Rushmore offers our Open Coursework Degree program, or a Certified Program through Chartered Management Institute.  If your use for your Degree requires Certification/Accreditation, you will be encouraged to become affiliated with Chartered Management Institute.  The following information was furnished to Rushmore by CMI.

CMI Membership Benefits

CMI Membership brings with it professional recognition and a wide range of support services that will aid your development as a manager throughout your working life.

Information Services 

MIC: UK’s Largest Management Library

Subject Search: Discover the latest management thinking with our Subject Search facility providing rapid access to resources on key management topics.

Weblinks: CMI researchers have identified over 800 management-related websites, selected for their coverage, currency and authority, to save you trawling through endless websites.

Ask a Researcher: Experienced researchers are available to help members with complex questions, in order to assist with your work or studies.

Career Development

Achieve your goals and progress your career with an Institute qualification. As a nationally-recognized awarding body,  CMI offers a wide range of professional qualifications, including NVQs and Certificates and Diplomas in Management. As time is such a precious resource for most managers, many of the CMI qualifications involve flexible and work-based learning. Bricks-and-Mortar CMI Centres throughout the country offer CMI qualifications, and in many cases distance learning is also an option.


CMI’s interactive online CPD system  automatically records your progress and enables you to:

  • Test your skills and knowledge

  • Assess your needs against the National Occupational Standards for Management and Leadership

  • Invite colleagues to provide confidential feedback

  • Set personal goals and objectives

  • Log your achievements

  • Create a report to demonstrate your commitment and achievements

  • Reflect on what you have learned

Branches and Networks

Chartered Management Institute’s branches and networks are active throughout the UK, with 85 branches hosting over 300 events per year.

Professional Manager

CMI Members receive the magazine, Professional Manager, packed with interesting features, news, book reviews and letters. Statutory members (Associate, Member & Fellow) also receive ‘Management Today’ magazine each month.

Chartered Manager

Once a Member of Chartered Management Institute, you can demonstrate your capability as a professional manager still further by registering on our Chartered Manager programme.

The Institute is the ONLY professional body able to offer Chartered Manager status in the UK, an independent assessment of your ability to make a significant impact at work.  Many of those who have undertaken Chartered Manager have already found it to be a stimulus to career progression.

Member Events

Events are a fantastic way to meet managers from all walks of life, make friends and learn some new management techniques. All CMI events are designed to educate, inform and entertain you, supporting your development as a professional manager.  Both members and non-members are welcome to most events and members usually benefit from discounted rates.

National Convention: The annual National Convention and Gold Medal Dinner is the CMI flagship event for the management community, attracting over 400 delegates each year.

Regional Conventions: CMI hosts annual Regional conventions usually between April – July each year, bringing together a number of branches in each of their 12 regions.

Branch Events: Institute branches around the country run a regular programme of smaller events such as visits to companies, seminars and social events.

At many of our events, you will receive a CPD certificate, enabling you to record your learning.

Additional Benefits

Your membership in the Institute gives you access to great offers on a range of products and services.

  • FREE legal helpline – gain access to free advice, and preferential rates on subsequent professional consultations, on residential conveyancing, personal injury, commercial litigation, debt recovery and insolvency.

  • Zero percent on balance transfers with an Institute Credit Card. With MBNA you are guaranteed a preferred balance transfer for the first 9 months after you open your account and competitive rates.

  • Public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

  • Discounted magazine subscriptions – Members receive preferential rates on a range of subscriptions including The Economist, Business Week and Time magazine.

Qualification Structure

Rushmore Candidates are evaluated based upon criteria established by the Rushmore Board of Governors, reviewed regularly, and upon CMI Guidelines.  Rushmore seeks out established managers who have demonstrated competency and seized opportunity for both personal and professional growth and development.  Rushmore encourages the writing of papers based upon business texts, which allow the student to integrate his/her professional expertise into the theories and concepts examined by the Author of the text.  In other words, the student is encouraged to apply business theory to real-life experiences and opportunities, and to write about this—publishing papers where possible to allow peer review and comment.

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Rushmore University is a fully online University, offering both graduate and undergraduate degrees, certified/accredited in accordance with UK National Standards, as defined through Chartered Management Institute.