Gain the skills needed to advance
to a management career

ICPM's management programs provides managers and management hopefuls
with an excellent start to their management career path.

Explore our Management Programs


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Foundations of Management

A management certificate program designed for entry level managers to succeed in their first management role.

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Certified Manager Certification

A management certification program designed for mid-level managers to validate competency.

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Welcome to ICPM, the Organization that is Advancing Managerial Excellence

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ICPM is a globally recognized organization with Certified Managers in all parts of the world including the United States, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. ICPM has been certifying managers for over four decades.

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ICPM’s management development programs help to validate managerial competency. Both managers and employers benefit from the CM certification which is a valid indicator of managerial competency and professionalism.

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The Institute of Certified Professional Managers is the largest management certifying body in the United States, and a business center of the College of Business at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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Discover how ICPM's management development programs have changed these individuals professional careers.

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CM vs. MBA

A presentation of the key attributes of the CM certification and MBA degree

This PowerPoint presentation will assist when you are considering if either a CM or MBA will best fulfill your career goals.

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CM Certification Exams

Learn more about the exams by taking a sample quiz and downloading the CM exam infographic.

The graphical representation of exam statistics in combination with the practice quiz will give you a great introduction to the exams before you start the CM certification.

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written by managers for managers


Can You Imagine an Alternative to an MBA?

Written By: Richard L. McElroy, PhD

Can you imagine the mid-career adult that wants to enhance their management skill set? Can you imagine trying to juggle the demands of a full-time job and the responsibilities of family, friends, and community?...Now, let’s factor into the mix the prospect of going back to school. Can you imagine? What would you decide?


3 Things Successful People do Everyday Better than Everyone Else

Written By: Michael Davis, CM

For some of us, 2015 was the best year yet; for others, it was the most challenging to date. Either way, it’s over and behind us. This is a new year. So, regardless of last year’s accomplishments and setbacks, the meter has returned to zero. You have an opportunity to set new goals and make 2016 your best year ever.


Locate an ICPM Authorized Instructional Partner

Interested in pursuing one of ICPM's management development programs in a classroom setting or with the assistance of an instructor? Take a look at our Authorized Instructional Partners:

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Which management program are you interested in applying for?

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Foundations of Management Certificate

A certificate program designed for entry level managers to succeed in their first management role.

Apply Now

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Certified Manager Certification

A certification program designed for mid-level managers to validate managerial competency.

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Certified Manager of Animal Resources

A certification program designed to raise competency and professionalism in the field of Animal Resource Management.

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Are you Ready to Propel your Management Career?

Regardless of where you are in your management career, ICPM has a management program to fit your management goals. If you are ready to get started on your management career path, complete an application today for one of ICPM's management development programs below: