C.Mgr. - Chartered Manager

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Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.)

A Charter of Distinction:  Ethics and Sustainability in Management

Chartered Manager is the Canadian Institute of Management’s senior qualification and chartered professional designation.  It is abbreviated as C.Mgr. and used as a post-nominal to accredited members in good standing.  It provides validation to outstanding adherence to the theory and practice of ethical management and the ongoing development of new methods in the management arts and sciences that focus on sustainability and leadership.  It goes beyond academic qualification and provides clients with a benchmark of professionalism and ethical behaviour in business.

Chartered Manager is Canada’s only senior multidisciplinary management designation.  Its charter goes beyond accounting, financial management, organizational behaviour, strategy, marketing and human resources; combining several fields into one integrated qualification in ethical management.  Holders of the C.Mgr. designation can be relied on to provide ethical, grounded and holistic managerial services and judgement and are the only professionals that can legally use the title of “Chartered Manager” in Canada.

Holders of the C.Mgr. designation will belong to a fellowship of peers that share the CIM’s passion and enthusiasm for the development of leading-edge management knowledge and services to the public. 

This fellowship of peers is a core resource of the CIM to maintain its position as Canada’s senior multidisciplinary management association and the voice of the management profession.

Joining the CIM as a Chartered Manager will allow the applicant to become part of a tight-knit, yet open, community that will allow for the personal and professional development of management knowledge, application and theory.

ACADEMIC AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Graduate Degree Route

a.       Master’s degree or doctorate in management, commerce or business administration from an institution that is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).  A list of AUCC institutions can be found at www.aucc.ca

b.       A minimum of two (2) years of documented Canadian or international senior managerial, academic or research experience

OR

a.       For international, non-AUCC institutions, a master’s degree or doctorate in management, commerce or business administration from an institution that has been accredited by one or more the following bodies:

AACSB:  Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (www.aacsb.edu)

    EFMD-EQUIS:  European Foundation for Management Development (www.efmd.org)

    AMBA:  Association of Masters of Business Administration (www.mbaworld.com)

b.       A minimum of two (2) years of documented Canadian or international senior managerial, academic or research experience

Undergraduate Degree Route

a.       A bachelor’s degree in management, commerce or business administration from an institution that is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).  A list of AUCC institutions can be found at www.aucc.ca, or

b.       A bachelor’s degree in management, commerce or business administration from an institution that is a member of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) and/or Polytechnics Canada.  A list of ACCC institutions can be found at www.accc.caand a list of Polytechnics Canada institutions can be found at www.polytechnicscanada.ca, or

c.        A bachelor’s degree in management, commerce or business administration from an institution that has been accredited by one or more of the following bodies:

AACSB:  Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (www.aacsb.edu)

EFMD-EQUIS:  European Foundation for Management Development (www.efmd.org)

AMBA:  Association of Masters of Business Administration (www.mbaworld.com)

d.       Submission of a 25,000 word graduate-level research paper on a management or business administration topic that reflects the applicant’s research or industry interests, or

e.        Submission of a substantial portfolio of work demonstrating the applicant’s application of management principles.  This may include (but not limited to) management consulting projects, comprehensive strategic plans, management reports, business projects

f.         A minimum of four (4) years of documented Canadian or international senior managerial, academic or research experience

Non-Degree Route (CIM Certificate, Certificate* or Diploma**)

a.       The 8-course CIM Certificate in Management and Administration Studies (or equivalent through a Certificate* or Diploma** Program), and

b.       Twelve (12) additional pre-approved non-introductory courses which reflect a continuation of the concepts covered during the CIM Certificate in Management and Administration Studies (or equivalent through a College Certificate* or College Diploma** Program)

Approval will be granted for courses which build the applicant's managerial skill set and reflect a life-long commitment to ongoing management education.  Please contact the National Academic Dean at acadean@cim.cafor details

c.        Submission of a 25,000 word graduate-level research paper on a management or business administration topic that reflects the applicant’s research or industry interests, or

d.       Submission of a substantial portfolio of work demonstrating the applicant’s application of management principles.  This may include (but not limited to) management consulting projects, comprehensive strategic plans, management reports, business projects

e.        A minimum of six (6) years of documented Canadian or international senior managerial, academic or research experience

f.         A comprehensive examination (at the discretion of the C.Mgr. Committee)

*      Certificate refers to a sub-baccalaureate, non-degree qualification awarded by a Canadian college, polytechnic or university *** (or international equivalent) of one year full-time duration

**    Diploma refers to a sub-baccalaureate non-degree qualification awarded by a Canadian college, polytechnic or university *** (or international equivalent) of two to three years full-time duration

***  These institutions are members of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) and/or Polytechnics Canada or the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).  A listing of these institutions can be found at the following website:

Polytechnics Canada(www.polytechnicscanada.ca)

ACCC:  Association of Canadian Community Colleges (www.accc.ca)

AUCC:  Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (www.aucc.ca)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL ROUTES

1.       Completed C.Mgr. Application Form

2.       One (1) letter of recommendation from a manager or colleague that is familiar with your managerial, academic and/or research experience and can attest to your application of ethics in management

3.       Two (2) professional/academic reference letters that will validate your experience and attest to your application of ethics in management

4.       Detailed Curriculum Vitae outlining all academic and management experience as required above

5.       Official transcripts send directly from the education institution(s) to the CIM National Office

6.       500-word Statement of Interest indicating why you want to join the CIM as a Chartered Manager and the areas of knowledge contribution that you intend to make

7.       Sign and adhere to the CIM Code of Ethics for Professional Members and return with C.Mgr. Application Form

8.       Commitment to sharing our passion and enthusiasm for management knowledge development and contributing to the publications, white papers and knowledge services of the CIM while upholding the strictest principles of ethical management

9.       Commitment to participating in local CIM events, governance and leadership of the CIM

10.    All applicable fees

 

HOW TO APPLY?

Graduate Degree Route

To apply for the C.Mgr. designation, download the C.Mgr. Application Form and the Code of Ethics for Professional Members.  Print the application form and mail your completed application, letter of recommendation, references, CV, Statement of Interest, signed Code of Ethics and remittance of applicable fees to the address indicated on the form.  Please ensure that your educational institution(s) sends official transcripts directly to the CIM National Office.

Undergraduate or Non-Degree Routes

Application using the Standard Membership Form is needed for this route.  The C.Mgr. Application Form is only used when the member has completed the entire program and is ready to submit all final documentation.  Please contact the National Academic Dean immediately when pursuing this route at acadean@cim.ca

For students enrolled in through this route, membership fees are payable immediately and as long as the student is enrolled in the program.  This provides ongoing academic support in the selection of courses and advice during the research paper phase of the program.

When this route is complete, download the C.Mgr. Application Form and the Code of Ethics for Professional Members.  Print the application form and mail your completed application, letter of recommendation, references, Statement of Interest, Research Paper, signed Code of Ethics and remittance of applicable fees to the address indicated on the form.  Ensure that your educational institution(s) sends official transcripts directly to the CIM National Office.

SPECIAL NOTE

The C.Mgr. review committee may request additional information, an interview, or request that the applicant complete a comprehensive examination to validate their qualifications and/or experience

General

As a chartered professional designation, the right use the title of “Chartered Manager” and the post-nominal designation of “C.Mgr.” are contingent on continued membership in the CIM, adherence to the Code of Ethics, and participation in the knowledge services of the CIM.

With the primary focus being the application of ethical management within Canadian society, the Disciplinary Committee of the CIM reserves the right to revoke membership, designation and title for documented breaches of the Code of Ethics or professional misconduct.

Please allow 30 days for your application to be reviewed.