The major membership classes are Member, Fellow - for those with significant expertise - and Companion - the most senior grade.
In addition to supporting its members, the organisation encourages management development, carries out research, produces a wide variety of publications on management interests, and publishes the official members' magazine, Professional Manager. The Institute also engages with government and other public bodies concerning policy on management and business related issues. Professional Manager magazine is circulated to over 80,000 members of the CMI.
The Chartered Management Institute is the only body able to award Chartered Manager status in the UK. The Chartered Manager process requires candidates to demonstrate how they have developed as a manager and how they have applied their leadership and change management skills to achieve significant business impact.
The Chartered Manager process requires a candidates skills and behaviours as a manager to be assessed via the following steps:
A self and peer group appraisal reflecting on their use of essential management skills in day-to-day work.
Submission of their CPD record showing how they have developed your management skills and kept them up to date.
A demonstration of how they have applied their leadership and change management skills to achieve significant business impact.
1945 - Sir Stafford Cripps, the President of the Board of Trade appointed a Committee, under the chairmanship of Sir Cive Baillieu (President of the Federation of British Industries - the forerunner of the CBS) to formulate detailed proposals for the establishment of a central institution for all aspects related to management.
One of the reasons behind this move was the realisation that, although there were professional bodies representing functional activities, there was no comparable body for general management thinking and for the development and promotion of better management.
1947 - Following the recommendations of the Baillieu Report, the British Institute of Management (BIM) was formed.
1951 - The UK's first Diploma in Management Studies was introduced by the BIM and the Ministry of Education.
1987 - The BIM, in conjunction with other bodies, issued two pivotal reports, The making of British managers (John Constable and Roger McCormick), and The making of managers (Charles Handy). These reports led to the formation of the National Forum for Management Education and Development (NFMED) and, subsequently, the Management Charter Initiative (MCI), which spearheaded the issue of the world's first competency-based national management standards.
1992 - BIM merged with the Institution of Industrial Managers (IIM) to form the Institute of Management (IM). The awarding body status of the IIM was transferred to the new Institute.
2000 - The Institute accredited its 250th approved centre to deliver IM management qualifications.
2005 – The Institute assumed the Presidency of the European Management Association (EMA) for a three-year term
2005 - The Institute's first National Convention is held at the Queen's Hotel in Leeds
2006 – The Institute of Business Advisers (IBA) became an 'organisation with the Institute' and discussions commenced with a view to achieving a merger between IBA and IMC by mid-2007
2007 - National Convention held in Birmingham at the Hilton Metropole
2007 - IBA becomes IBC, the Institute of Business Consulting
2008 - Ruth Spellman is appointed Chief Executive
2008 - National Convention held in Birmingham at the Hilton Metropole
2009 - National Convention held in London at the London Hilton Metropole.
2011 - Ruth Spellman suddenly leaves CMI in August with Christopher Kinsella being appointed as interim CE
2011 - A survey of members, conducted by Huw Hilditch-Roberts, concluded that branches should be scrapped in order to improve engagement with the membership.
2012 - Ann Francke is appointed in June as Chief Executive.
2013 - New Regional Chairmen appointed and Regional Boards elected to take over from branches in October.
Student - Must be studying a relevant management qualification at any level.
Affiliate - Requires no experience or qualifications.
Associate (ACMI) - Requires a management qualification at Certificate, Diploma or S/NVQ level OR a minimum of 3 years management experience. This grade carries entitlement to use the designatory letters ACMI.
Member (MCMI) - Requires a management qualification at degree level/equivalent AND a minimum of 3 years management experience. This grade carries entitlement to use the designatory letters MCMI.
Fellow (FCMI) - Requires a management qualification at degree level/equivalent AND a minimum of 10 years’ management experience, three of which must be at a strategic level. This grade carries entitlement to use the designatory letters FCMI and is granted by an Assessment Panel
Companion (CCMI) - The most senior grade of membership, awarded by invitation only.
General Management and Leadership
Each level follows a format whereby a number of credits gained lead to an Award (which develops basic skills and knowledge appropriate to that level), Certificate (covers a broader area and builds on knowledge gained in the award), and Diploma (where a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge are gained.
Level 8 Award, Certificate & Diploma in Strategic Direction and Leadership
Coaching and Mentoring Awards
The CMI also accredits Coaching and Mentoring qualifications to support the development of coaching and mentoring skills and techniques of individuals, teams and achieve objectives.
Level 3 Award, Certificate & Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring
Level 5 Award, Certificate & Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring
Level 7 Award, Certificate & Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring
Level 2 S/NVQ in Team Leading
Level 3 S/NVQ in Management
Level 4 S/NVQ in Management
Level 5 S/NVQ in Management
Management and Leadership qualifications can be accessed through accredited centres. When choosing the correct management qualification to study it is important to first choose the correct level of qualification, which will largely be driven by experience and previous study. Level 5 qualification are degree level equivalent and level 7 equates to postgraduate masters level. Once the correct level of qualification has been chosen it is then possible to decide on the size of the qualification.