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C.I.M. Program (Certified in Management)

Today's business environment is fast-paced, diverse, and complex. Every business wants and needs to maximize their competitive advantage. Your knowledge and skills can be paramount to personal and organizational success. Let us help you increase your career advantage by enrolling today in an established education program leading to designation as a supervisor / manager. Obtain your personal competitive advantage!


Arm yourself with the knowledge and training to succeed in this increasingly competitive business market. Embark on a progressive career with Canadian Institute of Management (CIM). For over 60 years, CIM has been granting the Certified in Management (C.I.M.) designation to students who have successfully met the completion of a challenging and diversified educational program requirements through flexible delivery methods.


Graduates from the program earn the right to use the designation "C.I.M." meaning "Certified in Management" after their name. Currently, alumni can be found at all levels of the business community, including company presidents. Enthusiastic responses from service, technical, quality control, design engineering, industrial sales, marketing, financial, and production planning organizations further confirm the high calibre of CIM graduates.


Click here to view a list of Canadian Companies/Organizations who employ members of the Canadian Institute of Management.


Rich and Diversified Course Material

Students will be awarded a 'Certificate in Management and Administration' upon completion of eight study courses (8 credits) as specified by the Institute, with a minimum grade of 60% in each course. Candidates will be eligible to apply for the C.I.M. (Certified in Management) designation once they have acquired two (2) years of management/administration experience. In order to be granted the designation, candidates will be required to submit an application, along with two letters of reference and a current resume within six (6) years of completing the prescribed studies.


If you intend to apply other credits as equivalents to some of the 8 study courses, please download our Application for Education Credit form, and mail as many completed copies as necessary along with your application.


Please Note: all Courses for the Certificate must be completed within seven (7) years of commencement and any requests for equivalences must have been taken within seven (7) years of application


These courses are offered through Universities and Colleges affiliated with the Canadian Institute of Management, or can be taken through Distance Education Program.


Introduction to Management

  • Develops a basic understanding of the principles of management with emphasis on the practical application of business theory and concepts


Managerial Communications

  • focuses communication theory, written and verbal communications skills


Canadian Business Law

  • overview of Canadian Business Law and basic legal terminology
  • emphasis on contract law and types and uses of contracts


Managerial Accounting

  • focuses on the basic concepts and procedures of financial accounting for both internal and external reporting

Managerial Finance

  • understanding the financial function as it relates to business objectives, capital management and capital budgeting in the short and long term


Strategic Policy Analysis

  • provides a general management perspective in decision-making and the analysis of general management problems


Option Courses (2 courses required)

Your local Branch will offer option courses that will meet local and regional needs covering the following subject material:

  • Managerial Marketing
  • Management Information Systems
  • Quality Management
  • International Studies
  • Economics
  • Project Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management


Contact your local branch for course offering and availability

In addition to the listed courses, please ask your local branch or our Head Office about our:


  • Equivalency Program
  • Education Credit Program


Please see the Education page for more information. We also offer the C.I.M. in a Distance Education Program.