫ﻛام‬ ‫ﻫﻲ‬ ‫اﻻﻣﺘﺤﺎن‬ ‫وﻣﻮاﻋﻴﺪ‬ ‫اﻷوﱄ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﺴﺠﻴﻞ‬‫ﻣﺎﻳﻮ‬ ‫دورة‬ ‫ﻻﻣﺘﺤﺎن‬ ‫ﻣﺎرس‬ 20 •‫ﻧﻮﻓﻤﱪ‬ ‫دورة‬ ‫ﻻﻣﺘﺤﺎن‬ ‫ﺳﺒﺘﻤﱪ‬ 20 •‫ﻣﻊ‬ ‫ﺳﺘﺘﻌﺎﻣﻞ‬ PwC ‫أﻛﺎدميﻴﺔ‬ ،‫اﻻداء‬ ‫ادارة‬ ‫ﰲ‬CIMA ‫ﻟﺪﺑﻠﻮﻣﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﺴﺠﻴﻞ‬ ‫ﻋﻤﻠﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﻟﺘﺒﺴﻴﻂ‬‫اﻻﺳﻢ‬ ‫ذﻟﻚ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫مبﺎ‬ ‫اﻟﺸﺨﺼﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﺑﻴﺎﻧﺎﺗﻚ‬ ‫ﺗﻔﺎﺻﻴﻞ‬ ‫اﱄ‬ ‫ﻓﻘﻂ‬ ‫ﺑﺤﺎﺟﺔ‬ ‫ﻧﺤﻦ‬ .‫ﺑﺎﻟﻜﺎﻣﻞ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﺴﺠﻴﻞ‬ ‫ﻋﻤﻠﻴﺔ‬‫ﻋﻤﻠﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﻹﻛامل‬ (‫اﻟﻄﺎﻟﺐ‬ ‫ﻋﻤﻞ‬ ‫ﺣﺎﻟﺔ‬ ‫)ﰲ‬ ‫واﻟﻌﻤﻞ‬ ‫اﻹﻟﻜﱰوين‬ ‫واﻟﱪﻳﺪ‬ ‫واﻟﻬﺎﺗﻒ‬ ‫واﻟﻌﻨﻮان‬‫ﺑﺪﻓﻊ‬ ‫ﻓﻘﻂ‬ ‫ﺳﺘﻘﻮم‬ ‫ﺳﻮف‬ ‫وﻟﻜﻦ‬ ، ‫رﺳﻮم‬ ‫أي‬ ‫ﻓﺮض‬ ‫دون‬ ‫اﻟﺨﺪﻣﺔ‬ ‫ﺑﻬﺬة‬ ‫ﻧﻘﻮم‬ ‫و‬ .‫اﻟﺘﺴﺠﻴﻞ‬‫رﺳﻢ‬ CIMA ‫ﺣﺪدت‬ ‫ﻗﺪ‬ ‫و‬ .‫ﺟﺎﻧﺒﻨﺎ‬ ‫ﻣﻦ‬ ‫اﺿﺎﻓﺔ‬ ‫اى‬ ‫ﺑﺪون‬ CIMA ‫ﻣﻦ‬ ‫اﳌﻔﺮوﺿﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﺮﺳﻮم‬‫اﻻﻣﺘﺤﺎﻧﺎت‬ ‫ورﺳﻮم‬ ‫اﻟﻌﻀﻮﻳﺔ‬ ‫رﺳﻮم‬ ‫ﻳﺸﻤﻞ‬ ‫ﻫﺬا‬ ‫اﺳﱰﻟﻴﻨﻲ‬ ‫ﺟﻨﻴﺔ‬ 290 ‫ﺑﻘﻴﻤﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﺴﺠﻴﻞ‬‫ﺗﻐﻴري‬ ‫ﻗﺪ‬ .‫اﻟﻮاﺣﺪ‬ ‫ﻟﻠﻔﺼﻞ‬ ‫اﺳﱰﻟﻴﻨﻲ‬ ‫ﺟﻨﻴﺔ‬ 79 ‫ﻫﻰ‬ ‫اﻻﻣﺘﺤﺎن‬ ‫إﻋﺎدة‬ ‫ﺗﻜﺎﻟﻴﻒ‬ ‫ان‬ ‫ﻛام‬ .‫ﻟﻠﻔﺼﻠني‬.‫ﻣﺴﺒﻖ‬ ‫إﺷﻌﺎر‬ ‫أي‬ ‫دون‬ ‫اﻟﺮﺳﻮم‬ CIMA‫اﻻﻣﺘﺤﺎن‬ ‫ﻣﻮاد‬(P1 ‫)اﻣﺘﺤﺎن‬ ‫اﻷداء‬ ‫ﻋﻤﻠﻴﺎت‬ .1( P2 ‫)اﻣﺘﺤﺎن‬ ‫اﻷداء‬ ‫إدارة‬ .2‫اﻟﺘﻜﺎﻟﻴﻒ‬ ‫ﻧﻈﻢ‬‫اﻧﻴﺔ‬‫ﺰ‬‫اﳌﻴ‬ ‫ووﺿﻊ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﻨﺒﺆ‬ ‫ﺗﻘﻨﻴﺎت‬‫اﳌﴩوع‬ ‫اﻻﺳﺘﺜامر‬ ‫ﺗﻘﻴﻴﻢ‬‫اﻟﻴﻘني‬ ‫ﻋﺪم‬ ‫ﻇﻞ‬ ‫ﰲ‬ ‫ار‬‫ﺮ‬‫اﻟﻘ‬ ‫ﺻﻨﻊ‬‫اﻷﺟﻞ‬ ‫ﻗﺼري‬ ‫اﻟﺘﻤﻮﻳﻞ‬ ‫إدارة‬30%10%25%15%20%‫اﳌﻮﺿﻮع‬‫اﻟﻨﺴﺒﻰ‬ ‫اﻟﻮزن‬‫اﳌﻨﺘﺠﺎت‬ ‫ات‬‫ر‬‫ا‬‫ﺮ‬‫وﻗ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﺴﻌري‬‫اﻟﺘﻨﺎﻓﺴﻴﺔ‬ ‫ات‬‫ﺰ‬‫اﳌﻴ‬ ‫وﺗﺤﻠﻴﻞ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﻜﺎﻟﻴﻒ‬ ‫ﺗﺨﻄﻴﻂ‬‫اﻹدارﻳﺔ‬ ‫واﻟﺮﻗﺎﺑﺔ‬ ‫اﳌﻮازﻧﺔ‬‫اﳌﺴﺆوﻟﻴﺔ‬ ‫اﻛﺰ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻣﻦ‬ ‫اﻷداء‬ ‫وﻗﻴﺎس‬ ‫اﻗﺒﺔ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﻣ‬30%30%20%20%‫اﳌﻮﺿﻮع‬‫اﻟﻨﺴﺒﻰ‬ ‫اﻟﻮزن‬
  • 16. Learning from the professionalsCIMA Diploma in PerformanceManagement (Arabic)The CIMA Diploma in Performance Management is the firstinternational qualification in Management Accounting developedby the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) tobe offered in Arabic.Why study for a CIMA Diploma inPerformance Management?The programme has been developed for specialists inmanagement accounting, financial managers, and accountantswho want to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge tobecome certified as a specialist by CIMA.The programme participants will get:• Skills in management decision-making and in performancemanagement based on financial information.• An opportunity to make an immediate contribution to thedecision-making process.• Experience in developing professional judgment from theapplication of your newly gained knowledge and skills.What will I learn?The CIMA Diploma in Performance Management will give youan in-depth understanding of core management accountingprinciples along with knowledge of the main tools andtechniques used to evaluate business performance.Why study for your CIMA Diplomawith PwC?• PwC’s Academy has the exclusive right to offer training forthis international professional qualification in Arabic.• PwC’s Academy has accumulated a vast experience ofsuccessful training in management accounting and financialmanagement.• Training is provided by PwC’s own professionals who haveextensive practical experience.• PwC proposes a flexible system of preparation for the exam,adapted to the level of participants’ knowledge andpreferences.• Study materials include study text, practice kit and mockexams that are translated into Arabic and approved byCIMA.• PwC’s Academy provides full administrative support duringthe training process.CIMACIMA Diploma inPerformanceManagement (Arabic)PwCs Academy
  • 17. © 2013 PricewaterhouseCoopers. All rights reserved. "PwC" is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operateand provide services. Together, these firms form the PwC network. Each firm in the network is a separate legal entity and does not act as agent of PwCIL or any othermember firm. PwCIL does not provide any services to clients. PwCIL is not responsible or liable for the acts or omissions of any of its member firms nor can it control theexercise of their professional judgment or bind them in any way.CDC/369/(3/2013)Enrolment in CIMA DiplomaYou do not need a degree to start the CIMA Diploma inPerformance Management. However, you do need to have abasic knowledge of accounting or finance. Experience within afinance related industry is therefore useful but not required.You will also need to be competent in Mathematics and theArabic language.Enrolment fees and registrationdeadlineInitial and exam registration deadlines are as follows:• 20 March for the May exam session• 20 September for the November exam sessionTo simplify the registration process for the CIMA Diploma inPerformance Management, PwC’s Academy will handle theregistration process. We will only need contact detailsincluding name, address, telephone, email and employmentdetails (if students are working) to complete the registrationprocess. We will not be charging any fee for this service, butwill pass on the charge from CIMA to you with no mark-up.CIMA has indicated the registration fee is GBP 290 and thisincludes your membership fee and the fee for sitting two exampapers. Exam re-sit costs GBP 79 per paper. The CIMA feesmay change without any prior notice.Exam subjects1. Performance Operations (P1 exam)2. Performance Management (P2 exam)Exam processCIMA is responsible for setting the exams. They are alltranslated and marked by CIMA. Exams are held in dedicatedexam centres in Egypt and UAE.• The pass mark for each paper is 50%.• There are two exam sessions per year, one in May and anotherone in November.• Students may attempt both parts at the same time at any onesitting.• If attempted the first paper and failed, you can use yourremaining exam credit to resit for the same paper.• Each exam is 3 hours in length with additional 20 minutesreading time.• Each exam consist of three sections:Section A – 8 mandatory test questions (20 points)Section B – 6 mandatory short answer questions (30 points)Section C – 2 mandatory questions (50 points)Becoming a CIMA Diploma holder andbeyond• Completing CIMA Diploma will give students an exemptionfor equivalent papers in English (P1 and P2) and all fivepapers in the CIMA certificate in business accounting(C01-C05), if you decide to apply for the full CIMAprofessional qualification.• Exemptions are not awarded automatically. Students shouldcontact the CIMA admission department.When and where can I study for myCIMA Diploma?Register with PwC’s Academy for our CIMA Diploma course toensure success in the exams. Check out the latest schedules ofour various courses on our website atwww.pwc.com/middle-east/academyFor any further information, please send an email toacademy.me-ae@ae.pwc.com.Topic Area Topic AreaWeightCosting systems 30%Forecasting and budgeting techniques 10%Investment project appraisals 25%Decision-making under uncertainty 15%Managing short-term financing 20%Topic Area Topic AreaWeightPricing and product decisions 30%Cost planning and competitiveadvantage analysis30%Budgeting and management control 20%Control and performancemeasurement of responsibility centres 20%
