Chartered Management Institute

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Chartered Management Institute
Founded1947, Royal Charter 2002
HeadquartersCorby and London
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Chartered Management Institute
Founded1947, Royal Charter 2002
HeadquartersCorby and London

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is an accredited professional institution for management based in the United Kingdom.[1]

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.

Chartered Manager[edit]

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.[2]

The Chartered Manager process requires a candidates skills and behaviours as a manager to be assessed via the following steps:

Chartered Manager Skills[edit]

Essential management skills[3]

Leading People

Managing Change

Meeting Customer Needs

Managing Information and Knowledge

Managing Activities and Resources




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.



General Management and Leadership[edit]

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.[6]

Coaching and Mentoring Awards[edit]

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.[7]


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.[8]


  1. ^ Ofqual Register
  2. ^ CMI website accessed 02/03/2007
  3. ^ Chartered Manager Skill PDF, retrieved 02/03/2007
  4. ^ CMI website accessed 02/03/2007
  5. ^ CMI - CMI Companions retrieved 05 Feb 2012
  6. ^ Charting all CMI Qualifications
  7. ^ Training Reference (website accessed 02/07/2010
  8. ^ website accessed 02/10/2010

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