Students benefit from Northampton Business School’s new partnership with the Chartered Management Institute

Date 29.02.2016

Northampton Business School (NBS) at the University of Northampton is pleased to announce it has partnered with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) – the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.

This partnership will give students the advantage over their competitors when looking for their next career move. So far NBS has accreditation for two of its programmes: the MBA; in which students have affiliate membership through their time studying and 12 months after they graduate, and BA (Hons) Business Studies.

At both undergraduate and postgraduate level, upon successful completion of the programmes, students will receive a dual award. At postgraduate level they will obtain an MBA and a Level 7 Diploma from the CMI, while undergraduates will obtain a BA (Hon) Business studies and a Level 5 Diploma. The partnership with CMI will also increase the students’ employability as they will be able to demonstrate both theoretical knowledge and practical application.

Colin Bladen-Kopacz, Head of Undergraduate Programmes for Northampton Business School, said: “The new partnership with the UK’s leading professional body for management is a clear sign of the quality of our programmes at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students can clearly see the additional value associated with our degree programmes and the importance of professional membership and the role it plays in shaping their future career aspirations.”

Professor Simon Burtonshaw-Gunn, Head of Division: Strategy, HR Management and Organisation Behaviour, Economics and Finance, commented: “As a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute for over 20 years, I’m delighted that the UK’s leading professional body for management is now a partner of NBS where their endorsement of the quality of our programmes and learning outcomes is seen to be important to both staff and students. This additional recognition importantly assists graduates on their career trajectory and encourages both the need for lifelong learning and membership progression in line with their career achievements.”

CMI is also the main sponsor for a research conference taking place at Northampton Business School in September which aims to help managers understand  how and what they can do to improve performance and productivity.

Find out more about the Chartered Management Institute.