Get an MBA and Chartered Manager designation from Two of the World's Leading Institutions!

Get a University of London MBA Degree Entirely Online.

Our University of London MBA program partnership offers you the flexibility to accomplish your studies around your working life.

The University of London Global Master's of Business Administration program is available entirely online to students residing in Canada. As a result of a new and exciting partnership with CIM | Chartered Managers Canada, Canadian students will also benefit by becoming CIM members upon admission to the program as well as be eligible to obtain the Chartered Manager (C.Mgr) designation upon completion of the program at no additional cost.

Both CIM | Chartered Managers Canada and the University of London have a long history of educating and transforming lives. Founded in the 1942 as a not-for-profit corporation CIM | Chartered Managers Canada has provided education and professional certification to over 80,000 managers across the country. The University of London, since 1836, has been one of the world's leading public universities with a current enrollment of over 200,000 students. Together, these two institutions have come together to offer a first of its kind collaborative degree and designation in one affordable and flexible package!

Chartered Manager Designation

Why become a Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.)?

Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) is the highest internationally recognized designation in management and leadership. C.Mgr. combines rigorous business education with professional-level experience, setting you apart from other managers in the workforce as someone who can effectively contribute to Canada’s economic success. 

A Chartered Manager is someone who has developed competencies in: Leadership, Strategy, Finance, Accounting, Management Operations and Organizational Analysis. Chartered Managers are part of an international network of management professionals who deliver value to organizations at the highest level. This unique combination of degree and designation will set you on a fast track to career success. The Global MBA is developed by Queen Mary University of London, a member of the prestigious Russell Group.

CIM | Chartered Managers Canada has developed international reciprocity with the UK Chartered Management Institute (CMI) for the Chartered Manager designation. This reciprocity allows Chartered Managers to work globally, having their designations recognized worldwide. When you complete your MBA you will also qualify for the Chartered Manager designation in the UK. Click here for more details on how to apply under the reciprocity agreement. To visit the CMI website, click here.

Program Overview

A degree from the University of London is a sterling mark of excellence, respected by employers and universities worldwide. The University of London is one of the world's leading universities, internationally recognized for its high academic standards and quality of education. This reputation is based on the outstanding teaching and research of its 18 world-class Colleges and 10 specialist institutes. The MBA program looks beyond the boundaries of the lecture theatre. By studying online, you no longer need to spend time away from the workplace. You can maintain your career and build on it as you progress, applying what you learn directly to your work. You also have the opportunity to build your global network and collaborate with peers from around the world, learning from a wealth of inspiring backgrounds, perspectives and experiences.

When you graduate, you become part of our global network of influential alumni, industry leaders and Nobel Prize winners.

Once the MBA is complete, graduates will also receive a Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from the UK Chartered Management Institute and, if completing the MBA with an Accountancy option, become eligible to sit the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Master’s Gateway exam to obtain the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. As an integrated collaboration, students will have access to all the benefits of being a UoL Global MBA student and CIM Chartered Managers Canada membership and professional development benefits. The first of its kind in Canada, this affordable and flexible multi-credential collaboration will open a world of opportunities both academically and professionally.

Existing Canadian-resident Professional Members (C.I.M. and/or C.Mgr. designation holders) are eligible for free membership while enrolled in the Global MBA program.

All other students enrolled in the Global MBA program are eligible for FREE ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP with CIM.


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University of London MBA Modules

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Admission Requirements


The Global MBA program has been designed to allow students from various academic and professional backgrounds to enter the program.

If you hold an acceptable undergraduate degree, or no degree, have extensive managerial experience or not, there is an option that may allow you to enter the program through Route 1 or 2.


University of London accepts qualifications from around the world. If you have an appropriate professional award rather than a degree, it will be considered on an individual basis.


If you do not have either the academic requirements or the relevant work experience, you can still apply for the program.  For your application to be considered, you must have one of the following:

Your application will be reviewed on an individual basis.


If your first language is not English, you'll be required to show evidence of your English language skills. This can range from an IELTS test score to evidence that you have undertaken substantial education or work experience in English.


Students into the Global MBA can begin their program 4 times a year:

Program can be completed in as little as 1 year to a maximum of 5 years allowing students to pace themselves accordingly and maintain work-life and cost balance.

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Program Courses

Assessment may include coursework, projects and written exams. Your final grade for each course is based on a weighting of these assessments (e.g. 30 per cent coursework, 70 per cent exam). All coursework and projects are submitted online through the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You can sit exams at any of our exam centres worldwide. For more details, see:

Program Structure & Core Courses

To complete the MBA, you will need:

To achieve the general MBA, you will have to pass these six core courses, any four optional courses, and the Strategic Project.

Core Courses Include:

Optional Courses Include:

Note: To gain a specialist MBA, at least three of the optional courses and the Strategic Project must be from one specialist area.

Specialist Pathways Options:

Transfer Credits

All CIM members in good standing that hold the C.I.M. or C.Mgr. designation will receive the following course exemptions: 

This will significantly reduce the time and cost of the MBA program for CIM designation holders. Additional courses MAY be eligible for transfer! 

Fees & Tuition

*Numbers vary depending on exchange rate

If a current CIM member enrols in the MBA program, their membership fees will be included in the tuition cost for the duration of the program! 

For example, if a student takes 5 years to complete the program, they will save approximately $1250 in CIM Membership Fees .


"This new Global MBA delivers on so many levels in addressing the challenges facing today's global business leaders, in addition to preparing more for the future." – Professor Sir Adrian Smith FRS Vice-Chancellor, University of London

"From the very beginning this course has provided useful learning. The virtual learning environment is user-friendly and nicely optimized for mobile, which allows me to study on the move – whether on my daily commute or travelling further afield for work. Not coming from a finance background I've enjoyed learning more about the factors that influence investment decisions. I already feel better equipped to understand my organization, and I will put this to good use in my own role when evaluating opportunities with prospective partners."
– Ibrahim El Mayet, Student, United Kingdom

Register for the Global MBA Program with CIM

Our partnership with the University of London allows us to provide Canadian managers with an opportunity to advance their careers faster and farther than any single degree, designation or program can. Join the ranks of our esteemed business leaders, earn your MBA degree without disrupting your career, and get multiple management credentials that are recognized around the world. If you're ready to take the next step in your management career, then register for the Global MBA program, become a member of CIM and see what CIM | Chartered Managers Canada can do for your career!

If you still have questions regarding the program or our partnership, then please don't hesitate to send us and enquiry.

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