CMI (Management)

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the UK’s main body for managers, with over 81,000 members; CMI upholds and sets the standards in management. CMI’s vision is for “first-class management and leadership to drive up personal and corporate performance, national productivity and social well-being”.

Take control of your career with these management courses

Whether you are thinking about beginning a career in management, have been working in management for some time or want to up-skill your team, we offer varying levels of CIM professional management courses, all of which are accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA).

CMI Member Benefits

Once you enrol we will register your CMI student membership and you will have the option to take out full CMI membership. With full mebership you will have the following benefits:

  • We recognise your commitment to progress your career
  • You will get access to business information resources
  • regular news and research updates
  • access to trained reserachers who can answer complex questions
  • subscription to Professional Manager and Management Today magazines
  • networking opportunities
  • discounted rates on events covering a wide range of management topics
  • access to career advice
  • opportunity to gain Chartered Manager status.

Qualifications available:

Diploma in First Line Management (Level 3)

Ideal for those new to management, this Diploma provides a firm foundation on which to build a successful career.

Diploma in Management and Leadership (Level 5)

For those already in a management position, this course builds on your hands-on management experience by developing decision-making, resource management and customer awareness skills.

Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (Level 7)

A comprehensive qualification for senior managers looking to develop their strategic skills, focusing on people development, performance management and organisational strategy.

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Any courses with a level (4) or (5) are equivalent to degree level courses and (6) and (7) are post graduate level courses (Masters) and are recognised as such with employers and universities. Level (2) and (3)  courses are equivalent to HND Diploma level courses.

While these courses are not exactly the same  as MBA course the postgraduate Diplomas level (5) and (6) are academically on the same level and employers recognise them as such. Universities also offer exemptions towards an MBA for those completing these courses and you will gain many of the same skills and sometimes more relevant, practical skills doing these courses. These courses are also a lot more cost effective than expensive MBAs.

Because SMM Academies provides blended learning you can enrol at anytime in the year.

Blended learning is a mixture of online learning and face to face tutoring and is proven to be one of the most effective ways of studying. You will get access to our online learning management system that has all the learning materials you needs and helps you track your progress and interact with your tutor.

Certificates usually take around 8 months and Diploma’s around 16 months. At SMM Academies you can take as little or as long as you want to complete the courses and because we use blended learning the course can be studied whenever you want to.

There are no set requirements but we usually look at your previous studies and experience. The great thing is anyone can start on our courses and work through the levels.

You have the opportunity to have CMI membership grade (MCMI) and chartered manager status

Also, this Certificate is accepted by:

  • The University of HUDDLESFIELD as being equivalent to their year of MBA
  • The University of GREENWICH-Business School, exempt from 90M credits of supported open learning in MA Management
  • University of WALES MBA-Subject to meeting the entry requirements as specified.

An opportunity to work through the qualifications to Doctorate level if you choose to.