Student of the Year

Celebrating learners who are leading the way in management

The CMI Student of the Year award is given to an exceptional learner who has demonstrated a positive impact on their own professional development and academic studies through effective application of the theory they’ve learned.

Nominations for 2021 Awards of Excellence are now closed

The 2021 nominations are now closed. Keep an eye out for our shortlisted entries, being announced on 18th January 2021.

The Student of the Year Award celebrates CMI learners making a difference, whether through their academic studies, community or within the wider CMI Community.

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Event Timeline
1st July 2020 Awards of Excellence open
30th September 2020 Competition closes
18th January 2021 Shortlist announced
March 2021 Winners announced

Congratulations to this year's winner…

Image of Oniba Khalid, CMI's 2020 Student of the Year Award Winner
Oniba Khalid

We are delighted to announce Oniba as CMI's Student of the Year Award Winner 2020. Oniba recently graduated with an MSc in International Management from the University of Leicester's School of Business.

I am very grateful and humbled to have received it. To me, it represents the beauty in making the most out of the journey. It has taught me that the path is filled with a supportive community, life-long lessons, obstacles and many unanswered questions. Throughout all of that, it is crucial to find a balance between your educational commitments and your professional growth. That’s exactly what this award represents. It celebrates the progress of a student who has adapted their capabilities beyond the books, while simultaneously leaving a mark in the lives of others. Personally, it has reinforced my perceptions about risk and rewards. It will motivate me to continue pursuing prospects that put me out of my comfort zone. I am very thankful that the CMI community provided me with a platform that enabled me to proactively engage with the students in my course. The CMI community meant being a part of a collaborative network that offered me perspective; CMI itself reiterated the resources and tools that it offered to the students enrolled with this accreditation. It was great to serve as a liaison between CMI and the students in the program, as I was able to witness the impact that the CMI services left on the students.