The Canadian Institute of Management (CIM) has initiated a comprehensive National Accreditation process that will assess entire full-time programs and grant exemption from the academic requirements leading to the Certificate in Management (C.I.M.) professional designation.

On graduating from a CIM Nationally Accredited program, students may apply for their Certificate in Management and Administration (CIMA). This is the first step towards receiving the unique Certified in Management (C.I.M.) designation. Students graduating from a CIM Nationally Accredited program will have met all the requirements for the C.I.M. designation once they have completed two years of Canadian managerial work experience and made appropriate application to the Canadian Institute of Management.

The two years of Canadian managerial work experience must be completed within six (6) years of graduating from a CIM Accredited program and may include experience obtained before, during and/or after their course of studies; as long as the experience is at the supervisory or management level.

With this streamlined process, students will not have to match courses one by one for the qualification and will know that the program that they have started will ultimately lead to the C.I.M. professional designation; adding significant value to the program from the first day of class. Students enrolled in the accredited full-time program may become members of their local branch and the National organization. This will allow you full access to membership benefits and events.

Persons holding the C.I.M. designation are required to maintain their membership in good standing with the Canadian Institute of Management and adhere to a Professional Code of Ethics.

We are pleased to announce that after a comprehensive review of the Mohawk College Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Business Administration program, the program has been Nationally Accredited.

For further information, please contact the Hamilton Branch of CIM at 905-561-9889 or e-mail at or you may contact the National Office at