Management Consulting


Management Consultants provide valuable and innovative advice to organizations to improve their performance, and this is done through the robust analysis of organizational problems leading to an action plan for improvement. Management consultants may assist in areas such as the formulation of new strategies, helping the organization prepare for change, identifying and managing risks, training and developing her staff, or simply improving the ways the firm has been functioning. Industry domain and expert knowledge in the areas cited is important; but the foundation with which the consulting know-how and skills can be applied is even more important.

Executive Diploma in Management Consulting (EDMC) is a joint program offered by PolyU’s Institute of Advanced Executive Education (IAEE) and The Institute of Management Consultants (IMCHK), a qualifying body for management consultants in Hong Kong. EDMC aims to equip participants with relevant professional knowledge and skills necessary to launch themselves to provide services in management consulting and pursue a career as professional Management Consultants or internal consultants. Professionals in other fields such as engineers, system analysts, scientists, accountants and doctors would also benefit from extending their professional analytical and advisory skills by joining this program.



The programme contains the needed core training for those who are willing to undertake the certification for the CMC designation that is recognized globally. Upon completion of the programme, participants are expected to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Understand the essential concepts, theories and approaches in management, management consulting and organizational change;
  • Adopt practical tools and techniques to lead and operate effectively in management consulting projects;
  • Acquire skills necessary for leading, managing and presenting management consulting projects; and working with clients for successful organizational improvements; and
  • Fulfill the core requirements in the internationally recognized CMC designation (with a grade of ‘B’ or better).


Professional Recognition

Eligible for the entry of CMC

  • Completed the EDMC program
  • Achieved overall result of grade B (or above)
  • Pass test of the Code of Professional Coduct, presentation of case study and interview (by IMCHK) in "Professional and Career Development" session
  • Academic qualification and work experiences of consulting management meet the requirements of IMCHK (

What is Certified Management Consultant (CMC)?

The CMC is a mark of excellence used worldwide to identify a certified management consultant. IMCHK is a member of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI). The initials mean the consultant has met world class standards of competence, ethics and independence, and is eligible for reciprocity between the ICMCI and its over 40 member institutes worldwide. (