KPU business students can graduate with CIM certifications

New designations are nationally-acclaimed

Students graduating this May with a business management diploma and a BBA in entrepreneurial leadership programs can now achieve their Certified in Management and Professional Manager certifications while still taking classes.

The CIM and P. Mgr. are nationally-acclaimed designations in professional management.

The CIM certification process normally requires an eight-course academic portion, but it’s been waived for students in either program. Graduates do still need to fulfill some academic and experience requirements.

The experience component usually asks for two years of management or administration application, but graduates can forgo that by writing a management ability test.

Entrepreneurial leadership graduates with five years of proven management experience can apply for the P. Mgr. designation immediately after graduation.

The Canadian Institute of Management accredited Kwantlen Polytechnic University with these opportunities in January, and it makes KPU one of three institutions in the province that allow their students to get these designations at no extra course load.