Griffith University and the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand (IML ANZ) have extended their industry-leading Pathway Partnership to include students enrolled in the institution’s Master of Business program. The innovative partnership now affords students on the program fast-tracked access to the internationally recognised Chartered Manager (CMgr) designation.

The Pathway Partnership was first established in 2018 through Griffith’s MBA program, with the university becoming the first in the country to form the partnership with IML ANZ. Following its success, the partnership was extended to offer more business students industry-enriched opportunities through the peak body. Upon graduation, Master of Business and MBA students will receive fast-tracked access to obtaining Chartered Manager status.

In addition to this fast-track pathway to chartership, the programs’ students will have access to the Institute’s suite of professional development services, including Affiliate Membership, one-on-one mentoring, a professional resource database and access to the largest network of managers and leaders across Australia and New Zealand.

“We are delighted to be able to build on the strong foundations of our partnership with the Institute so as to deliver the preparatory pathway to our Master of Business students,” Griffith University Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) Professor David Grant said.

“This collaboration continues to open new opportunities for students undertaking our degrees, both while they’re studying with us and in their future careers.”

“We’re incredibly honoured to be enriching yet another postgraduate program at Griffith University, an institution leading Australia’s tertiary sector through its uncompromising commitment to developing leadership excellence,” said IML ANZ Chief Executive David Pich FIML.

“By providing Master of Business graduates with fast-tracked access to Chartered Manager, our Pathway Partnership will help shape Griffith’s graduates to the global highest benchmark of management and leadership.”

Established in 2018, the Master of Business is a program designed for professionals aspiring to make the move to management roles, for current managers seeking formal qualifications, and for those looking to change careers. The degree helps students master essential business concepts and provide them with the frameworks and creative problem-solving skills to enable them to operate effectively in the dynamic global business economy.

As an IML ANZ Pathway Partner, Griffith University has enhanced its long-standing commitment to equipping students with the essential professional skills to complement more traditional theoretical lecture theatre-based learning.

“Through valuable networking opportunities such as mentoring programs, interaction with industry experts, and leadership-focused events, this expanded partnership ensures our students will continue to gain a vital edge in their academic and professional pursuits,” Professor Grant said.

“The qualifications our partnership affords them will reflect their experience of studying on a program promoting values and attributes that are important to not only Griffith Business School but also IML ANZ.”

For more information about IML Pathway Partnership, see the Institute of Managers and Leaders’ website.