Continuing & Professional Education

Certified in Management

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The C.I.M. is a pro­fes­sion­al des­ig­na­tion very well regard­ed in the busi­ness com­mu­ni­ty,
with des­ig­na­tion hold­ers in every province across Canada.

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Construction Estimator
221 positions open annually
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Construction Manager
371 positions open annually
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Senior Manager - Construction, Transportation, Production and Utilities
23 positions open annually
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Senior Manager - Health, Education, Social and Community Service and Membership Organization
5 positions open annually
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Senior Manager - Financial, Communications and Other Business Services
306 positions open annually
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Senior Manager - Trade, Broadcasting and Other Service, N.E.C.
7 positions open annually
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Purchasing Manager
94 positions open annually
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Other Administrative Services Manager
88 positions open annually
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Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Manager
65 positions open annually
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Manager in Social, Community and Correctional Services
354 positions open annually
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Corporate Sales Manager
109 positions open annually
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Retail and Wholesale Trade Manager
1,653 positions open annually
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Manager in Transportation
77 positions open annually
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Manufacturing Manager
234 positions open annually
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Professional Occupation in Business Management Consulting
696 positions open annually
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Professional Occupation in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
531 positions open annually
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Administrative Assistant
842 positions open annually
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Health Information Management Occupation
19 positions open annually
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Records Management Technician
12 positions open annually
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General Office Support Worker
663 positions open annually
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Data Entry Clerk
142 positions open annually
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Accounting and Related Clerk
520 positions open annually
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Payroll Administrator
442 positions open annually
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Banking, Insurance and other Financial Clerk
79 positions open annually
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Correspondence, Publication and Regulatory Clerk
110 positions open annually
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Survey Interviewer and Statistical Clerk
71 positions open annually
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Financial Manager
289 positions open annually
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Human Resources Manager
209 positions open annually
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Facility Operation and Maintenance Manager
106 positions open annually
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Supervisor, General Office and Administrative Support Workers
97 positions open annually
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Supervisor, Finance and Insurance Office Workers
291 positions open annually
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Supervisor, Library, Correspondence and Related Information Workers
29 positions open annually
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Administrative Officer
1,102 positions open annually
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Executive Assistant
172 positions open annually
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Purchasing and Inventory Control Worker
100 positions open annually
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Accommodation, Travel, Tourism and Related Services Supervisor
163 positions open annually
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Customer and Information Services Supervisor
121 positions open annually
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Cleaning Supervisor
192 positions open annually
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Other Services Supervisor
216 positions open annually
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Retail Salesperson
1,397 positions open annually
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Other Customer and Information Services Representative
404 positions open annually
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This des­ig­na­tion is award­ed by Canada’s senior man­age­ment asso­ci­a­tion, the Cana­di­an Insti­tute of Man­age­ment (CIM), an orga­ni­za­tion that for 75 years has been advanc­ing careers and con­tribut­ing to the field of man­age­ment knowl­edge, enhanc­ing man­age­r­i­al skills, and pro­mot­ing excel­lence with­in the profession.

To ful­fill the aca­d­e­m­ic com­po­nent need­ed to become Cer­ti­fied in Man­age­ment, can­di­dates are required to com­plete the Char­tered Man­age­ment Pro­gram (CMP), a series of eight cours­es that pro­vide the knowl­edge foun­da­tion to earn the des­ig­na­tion. The Fac­ul­ty of Exten­sion offers all cours­es of the CMP on a part-time basis, allow­ing you to com­plete the pro­gram while devel­op­ing your man­age­ment skills in the workplace.

                                                                                                                                       

Earn the right to use after your name a prestigious designation that represents a formal recognition of your knowledge and experience.

Network with like-minded professionals in an innovative post-secondary program that provides development with fellow business professionals.

Build career excellence with transferable skills and competencies.

Gain a competitive advantage with a credential that employers seek and value.

Use the com­ple­tion of our CMP cours­es toward a Char­tered Man­ag­er (C. Mgr.) designation if you possess an undergraduate degree.

Concurrently earn credit towards our Man­age­ment Devel­op­ment Cer­tifi­cate pro­gram

How to obtain the C.I.M. designation

Stu­dents seek­ing strict­ly a C.I.M. des­ig­na­tion are not required to apply for admis­sion to the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta — only to reg­is­ter for each course on an indi­vid­ual basis. 

If you’re inter­est­ed in earn­ing a UAl­ber­ta cre­den­tial while you work toward your C.I.M. des­ig­na­tion, you may enrol in the Man­age­ment Devel­op­ment Cer­tifi­cate pro­gram as you start your stud­ies or, if you pre­fer, after you have tak­en one or more courses. 

We are open to stu­dents with a vari­ety of edu­ca­tion­al and pro­fes­sion­al back­grounds. Our expec­ta­tion is that you have a com­mit­ment to learn and achieve your con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion goals.

The CMP program is comprised of eight courses that must be completed so you can apply for the C.I.M. designation. As a university affiliated with the Canadian Institute of Management, UAlberta offers all courses needed to fulfill the C.I.M. designation’s educational requirements. The C.I.M. designation also carries an experience requirement.

CIM membership as a general member is recommended before beginning the program. If you apply for CIM membership prior to starting the program, you will have all transfer credit fees waived when applying for your C.I.M. designation.

CMP course titles are not exact matches for university course titles. The chart below lists course titles as they appear on the Canadian Institute of Management website (left-hand column), followed by the corresponding UAlberta course titles as they relate to CMP requirements (right-hand column).

Your program requirements

Once you are admitted, you can verify your program requirements by logging into the University of Alberta’s student portal, Bear Tracks, to view your Academic Advisement.

Applying for Graduation

Submit your request to graduate to obtain your credential, receive a parchment, and (optionally) attend the graduation ceremony. Apply for graduation between November 1 and February 1 via Bear Tracks.

  • If you haven’t previously completed a program application, you must do so in order to qualify for graduation.
  • You must apply for graduation even if you do not plan to attend the ceremony.

Since all of the CMP cours­es are also a part of Extension’s Man­age­ment Devel­op­ment Cer­tifi­cate pro­gram, stu­dents who com­plete the CMP cours­es are able to obtain a cre­den­tial from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta at the same time as they work toward their pro­fes­sion­al des­ig­na­tion. In addi­tion, stu­dents hold­ing an under­grad­u­ate degree may use the com­ple­tion of CMP cours­es toward a Char­tered Man­ag­er (C. Mgr.) designation.

  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • Some cours­es require a text­book at an addi­tion­al cost.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Eligibility
Amount
Apply by
Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

$250+
income tax return
Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan 

Whether you intend to work in the same field you trained in outside of Canada, or you wish to apply your transferable skills to a new career, this low-interest loan helps you cover the cost of education and related living expenses.

Up to $15,000 loan
N/A
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline
HRDF 

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep

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