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Harper Adams gets CMI approval

Posted 6 June 2008

Business students at Harper Adams University College will soon be able to boost their CVs by studying for recognised industry awards.
   The business marketing and management group at the University College is delighted to have secured accreditation as an approved centre for the delivery and assessment of Chartered Management Institute qualifications.
   It will give students the chance to work toward the CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership as part of their degree programmes and, in addition to the one-year work placement completed by every Harper Adams student, should help them get a head start in the world of work.
   Pam Whitehouse, senior lecturer in business management and marketing, said: “The CMI courses will add value to our already excellent degree programmes and, combined with the work placement, should stand them in good stead to secure management positions on graduation.
   “Also, while registered with the CMI, the students will have access to Europe’s most comprehensive management resource, the CMI Management Information Centre, to help them with their studies.”
    The CMI courses will be offered via a range of business modules from October. Successful completion of one module should qualify students for the CMI Level 5 award in Management & Leadership, while successful completion of two modules may qualify them for the CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management & Leadership, and successful completion of more modules will contribute towards the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership.
   And the benefits won’t be felt solely by business students, as one of the modules, Managing Recruitment and Selection, is taught as part of Managing People which is offered to other degree courses, for example in engineering, leisure & tourism and agri-food.
    Mrs Whitehouse added: “It will be accessible to a lot of students, and while the CMI work will initially be tied in with degrees, in the longer term we might also be able to offer some of the modules as short courses.”
   The Chartered Management Institute is the pre-eminent professional body for management. Established more than 50 years ago, it has more than 70,000 individual members and 400 corporate members.
   Business studies is a very popular subject at Harper Adams, in Shropshire, as it combines good academic training with excellent career prospects. All business programmes include a year in industry which enables students to put the knowledge gained in the classroom into practice and learn from some of the best in business.

 People interested in business related degrees or foundation degrees can go along to an informal open evening at Harper Adams University College on Thursday, June 19 from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. No booking required. See www.harper-adams.ac.uk/business

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