UFred signs MOU with CMC-Canada to prep students for CMC designation, launches new Consulting Leadership stream
The University of Fredericton (UFred) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) to join its Academic Partners Program. The program will focus on preparing UFred’s Sandermoen School of Business students for the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation and will see UFred and CAMC engage in long-term research and educational collaboration.
As a result, UFred is launching a new Consulting Leadership specialty stream of its MBA and EMBA programs.
Consulting, like leadership, is really about influencing. As such, consultants are knowledgeable, skilled and trusted persons who are in a position to influence their client and can enact change through improved organizational performance. A consultant provides objective advice and support, and implements business solutions that add value to an organization.
The Consulting Leadership specialty stream is comprised of three courses designed to provide the knowledge and skills for successful consulting. The first two courses use a complex progressive case in which students can apply their specific area of expertise to address organizational problems. The third course provides the opportunity to apply the new knowledge and skills to an actual consulting opportunity.
Built by experienced consultants, the course provides proven concepts in addition to actual tools used in real-world consulting projects. The three courses in the Consulting Leadership stream are:
- 8080: The Consultant the Consulting Process
- 8081: The Consulting Process Applied
- 8082: Consulting with Your Client
With UFred’s Consulting Leadership specialty stream, students get a head start on achieving their CMC designation. It will add to the career development of UFred students enrolled in its MBA, EMBA and Pre-MBA programs. In recognizing the value of the CMC designation, the University will:
- Offer courses in personal/interpersonal skills, project management and management consulting;
- Make its curriculum open to review by CMC-Canada to ensure it meets requirements for the designation; and
- Include coursework that covers the CMC-Canada Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) and its learning objectives. The CBK will be available to all participants who become student members of the association via the CMC-Canada online community.
The relevant courses included in the agreement will not be available to anyone not registered with the University of Fredericton.
In addition to the University’s offerings, student members of the association are entitled to the following benefits:
- Access to the CMC-Canada community, potential speakers, career mentors and other student specific resources;
- An online university community that includes other Canadian academic institutions that participate in the Academic Partner Program;
- Student rates to attend professional development and other events (where applicable); and
- Opportunity to view job postings.
UFred offers eight other specialty streams in its MBA and EMBA programs, including:
- Business Analytics
- Innovation Leadership
- Global Leadership
- Social Enterprise Leadership
- Human Resources Leadership
- Professional Selling and Leadership
- Real Estate Leadership
- Health and Safety Leadership
To download PDFs with more information on the specialty streams, click the link to the corresponding program of interest:
The University is looking forward to the partnership and eager to provide its students with more opportunities to succeed.