University Utara Malaysia becomes CMI latest’s international HE partner

New CMI partner in Malaysia.

Universiti Utara Malaysia becomes CMI's latest international HE partner.

CMI's Relationship Manager Brian Wilkinson recently visited Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) to sign a three year agreement offering CMI accreditation and Chartered Manager status to students on their MBA programmes. Brian Wilkinson joined Prof Dato’ Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak – Vice Chancellor / President Universiti Utara Malaysia and Dr Zeljko Sevic – Dean for the signing ceremony of the first stage of this growing partnership.

Future UUM MBA graduates will receive a CMI Level 7 qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership and will benefit from the exemption route for the application of Chartered Manager status, the UK’s most prestigious management accreditation.

The partnership celebrates strong links between the two organisations, with Prof Dato’ Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak accepting an invitation to become a CMI Companion, an exclusive network of the most senior business leaders.

Ann Francke presents Prof Dato Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak
CMI CEO Ann Francke presents Prof Dato’ Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak with his CMI Companion Certificate.
The partnership between Chartered Management Institute and Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business at Universiti Utara Malaysia opens new opportunities for students who are studying for MBA degree at AACSB and AMBA accredited School to gain an internationally acclaimed professional accreditation. OYAGSB as a premium Malaysian graduate business school is looking forward to develop this partnership further, venturing into other areas of professional development with CMI and CMI network in Asia. As a leading graduate school, OYAGSB focuses on the professional business and management education and shares the same values with CMI, as a leading professional body in management and business field.

Professor Zeljko Sevic, Universiti Utara Malaysia’s Dean
The partnership with UUM provides further evidence of the growing appetite for CMI accreditation around the globe. It is great to see universities such as UUM sharing our aspiration of increasing the number and standard of professionally qualified managers which in turn will have a significant impact on the region’s future economic growth. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with UUM which will generate a positive impact for the university, their students and CMI.

Keith Richardson, CMI’s Head of Higher Education Partnership Development