"When I took my MBA from Queen’s School of Business, my purpose was to expand my knowledge set and gain a universal set of capabilities with which I could evolve my career. Shortly after graduation I started this evolution by switching into a business role, and leveraged this to attain broader responsibilities with more business focused positions. My ultimate career goal, however, was to become a business consultant. This is something my MBA positioned me to do, but I needed more - credentials, experience, and approach. This is why I turned to the CMC. As a universally recognized credential the CMC designation provided me with the instant recognition with colleagues and clients for having the experience and capability to do the job. Further, the Common Body of Knowledge and training courses gave me the tools to be an effective consultant: they gave me a reusable framework that I’ve combined with my Queen’s MBA education and work experience to succeed at consulting. They have also given me broader insights that have made me a better leader. The CMC and MBA together have given me the foundation and confidence to help clients solve complex, strategic problems and to achieve my career goals. They are both necessary components for my future in business consulting."
Kevin Howe-Patterson CMC
Senior Executive Consultant, CGI
The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto offers a variety of leadership courses offered within the Master of Engineering Emphasis in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE).
Specifically, graduate students may use APS1049H: Management Consulting for Engineers, APS1001H: Project Management and APS1013: Applying Innovation in Engineering to count towards the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation.
Note that the CMC designation requires completing other course(s) offered by CMC-Canada, as well as some practical work experience.
Please contact CMC-Canada for more information about earning the CMC designation.
The Sandermoen School of Business at the University of Fredericton (UFred) offers MBA, EMBA and Master’s Certificate programs that are 100% online to allow the flexibility busy professionals need to advance their careers without sacrificing momentum. Sandermoen students have the option to choose from nine specialty streams including the new Consulting Leadership stream.
UFred is accredited by the Province of New Brunswick and is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, which recognizes teaching excellence and a continuous improvement model.
As an educational institution that is continuously seeking out to best opportunities for our students to expand their knowledge, we are pleased to have formed an Academic Partnership with the Canadian Association of Management Consultants. Students interested in consulting can take advantage of our partnership with CMC-Canada. With several courses within the regular curriculum recognized as equivalent, students will have a head start on achieving their CMC Designation through regular studies at the University of Fredericton.
The Sobey School of Business makes an impact with purpose by engaging our students with active learning and connecting with the business community. Fifty percent of our student body comes from outside Canada, ensuring students benefit from a global perspective.
Responsible management, encompassing sustainability and a commitment to ethical practice, is important to us, which is why the Sobey School has signed the UN's Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). We are accredited by the AACSB, a distinction held by only 5% of the world's business schools. Through our Bachelor of Commerce and MBA programs, we offer top quality management education.
MBA students interested in consulting can take advantage of our longstanding partnership with CMC Canada.
We offer elective courses in management consulting and project management, that academically qualify students to pursue the CMC designation. Students also have the opportunity to work hands-on with local businesses in a Masters Consulting Project course, helping clients address challenges and opportunities in real-time.
At the Royal Roads University School of Business, innovation is our first thought -- never a last resort. We offer leading management education through our MBAs and Bachelor of Commerce degrees. Our Centre for Global and Executive Education supports tomorrow's leaders and decision-makers through innovative executive education, diploma and certificate programs. Manage your education through Internet learning and short residencies.
Royal Roads University and CMC-Canada have developed the MBA in Executive Management with Specialization in Management Consulting. Graduates of the program will have completed the external education requirements towards the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation as offered by the Association.
George Brown College's Graduate Certificate in Consulting B414 prepares students to enter the Management Consulting field, or become an internal consultant within an organization, and prepares students for earning the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation. By completing the following courses as part of the Consulting Graduate Certificate, students would be able to satisfy the educational requirements for the CMC designation:
In addition to meeting the educational requirements of the CMC designation, students earn three months of work experience in The Consulting Lab through MGMT4020 Consulting Projects (Field Work), towards the professional experience requirements required by the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada). Students are also required to successfully complete a CMC-Canada course on Ethical Behaviour.
Regina, Saskatchewan is a premier destination for Master level studies.
At the Levene Graduate School of Business (Levene GSB), our programs are designed to help students achieve their personal and professional career goals. Students can complete their degree at a full-time or part-time pace and with a variety of flexible study options.
We put theory into practice using live business cases and offer students the chance to learn while they earn in our enriching Co-op program. Our programs link research, theory, practice, inquiry, and imagination to develop ethical and visionary leaders.
Students in the Levene Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) program, the Levene Master of Administration in Leadership (MAdmin Leadership) program and the Levene MBA may use up to three courses from their graduate program toward the CMC designation which will considerably shorten their path to a CMC designation.
In partnership with CMC-Canada, the University of Waterloo now offers students enrolled in the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET) the ability to satisfy the educational requirements necessary for obtaining the Certified Management Consulting (CMC) designation. Project Management and Essentials of Management Consulting are now offered as additional courses within the 12-month MBET program.
MBET is offered through the Faculty of Engineering's Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology Centre. For more information, please visit their website.
We continue to work with other universities and colleges across the country to include management consulting as part of their MBA and continuing 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org to introduce yourself and start the discussion.