Conestoga news

November 10, 2015 1:45 PM

Programs reaccredited by Canadian Institute of Management

Conestoga’s Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business Management (IBM) and advanced diploma Business Administration - Management (BAM) programs were recently reaccredited by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM) for a five-year period starting September 1, 2015. The programs were first accredited in 2010.

CIM is a national non-profit organization established in 1942 to enhance the skills and development of senior management professionals. It offers three designations: Certified in Management (C.I.M.), Professional Manager (P. Mgr.) and Chartered Manager (C. Mgr.).

Conestoga is just one of 23 post-secondary institutions in Canada to have CIM-accredited programs.

“We are pleased that CIM has completed its review of these programs,” said Gary Hallam, executive dean of Conestoga’s School of Business and Hospitality. “Accreditation from industry associations ensures Conestoga’s Business programs are relevant for student success and continue to meet the highest standards of the industry.”

Students graduating from Conestoga’s IBM and BAM programs will meet the academic requirements for the Certified in Management and Professional Manager designations. To obtain the designations, students will have to complete an application and provide reference letters to CIM once they have completed the appropriate level of managerial workplace experience.

The IBM degree program is designed to prepare students for managing international business endeavours. Graduates are provided with the skills to bring people, processes and technology together to achieve improved performance in domestic or international enterprises. 

BAM is designed for students whose goals include business management, self-employment and entrepreneurial ventures. Students gain an understanding of the theory and skills needed for the practical applications of management techniques used in a variety of sectors. 

For more information on these programs, visit the IBM and BAM websites