About us

Creating achievers for over 60 years. We've been ahead of the field from the start.

Today the world puts huge emphasis on performance and demands more skills than ever before. Yet far too many managers don’t get the guidance they need to tackle their challenging roles. We want to end this paradox and help managers to stop simply getting by… and to start excelling.

It was over 60 years ago that we, as the British Institute of Management back then, developed the UK’s very first diploma in management studies. In the years that followed we have constantly been at the forefront of all aspects of management training and thinking.

Today we are the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. No wonder over 100,000 managers use our unique services on a daily basis.


Taking people further

Our practical qualifications are ideal for managers and leaders at any level, and we remain the only Awarding Body able to award Chartered Manager status - the ultimate management accolade. But whatever qualification you choose all of them will be highly valued by employers, and boost your career prospects.

When you develop your management skills with CMI you start a journey that will help you become better at what you do and increase your daily job satisfaction through more confident decision making and better results.


Helping organisations achieve more

For employers we focus on developing your organisation by delivering the very best in management training. Our services help hundreds of organisations tackle key HR issues such as talent management, employee engagement and managing change. Our interventions offer greater success and a better return on investment.

CMI can adapt your existing internal training programmes and bring them in line with national qualifications. And our unique ManagementDirect online multi-media knowledge base provides instant answers to every managerial challenge you can think of. Find out more about how we help employers.


A powerful ally

CMI enjoys an authoritative mandate from the management community. So you can be sure that we can make your voice heard in government, education and business. When we speak, people listen.

Start achieving more today.