Chartered Pathway Leads Griffith MBA Students To Management Prestige

IML’s David Pich (left) and Griffith University’s Professor David Grant (right) at the GU’s Nathan campus.

Queensland’s Griffith University has become the first institution in Australia and New Zealand to offer their Griffith MBA students the opportunity to become internationally recognised Chartered Managers.

Having partnered with the non-profit Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML), Griffith University became accredited as a ‘IML Pathway Partner’ which will allow MBA students enrolled from January 2018 to graduate with an internationally recognised Level 7 (AQF Level 9) Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute.

The diploma will then act as an entry ticket that will make students eligible to apply for and receive the Chartered Manager (CMgr) designation within weeks of receiving their MBA, bypassing the standard assessment process.

Griffith University Pro Vice Chancellor David Grant said the new collaboration will open up a whole new set of opportunities for students on accredited degrees, both while they’re studying at Griffith and in their future careers.

“From mentoring programs and interaction with industry experts, to networking opportunities and leadership-focused events, our students will gain a vital edge before and after graduation that will differentiate them from others in the current labour market.

“Their consequent qualifications will reflect their experience of studying on a rigorously accredited program promoting values and attributes that are important to not only Griffith Business School but also IML, which is why this partnership makes perfect sense,” Professor Grant said.

In addition to the fast-track pathway to becoming Chartered, Griffith MBA students will be supported during their studies as affiliate memberships of the Institute. They will have access to the Institute’s suite of professional development services, including one-on-one mentoring, a professional resource database and the largest network of managers and leaders in Australia.

The Chartered Manager designation is the highest status that can be achieved as a management professional and is conferred by the Privy Council in London.

Griffith University joined more than 100 universities around the world who also partnered with IML to put their business students on the management fast-track.

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