The Chartered management institute is it worth it?

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chichi619
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Hi everyone!

I just found out that to progress in the UK, and you need to have a professional certification.

I wrote to ask if the Chartered management institute is a good accreditation.

I'm torn between two courses: an MBA Global Business in Coventry University London and an Msc in International Management in Royal Holloway, University of London.

My first choice was Royal Holloway, but I discover that the MBA Global Business in Coventry University London allow me to get a level 7 of the Chartered Management Institute.

And from what I see in several topics, many peoples says that the professional certification worth more than the degree.

Could you please clarify this?

https://www.managers.org.uk/
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Hi everyone!

I just found out that to progress in the UK, and you need to have a professional certification.
It depends what line of work you are in. I cant think of any areas where CMI qualifications are required - some organisations like them but put their managers on courses anyway. Avoid MBAs unless you know why you are doing them until you have a proper level of managerial experience.
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(Original post by chichi619)
Hi everyone!

I just found out that to progress in the UK, and you need to have a professional certification.

I wrote to ask if the Chartered management institute is a good accreditation.

I'm torn between two courses: an MBA Global Business in Coventry University London and an Msc in International Management in Royal Holloway, University of London.

My first choice was Royal Holloway, but I discover that the MBA Global Business in Coventry University London allow me to get a level 7 of the Chartered Management Institute.

And from what I see in several topics, many peoples says that the professional certification worth more than the degree.

Could you please clarify this?

https://www.managers.org.uk/
The Chartered Management Institute likes to muscle their way into lots of unaccredited MBA courses in the UK. Are they respected? Well, not in my firm no, it's not right up there with chartered accountants, solicitors, technology professionals etc because without some other discernible skills to back it up, it screams "I don't have a clue what you do, but I want to manage you!"

I'm not saying there isn't a skill involved in management but I'm deeply sceptical that people can learn to manage others in anything more complex than a call centre without work experience. I'm also deeply sceptical of people getting MBA degrees without a decent amount of work experience and in fact if you can get on to a course without work experience, AMBA won't accredit it.

If you want to do an MBA, avoid anything with the CMI sniffing around because it means the serious people aren't interested in the course. What you're looking for in an MBA is accreditation by at least AMBA and Equis and preferably also AACSB. Get that and you'll have something far more worthwhile than a certificate from the CMI.

Alternatively, if you have no work experience and you want to work in business, then for goodness sake don't waste your money on masters degrees now. You'll need that postgraduate study loan later when you know what you want to specialise in. You're far better at this stage of your career getting a professional qualification whether that's as an accountant, a chartered secretary, a solicitor, a technology qualification, a purchaser etc. CIMA might be best for you based on the degrees you're looking at.
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