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Your online management resource from CMI.

ManagementDirect provides a rich foundation of management knowledge and resources for students, members and employees across the board.

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All in one

ManagementDirect is packed with content, including:


EBSCO Business Source Corporate – a comprehensive database of articles and company, industry and market reports.



A collection of over 9,000 e-books on management and business available on the EBSCO platform.



Over 200 practical guides to dealing with key management issues step-by-step.


CMI Templates

Templates for creating the most useful management documents.

CMI Templates


Interactive e-learning modules linked to our qualifications and covering key management issues.

Ideas For Leaders

Idea summaries designed to keep time-stressed managers engaged with the latest leadership thinking emerging from the top 50 business schools in the world.

Ideas for leaders


One screen summaries of key management models and their practical applications.


Leader Videos

World class leaders share their learning experiences through these short videos.

Leader Videos


Summaries of the life and work of major thinkers in the field of management.


Continuous Professional Development With Learning Journeys

A learning journey is a collection of resources designed to meet a specific need. ManagementDirect allows you to create these learning journeys to support your continual professional development.


Unrivalled Content From Management Experts

ManagementDirect allows managers at any level to learn, research and think. With the latest digital content to help overcome hundreds of managerial challenges from absence, to performance, to change.

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