Business and Leadership
Continuing & Professional Education

in Certified in Management

Part-time, in-class or online study tailored for:

  • supervisors
  • managers

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

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

A note about COVID-19 measures

If you see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format—but not the program. Winter, Spring, and Summer 2021 courses have been converted to remote delivery platforms. Register for a course online or apply to a program via email, and keep learning!

  • University of Alberta parchment in as little as 2 years
  • Pay as you go

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.

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.

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).

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.

  • 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.
  • Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
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