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Certified Manager (CM)

Certified Manager

Certified Manager Program

The Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) has partnered with Davenport University as a “preferred provider” of Certified Manager® education in Michigan to offer the program Certified Manager Preparation/CM® Prep course.

Through a comprehensive three-module program of management training and assessment, ICPM certifies a level of management competency which is recognized worldwide. Certification is appropriate for present and future managers at all levels in all industries.

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Winter 2015 Class Schedule: 


  • January 8 - April 23
  • Thursdays; 6pm - 8:50pm
  • Davenport University Lansing Campus, Lansing M
  • $1495 + $595 all books and materials (Total Investment: $2055)


  • January 8 - April 23
  • Thursdays; 6pm - 8:50pm
  • Davenport University Warren Campus, Warren MI
  • $1495 + $595 all books and materials (Total Investment: $2055)

 What to Expect:

After enrolling and remitting payment in-full your materials will be sent to your preferred shipping address provided on the registration form. Once the materials are shipped to you you CANNOT return them and WILL be charged full price. Included in the materials package you will receive:

  • 3 Certified Manager Modules 
  • 1 Years access to online materials including practice exams and guides
  • All 3 required exams for Certified Manager

Certified Manager Modules:

                              Module 1

                  Management Foundations

                      Module 2

           Planning & Organizing

                       Module 3

             Leading & Controlling

  • roles, skills, functions
  • types of managers
  • entrepreneurship
  • organizational culture
  • ethical behavior
  • social responsibility
  • managing diversity
  • managing globally
  • communications
  • management information systems
  • innovation
  • learning organizations
  • economics
  • mission & goals
  • formulating strategy
  • operations management
  • project management
  • decision making
  • learning/creativity
  • empowerment
  • delegation
  • organizational structure
  • groups & teams
  • effective meetings
  • HR management 
  • coaching & feedback
  • styles & skills
  • motivation
  • managing conflict
  • managing change
  • self-empowerment
  • time management
  • stress management
  • management control
  • operations control
  • quality management
  • financial statements/ratios
  • budgeting
  • managing risk

Those who successfully complete the CM exams achieve the CM certification, a prestigious credential that recognizes competency and professionalism of managers worldwide in all fields.


 CM Eligibility:

A points system determines a candidate's eligibility to sit for the CM exams.   Both education and experience contribute toward eligibility. In order to be eligible for the CM designation, a candidate must score a total of 10 points. Those who score below 10 points may qualify for the Associate CM designation if they meet the minimum point standard for one of the two categories, either education or experience. Associates are recognized as CMs once eligibility requirements for both education and experience are met.

Points System:

Education (*Candidates must have a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 6 education points)

  1. High School Education: Diploma or equivalent = 1 point
  2. College Education: Associates Degree = 2 points, Bachelors Degree = 4 points, Masters Degree = 5 points, Non-degree Programs - 30 credit hours = 1 point
  3. Management and/or Supervisory Training: CM Preparatory Course - 1 course = 1 point, Management Related Courses (40 contact hours) = 1 point

Experience (*Candidates must have a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 7 experience points)

  1. Managerial Experience (Manager, Supervisor, or Group/Team   Leader) = 1 point per year
  2. Non-Managerial Experience = 0.5 point per year 

 For more information call the Institute for Professional Excellence at Davenport University at (616) 233-2581 or email


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