IIMP® recognises BPP University as an accredited institution

First accredited educational institution in UK

The International Institute of Marketing Professionals (IIMP®) recognises BPP University as IIMP® Accredited Educational Institution, in United Kingdom. Top graduates students will be granted the IIMP® Collegiate Scholarship.

Toronto, Canada — April 30, 2015 — The International Institute of Marketing Professionals (IIMP®) appoints BPP University, the first in the United Kingdom, as the IIMP® Accredited Educational Institution to offer an MSc International Marketing degree programme. The top students will be granted with IIMP® Collegiate Scholarships to enter the CMMP® programme.

The MSc International Marketing programme was thoroughly reviewed by the academic accreditation committee of the IIMP®. They found it meets all academic requirements, including marketing and non-marketing courses, to prepare the programme to enter the CMMP® programme.

IIMP® designation holders gain a competitive edge in the global marketing industry by achieving a high level of competencies that can be demonstrated on a professional level. CMMP® designations will provide marketing practitioners with the specialised knowledge, confidence and credibility needed to get ahead and take charge of their marketing-oriented careers.

Mr. Nisar Butt, President and Chief Executive Officer of IIMP®, said: “We are very pleased to have BPP University as the first British academic institution as an IIMP® Accredited Educational Institution in the United Kingdom. An institution where students and professionals will have the opportunity to access the CMMP® designation programme.”

Prof. Dimitrios P. Kamsaris, Senior Vice President and Academic Accreditation Committee of IIMP®, said: “I truly appreciate the commitment and contribution of the Academic Accreditation Committee’s senior team members at IIMP® who were involved in reviewing the “MSc International Marketing” degree programme and BPP University. BPP University graduates will benefit by the value that the CMMP® designation as it will add to their profession by preparing them for the present and future demanding and challenging world.”

Academic institutions have gone through an assessment programme offered by the IIMP® and have achieved a status of an “IIMP® Accredited Educational Institution”. These institutions are equipped to deliver training courses for completing the necessary topics of CMMP® designations in accordance to contents stated in the CMMP® handbook and prepare candidates to write final exam given by the IIMP®’s head office, in order to earn CMMP® designations.

About BPP University:
Voted the UK’s Best Higher Education Provider by Education Investor Magazine in 2013, we are the UK’s only university solely dedicated to business and the professions. Our links with leading businesses and organisations allow us to provide our students with a highly regarded professional education. Our programmes are designed in partnership with employers and respected professionals in the fields of law, business, finance and health. Our tutors, most of whom have real-world practitioner experience, not only ensure our students have the practical skills and academic knowledge needed for success, but that they also have the competitive edge that makes them stand out in the competitive jobs market. Website: http://www.bppuniversity.ac.uk

Dr. John Mantikas, Head of Postgraduate Programmes at BBP University’s Business School said; “We are delighted to be associated with IIMP. We share a commitment in promoting marketing education and practices in the international arena. At BPP University we believe that students need to be given an opportunity to develop practical skills that are research informed and reflect on market dynamics, in addition to solid academic underpinnings,. We find that our approach makes a significant impact on career choices and employability to our students. We help educate students from over half of the countries across the globe in our study centres across the UK. We look forward to working with IIMP in building BPP University student capabilities.”


About the International Institute of Marketing Professionals (IIMP®):
International Institute of Marketing Professionals (IIMP®) is an independent not-for-profit professional organisation, which develops and advocates international standards within the marketing field. IIMP® was formed in July 2009 and is a pioneer in its leadership and strategic approach towards developing the Internationally Accepted Marketing Standards™ based upon Generally Accepted Marketing Principles™ and Practices in the field of marketing. The development of Internationally Accepted Marketing Standards is led by the Internationally Accepted Marketing Standards™ (IAMST) Board, which represents the G-20 countries; the IAMST Board members include senior academic leaders from reputable business schools and Chief Marketing Officers from major corporations across the G-20 countries. This diverse membership will undoubtedly bring a real synergy between the science and practice. The IAMST Board works with the aid and cooperation of teams from International Advisory Council for the Marketing Profession (IACMP), which has representation from 192 countries and Advisory Council of Marketing Practitioners (ACMP). Website: www.theiimp.org

About CMMP® Designation:
IIMP® accreditation CMMP® (Certified Marketing Management Professional) is a globally-recognised and well respected measure of professional and academic excellence in the practice of marketing. This programme will recognise the perseverance, dedication and competence of successful marketing professionals all around the world. Those who earn the CMMP® demonstrate a deep, yet broad knowledge of marketing. It denotes high professional, educational and ethical standards in marketing and is valuable to those practitioners who earn it, to the clients and organisations they represent and most importantly to the marketing profession itself. Learn more about CMMP.



Prof. Dr. Chuck Hermans, MBA, PhD (Marketing)
Senior Vice President Marketing
International Institute of Marketing Professionals (IIMP®)
E-mail: chuckhermans@missouristate.edu

Sandra Pedro, McS (Communication Science)
Senior Public Relations Manager
International Institute of Marketing Professionals (IIMP®)
E-mail: sandraigpedro@gmail.com

Mailing Address:
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Brampton, L6Y 4E6, Ontario, Canada

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