If you are a marketer who is moving into a more functional or departmental role, are already managing the marketing process at an operational level, or are looking to build on the knowledge gained at Professional Certificate level with a view to gaining a marketing management role, the Professional Diploma is ideal.
The content of the course has been developed in consultation with employers to ensure that participants gain the relevant competencies for various stages of a marketing career.
The CIM professional Diploma is designed to fit around your work and other commitments, giving you the opportunity to develop your skills and network with other like-minded participants, exchanging experiences and ideas.
Nottingham Business School is an accredited Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) study centre.
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Course length: One year part-time
Study location: City site
Fees and funding:
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This internationally recognised qualification builds on the fundamental concepts and principles of Marketing. It focuses on the key aspects of managing the marketing function, in order to develop a greater awareness of the practical implications of these aspects in an organisational context.
How do you study?
The modules are delivered consecutively on a part-time basis, primarily in the evenings and some Saturdays. For more information on the days / times of delivery please contact the course leader. Study methods will consist of a combination of lectures, small-group work, problem-solving exercises, videos and case studies.
Is there any room for professional development?
Students who are awarded the qualification at Professional Diploma will be eligible to become an Associate Member (ACIM). If they meet the relevant criteria individuals may also upgrade to Full Membership of the Institute (MCIM).
For those students who are already CIM members, attendance on this course qualifies for Continuing Professional Development hours.
There is a combination of unit assessment methods which include work-based projects so that participants can apply their knowledge immediately to their own business.
There will be four assessment points throughout the year in order to offer you more flexibility.
On successful completion of the course participants can expect to have developed skills in the following areas:
- information management
- thinking creatively
- balancing needs and interests of all stakeholders.
“The CIM Professional Diploma qualification has given me the ability to advise on marketing strategy and tactics with confidence, safe in the knowledge that I am using globally accepted methodologies and applying academic rigor in the right context.”
Head of Marketing
Flint Bishop LLP
Nottingham Business School's professional approach to management education is supported by a suite of state-of-the-art teaching rooms and the latest in communication and information technology. The School provides a high quality management learning environment, designed to encourage creative thinking about real world issues.
In an increasingly crowded workplace, the practical nature of this course differentiates graduates from other applicants, acts as a significant signal to employers that graduates are serious about Marketing and demonstrate that graduates have the skills and techniques needed to manage the marketing function.
This course does not offer placements, however assignments include work-based projects which you can apply to your own organisation.
You will need one of the following; CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing (2001 or 2008 syllabus), Business or Marketing BA or MSc Degree where a minimum of one third of the credits come from marketing.
English language requirements for International and EU students
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Entry requirement details
You require one of the following:
- CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing (2001 or 2008 syllabus)
- a business or marketing BA or MSc Degree where a minimum of one third of the credits come from marketing
- experience in a marketing management role, sufficient to have provided you with the ability to demonstrate the learning outcomes of the Professional Certificate in Marketing if required, through successful completion of the Level 6 Entry test
- you must currently be employed, or be able to gain access to an organisation upon which to base assignments.
English language requirements
See the English language entry requirements for courses at Nottingham Business School and a full list of all English language qualifications accepted by the University.
How to apply
Applications should be made using the apply online button at the top of the page.