CMABAREC - Activities

Goodman School of Business

CMABAREC - Activities

The Society of Management Accountants of Ontario (SMAO) continues its financial support of the CMABAREC. The centre was established in 2007 with an initial contribution of $25,000. Funding amounts are evaluated and renewed on a yearly basis.

Brock/CMA High School Business Day

The fifth annual Brock CMA High School Business Day event was held in the Pond Inlet on 5 December 2012. Approximately 120 high school students in grades 11 and 12 and their teachers from six area high schools joined Goodman School of Business accounting faculty, and CMAs from the local community to discuss “Save the Tour”, a CMA case that introduces students to business decision making that considers accounting, management and strategy implications. The day began with a tour of campus highlighting the Walker Complex, the Computer Commons, and the newly expanded James A. Gibson Library and Learning Commons facilities. During the day, groups of students, faculty, and CMAs discussed creative solutions to the case. The morning session included small group brainstorming activities to identify the pros and cons of alternative solutions to the presented problem, discussions of cost considerations versus management and ethical concerns, and coming to a consensus proposal for the organization. After lunch, provided by CMA BAREC, the small groups merged into two larger groups to present their proposals and for lively discussions of the various considerations. The day concluded with a draw for an iPod, provided by CMA Ontario. Students left for their respective high schools with information about Brock University and CMA Ontario. Feedback from the event was positive, and we look forward to the 6th Annual Brock CMA Business Day on 4 December 2013.

In cooperation with the SMAO, CMABAREC sponsors the Brock/CMA Business Day for high schools in the Niagara Region held in December at Brock University. The event is always a great success with several area high schools in attendance. The day-long activities are supported by the Department of Accounting faculty, area CMAs, and Goodman School of Business students.

Students listen to a presentation at the 2012 Brock/CMA High School Business Day