University Partnerships

The Australian Institute of Management (AIM) offers unique and tailored Partnership and Accreditation opportunities to Universities in Australia and New Zealand. Through our exclusive collaboration with the Chartered Management Institute (UK), we are positioned to offer an internationally recognised qualification to local students studying accredited courses, and a pathway towards Chartered Manager status. Partnering with AIM offers Universities, students and academics a great opportunity to set themselves apart and stand out.

Each University Partnership is bespoke, but our offering incorporates Course Accreditation, Curriculum Enrichment, Academic Engagement and Affiliate Membership for students.

Our proposition is built around three core elements:


Accreditation is a proven way to raise your profile and attract more students into your courses. In addition to accreditation, AIM is uniquely positioned to embed a Chartered Manager pathway into your leadership and management focused courses.

This pathway will differentiate your courses and – since the Chartered Manager designation is internationally recognised and valued – it can add real value in terms of increased student numbers.


Your students on accredited courses become Affiliate Members of AIM (AIMa) and we support them throughout their university journey and boost their employment prospects.

Students on accredited courses will achieve an additional, internationally-recognised qualification from the Chartered Management Institute (UK), as well invaluable leadership content, influential local and national business networks and access to rich leadership and management content, like AIM’s Leadership Direct online database.


Our Curriculum Enrichment programmes are designed to support the students’ university experience. AIM provides opportunities for students to ‘put the theory into practice’ through a range of employer-led initiatives and activities.

These include, amongst other things, guest lectures from business leaders, on and off campus networking and leadership-focused events and nationally-recognised awards.

University Partnership BENEFITS


University Partnerships have a proven impact on student recruitment.

Recruitment is supported through a range of innovative interventions, including marketing & events, student support and accreditation.

Studies show that 42% of students say that accreditation played a significant part in their choice of University. Furthermore, in the UK, 8 out of 10 University partners say they have seen a positive impact on their student recruitment activity through partnering with their professional leadership association (Research from CMI UK, 2016).


Employability is a key challenge across universities globally.

Most employers are looking for graduates who can bring more than their degree. Our University Partnership will enhance your students’ employment prospects.

In the UK, 9 out of 10 University Partners say that the partnership has had a positive impact on student employability following graduation (CMI UK, 2016).


Students increasingly seek additional value from their time at university.

In a highly competitive university sector, a partnership with AIM enhances student engagement with a range of practical content and great opportunities to interact with the business community.

97% of university partners agree that accreditation and partnership has a positive impact on student achievement (CMI UK, 2016)

What's involved in a University Partnership?

  • Accreditation of your courses locally under AIM’s exclusive partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (UK)
  • Students gain an additional, internationally-recognised and highly valued qualification during their studies, with no additional work or assessment
  • Students recieve AIM Affiliate Membership and can use the AIMa post-nominal
  • Curriculum Enrichment activities from AIM on-campus – connecting the employer community to your students
  • Academic Engagement with AIM – staff receive the tools and resources to stand out in a competitive education market
  • Upon graduation, students increase their level of employability by receiving an additional qualification and a Membership of AIM
  • Fast-track learners to become a Chartered Manager.
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