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Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Many of The University of Law Business School’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are accredited by the prestigious Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The CMI is the UK’s only chartered professional body offering the highly coveted Chartered Manager (CMgr) status. With its origins dating back to 1945, the CMI community is made up of over 100,000 members.

The CMI is dedicated to providing services to employers, education providers, and individuals to streamline management development and maximise employability in the UK and worldwide.

Graduate with a CMI qualification

Our programmes have been mapped against the CMI’s nationally recognised qualifications, so that students can benefit from a CMI qualification in addition to their degree upon successful completion. Qualifications from the CMI are highly respected by employers. Our dual accreditation will help graduates stand out in the job market and equip them with the managerial skills needed to lead effectively within the workplace.

The following awards are available for our campus and online students:

CMI Qualification Level 5

Diploma in Management and Leadership

BSc (Hons) Business Management*

CMI Qualification Level 7

Award in Strategic Management and Leadership

MSc Corporate Financial Management

Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership

MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management

Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

MSc Strategic Business Management

*Award also applicable to foundation year study options.

Benefits of CMI accredited courses

ManagementDirect: Online resource portal

The Chartered Management Institute is home to the largest management library in the UK, with over 15,000 books on management and leadership. CMI members can also enjoy access to the online resource portal, which includes e-journals such as Business Source Corporate, company and industry reports, as well as thousands of publications, videos, e-books, checklists and guides. Plus, the CMI’s online resources equip you with self-directed learning toolkits to help you overcome managerial roadblocks. Members can make use of self-assessments, interactive scenarios, CPD reporting and document templates to help you progress in your professional career.

Career development centre

As a CMI member, you will also benefit from a career development centre. Use CMI’s CV building tool and review service to best present your experience and credentials to your next employer. Seek advice from over 300 Hiring Managers on how to ace your next interview, and maximise your employability by staying up-to-date on current job listings via our vacancy database. You’ll also have access to self-development modules that feature topical employer videos, employer training podcasts, written tutorials, and premium source articles on industry trends. The CMI’s e-learning hub features an array of updated videos, tutorials and articles that will teach you career and business skills such as aiming for a promotion and understanding career management.

CMI mentoring services

The online CMI mentoring community is made up of over 120,000 members. Mentors are matched with mentees according to the skills, experience and industry of your interest. After creating an online profile you will write a proposal for a potential mentor to accept. Once you have established a relationship with your mentor, you will benefit from new business skills, improved self-confidence, and insider knowledge of what today’s employers demand. Your mentor will be provided with a resource pack to ensure you are progressing towards your shared objectives throughout the duration of your mentorship.

Network with the best

Make valuable business contacts at CMI’s frequent events around the UK.

How to become a Chartered Manager

This exclusive managerial status is available to CMI members who elect to take the experiential, qualified, or exemption route. Each route is designed to accommodate all working professionals, based on their qualification and experience level. You will be asked to complete an assessment in order to be considered for Chartered Manager status. If you successfully complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree with The University of Law Business School, you will have met the qualification requirements for consideration. For information on the amount of required working experience and status benefits, please visit the Chartered Management Institute's website.

Where can CMI qualification take you?

After completing CMI qualification you have a wide range of options available to you:

  • Progress to the next level in your career as CMI is widely recognised
  • Continue to study other CMI qualifications
  • Upgrade your membership to a new level including CMgr and fCMgr