OUBS Sarah Bradbury CMgr

Sarah Bradbury

I chose to become a CMI Chartered Manager to help me both refresh my MBA knowledge and continue learning new and up-to-date business and management-related information.

Sarah Bradbury, MBA, CMgr
Bright North
Principal Operations Director

I chose to become a CMI Chartered Manager to help me both refresh my MBA knowledge and continue learning new and up-to-date business and management-related information. It can sometimes be hard to do this post MBA with no access to all the online course facilities and forums, or regular tutorials and assignments. The CMI gives you access to all of these sorts of things again, helping you to build on your MBA knowledge base and also track your learning and development objectives in its online CPD tool. 

I  became a CMgr a couple of years after completing my MBA, and the process was extremely quick and easy as it's very similar to the learning and reflection work you do throughout the MBA (and particularly for the final Making a Difference module). If I had gone through the process at the same time as studying for Making a Difference project, using the same material as for that module, then it would have been even quicker and easier. Nevertheless, it was still useful to do post MBA as I reengaged with all the MBA reflective learning activities, and it helped me to pull together all the information I needed in any case for my work appraisals and objectives setting.

I wish I had become a CMI member as soon as I started working in business though, and during the MBA too, as you get access to some really useful facilities. The ones I've found most useful have been the legal helpline, Business HR portal, easily digestible round-ups of current events / topics, checklists and template documents (great for work or study), and also the CMI library - whereby books get delivered to you within a matter of days for you to loan for a month or sometimes longer.

Chartered Manager - Obtained through the Open University Business School