CMC-Canada and Queen’s School of Business announce a Memorandum of Understanding

Posted on February 16, 2012

Toronto, February 8, 2012 - The Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) is pleased to welcome Queen’s School of Business (QSB) as a partner in education.

The specific focus of this MOU will be the educational preparation of students to access the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) certification program within the Queen’s School of Business MBA programs. The programs included in this arrangement are – the full-time Queen’s MBA, Queen’s Executive MBA National Program, Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA, and Queen’s Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates.

All interested students must sign adherence to CMC-Canada’s Uniform Code of Professional Conduct. Required certification courses include The Essentials of Management Consulting and Professional Conduct and Ethics: Best Practices and Professional Standards. Students may receive exemption from three other required courses — Proficiency in Project Management and Proficiency in Interpersonal and Personal Skills provided the applicant meets equivalency requirements. Student memberships are automatically upgraded to CMC Candidate status the year following graduation.

“The Canadian Association of Management Consultants offers the highest standard of training for management consulting in Canada and we are thrilled to partner with them on all of our MBA programs,” said David Saunders, Dean of Queen’s School of Business. “We are united in our commitment to advance learning for future business leaders and recognize the tremendous opportunity available to Queen’s School of Business students through this relationship.”

“The CMC designation is the management consulting profession’s only international certification mark and is recognized in over 50 countries,” said Glenn Yonemitsu, MBA, CMC, Chief Executive Officer of CMC-Canada. “The designation represents a commitment to the higher standards of consulting and adherence to the ethical guidelines of the profession. We are delighted to be working with Queen’s School of Business to offer this new path to our designation for all their MBA students.”

A total of 3600 hours of consulting experience is required to qualify for the CMC designation. Students may submit experience gained through the MBA program towards this criterion. After the applicant has completed the required courses and achieved the consulting experience, they begin the certification process that involves an oral assessment, engagements summaries, references, and other deliverables.

The Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) fosters excellence and integrity in the management consulting profession as a whole. CMC-Canada administers, and its provincial Institutes confer, the CMC designation in Canada. The Association and its members advocate for the CMC designation and are dedicated to advancing the profession and delivering the benefits of those efforts to the client community. CMC-Canada is a founding member of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI). For more information, please visit

Queen’s School of Business
Queen’s School of Business is one of the world’s premier business schools – renowned for exceptional programs, outstanding faculty and research, and the quality of its graduates. Canadian executives regard Queen’s as Canada’s most innovative business school, offering students academic excellence and a superior overall experience. Queen’s School of Business – where Canada’s first Commerce program was launched in 1919- is located at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. The School also delivers programs at locations across Canada, as well in the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates.

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