This year Middlesex University has taken a big step towards closer industry partnership by tying up with CIMA/Sage to provide our first year students a firm foundation in computerized accounting. Every student received a copy of Sage 50 Accounts Professional along with study materials and has been tested by Sage. The successful students were awarded the certificates at a ceremony on Feb 9, 2014. This is an accredited benchmarked standards certificate and not purely an academic certificate. It tells potential employers that the candidate already has the required skills and greatly enhances the opportunities for good jobs.
While aligning the students with required work-force skill requirements, this initiative reduces the need of tutor resources and cuts down the costs for the University and the Employers. All stake-holders are benefited with the added benefit of enhancing the University’s image as a professional, contemporary institution of learning.