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Intermediate Management Achievement Course

CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership

The Intermediate Management Achievement Course or IMAC is a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 accredited course specifically designed to establish senior non-commissioned officers, warrant officers, with the skills needed for a new career move into non-military organisations.

Previous participants on the course now have thriving careers in areas as diverse as not-for-profit organisations, commercial businesses and consultancy.

The highly regarded programme examines key business themes to prepare you with a full picture of the operational business environment. Each session is practical and interactive with a blend of lectures, workshops and discussion forums.

You will gain confidence, an understanding of the language of business and the management tools to take the next step in your career. IMAC provides the knowledge, hands on expertise and relevant experience of the ever-changing business world, essential to make career transition a success.

The Benefits

You will leave the programme with:

  • An in-depth understanding of business operations
  • Effective communication skills in the non-military business environment
  • An appreciation of marketing in both service and industrial contexts
  • The ability to comprehend and use financial data
  • The experience of cutting edge thinking of business experts
  • The confidence to follow a management career

The programme offers long-term benefits for individuals, organisations and communities and promotes a lifelong connection with Alliance MBS.





The Delegates

All the delegates on IMAC have military careers, whether they are still serving or have recently left the forces.

IMAC is specifically designed to support the ranks of:

ArmyRoyal Air ForceRoyal Navy
Warrant Officer
Class 1
Warrant Officer
Class 2
Staff Sergeant

Warrant Officer
Flight Sergeant /
Chief Technician

Fleet Chief Petty Officer
Chief Petty Officer

Limited places are available for less senior non-commissioned officers with ILM or CMI Certificate Level 5 accreditation.





The Programme

The programme has been designed specifically for those making the transition from military life into the business world. The sessions are carefully selected to give you the language and management tools needed to take the next step in your career.

In the first week an overview is given of the basic concepts within the operational business environment area. During the second week ideas are further developed and an understanding of their application by business leaders in operational management situations are explored.

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The teaching style is open and proactive with a mixture of lectures, tutorials, case studies, group work and research time. Access to the Alliance MBS Library is provided.



The Team

Alliance Manchester Business School has some of the most highly-regarded experts in business management. By working closely with industry, the team can solve real problems, predict future trends and drive change in business and management.

Our highly experienced team ensures everything about your programme runs smoothly and your Alliance MBS experience as enjoyable and stress free as possible.

Book your provisional place

Contact the CTP Course Booking and Information Centre (CBIC) on: Civ: (02894) 456200 Mil: (9491) 56200

Our Experts - Lucy Daly
Dr Lucy Daly
Programme Director
Email Lucy >>
0161 275 0530

Our Team - Joanne Cherry
Joanne Cherry
Programme Co-ordinator
Email Joanne >>
0161 826 2183



Key features

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Support for nearly 3,000 officers since 1993

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CMI Accredited Level 7

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Sean Kibbler testimonial

"I was informed about EMC through my resettlement and education department. Having been a senior manager within the Royal Marines, I was keen to develop the skills I had already acquired and transfer them into a civilian role. I would highly recommend the course to anyone wishing to enhance their management qualifications and status."

Sean Kibbler - IMAC (Previously known as EMC - Enterprise Management Course)

Previous role: Colour Sergeant, Current role: Project / Operations Manager


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