Pre-Approved Programs

Our Pre-Approved Programs lead to the CM Accelerated Education Path connecting ambitious students with forward-thinking institutions. Together, we're creating a dynamic learning environment that fast-tracks student success and elevates the marketing profession.

Why Choose a Pre-Approved Program?

Enrolling in a pre-approved program offers significant advantages for both students and alumni:

  • Streamlined Path to the CM: Pre-approved marketing programs guarantee CM candidacy after 1-year of work experience and require only 1-2 courses plus the Summit course to achieve the CM designation.
  • Goal-Oriented Learning: The clear pathway keeps you motivated as you work towards your future marketing career.
  • Professional Growth: As the only designation in Canada, the CM opens doors to exciting opportunities and sets you apart in the competitive marketing landscape while fostering lifelong professional development.
  • Access to CMA Membership Perks: By choosing a program from a CMA Member institution, you get to take advantage of exclusive CMA resources and networking opportunities.


Graduates from these pre-approved programs will be granted access into one of our accelerated pathways to achieve the CM designation.

Students and alumni aspiring towards a career in marketing and who are interested in becoming a Chartered Marketer are encouraged to enroll into one of these pre-approved programs to fast-track their journey towards the CM.


Post-Secondary Institution



  • Business Marketing (Diploma)
  • Marketing Administration (Advanced Diploma)
  • Honours Bachelor of Commerce – Digital Marketing (Degree)

  • Diploma in Marketing
  • Diploma in Marketing with Digital Marketing Concentration

  • Business Administration: Marketing

    Become a CMA Pre-Approved Institution

    Empower your students to achieve their marketing career dreams by becoming a CMA pre-approved institution. By offering a pre-approved marketing program, you'll provide your students with an accelerated pathway to the prestigious Chartered Marketer (CM) designation.

    Benefits of Becoming Pre-Approved

    • Attract top-tier marketing students seeking a fast-track to CM success
    • Enhance your program's reputation, credibility and marketability
    • Forge a strong partnership with the Canadian Marketing Association
    • Unlock exclusive opportunities for your students and faculty with CMA Membership

    Take the first step towards elevating your marketing program(s):








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