About CMI

Turning accidental managers into conscious leaders

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) works with business and education to inspire people to become skilled, confident and successful managers and leaders.

12,000+ Chartered Managers
100k Active learners
729 partners delivering CMI training and qualifications
180k+ membership community
7,972 Apprenticeship End Point Assessments carried out
217k+ social media followers
Each Chartered Manager boosts their businesses revenue £310k over 5 years
31,192 Active apprentices

Delivering on our Mission

With a wealth of practical qualifications, events, and networking opportunities on offer, we help people boost their career prospects and connect them with other ambitious professionals across all industries and sectors. In fact, we have more than 100k people training to be better managers right now.

Backed by a unique Royal Charter, we are the only organisation that can award Chartered Manager status – the ultimate management accolade.

Our thought leadership, research and online resources provide practical insight for both today’s leaders and the next generation. This insight also means we can confidently represent our 180,000 plus membership community when speaking to policy makers.

This is all in aid of one simple goal: to increase the number and standard of professionally qualified managers.

Vision Mission and Values

Our Royal Charter

Established in 1947 as the British Institute of Management, CMI was founded in the wake of the Second World War to help rebuild British industry. Our goal remains the same today as it was then: to raise the quality and standard of management in the workplace. Having developed the very first diploma in management studies, we have remained at the forefront of management training and thinking ever since.

In 2002, Her Majesty’s Privy Council granted our Royal Charter, designating CMI as the standard-bearer for the profession of management, meaning we are the only organisation able to award Chartered status.

Our Royal Charter

The objects of the Institute shall be to promote for the public benefit the art and science of management in relation to the applied sciences, the arts, the trades and professions, the administration of government and public service, industry and commerce

Extract from CMI's Royal Charter

How we are Governed

CMI’s Board of Trustees is the governing body of the charity and meets under the chairmanship of the President. It is the Board’s role to determine the overall direction and development of the organisation through effective strategic planning. It is supported by a structure of advisory committees.

Our Executive Leadership Team is responsible for the day-to-day running of the charity.


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Media Centre

Management news doesn't just belong in the business pages. We regularly engage our 132,000-strong membership community to make sure their insight is represented in the news agenda and at the highest levels of policy-making.

Check out our Media Centre for the latest updates on our research and thought-leadership work.

Whether you’re working in national or regional press, creating content for broadcast, trade, or online media, we're able to provide comment, case studies, and bespoke research. Visit the Press Office for our latest press releases and details of CMI’s spokespeople.