  • 18. Learning from the professionalsCertified Management Accountant ®(CMA®)For over 40 years the Certified Management Accountant(CMA) designation from the Institute of ManagementAccountants (IMA) has served as the benchmark forexcellence in the field of management accounting. Itprovides an objective measure of the knowledge andcompetencies required in the field.Why become a CMA® ?With its specialised focus on the field of managementaccounting, the CMA designation is the gold standard forthose in the profession. It requires the mastery of theskills and concepts necessary for management accountants.To obtain the designation, candidates must navigate theextensive curriculum and successfully complete therigorous exam process. Employers seek out those whohave earned the designation as it provides assurance ofthe proficiencies required for excellence in managementaccounting.What will I learn?Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance, and Control• Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting• Performance Management• Cost Management• Internal Controls• Professional EthicsPart 2: Financial Decision Making• Financial Statement Analysis• Corporate Finance• Decision Analysis and Risk Management• Investment Decisions• Professional EthicsWhy Study for the CMA® withPwC’s Academy?Sessions are led by CMA certified lecturers with extensiveindustry experience who guide you through the programbased on their firsthand knowledge of what it takes forsuccessful completion. Our material has been uniquelydeveloped by certificate holders to provide students witha comprehensive learning experience that enables masteryof all necessary concepts. Our sessions promote activelearning with participants encouraged to freely engagewith our lecturers. Periodic tests are given to gaugeprogress and identify areas of weakness along with a fullmock examination to ensure you are fully prepared for theexam.CMA®Certified ManagementAccountant ®PwCs Academy
  • 19. ® CMA and Certified Management Accountant are registered trademarks owned by the IMA© 2013 PricewaterhouseCoopers. All rights reserved. "PwC" is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operateand provide services. Together, these firms form the PwC network. Each firm in the network is a separate legal entity and does not act as agent of PwCIL or any othermember firm. PwCIL does not provide any services to clients. PwCIL is not responsible or liable for the acts or omissions of any of its member firms nor can it control theexercise of their professional judgment or bind them in any way.CDC/369/(3/2013)Enrolment in the CMA® programmeThe CMA exams are computer-based and administeredin hundreds of testing facilities worldwide. With threetesting windows each year, the candidate can sit for anexam at a time and place convenient for them.Once enrolled in the CMA Programme the steps for examregistration are as follows:1. File an Exam Registration Form selecting the exam(s)the candidate wishes to take and pay the indicated fees.2. Receive a registration acknowledgment which providesthe candidates authorization number(s), testingwindow(s), and the instructions for candidates.3. Schedule exam appointment(s) with Prometric.4. Once registration is completed, an email willautomatically be sent to the candidate reconfirmingtheir selection of exam, location and time.5. Candidate should appear for the scheduled examappointment(s) with the required identificationdocuments.Exam WindowsExams are offered according to the following schedule:1. January and February2. May and June3. September and October*The Certification Entrance Fee covers:• Credential review for educational qualification• Credential review for experience qualification• Six months access to the CMA Exam Support package whichincludes the CMA Assessment Tool and printable practicequestions• Final Score Report• Performance feedback reports for candidates who do not pass• Personalized, numbered certificate for office display• Congratulatory notification to employer or others, if desiredPass RatesFor the Period 1 September 2011 through 30 June 2012Region Part 1 Part 2Worldwide 31% 47%Asia Pacific 39% 56%Europe 49% 61%Middle East Africa 17% 32%The Americas 48% 56%Becoming a CMA®To be eligible for the CMA designation, candidates mustfulfill all of the following requirements:• Membership in the Institute of ManagementAccountants (US$225)• Certification Entrance Fee (US$225)• Bachelor Degree from an accredited university• 2 consecutive years of professional experience inmanagement accounting or financial management• Passing scores for all required examination parts(US$350 per part)• Compliance with the IMA Statement of EthicalProfessional PracticeFee StructureCertification Entrance Fee (non-refundable) $225*Exam Fee $350 per partExam Fee if a candidate registers for bothparts at the same time for the same testingwindow$300 per partPrometric Rescheduling Fee: to rescheduleyour appointment within 30 days of yourscheduled appointment$50Where can I study for my CMA®designation and how to apply?PwC’s Academy in the Middle East is currently offeringCMA courses in Lebanon. To find out about CMA coursesbeing held near you, please visit:www.pwc.com/middle-east/academyor email PwCs Academy team in Lebanon at:training.pwc@lb.pwc.com
  • 20. Learning from the professionalsCertified Public Accountant (CPA)CPA is one of the leading financial accounting qualificationsaround the world. The CPA credential is a license issued byone of the 55 states or territories of the United States throughtheir board of accountancy. One component of the licensingrequirement is the uniform CPA examination administered bythe american institute of certified public accountants (AICPA).Why qualify as a CPA?CPAs are qualified to handle a wide variety of importantbusiness functions. A CPA is always an accountant, but not allaccountants are CPAs. CPAs are considered trusted financialadvisors who can help businesses and other organisations planand reach their financial goals. You will find CPAs holdingpositions such as Financial Controller, Chief Financial Officerand even Chief Executive Officer. One of the more importantroles CPAs can perform is that of a consultant. This mightinclude researching ways to save money for a corporation or asmall business, or developing financial plans that will makethe business or corporation attractive to investors. CPA’s arebound by a code of ethics to give clients good, sound andethical advice.What will I learn?Training sessions will cover the subjects in the AICPA contentspecification outline. These include financial accounting andreporting, audit, business concepts and regulation.Why study for your CPA qualificationwith PwC’s Academy?• You will learn from our expert lecturers who are PwCprofessionals with years of practical experience.• Training will be mainly in English but may include some Arabiclanguage facilitation, when needed.• Participants will be given plenty of opportunity to discuss thecourse content and ask questions.• Our courses materials have been developed by Kaplan, worldleader in CPA review materials and include;• Study manuals• Online, on demand video instruction• CPA pro Qbank.CPACertified PublicAccountantPwCs Academy
