Academic Partner Program

An exclusive program providing students access to earning the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) Designation

The Academic Partner Program (APP) provides institutions the opportunity to map the delivery of the educational requirements to achieve the CMC designation from within their current course offerings.  Students can graduate with a clear path to the only worldwide recognized designation for management consultants, the CMC.

CMC‑Canada is proud to partner with leading Canadian academic institutions

Our Academic Partners:

Benefits for Our Academic Institution partners

  • Relevance: Connection and direct linkage to a profession that is top of mind for students looking to make a career in management consulting.

  • Program integration: A sufficiently integrated generalist process that makes it possible for business academic programs to bring together all business disciplines.
  • Exposure to industry experience: A relationship with the profession through CMC-Canada is augmented by industry participation in academic programs – program advisors, student mentoring, in-class instruction, guest lecturers, capstone/consulting project support etc.
  • Worldwide Profile: The CMC designation is the profession’s only international certification mark, recognized in over 40 countries.

Benefits for Student Members

  • Designation: All or partial fulfillment of the educational requirements to earn the CMC designation.
  • Connect: Access to the CMC-Canada community, including valuable mentorship and networking opportunities that can help advance their careers in the management consulting profession.
  • Membership: FREE Student membership will full access to benefits and membership pricing to attend professional development events where applicable, job postings, and networking events.
  • Peers: Access to an online university community.
  • Careers: Access to a Job Board geared toward Management Consulting
  • PD: Access to networking and professional development events relevant to Management Consulting
  • Savings: Access to Member Affinity Program - Discounts and Tools for both professional and personal use

    Core Requirements of the Program

    • CMC-Canada assesses and accredits proposed courses using as a standard, the proprietary courseware that underpins our certification process.
    • If CMC-Canada courseware is being used, the instructor must be a CMC and be a CMC-Canada trained facilitator.
    • CMC-Canada receives a royalty for the CMC wordmark and the intellectual property (IP) of our course offerings.
    • CMC-Canada negotiates and authorizes all agreements with academic institutions.
    • Students become members of the association free of charge.
    • Students pursuing the CMC designation must have a minimum of 3 years management consulting experience before attaining the designation.  

    Interested in working with us?

    We welcome the opportunity to work with other universities and colleges across the country to include management consulting as part of their educational programs. If you know of/work with an academic institute that would be interested in offering the CMC designation to its students, please contact us to start the discussion: