Certified Business Manager
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The Certified Business Manager (CBM) is a credential created and administered by the Association of Professionals in Business Management (APBM)  .[dubious ]. It is designed to "[validate] the mastery of business management knowledge, skills, and abilities and is developed by business practitioners to meet the needs of practicing business managers." 
An individual is eligible to take the Certified Business Manager examinations by meeting either of the following criteria:
- An undergraduate/bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or international equivalent and a minimum of four years full-time work experience.
- A graduate/master's degree or higher from an accredited college or university or international equivalent and a minimum of three years full-time work experience.
The Certified Business Manager examination consists of four parts:
- Part 1- The Core Exam consisting of 150 multiple-choice questions and covering general management, operations management, marketing management, quality and process management and human resources management.
- Part 2- The Functional Exam consisting of 150 multiple-choice questions and covering finance, accounting, information technology, corporate control and governance and international business.
- Part 3- The Integrated Exam consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions and covering 40 applications of the core and functional exam areas.
Recognition and exemptions
Candidates who successfully complete the Certified Business Manager examination are eligible for:
- Nine hours of graduate credit toward an MBA or 15 hours undergraduate credit as approved by the American Council on Education (ACE)
- 120 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours as approved by National Association of State Boards of Accountancy(NASBA)
- Up to 800 Professional Development Units (PDUs) by the Project Management Institute toward it’s Project Management Professional (PMP) and Program Management Professional (PgMP) certifications
- Exemption from Part IV of the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) examination offered by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
- United States Department of Veterans Affairs tuition reimbursement
- Professional certification (Business)
- Chartered Management Institute
- Canadian Institute of Management
- Certified MBA (CMBA)
- Certified Management Consultant
- Certified Manager
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