CMC | The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes
The Certified Management Consultant designation is the preeminent professional designation for management consulting with a variety of sub-specialty areas. It is similar in scope and reliability to Chartered Professional Accountants, Professional Engineers, etc.
What the CMC Designation Conveys for Clients:
An individual Certified Management Consultant must learn and show competency across a broad professional body of knowledge, which includes:
- 6 Functional areas of organizational management: Human Resources, Strategic Planning, Finance, Operations, Information Technology, and Marketing
- Ethical practices
- Management Consulting processes
- Leading Change
- Client Communications and Project Management
- Interpersonal skills
In addition, each CMC must show commitment to, experience in, and compliance with our Uniform Code of Professional Conduct. This code of conduct includes:
- Legal, representational and public protection practice
- Knowledge and expertise advancement, self-discipline and professionalism
- Responsibility to/for others
- Image and compliance
- Responsibilities to client: business development, competence, informed client, fee arrangements, conflict, confidentiality and objectivity.
The CMC and its related standards have been developed over many years. In 2013 these were revised in order to:
- Bring order to a great variety of material
- Ensure that the scope and wording is consistent with current international standards where applicable
- Add further material that will help institutes and their assessors in maintaining the standard
The revision has been carried out by expert consultants and reviewed by both the Professional Standards Committee and Quality Assurance Committee of CMC-Global. The Trustees approved the update on January 24, 2014.