  • 21. © 2013 PricewaterhouseCoopers. All rights reserved. "PwC" is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operateand provide services. Together, these firms form the PwC network. Each firm in the network is a separate legal entity and does not act as agent of PwCIL or any othermember firm. PwCIL does not provide any services to clients. PwCIL is not responsible or liable for the acts or omissions of any of its member firms nor can it control theexercise of their professional judgment or bind them in any way.CDC/369/(3 /2013)Enrolment in CPA programmeIn order to enrol in the CPA programme and register for theexam, applicants must:• Either be a US citizen or a citizen or long-term resident ofthe countries in which the exam is administered;• Have a bachelor’s degree or higher (usually 150 semesterhours in specific subject areas determined by the state’sboard of accountancy); and• Be prepared to take the exam in English.Once applicants are satisfied that they meet this criteria, theyshould undertake the following steps;Step 1: Check the requirements of each state board ofaccountancy that is currently part of the InternationalAdministration of the CPA Examination and assess whichstate’s requirements best fit their credentials. Please visitwww.nasba.org for more details.Step 2: Get their credentials evaluated by an approvedevaluation service agency. Refer to the NASBA website for thelinks to these agencies. There will be a fee charged for thisservice.Step 3: Fill in the application form obtained from their chosenstate board website.Step 4: Make sure they receive their authorisation to test.Step 5: Visit NASBA website to pay the additional fee forinternational candidates.Step 6: Ensure receipt of notice-to-schedule (this usually has asix month validity).Step 7: Schedule their exam - contact the Prometric TestingCentre www.prometric.com/CPA/default.htm.Enrolment fees and registrationWe recommend starting the registration process with theboard of accountancy of your selected state early to ensurethat you are eligible to sit for the exam.Candidates have to pay an application fee, an exam fee and forinternational students, an additional registration fee. Thesevary depending upon the state board chosen and candidatesshould check the relevant website.Exam subjectsAICPA decides on the content of the exams, prepares the examquestions and determines the method of scoring. Below is theContent Specifications Outline for the Uniform CPAExamination effective 1 January 2013.Exam processStudents have 18 months to complete all exam subjects from thedate of registration.• The exams are computer based.• The pass mark for all papers is 75%.• The first two months of each quarter each year are thetesting windows, both in US and International locations(January-February, April-May, July-August andOctober-November).• The exams can be scheduled with authorised Prometric testcenters in the US, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon and theUnited Arab Emirates.Becoming a CPAIn addition to passing all 4 exams, candidates may have tocomplete a period of work experience in order to obtain a CPAlicense. Candidates should check with the relevant state board’swebsite.Where can I study for my CPAqualification and how to apply?Register with PwC’s Academy for our CPA course to prepare topass the exams successfully. Check out the latest schedules of ourvarious courses on our website atwww.pwc.com/middle-east/academy.For any further information, please send an email toacademy.me-ae@ae.pwc.com.• Exam time:4 hours• 3 Testlets:90 multiplechoice questions(60%)• 1 Testlet:7 Task-basedsimulations(40%)• Exam time: 3hours• 3 Testlets: 72multiple choicequestions (85%)• 1 Testlet: 3writtencommunicationtasks (15%)• Exam time: 3hours• 3 Testlets: 72multiple choicequestions (60%)• 1 Testlet: 6Task-basedsimulations(40%)• Auditing and attestation: engagementacceptance and understanding theassignment (12% - 16%)• Auditing and attestation: understandingthe entity and its environment (includinginternal control) (16% - 20%)• Auditing and attestation: performingaudit procedures and evaluating evidence(16% - 20%)• Auditing and attestation: evaluatingaudit findings, communications, andreporting (16% - 20%)• Accounting and review servicesengagements (12% - 16%)• Professional responsibilities (16% - 20%)• Corporate governance (16% - 20%)• Economic concepts and analysis(16% - 20%)• Financial management (19% - 23%)• Information systems andcommunications (15% - 19%)• Strategic planning (10% – 14%)• Operations management (12% - 16%)• Ethics, professional, and legalresponsibilities (15% - 19%)• Business law (17% - 21%)• Federal tax process, procedures,accounting, and planning (11% - 15%)• Federal taxation of property transactions(12% - 16%)• Federal taxation of individuals(13% - 19%)• Federal taxation of entities (18% - 24%)ExamsubjectsExam contentExamStructureAuditing andattestation(AUD)Businessenvironmentandconcepts(BEC)Regulation(REG)•Conceptual framework, standards,standard setting and presentation offinancial statements (17% - 23%)•Financial statement accounts;recognition, measurement, valuation,calculation, presentation and disclosures(27% - 33%)•Specific transactions, events anddisclosures: recognition, measurement,valuation, calculation, presentation, anddisclosures (27% - 33%)•Governmental accounting and reporting(8% - 12%)•Not-for-profit (nongovernmental)accounting and reporting (8% - 12%)• Exam time:4 hours• 3 Testlets:90 multiplechoice questions(60%)• 1 Testlet:7 Task-basedsimulations(40%)ExamsubjectsExam contentExamStructureFinancialaccountingandreporting(FAR)
  • 22. Learning from the professionalsFRM®Financial RiskManager®PwCs AcademyFinancial Risk Manager® (FRM)®The Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation is heldas the worldwide standard for risk management. Rapidchange in the financial services industry has ledprofessionals, who manage risk, money and investmentto recognize the need for an up-to-date standardizationof industry knowledge.Why become an FRM® holder?The FRM designation is the most globally respectedcertification for financial risk management, due to arigorous program that ensures Certified FRMs havemastered the necessary skills and knowledge tosucceed in todays rapidly changing global financialindustry. Certified FRM’s are part of an elite globalnetwork and hold great value to employers acrossdiverse businesses.What will I learn?The FRM Exam Part I and Part II cover a spectrum oftopics in financial risk management.• The FRM Part I curriculum covers the tools used toassess financial risk: quantitative analysis,fundamental risk management concepts, financialmarkets and products, and valuation and risk models.• The FRM Exam Part II focuses on the application ofthe tools acquired in Part I through a deeper dive intomarket, credit, operational and integrated riskmanagement, investment management as well ascurrent market issues.Why study for the FRM® with PwC’sAcademy?Sessions are led by FRM certified lecturers with extensivefinancial industry experience who guide you through theprogram based on their firsthand knowledge of what ittakes for successful completion. Our material was uniquelydeveloped by charter holders to provide students with acomprehensive learning experience that enables commandof all necessary concepts. Our sessions promote activelearning with participants encouraged to freely engagewith our lecturers. Periodic tests are given to gaugeprogress and identify areas of weakness along with a fullmock examination to ensure you are fully prepared forthe exam.
