Malaysian MBA students are set to become Chartered Managers

The business department at UNIRAZAK Malaysia are celebrating as their first cohort of students to undertake a Chartered Management Institute qualification have completed their Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership alongside their MBA studies. The nine students are now about to embark on the accreditation process to become a Chartered Manager.

UNIRAZAK was the first Malaysian university to partner with CMI. The partnership with CMI demonstrates its growing stature in Malaysia and the Far East more generally and is part of a broader picture of an increasing number of universities working with CMI to embed professional accreditations in their courses. CMI also works with a number of Malaysian higher education providers through existing university partnerships in the UK.

CMI’s accreditation of UNIRAZAK MBA’s is an extraordinary ‘value proposition’ to the professional managers working in Malaysia and abroad. The Chartered Manager status will enhance the recognition of professional managers working in diverse sectors that can create higher value added, fosters greater efficiency and effectiveness, and ultimately superior organisational performance. Through CMI, our MBA graduates will better manage their institutions through this volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment.

Datuk Seri Prof. Dr. Md Zabid Abdul Rashid, President and Vice Chancellor of UNIRAZAK

CMI is the only chartered professional body in the field of management and leadership. The CMI vision is for better led and managed organisations by increasing the number and standard of professional qualified managers.

Forward-thinking universities such as UNIRAZAK are adopting a global outlook and looking to offer value above and beyond the traditional university qualification. Through dual-accrediting UNIRAZAK’s MBA students and enabling them to gain CMI qualifications, the students are set up to be significantly more effective in the workplace and gain an advantage in the competitive global job market.

Ian Myson, Director of HE Partnerships at CMI

Chartered Manager is the highest status that can be achieved in the management profession and recognises the application of knowledge and competence to the highest of standards. Only awarded by CMI, thousands of managers at all levels and across all sectors now hold Chartered Manager status and value it highly.

In addition, while on programme, students will become affiliate members of the CMI benefiting from a wide range of additional support services to aid their development.

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