Griffith University first in Australia to offer pathway to Chartered Manager

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

Griffith Universityhas become the first university in Australia and New Zealand to accredit an undergraduate or postgraduate course with theInstitute of Managers and Leaders(IML).

This innovative accreditation givesGriffith Business SchoolMBAstudents fast-tracked access to the internationally recognisedChartered Manager (CMgr)designation.

In partnering with the Institute of Managers and Leaders in Australia, Griffith University joins more than 100 universities around the world in recognising the value of linking their management and leadership graduate and postgraduate qualifications with the local peak body for managers and leaders.

As an‘IML Pathway Partner’, Griffith University will enhance its long-standing commitment to equipping MBA students with the essential professional skills to compliment the more traditional theoretical lecture theatre-based learning.

Significantly, the fully flexible Griffith MBA now puts its students on the ‘pathway’ to becoming Chartered. 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, UK.

In Australia and New Zealand, the Chartered designation is offered exclusively by IML, by virtue of a strategic alliance with with the Chartered Management Institute, following a rigorous assessment process.

As part of the partnership with Griffith, upon graduation, MBA students will automatically qualify for the fast-track exemption route to CMgr status. This will allow all Griffith graduates to become Chartered without undergoing the standard assessment process.

In addition to this fast-track pathway to becoming Chartered, Griffith MBA students will be supported during their studies with Affiliate Membership 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 Institute has a rich tradition of over 75 years of pioneering the management and leadership space. This Pathway Partnership Program continues that tradition. I am absolutely delighted that Griffith is the first Australian university to recognise that leadership isn’t just aboutknowing,it’s aboutdoing”,said IML Chief Executive,David PichFIML.

“Good management and leadership doesn’t just happen by accident. Good managers — like good lawyers and good accountants — need to prove their competence and skill and now they can do this by becoming Chartered. Our partnership with Griffith puts Griffith MBA students on the fast track to that Chartered designation.

“We’re honoured to be accrediting Griffith University’s MBA program. Our Pathway Partnership will see students become not only leadership graduates, but leadership professionals equipped with work-ready skills and a commitment to management and leadership excellence.”

“We’re delighted to be the first Australian university to be a part of the Institute of Managers and Leaders’ Pathway Partnership Program. This collaboration opens up a whole new set of opportunities for students on our accredited degrees, both while they’re studying with us and in their future careers,” said Griffith University Pro Vice Chancellor (Business),Professor David Grant.

“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.”

For more information about IML Pathway Partnership,see the Institute’s website.