  • 23. © 2013 PricewaterhouseCoopers. All rights reserved. "PwC" is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operateand provide services. Together, these firms form the PwC network. Each firm in the network is a separate legal entity and does not act as agent of PwCIL or any othermember firm. PwCIL does not provide any services to clients. PwCIL is not responsible or liable for the acts or omissions of any of its member firms nor can it control theexercise of their professional judgment or bind them in any way.CDC/369/(3 /2013)Program road mapPart I exam4 hours100 MCQPart II exam4 hours80 MCQDemonstrateTwo yearsrelated workexperienceCertified FinancialRisk Manager(FRM)Voluntarycontinuingeducation40 hours/2 yearsExam subjectsPart 130%20%20%30%Quantitative analysisFoundations of riskproductsFinancial markets andproductsValuation and riskmodelsMarket riskCredit riskOperational riskRisk management andinvestment management25%25%25%15%10%Current issues infinancial marketsAbout the exam• The FRM exam is a two part pencil and paper multiplechoice question (MCQ) examination• Each part is four hours long.• Part I consists of 100 MCQs and is offered in the morningsession.• Part II is 80 MCQs and is administered in the afternoonsession of the exam date.• The passing score is determined by the FRM CommitteeBecoming an FRM® certificate holderIn order to be certified as a Financial Risk Manager(FRM) and be able to use the FRM acronym after yourname, the following is required:• A passing score on both Part I and Part II of the FRMexam• A minimum of two years professional full-time workexperience in the area of financial risk management oranother related field including, but not limited to:trading, portfolio management, faculty academic,industry research, economics, auditing, risk consulting,and/or risk technology.To complete the certification process, GARP requires atleast 4-5 sentences detailing how you manage financialrisk in your day-to-day work; your professional experiencemust encompass two years of full-time work experience.Experience completed for school will not be considered,including internships, part-time jobs, or student teaching.FRM® institute feesFees and registration deadlines for May 2013 exams:Deadline1st Deadline(31 Jan 2013)2ndDeadline(28 Feb 2013)FinalDeadline(15 Apr 2013)Programmeenrolment fee $300 $300 $300Exam fee $350 $475 $650Total fee $650 $775 $950Part 2Where can I study for my FRM®certification and how can I apply?PwC’s Academy in the Middle East is currently offeringFRM courses in Lebanon. To find out more FRM coursesbeing offered near you, please visitwww.pwc.com/middle-east/academy orwww.facebook.com/#!/ PwcsAcademyLebanon.Or email PwCs Academy team in Lebanon attraining.pwc@lb.pwc.com.
  • 24. All the details of thePwC’s Mini MBAProgrammeThe value ofknowledgePwC’s Mini MBAProgramme
  • 25. The value of knowledge 3Mini MBA structure 4Business breakdown and map 5Corporate and business strategy People management 6Management skillsMarketing 7Leadership and negotiationAccounting and financial management basics 8Project management and business processesLinking it all together 9Our trainersPwC’s Academy 10experience knowledgeContacts ContentsModules
  • 26. 3PwC’s Mini MBA ProgrammeWhat is PwC’s Mini MBAProgramme?PwC’s Mini MBA Programme allowsprofessionals to gain the training andbusiness skills offered in a traditionalMBA programme in a more accessiblemanner. The programme providesparticipants with a clear picture oforganisations, their structure andmanagement methodology. Weprovide an MBA experience in anintensive 3 month session.Why choose the Mini MBAProgramme?Today’s business organisationsrequire professionals with specialisedskills who can simultaneouslysynergise their skills with the largerorganisational structure. It is thereforeessential for professionals to have therelevant knowledge on all facets of themodern organisation. From projectmanagement to finance functions,corporate strategy to human capital,PwC’s Mini MBA programme will notonly provide an understanding of eachbut will also provide clarity on theinterdependence between them.Who is it for?The Mini MBA Programme isintended for those who wish to gainthe business skills provided by atraditional MBA programme withoutincurring the time and costs necessaryto undertake a full MBA programme.It is ideally suited for current oraspiring managers along all lines ofbusiness, small and medium sizedenterprise owners, and seasoned orbudding entrepreneurs.What will I learn?PwC’s Mini MBA Programme coversthe topics taught in leading globalMBA programmes with a focus onpractical examples and case studies.The programme comprises ninespecially designed modules carefullychosen to provide a systematicframework and clear structure forunderstanding organisations. Wehave developed a unique mappingtechnique to link the modules andcreate a successful business strategy.The PwC AdvantageAs a global leader in a full range ofprofessional services PwC employeeshave an in depth understanding of thecomplexities of modern organisations.PwC’s Academy has incorporated theinsights gained from working withfirms from all over the globe into ourunique Mini MBA Programme.LanguageLectures and materials are in English.DurationPwC’s Mini MBA Programme includesover 12 full days of training (100hours) conducted over a 3 monthperiod.CertificateAt the end of the programmeall participants will receive aPwC certificate of completion.This is contingent on meeting theminimum attendance requirementof 76 hours and the completion of aHarvard Business School case study.A personalised assessment of thecase study will be provided to eachparticipant together with guidance onsuggested future development goals.When and where can Iparticipate in the Mini MBAProgramme?PwC’s Academy is currently offeringthe Mini MBA Programme throughoutthe Middle East. For more informationregarding the Programme and how toregister please contact:Iv BorromeoE: iv.borromeo@ae.pwc.comT: +971 (0)4 3043241You can also contact your PwC’sAcademy Middle East country contact.These are listed on the back of thisbrochure.
