Chartered Management Program (CMP)

The Chartered Management Program (CMP) outlines the knowledge requirements that professional managers need to qualify for either the Certified in Management (C.I.M.) or the Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) professional designation.

The CMP is an eight-course (300 - 320 hour) program of studies covering the following core elements of management and business administration.

CMP Mandatory Courses 

Each of these four courses are required to complete the Chartered Manager Program (CMP).

Business Administration and Management

This course is formerly known as Introduction to Management. Through this course, students will:

Managerial Communications

This course covers writing and communication skills for managers. In this course, students will learn to be able to:

Financial Management

This course focuses on principles and application of finance in order to teach students how to use money effectively in business. In this course, students will:

Business Strategy

Formerly known as Strategic Analysis, this course focuses on how to develop and implement business strategies. This course will teach students how to:

CMP Optional Courses

These courses allow students to focus on specific areas of management that they are interested in, passionate about, or think they need more development in to become a more effective manager. In order to complete the Chartered Management Program (CMP), students are required to complete 4 of the following courses.

Canadian Business Law

This course covers the application of Canadian law to business. It covers the roots of business law and related cases to give managers a better understanding of how Canadian law impacts business. In this course, students will:

Managerial Accounting

Managers need to understand the fundamentals of accounting to make more informed business decisions. This course covers those key concepts. Through this course, students will learn how to:

Financial Accounting

Financial accounting covers how to properly track and report financial data that surrounds a wide range of business scenarios. In this course, students will learn to:

Organizational Behaviour

This covers how practices, structures and other factors influence human behaviour in organizations. In this course, students will learn:

Human Resource Management

Effective management of human resources is critical to business success. This course covers the key concepts of human resource management. Students in this course will learn how to:

Managerial Marketing

This course provides an overview of how and why marketing works for businesses. It teaches valuable marketing skills that are valued in any organization. Students in this course will learn:


Managers who understand the concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics are able to bring valuable insight into their decision-making process. In this course, students will learn how to:

Project Management

Project management involves strategically managing all of the moving parts of a project to deliver value to stakeholders. In this course, students will learn how to:

Operations Management

This course covers a range of topics that factor in to effective management of the day-to-day operations of a business. In this course, students will learn:

NOTE:  Other courses may be acceptable as options.

Course Delivery Options:

Fees are set by the academic institutions offering the courses.

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Students who are taking the courses outlined on this page at an accredited institution are eligible for a Student Membership with CIM | Chartered Managers Canada. Take advantage of a network of thousands of Canadian managers, develop your management skills through these courses, and become eligible for the Certified in Management (C.I.M.) or the Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) professional designation upon completion! If you’re ready to get noticed and recognized internationally as a true business leader, then join CIM | Chartered Managers today!

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