Professional Bodies

Our links with top professional bodies gives you a wealth of resources and every opportunity to advance your career.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

As a Global MBA student, you have CMI membership for the duration of your registration.


The CMI hosts online and face-to-face events, and provides networking and mentoring opportunities for all members. Its community is over 120,000 strong, so represents a considerable resource for its members.

Chartered Manager status (CMgr)

If you have sufficient relevant work experience, you can apply to become a Chartered Manager, the most prestigious status available in the management profession.

  • It recognises professional managerial competency and functional ability.
  • It takes consistent high performers who are committed to current best practice and ethical standards to the next level of managerial awareness.
  • It improves employability and makes you stand out from the competition.


CMI also offers a mentoring programme which provides practical support to managers at all levels of their career. Experienced managers and leaders share their knowledge and skills, helping others to develop their own business leadership attributes.

Chartered Managers Canada (CIM)

All students in Canada who are admitted to our Global MBA programme from July 2018 will also benefit by becoming CIM members with professional development benefits.


UoL Global MBA students in Canada will therefore be eligible to obtain the Chartered Manager (C.Mgr) designation upon completion of the programme at no additional cost. Global MBA students in Canada will benefit from being part of the Canada-wide CIM network.

What’s more, CIM Chartered Managers Canada has developed international reciprocity with the UK Chartered Management Institute (CMI) for the Chartered Manager designation. This allows Chartered Managers to work globally, having their designations recognized worldwide. When you obtain your CIM Chartered Manager designation, you will also qualify for the Chartered Manager designation in the UK.

Find out more about CIM.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

If you study any optional modules in accountancy, you also gain CIMA membership for the duration of your studies. Benefits include access to a wide range of online resources and specialised events in the UK and internationally.

Continuing Professional Development

With a number of free resources, the CIMA development scheme supports you in your career by helping you identify your future learning needs.

CIMA hosts webinars to provide support and advice on how to get ahead with your CPD needs and requirements.

The tools provided on the University’s Student Portal will help you to record your progress and development activities.


If you successfully complete the specialist MBA in Accountancy, you become eligible to sit the CIMA Master’s Gateway exam.

Equally, if you already hold a professional qualification with CIMA, you could receive exemptions from Global MBA modules through a process we call recognition of prior learning.