  • 27. Corporate andbusiness strategy1.5 Days of training• Critical success factors• External and internal analysis• Strategies for innovation• ForecastingPeople management1.5 Days of training• HR as a strategic partner• Culture management• Recruitment and selection• Target setting andperformanceManagement skills1 day of training• Change management• Effective communication• Motivation andempowerment• Appraisal• Stress managementMarketing1.5 Days of training• Market positioning• Branding• Corporate socialresponsibility• Marketing and social mediaLeadership and negotiation1.5 Days of training• Leadership vs management• Types of leaders• Role of leadership inproblem solving• Negotiations (externaland internal)Accounting basics andfinancial management1.5 Days of training• Financial statement analysis• Nature and purpose offinance management• Budgeting and settingfinancial objectives• Risk managementProject management andbusiness processes1.5 Days of training• Project managementmethodologies• The project life cycle• Business operations• Quality issuesLinking it all together1 Day of training• Conclusion tobusiness mapping• Introduction to the case studyBusiness breakdown and map1.5 Days of training• Vision and mission statement• Stakeholder analysis• Corporate governance basics• Business mapping(introduction)PwC’s Mini MBA Programme consists of 9 speciallydesigned modules presented over a 3 month period.4 PwC1.4.7.2.5.8.3.6.9.
  • 28. 5PwC’s Mini MBA ProgrammeBusiness breakdown andmapThis introductory modulepresents an understanding of howbusinesses’ can be mapped throughan outline of the main areas withinall organisations. The businessmap is then used to introducecompetitive and strategic analysisthrough our 3 step process of:Analysis (Position), Choice (Optionsfor Growth), and Implementation.It outlines the three levels ofstrategy; corporate, business, andfunctional along with the objectivesof each. Critical concepts suchas Vision, Mission Statement,Corporate culture, stakeholderanalysis, and corporate governanceare also explained and examined.All concepts are presented usingpractical examples from themodern business world.Corporate and businessstrategyThis module begins by presenting aframework for analysing the globaland local business environment inwhich a business operates. To do sothe PESTEL (Politics, Economics,Social, Technology, Environment,and Legal) framework is examined.The concept of competitive andstrategic analysis introduced inthe previous section is explored ingreater depth. Competitive analysisis examined using the 5 forcesmodel as well as SWOT analysis.The module then delves intostrategic positioning and whetheran organisation’s position isappropriate given their competitiveenvironment. Strategies forgrowth and innovation in differentcompetitive environments aredeveloped. One of the mostimportant topics is the analysis ofthe critical success factors and keyperformance indicators that areused to gauge success.The business map is then used tointroduce competitive and strategicanalysis through our 3 step process of:Analysis (Position), Choice (Options forGrowth), and Implementation.
  • 29. 6 PwCPeople managementIn this module we explore themodern organisation’s mostimportant resource; its people.It introduces Human ResourceManagement (HRM) examiningkey policies and systems suchas recruitment, appraisal,compensation, benefits that areused to manage people. There isalso discussion of contemporaryissues and issues specific to theregion. A focus of the module isaddressing the vital link betweenbusiness strategy and HRMalong with the impact of HRM onorganisational culture and businessperformance. Using theories,research evidence, and practicaltools participants will understandand learn to evaluate HRM policiesand their effect on the wholeorganisation.Management skillsThe aim of this module is to providethe basics of effective management.Motivation and communicationare critical topics in this section.Methods for motivation and how toidentify motivational drivers at anindividual level are investigated.The module analyses differenttypes of communication and theirevolutions with technologicalprogress. It also explores howdifferent communication stylescan be received (positively andnegatively) and how to adaptcommunication style dependingon the audience. The modulecovers the basics of time and stressmanagement. Tools for planning,both short term and long term, arealso examined. Practical exampleswill be used to guide participantsthroughout the module.The module analyses differenttypes of communication and theirevolutions with technologicalprogress.
  • 30. 7PwC’s Mini MBA ProgrammeMarketingThe focus of this module ispresenting participants with abrief overview of marketing theoryand tools and applying these toreal life examples. It begins withan introduction to the strategicgoals of marketing and how theycan be achieved through themarketing mix (7 P’s). Marketingtools and concepts such as CRM’s,market positioning, and customersegmentation are addressed.The importance of a robustbrand strategy is examined andcrystallized through analysis ofhow successful firms generatebrand value. It looks at CSR andits role in the marketing strategy.Of course no modern marketingcourse would be complete withoutan examination of viral marketingand social media and these topicsare also explored in the module.Leadership and negotiationThis module examines the role ofleadership and its impact withinthe organisation. The distinctionbetween leadership andmanagement is introduced alongwith the objectives of each. It alsoexplores different types of leadersand leadership styles. From thisparticipants gain an understandingof what type of leader they are, or infuture can become. As a corollary,participants will also identifywhat skills they can improve tobecome a more effective leader.It explores how leaders can playa constructive role in problemsolving and what pitfalls to avoid.Apart from leadership, the modulealso addresses negotiation skills.Practical negotiation skills, bothinternally and with external clients,are presented.The importance of a robustbrand strategy is examined andcrystallized through analysis ofhow successful firms generatebrand value.
  • 31. 8 PwCAccounting basics andfinancial managementThe goal of this module is toprovide participants with a basicunderstanding of accountingand financial management.Additionally the module aimsto help participants understandthe role of these functions withinthe organisation. It presents anoverview of financial statementsand key financial statement ratiosthat are pivotal for decision making.It explores the nature and purposeof Finance Management alongwith an examination of the linkbetween corporate strategy andfinancial objectives. It introducesthe concepts of working capitalmanagement, liquidity, cash flows,and the different sources of capital.The session will also include anoverview of budgeting and thebasics of risk management.Project management andbusiness processesThis module provides anunderstanding of the principles andtools used for effectively managingprojects and the operations of theorganisation. Its aim is to not onlydemonstrate how an organisationmanages its projects and operationsbut how these decisions cancreate or destroy value. Specificattention will be given to theorganisation’s value chain andthe decisions surrounding it.It presents project managementmethodologies, the project life cycleand an understanding of the projectenvironment. It will demonstratehow to plan and execute projectsaddressing key issues such asdeadlines, resource management,reporting, monitoring, andquality control to ensure that keydeliverables are met.PwC’s extensive professionalnetwork provides us unique accessto the highest quality trainersin each location in which theProgramme is offered.
