Academic Partner Program

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

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

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

  • Connect: Access to the CMC-Canada community, potential career mentors, speakers, judges, and career mentors.
  • Peers: Access to an online university community.
  • Resources: Immediate access to the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) available online for student members.
  • Membership: FREE Student membership will full access to benefits and membership pricing to attend professional development events where applicable, job postings, and networking events.
  • Designation: All or partial fulfillment of the educational requirements to earn the CMC designation.


    Our Academic Partners:


    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 may choose to become student members of the association.
    • 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: 

    membership@cmc-canada.ca