Certified International Management Professional (CIMP, Level 1)
Certified International Professional Manager (C.I.P.M. Level 2)
Certified International Professional Management Executive (CIPME, Level 3)
Globalization represents a revolutionary integration of capital, technology and information across national boarders in a way that is creating a single global market and, to some degree, a global village. While globalization is of greatest concern to businesses and agencies working transnationally, globalization trends affect all businesses whether or not they are truly global. The International Manager certifications are designed for the sophisticated manager with extensive work experience seeking advanced instruction in issues related to globalization. Through a writing project and oral examination (Level 3), the candidate is given the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the knowledge gained in the program and apply it in solving real-world problems created by globalization. The program provides the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to manage successfully in a rapidly changing, multicultural and multinational environment.
This Certification Program is a core certification program of the American Certification Institute, the Global Negotiation Institute, and the American Purchasing Society. This program offers the designation of CIMP (Certified International Management Professional), C.I.P.M. (Certified International Professional Manager), and CIPME (Certified International Professional Management Executive) to candidates who demonstrate their understanding of the fundamentals of the profession through the successful completion of rigorous professional certification examinations based upon the INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT BODY OF KNOWLEDGE. (IPMBOK). The IPMBOK is supported by eight modules of study material for the IPMBOK and six modules of study material for the CIPM. CANDIDATES MUST BE CERTIFIED AT LEVEL 1 BEFORE THEY CAN BE CERTIFIED AT LEVEL 2. CANDIDATES MUST BE CERTIFIED AT LEVEL 2 BEFORE THEY CAN BE CERTIFIED AT LEVEL 3.
Objectives of Certification
- To provide sound knowledge of globalization concepts from the perspective of all business management disciplines
- To provide skills related to working effectively in the multicultural,
multinational, business world that globalization is creating.
- To provide an opportunity for making a contribution to the globalization knowledge base through completion of the required doctoral project.
Modules for Certification
LEVELS 1 AND 3
Module 1 Globalization
Module 2 Understanding and Using Technology
Module 3 Global Marketing
Module 4 Global Economics
Module 5 International Information Technology Management
Module 6 Global Business Operations
Module 7 International Finance
Module 8 International Business and Trade Law
LEVELS 2 AND 3
Module 1 Global Management
Module 2 Managing Across Cultures
Module 3 Leadership in a Global Context
Module 4 Negotiating Across Cultures
Module 5 International Human Resource Management
Module 6 Business Strategy from a Global Perspective
LEVEL 3 (CERTIFIED INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL
MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE) (CIPME)
The Creative Component
The Creative Component provides the candidate the opportunity
to develop and display communications skills through either a
formal research paper or an academic thesis. The candidate must
write an original, documented paper of 3,000 to 5,000 words in
length on a special aspect of international management. Grading
will be on a pass-fail basis. The candidate must submit the title
and outline to be reviewed and approved by the Examiner. The
research paper may be written at any time while the candidate
is enrolled in the certification program. Unlike the written
examinations, a candidate may prepare and submit the paper at
his/her own convenience.
Masters or Doctoral Theses: The Society will accept a copy of
a candidate's thesis as a qualifying submission if it directly
addresses a facet of international management. The candidate
must submit the title and outline to be reviewed by the Examiner
to substantiate that the paper directly relates to the thrust
of international management research papers. Upon acceptance
of the outline, the candidate then submits a copy of the actual
thesis to the Examiners. Upon receipt of the written thesis,
the Examiners will schedule a telephonic or face-to-face oral
examination to be conducted by a panel of three examiners. The
examiners will orally examine the candidate to assure themselves
the candidate has a grasp of the broad field of international
Requirements for certification
Candidates who wish to become certified must meet the following
Undergraduate degree OR more than five years of
experience in international professional management .
Satisfactory completion of a 3 hour multiple choice
examination (separate examinations for Levels 1 and 2) and a
written paper with oral examination for Level 3 covering the
¡°International Professional Management Body of Knowledge¡± (IPMBOK)
addressed in the training program.
Completion of an application for certification
and payment of all fees.
Exam questions for Levels I and II are multiple choice. The examination for
Level 3 is a written thesis and oral examination. The multiple choice examinations
include questions relating to definitions, understandings of concepts, discussion
of the relative merits of various issues, as well as development of approaches
to hypothetical situations. A list of sample questions is available from
the American Certification Institute.
Successful candidates are granted the designation of CIMP for
Level 1, the designation of CIPM for Level 2, and CIPME for Level
3. The designations CIMP, CIPM, and CIPME may be used just as
similar recognitions are employed in accounting, insurance, medicine,
law, and other professions. Either the full expression or the
initials may be used after the individual's name on business
cards, stationery, etc.