  • 32. 9PwC’s Mini MBA ProgrammeLinking it all togetherWe strongly believe one of the key strengthsof PwC’s Mini MBA Programme is thefocus on the link between our modulesto show the interdependence between allareas of the organisation. This moduleconcentrates on the interdependencebetween the sessions presented in theprogramme. It will revisit the business mappresented in Module 1 so participants canapply their new understanding of the firmto the pivotal skill of business mapping.The balanced scorecard will be presentedto demonstrate how to evaluate the overallperformance of an organisation. A finalsection on entrepreneurship will alsobe presented. This will be followed by aHarvard Business School case study thatwill incorporate the learning points fromthe programme. A personalised assessmentof the case study will be provided to eachparticipant together with guidance onsuggested future development goals.Our trainersOur trainers are meticulously selected toensure that each module is presented by aleader in their respective field.In choosing our trainers we apply 3 keycriteria that must be met:1. Experience in leadership position2. Subject expertise3. Knowledge of the local businessenvironmentPwC’s extensive professional networkprovides us unique access to the highestquality trainers in each location in whichthe programme is offered.
  • 33. 10 PwCPwC’s Academy –Experience knowledgePwC’s Academy is the educationalbusiness of the global organisationPricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).The foundation of PwC’s Academy isour team of expert professionals whoconvey their wealth of knowledgeand the practical experience theyhave gained in their daily workwithin leading organisations aroundthe world.We offer a variety of training coursescovering professional qualifications,financial competencies, andmanagement skills. The coursesare based on both the individualexperiences of our experts andthe best practices of PwC Global.We constantly adapt our courses tomeet the needs of modern businessand tailor them to our client’srequirements. PwC’s Academies inthe Middle East are part of PwC’sgrowing network of Academieswhich are present in over 30countries worldwide. Through thenetwork of PwC’s Academies wecontinually exchange best practicesand successful methodologies toensure that we are consistentlyproviding industry leading trainingprogrammes.Our courses are divided intothree areas:• Finance skills and competencies(accounting, financial reporting,financial management, audit,corporate finance, and corporategovernance)• Mini MBA Programme andManagement skills• International professionalqualifications (ACCA, DipIFR,CIMA Diploma in PerformanceMeasurement (Arabic), CPA, CFA)Our courses are offered in twoformats:• Open training courses accessibleto the public• Internal training coursescustomised to individualclients’ needsOur training courses are continuallyevolving. We are always open toworking with clients to developnew courses to meet their needsand ensure their professionaldevelopment objectives are met.Our key differentiator is our globalnetwork of professionals. We areconstantly communicating andgathering ideas from our diversenetwork of industry experts toensure our courses reflect theneeds of modern professionalsand organisations. Our objectiveis to have industry leading expertsdriving our industry leadingprofessional training. That’s PwC’sAcademy advantage.Our key differentiator is our global network ofprofessionals. We are constantly communicatingand gathering ideas from our diverse network ofindustry experts to ensure our courses reflect theneeds of modern professionals and organisations.
  • 34. PwC helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than180,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Tell us what matters to you and find outmore by visiting us at www.pwc.com.© 2013 PwC. All rights reserved. PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legalentity. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details.Design Services 28057 (02/13).UpdatE by: CDC / 369 / (3/2013)PwC’s AcademyMiddle East contactsIv BorromeoMiddle EastT: +971 4 3043 241E: iv.borromeo@ae.pwc.comRoss MacMillanUAET: +971 4 3043 241E: ross.macmillan@ae.pwc.comEmily ShotterOmanT: +968 2455 9123E: emily.shotter@om.pwc.comDania GeorgeLebanonT: +961 (5) 428 600 (ext. 1606)E: dania.george@lb.pwc.comMarwa HassanEgyptT: +2 (02) 2759 7731E: marwa.hassan@eg.pwc.comAlexandra WickhamQatarT: +974 4419 2777E alexandra.wickham@qa.pwc.com
  • 35. All the details of thePwC’s Mini MBAProgrammeThe value ofknowledgePwC’s Mini MBAProgramme
  • 36. The value of knowledge 3Mini MBA structure 4Business breakdown and map 5Corporate and business strategy People management 6Management skillsMarketing 7Leadership and negotiationAccounting and financial management basics 8Project management and business processesLinking it all together 9Our trainersPwC’s Academy 10experience knowledgeContacts ContentsModules
  • 37. 3PwC’s Mini MBA ProgrammeWhat is PwC’s Mini MBAProgramme?PwC’s Mini MBA Programme allowsprofessionals to gain the training andbusiness skills offered in a traditionalMBA programme in a more accessiblemanner. The programme providesparticipants with a clear picture oforganisations, their structure andmanagement methodology. Weprovide an MBA experience in anintensive 3 month session.Why choose the Mini MBAProgramme?Today’s business organisationsrequire professionals with specialisedskills who can simultaneouslysynergise their skills with the largerorganisational structure. It is thereforeessential for professionals to have therelevant knowledge on all facets of themodern organisation. From projectmanagement to finance functions,corporate strategy to human capital,PwC’s Mini MBA programme will notonly provide an understanding of eachbut will also provide clarity on theinterdependence between them.Who is it for?The Mini MBA Programme isintended for those who wish to gainthe business skills provided by atraditional MBA programme withoutincurring the time and costs necessaryto undertake a full MBA programme.It is ideally suited for current oraspiring managers along all lines ofbusiness, small and medium sizedenterprise owners, and seasoned orbudding entrepreneurs.What will I learn?PwC’s Mini MBA Programme coversthe topics taught in leading globalMBA programmes with a focus onpractical examples and case studies.The programme comprises ninespecially designed modules carefullychosen to provide a systematicframework and clear structure forunderstanding organisations. Wehave developed a unique mappingtechnique to link the modules andcreate a successful business strategy.The PwC AdvantageAs a global leader in a full range ofprofessional services PwC employeeshave an in depth understanding of thecomplexities of modern organisations.PwC’s Academy has incorporated theinsights gained from working withfirms from all over the globe into ourunique Mini MBA Programme.LanguageLectures and materials are in English.DurationPwC’s Mini MBA Programme includesover 12 full days of training (100hours) conducted over a 3 monthperiod.CertificateAt the end of the programmeall participants will receive aPwC certificate of completion.This is contingent on meeting theminimum attendance requirementof 76 hours and the completion of aHarvard Business School case study.A personalised assessment of thecase study will be provided to eachparticipant together with guidance onsuggested future development goals.When and where can Iparticipate in the Mini MBAProgramme?PwC’s Academy is currently offeringthe Mini MBA Programme throughoutthe Middle East. For more informationregarding the Programme and how toregister please contact:Iv BorromeoE: iv.borromeo@ae.pwc.comT: +971 (0)4 3043241You can also contact your PwC’sAcademy Middle East country contact.These are listed on the back of thisbrochure.
