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 suitable work relevant work experience, you can also gain Chartered Manager status via the MBA.

Chartered Manager is the most prestigious status that can be achieved 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.

Through CMI Mentoring, experienced managers and leaders share their knowledge and skills, helping others to further develop their own business leadership attributes.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

If you study optional modules in accountancy, you will gain CIMA membership for the duration of your registration.

The benefits of this include access to a wide range of online resources and specialised events in the UK and internationally.

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

Continuing Professional Development

CIMA members can benefit from a continuing professional development scheme. With a number of free resources, this 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 help you to record your progress and development activities.

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