C.I.M. - Certified in Management Designation



The Certified in Management (C.I.M.) Designation consists of two distinct parts

  1. Completion of the Certificate in Management and Administration OR Graduation from an Accredited Program

  2. Two years of proven and recognized Canadian Management/ Administration  experience     

The Certificate in Management and Administration Program offers an eight subject study course ranging from Introduction to Management to Strategic Analysis and leads to a Certificate in Management and Administration.

The  Accreditation Proc ess  assesses entire full-time programs and grants exemption from the academic requirements leading to the Certificate in Management and Administration(CIMA) 

What can we do for you?

  • Build career excellence with transferable knowledge, skills and competencies
  • Provide a general management specific education and designation
  • Participation in social activities and networking opportunities
  • Increase your employment potential with enhanced management skills
  • Opportunities for life-long learning

 “I can recommend the CIM program to anyone who is seriously interested in a well rounded business program”



For Education Equivalence Credit Application click here

Mandatory Courses: (six):
Introduction to Management, Managerial Communications, Canadian Business Law, Financial Management, Managerial Accounting and Strategic Analysis


Optional Courses (two required):
Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Managerial Marketing, Economics and/or Project Management

Course Delivery Options:

Management Experience
  Holders of the Certificate in Management and Administration will be eligible to apply for the C.I.M. (Certified in Management) designation once they have acquired two (2) years of Canadian management/administration experience. In order to be granted the designation, candidates will be required to submit an application, along with two letters of reference and a current resume within six (6) years of completing the prescribed studies. click here for Application form

If you are applying for exemption from the 2 years of Canadian management experience, please download and complete the Application Form first.  This Application is only to be used by candidates who do not have 2 years of Canadian management experience, and who wish to apply for the C.I.M. designation under a 2 year exemption status. Click here for the Application Form.
If you have already completed the 2 year exemption Application Form, taken your Management Ability Test, and must now complete the Professional Development Program, please download the Professional Development Guide for instructions. Click here for the Professional Development Guide

Persons holding the C.I.M. designation are required to maintain their membership in good standing with the Institute.

To view a list of Canadian Companies/Organizations who employ members of the Canadian Institute of Management, click here.

To view a list of Universities and Colleges affiliated with the Canadian Institute of Management,  click here

UWO/CIM Brochure


For more information, contact your nearest branch or the national office.