  • 38. Corporate andbusiness strategy1.5 Days of training• Critical success factors• External and internal analysis• Strategies for innovation• ForecastingPeople management1.5 Days of training• HR as a strategic partner• Culture management• Recruitment and selection• Target setting andperformanceManagement skills1 day of training• Change management• Effective communication• Motivation andempowerment• Appraisal• Stress managementMarketing1.5 Days of training• Market positioning• Branding• Corporate socialresponsibility• Marketing and social mediaLeadership and negotiation1.5 Days of training• Leadership vs management• Types of leaders• Role of leadership inproblem solving• Negotiations (externaland internal)Accounting basics andfinancial management1.5 Days of training• Financial statement analysis• Nature and purpose offinance management• Budgeting and settingfinancial objectives• Risk managementProject management andbusiness processes1.5 Days of training• Project managementmethodologies• The project life cycle• Business operations• Quality issuesLinking it all together1 Day of training• Conclusion tobusiness mapping• Introduction to the case studyBusiness breakdown and map1.5 Days of training• Vision and mission statement• Stakeholder analysis• Corporate governance basics• Business mapping(introduction)PwC’s Mini MBA Programme consists of 9 speciallydesigned modules presented over a 3 month period.4 PwC1.4.7.2.5.8.3.6.9.
  • 39. 5PwC’s Mini MBA ProgrammeBusiness breakdown andmapThis introductory modulepresents an understanding of howbusinesses’ can be mapped throughan outline of the main areas withinall organisations. The businessmap is then used to introducecompetitive and strategic analysisthrough our 3 step process of:Analysis (Position), Choice (Optionsfor Growth), and Implementation.It outlines the three levels ofstrategy; corporate, business, andfunctional along with the objectivesof each. Critical concepts suchas Vision, Mission Statement,Corporate culture, stakeholderanalysis, and corporate governanceare also explained and examined.All concepts are presented usingpractical examples from themodern business world.Corporate and businessstrategyThis module begins by presenting aframework for analysing the globaland local business environment inwhich a business operates. To do sothe PESTEL (Politics, Economics,Social, Technology, Environment,and Legal) framework is examined.The concept of competitive andstrategic analysis introduced inthe previous section is explored ingreater depth. Competitive analysisis examined using the 5 forcesmodel as well as SWOT analysis.The module then delves intostrategic positioning and whetheran organisation’s position isappropriate given their competitiveenvironment. Strategies forgrowth and innovation in differentcompetitive environments aredeveloped. One of the mostimportant topics is the analysis ofthe critical success factors and keyperformance indicators that areused to gauge success.The business map is then used tointroduce competitive and strategicanalysis through our 3 step process of:Analysis (Position), Choice (Options forGrowth), and Implementation.
  • 40. 6 PwCPeople managementIn this module we explore themodern organisation’s mostimportant resource; its people.It introduces Human ResourceManagement (HRM) examiningkey policies and systems suchas recruitment, appraisal,compensation, benefits that areused to manage people. There isalso discussion of contemporaryissues and issues specific to theregion. A focus of the module isaddressing the vital link betweenbusiness strategy and HRMalong with the impact of HRM onorganisational culture and businessperformance. Using theories,research evidence, and practicaltools participants will understandand learn to evaluate HRM policiesand their effect on the wholeorganisation.Management skillsThe aim of this module is to providethe basics of effective management.Motivation and communicationare critical topics in this section.Methods for motivation and how toidentify motivational drivers at anindividual level are investigated.The module analyses differenttypes of communication and theirevolutions with technologicalprogress. It also explores howdifferent communication stylescan be received (positively andnegatively) and how to adaptcommunication style dependingon the audience. The modulecovers the basics of time and stressmanagement. Tools for planning,both short term and long term, arealso examined. Practical exampleswill be used to guide participantsthroughout the module.The module analyses differenttypes of communication and theirevolutions with technologicalprogress.
  • 41. 7PwC’s Mini MBA ProgrammeMarketingThe focus of this module ispresenting participants with abrief overview of marketing theoryand tools and applying these toreal life examples. It begins withan introduction to the strategicgoals of marketing and how theycan be achieved through themarketing mix (7 P’s). Marketingtools and concepts such as CRM’s,market positioning, and customersegmentation are addressed.The importance of a robustbrand strategy is examined andcrystallized through analysis ofhow successful firms generatebrand value. It looks at CSR andits role in the marketing strategy.Of course no modern marketingcourse would be complete withoutan examination of viral marketingand social media and these topicsare also explored in the module.Leadership and negotiationThis module examines the role ofleadership and its impact withinthe organisation. The distinctionbetween leadership andmanagement is introduced alongwith the objectives of each. It alsoexplores different types of leadersand leadership styles. From thisparticipants gain an understandingof what type of leader they are, or infuture can become. As a corollary,participants will also identifywhat skills they can improve tobecome a more effective leader.It explores how leaders can playa constructive role in problemsolving and what pitfalls to avoid.Apart from leadership, the modulealso addresses negotiation skills.Practical negotiation skills, bothinternally and with external clients,are presented.The importance of a robustbrand strategy is examined andcrystallized through analysis ofhow successful firms generatebrand value.
  • 42. 8 PwCAccounting basics andfinancial managementThe goal of this module is toprovide participants with a basicunderstanding of accountingand financial management.Additionally the module aimsto help participants understandthe role of these functions withinthe organisation. It presents anoverview of financial statementsand key financial statement ratiosthat are pivotal for decision making.It explores the nature and purposeof Finance Management alongwith an examination of the linkbetween corporate strategy andfinancial objectives. It introducesthe concepts of working capitalmanagement, liquidity, cash flows,and the different sources of capital.The session will also include anoverview of budgeting and thebasics of risk management.Project management andbusiness processesThis module provides anunderstanding of the principles andtools used for effectively managingprojects and the operations of theorganisation. Its aim is to not onlydemonstrate how an organisationmanages its projects and operationsbut how these decisions cancreate or destroy value. Specificattention will be given to theorganisation’s value chain andthe decisions surrounding it.It presents project managementmethodologies, the project life cycleand an understanding of the projectenvironment. It will demonstratehow to plan and execute projectsaddressing key issues such asdeadlines, resource management,reporting, monitoring, andquality control to ensure that keydeliverables are met.PwC’s extensive professionalnetwork provides us unique accessto the highest quality trainersin each location in which theProgramme is offered.
  • 43. 9PwC’s Mini MBA ProgrammeLinking it all togetherWe strongly believe one of the key strengthsof PwC’s Mini MBA Programme is thefocus on the link between our modulesto show the interdependence between allareas of the organisation. This moduleconcentrates on the interdependencebetween the sessions presented in theprogramme. It will revisit the business mappresented in Module 1 so participants canapply their new understanding of the firmto the pivotal skill of business mapping.The balanced scorecard will be presentedto demonstrate how to evaluate the overallperformance of an organisation. A finalsection on entrepreneurship will alsobe presented. This will be followed by aHarvard Business School case study thatwill incorporate the learning points fromthe programme. A personalised assessmentof the case study will be provided to eachparticipant together with guidance onsuggested future development goals.Our trainersOur trainers are meticulously selected toensure that each module is presented by aleader in their respective field.In choosing our trainers we apply 3 keycriteria that must be met:1. Experience in leadership position2. Subject expertise3. Knowledge of the local businessenvironmentPwC’s extensive professional networkprovides us unique access to the highestquality trainers in each location in whichthe programme is offered.
