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What is the CIM Accreditation?
Accreditation serves two fundamental goals: to ensure quality assurance of programs and to advance continuous improvement. In serving these goals sound accreditation is principled upon assurances about a programs’ conformity to discernible standards in higher education.
Accredited business programs demonstrate a high level of competency in business education and directly embody the standards of business and management that graduates of these accredited programs gain. Students of CIM accredited programs will demonstrate readiness to start a rewarding career as managers or business leaders in a wide range of related disciplines.
National Accreditation Brochure
National Accreditation Framework
The accreditation assessment is based on two components:
Accreditation Criteria Rating
Contact or credit hours
- Maximum time allowable
- Program vetting/peer review
- Program plan
- Evaluation methodologies
- Learning objectives
- Evaluation schedule
- Success drivers
- Admission requirements
- Graduation requirements
- Grade reporting
- Passing requirements
- Instructional credentials
- Number of instructors
Management Competency Mapping
The ability of the program to deliver outcomes as assessed and measured against the 4 learning competencies required for the Chartered Manager professional designation:
- General management knowledge, skills and abilities
- Financial management knowledge, skills and abilities
- Communicative knowledge, skills and abilities
- Applied managerial knowledge, skills and abilities
Contact the CIM Head Office to obtain more information.
*Assessment may take between 4-8 weeks.
The assessment is conducted by the Academic Dean who provides a recommendation to the National Vice President of Education regarding an accredited status after a thorough review of the application and all accompanying documents. The National Vice President will provide notice of accreditation.
Accreditation may be withheld and granted “pending status” if improvements are needed as determined by the accreditation assessment process.