Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Accredited Programmes at Asia Pacific University (APU) Malaysia

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Become a Chartered Manager (CMgr) with UK-based CMI Dual Accredited Degree at APU

Over the past three years, uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, accompanied by the increasing adoption of disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data, has unsettled the global economy.

This situation necessitates business leaders and managers for the future to develop agility and have a strong portfolio of future-oriented and change-ready skills. These qualities could be cultured by acquiring a continuous personal development plan, particularly the one guided by the internationally recognised Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a professional institution for management based in the United Kingdom.

Working with education providers, CMI inspires students to unleash their potential and become managers and leaders identified by their Chartered status. In Malaysia as well as in this region, Asia Pacific University  (APU) is one of CMI’s largest partners with a significant number of accredited programmes that lead students towards a high degree of professionalism.

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Asia Pacific University (APU) Partners with Chartered Management Institute (CMI) for Accreditation in the Postgraduate and Undergraduate Business Programmes

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Zhi Kang, Business Graduate from Asia Pacific University (APU)

In Malaysia as well as in this region, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is one of CMI’s largest partners with a significant number of accredited programmes that lead students towards a high degree of professionalism.

Chartered Manager (CMgr) is the highest professional status that can be achieved in management and leadership. The process of becoming an agile, future-oriented CMgr, demonstrating managerial competence and functional ability with a strong portfolio of change-ready skills, can be started as early as one enrolling themselves in undergraduate or postgraduate studies.

Partnering with APU, CMI is currently accrediting all postgraduate and undergraduate programmes offered by the School of Business, as well as several programmes of managerial studies across other schools. This means that when a student graduates from a programme with APU-CMI dual certification, there is an opportunity to gain a CMI qualification to complement his or her university qualification.

The pathway of self-investment begins with aiming for a CMgr – this is a status recognised across business sectors and is a testimony that one can demonstrate the practical skills needed to perform in the workplace, acknowledgement of practical application to the theoretical understanding attained through the business or management degree.

A CMgr demonstrating managerial competence and functional ability with a strong portfolio of change-ready skills.

A CMgr demonstrating managerial competence and functional ability with a strong portfolio of change-ready skills.

Upon signing up for an APU-CMI dual certification programme at APU, students will become CMI affiliate members for the duration of their course. As members, they will benefit from a wide range of resources to enhance knowledge and understanding, which includes access to CMI’s online learning portal, Career Development Centre and mentoring service.

“For the duration of their undergraduate or postgraduate studies here, CMI membership will not only support APU student’s studies but also their professional development through a wide range of online resources and activities,” Assoc Prof Dr Jason Turner, APU’s School of Business senior head said.

For different undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered at APU, it will either be paired with one of these CMI qualifications, subject to how it maps with the required module – CMI L5 Award in Management and Leadership, CMI L5 Certificate in Management and Leadership, CMI L7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice, CMI L7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice, CMI L7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice.

Ultimately, students will graduate with Foundation Chartered Manager status or an ‘fCMgr’ credential. Guided by three years of management experience, the chartered pathway will then continue with a tailored continuing professional development (CPD) journey and a chartered manager assessment at CMI, leading to achieving the chartered manager status.

It is also worth mentioning that individuals with a CMI qualification of Level 5 diploma and above, on top of their three years of relevant management experience, could fast-track to CMgr status. Those with a minimum of 10 years of management experience, could be elevated to CMI fellowship status.

According to a characteristic checking on CMI’s employability skills, 97% of employers agree that these skills – self-managing, critical analysis and problem solving, communication, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, collaborative working, managing projects and changes, managing resources and business acumen – had well equipped the graduates with a skillset to get on in the workplace. Furthermore, 89% of students agreed that the CMI dual accreditation had helped them to develop employability skills (1).

“This course has been a challenge that I have enjoyed. I was drawn to CMI’s level 7 diploma, because of its international recognition and value. I am keen to work towards CMgr status as I can see that it will have real benefits in helping me position myself successfully in the overseas market,” said Komathi, who is working towards a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

97% of employers agree that graduates with CMI’s employability skills are well equipped to get on to the workplace.

97% of employers agree that graduates with CMI’s employability skills are well equipped to get on to the workplace.

“Engaging with the CMI provides students with the opportunity to, as aptly put by the CMI themselves, learn, develop and connect,” Turner says.

“Building a relationship with the CMI while studying a business and management degree starts a student on a career journey of continuous learning, personal self-reflection, development and networking with fellow students, business contacts and professionals.

“Starting this relationship early shapes a student’s career and engenders an employability skillset which sets those students apart in the employment market,” Turner concludes.

At APU, students will also have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU dual degree scheme, where they will receive two sets of degree certificates and transcripts upon graduation: one from APU (Malaysia), and another from De Montfort University (United Kingdom).

What is the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)?

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the only chartered professional body for Management and Leadership and remains the only organisation able to award the Chartered Manager status – the ultimate management accolade.

With a rapidly growing membership in Malaysia and the region, and well over 180,000 members globally, CMI has been promoting the highest standards in Management and Leadership excellence for the past 75 years.

CMI Malaysia is the go-to professional body for professional development and networking for local and global members alike.

CMI is the Chartered Management Institute, dedicated to increasing the number of professionally qualified managers and leaders. CMI works with education providers to inspire students to unleash their potential and become skilled, confident and successful managers and leaders identified by their Chartered status.

CMI DUAL ACCREDITATION

You have the exciting opportunity of enrolling for the APU-CMI Dual Certification by registering for a qualification through APU. By adding a CMI qualification to your University qualification you are really on the road to success.

  • Dual qualifications – When you complete your studies you will have both your University qualification AND a CMI qualification.
  • Theory into practice – CMI qualifications are highly regarded by employers as a testament that you can demonstrate the practical skills needed to perform in the workplace.
  • International stamp of approval – CMI qualifications are linked to the QCF and European Qualification
  • Framework, so you can be assured that the qualification you are taking is of the highest standard.

Benefits for CMI Accreditation & Dual Certificate:

APU Students will become CMI Affiliate Members for the duration of their course, and will be benefited with:

  • Access to CMI’s online learning portal – More than 1,000 journal articles, e-books, and practical digital resources to enhance learning.
  • Career Development Centre: Full access to online career development portal, enabling students to obtain free CV reviews, online interview training, online skills development as well as access to thousands of jobs and internships.
  • Mentoring Service: All students can benefit from a CMI mentor to support their studies or career aspirations subject to the availability of mentors.
  • Fast-Track to Chartered Manager Status (after 3 years), and future CMI Fellow Status (after 10 years).
  • Students are able to receive a “Dual” CMI certificate for approved modules.

Students have the exciting opportunity of enrolling for the APU-CMI Dual Accreditation by registering for a qualification through APU. Students under the following Business degree courses will have the option to also opt-in for a CMI L5 Certificate in Management and Leadership which will be awarded subject to moderation by CMI.

Benefits to the Student of a Dual Accredited Degree

EARN MORE COMPETITIVE EDGE CANDIDATES OF CHOICE
Recent CMI graduates earn a median of £28k, compared to just £21k for a typical business studies graduate. of students agree their accredited degree gave them a competitive edge in the job application process. of students economically active within 6 months of graduation.

You are One Step Ahead in Your Career Already

The course you have chosen maps directly to CMI modules giving you an insight into what good management and leadership looks like during your time at university. These skills sets you on a clear career differentiator on graduation and boost your employability.

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