CIM Professional Designation in partnership with the Canadian Institute of Management

An outstanding opportunity to conveniently earn a professional designation!

We are proud to be an affiliated institution with CIM Chartered Managers Canada. Since 1942, CIM Chartered Managers Canada has provided professional development and certification to over 80,000 managers, and grants several well-recognized academic qualifications and professional designations.

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The Certified in Management (CIM) designation affirms leadership and management competencies in multiple areas of expertise. Students and alumni of our business administration programs can choose to apply completed courses toward the academic requirements for the CIM designation. The CIM application and approval process is managed directly by CIM Chartered Managers Canada.

In order to apply for this designation, a student or alumnus must already be a CIM member in good standing. In order to qualify for designation approval, students and alumni must meet the coursework requirements as defined by CIM Chartered Manager Canada, provide necessary documentation, adhere to the CIM Code of Ethics, and complete the required aptitude evaluation administered by CIM Chartered Managers Canada. A total of eight courses are required: four mandatory courses plus four courses from CIM’s optional course category. Please see below for CIM’s coursework requirements and their UVic equivalents.

Mandatory Courses (must have all four courses)

CIM Course Title Equivalent Course Title, Course Code

1. Business Administration and Management

Business Administration BMBA100

2. Managerial Communications

Business Writing BMBA110

3. Financial Management

Finance BMBA360 *

4. Business Strategy

Strategic Management BMBA400 *

Plus four optional courses from the following:

CIM Course Title Equivalent Course Title, Course Code

Canadian Business Law

Business Law BMBA300

Managerial Marketing

Marketing BMBA240

Managerial Accounting

Management Accounting BMBA220 *


Economics BMBA230

Organizational Behaviour

Organizational Behaviour BMBA130

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management  BMBA150

Project Management

Project Management TECH110

*Please note some of the courses listed above require pre-requisites. This includes BMBA220 (pre-req. BMBA140), BMBA360 (pre-req. BMBA100 and BMBA140), and BMBA400 (pre-req. BMBA100, BMBA140, BMBA240 and BMBA360).

For additional information

  • For more information about CIM Chartered Managers Canada and their designations, please visit the CIM website.
  • For additional information about courses or pre-requisite courses, or program completion, please contact our program assistant at
  • For more information about the CIM application and approval process, please visit the website.