  • 44. 10 PwCPwC’s Academy –Experience knowledgePwC’s Academy is the educationalbusiness of the global organisationPricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).The foundation of PwC’s Academy isour team of expert professionals whoconvey their wealth of knowledgeand the practical experience theyhave gained in their daily workwithin leading organisations aroundthe world.We offer a variety of training coursescovering professional qualifications,financial competencies, andmanagement skills. The coursesare based on both the individualexperiences of our experts andthe best practices of PwC Global.We constantly adapt our courses tomeet the needs of modern businessand tailor them to our client’srequirements. PwC’s Academies inthe Middle East are part of PwC’sgrowing network of Academieswhich are present in over 30countries worldwide. Through thenetwork of PwC’s Academies wecontinually exchange best practicesand successful methodologies toensure that we are consistentlyproviding industry leading trainingprogrammes.Our courses are divided intothree areas:• Finance skills and competencies(accounting, financial reporting,financial management, audit,corporate finance, and corporategovernance)• Mini MBA Programme andManagement skills• International professionalqualifications (ACCA, DipIFR,CIMA Diploma in PerformanceMeasurement (Arabic), CPA, CFA)Our courses are offered in twoformats:• Open training courses accessibleto the public• Internal training coursescustomised to individualclients’ needsOur training courses are continuallyevolving. We are always open toworking with clients to developnew courses to meet their needsand ensure their professionaldevelopment objectives are met.Our key differentiator is our globalnetwork of professionals. We areconstantly communicating andgathering ideas from our diversenetwork of industry experts toensure our courses reflect theneeds of modern professionalsand organisations. Our objectiveis to have industry leading expertsdriving our industry leadingprofessional training. That’s PwC’sAcademy advantage.Our key differentiator is our global network ofprofessionals. We are constantly communicatingand gathering ideas from our diverse network ofindustry experts to ensure our courses reflect theneeds of modern professionals and organisations.
  • 45. PwC helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than180,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Tell us what matters to you and find outmore by visiting us at www.pwc.com.© 2013 PwC. All rights reserved. PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legalentity. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details.Design Services 28057 (02/13).UpdatE by: CDC / 369 / (3/2013)PwC’s AcademyMiddle East contactsIv BorromeoMiddle EastT: +971 4 3043 241E: iv.borromeo@ae.pwc.comRoss MacMillanUAET: +971 4 3043 241E: ross.macmillan@ae.pwc.comEmily ShotterOmanT: +968 2455 9123E: emily.shotter@om.pwc.comDania GeorgeLebanonT: +961 (5) 428 600 (ext. 1606)E: dania.george@lb.pwc.comMarwa HassanEgyptT: +2 (02) 2759 7731E: marwa.hassan@eg.pwc.comAlexandra WickhamQatarT: +974 4419 2777E alexandra.wickham@qa.pwc.com
  • 46. PwC’s Mini MBA ProgrammePwC’s Mini MBA Programme allowsprofessionals to gain the training andbusiness skills offered in a traditional MBAprogramme in a more accessible manner.The programme provides participantswith a clear picture of organisations, theirstructure and management methodology.We provide an MBA experience in anintensive 3 month session.Why choose the Mini MBA Programme?Today’s business organisations requireprofessionals with specialised skills whocan simultaneously synergise their skillswith the larger organisational structure.It is therefore essential for professionalsto have the relevant knowledge on allfacets of the modern organisation.functions, corporate strategy to humancapital, PwC’s Mini MBA programme willnot only provide an understanding ofeach but will also provide clarity on theinterdependence between them.Who is it for?The Mini MBA Programme is intendedfor those who wish to gain the businessskills provided by a traditional MBAprogramme without incurring the timeand costs necessary to undertake a fullMBA programme. It is ideally suited forcurrent or aspiring managers along alllines of business, small and mediumsized enterprise owners, and seasoned orbudding entrepreneurs.What will I learn?PwC’s Mini MBA Programme coversthe topics taught in leading globalMBA programmes with a focus onpractical examples and case studies.The programme comprises nine speciallydesigned modules carefully chosen toprovide a systematic framework and clearstructure for understanding organisations.We have developed a unique mappingtechnique to link the modules and create asuccessful business strategy.Why study the Mini MBA Programmewith PwCs Academy in the Middle East?As a global leader in a full range ofprofessional services PwC employeeshave an in depth understanding of thecomplexities of modern organisations.PwC’s Academy has incorporated thefrom all over the globe into our uniqueMini MBA Programme.The value ofknowledgePwC’s Mini MBAProgramme
  • 47. Our trainersOur trainers are meticulously selected toensure that each module is presented by aIn choosing our trainers we apply 3 keycriteria that must be met:1. Experience in leadership position2. Subject expertise3. Knowledge of the localbusiness environmentPwC’s extensive professional networkprovides us unique access to the highestquality trainers in each location in whichthe Programme is offered.PwC’s Mini MBA Programme offer:3 Month session (materials, 100 hoursof training, Harvard Business Schoolcase study, assessment to identify futuredevelopment needs).When and where can I participate in theMini MBA Programme?PwCs Academy is currently offeringcourses throughout the Middle East.Iv Bo rromeoT: +971 (0) 4 3043 241E: iv.borromeo@ae.pwc.comPwC’s Mini MBA Programme in depthPwC’s Mini MBA Programme comprises nine specially designed modules carefully chosen to provide a systematicframework and clear structure for understanding organisations. We have developed a unique mapping technique to linkthe modules and create a successful business strategy.The modules and selected topics are outlined below:further details.Design Services 28057 (02/13).Update by: CDC / 369 / (3/2013)Corporate and business strategu1.5 Days of training• Critical success factors• External and internal analysis• Strategies for innovation• ForecastingPeople management1.5 Days of training• HR as a strategic partner• Culture management• Recruitment and selection• Target setting and performanceManagement skills1 Day of training• Change management• Effective communication• Motivation and empowerment• Appraisal• Stress managementMarketing1.5 Days of training• Market positioning• Branding• Corporate social responsibility• Marketing and social mediaLeadership and negotiation1.5 Days of training• Leadership vs management• Types of leaders• Role of leadership inProblem solving• Negotiations (externaland internal)Accounting basics andfinancial management1.5 Days of training• Financial statement analysis• Nature and purpose of financemanagement• Budgeting and setting financialobjectives• Risk managementProject management andbusiness processes1.5 Days of training• Project managementmethodologies• The project life cycle• Business operations• Quality issuesLinking it all together1 Day of training• Conclusion to business mapping• Introduction to the case studyBusiness breakdown and map1.5 Days of training• Vision and mission statement• Stakeholder analysis• Corporate governance basics• Business mapping (introduction)1.4.7.2.5.8.3.6.9.

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