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  • We realise many other degrees offer marketing modules, from business and management, to degrees in other disciplines like food and drink, fashion, and sport among others.

    In addition to degrees being recognised by the world’s professional marketing body, students can complete the Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing/Digital Marketing qualification, graduating with a professional marketing qualification and degree.

    What do you get?

    • Customised option to allow students to graduate with a degree and Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing/Digital Marketing.
    • CIM Recognised Degree logo for use on university promotional materials.
    • Free Tutor Membership, gaining access to CIM teaching and learning resources.
    • Students are eligible to join as a CIM Studying Member, accessing a wealth of additional study resources and a professional network.

    Membership benefits

    What do you get as a recognised degree partner

    As a member gain access to

    • Member Exclusive webinars
    • Catalyst magazine
    • Professional networks
    • Online journals
    • Sector and company reports
    • Past exam papers, guidance and syllabi
    • Content newsletter
    • eBooks and newspapers
    • Assignment briefings from examiners
    • Marketing guides and templates


    Mapping is simple. The marketing content within the degree is mapped against the Professional Marketing Competencies (PMC). There are four approval boards annually where we consider applications for Recognised Degree status.

    Degrees containing at least 30% marketing related content could qualify for Graduate Gateway status.

    Step 1

    Enquire now

    Step 2

    CIM send you the paperwork to complete for each degree you wish to join accredit.

    Step 3

    Applications are presented to the approval board and a one-off mapping fee is paid by the University.

    Step 4

    Application approved. Annual Recognised Degree licence fee paid.

    *Degrees only need to be remapped if they are revalidated or undergo significant changes.

    Recognised Degree Partnership

    Our recognised degree partners:

    We have partnered with universities across the world to give students the best start to their marketing careers once they have graduated from university.

    Recognised Degrees

    Anglia Ruskin University BSc (Hons) Business with MarketingBSc (Hons) Business with Marketing (with placement)BSc (Hons) Business with Marketing (accelerated)

    Arden University Dip HE Business Management

    Coventry University BA Hons Sports Management

    Institute of Business Administration Karachi Diploma in Strategic Marketing

    Jain Deemed to be University (ISDC) BMS International Business

    Manchester MetropolitanUniversity BA International Tourism Management

    Northumbria University BA (Hons) Marketing Management and Business (Top up)

    Rome Business School Nigeria Master of Business AdministrationMaster in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Scotlands Rural College SRUC BA Hons Rural Business Management

    Sheffield Hallam UniversitySport Business Management

    Sunway University BSc Hons Business Studies

    University of Columbo Sri Lanka Bachelor of Business administration

    University of Cumbria BA (Hons) Applied Management

    University of Danang, VN-UK Institute for Research and Executive Education (VNUK) BSc International Business and Management

    University of Derby BA Business Management (International Business) PathwayBA (Hons) Sport Management

    University of Portsmouth MSc Business and Management MSc International Business and Management

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