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If you’ve been working in management for a reasonable period of time, you’ll have likely heard of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). CMI is an accredited institution for management professionals that supports its members through their management development.

You can now earn a CMI qualification and membership alongside our online BA Management and Leadership degree for no extra cost and no extra work. View the course HERE.

So how can CMI membership and qualifications improve your career? Below, we explain the benefits of being able to list a CMI qualification on your CV.

1) Gain professional recognition

A CMI diploma acts as a signal to employers and professionals that you have invested in your management career and have a certain amount of management competency. The level 5 diploma in Management and Leadership is one of the institute’s most popular qualifications and is the benchmark qualification for full CMI membership, taking you another step towards Chartered Manager status.Together with the management essentials and critical analysis you’ll be learning on your BA Management and Leadership course, these combined qualifications will demonstrate that you are competent in your field and interested in nurturing your growth as a manager.

2) The benefits of associate membership

While you’re studying your BA degree you are entitled to associate CMI membership. Members can benefit from a number of career enhancing services and tools, including:

  • Invitation to regional networking events
  • Receive regular management news
  • Access to ManagementDirect, an online portal of interactive management resources
  • Mentoring
  • Knowledge of and adhering to professional standards
  • And more 

3) Work towards Chartered Manager status

Chartered Manager status is the highest accolade that can be awarded by the Chartered Management Institute. It is a high-level award and a comprehensive demonstration of your management competence, much like the level 5 Management and Leadership diploma. In a Chartered Management Institute report, 1 in 3 Chartered Managers experienced career progression after becoming chartered.

4) Raise your competence and confidence

Together with the necessary business components covered in the online BA Management and Leadership degree, earning a level 5 CMI diploma will give aspiring managers the confidence that they have the skills and the knowledge to meet professional standards. Access to CMI resources will also help you perform confidently in your chosen management career.

Interested in gaining an essential BA degree and a professional qualification? You can view the online degree course in more detail here. If you’d like to discuss the course and its particulars, fill in our online enquiry form to contact our advisors, ask questions or begin your application.

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