Are you currently employed within the marketing sector or looking to branch into a new career path? Have you been thinking of increasing your education and improving your marketing knowledge? Here’s how a Chartered Institute of Marketing qualification can help.

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the largest organisation for marketing professionals in the world. They offer a range of Marketing and Digital Marketing qualifications and through their international recognition play a vital part in setting industry standards. These qualifications allow an individual to hone and improve their skills and help a person to succeed in their chosen marketing career. But why choose a Chartered Institute of Marketing qualification? Is it really worth it?

Five Benefits of Gaining a CIM Marketing Qualification.

Increased recognition

Often, recruiters will actually look out for a Chartered Institute of Marketing qualification on a potential candidates CV. This may be because the hiring organisation have stated that they would prefer to take on someone who has this internationally recognised qualification or simply because the recruiter recognises the qualification. Whether you are looking to enter the marketing world, change jobs or perhaps get promoted at your current organisation a CIM qualification will help your CV to stand out from the crowd.

Flexible studying

Unlike so many training institutions, you can start your CIM Marketing Qualification at any time of the year, allowing it to fit in with what may already be a busy life. With Oxford College Of Marketing, you can study in a classroom, through blended learning or distance learning, offering you greater flexibility in how you study. We have numerous UK and global study centres as well as our own first-class online learning platform – all designed to support your studies.

The potential to earn more money

Having a CIM marketing qualification helps to show your dedication to the marketing profession. The CIM Marketing Rewards Survey, published annually by Croner, shows that on average a qualified Chartered Institute Marketing member earns 10% more than their unqualified counterparts. There are also some employers, depending on your role and their service requirements who will cover the cost of your studies. Of course, the potential to earn more money is never a guarantee; however, the statistics do show that the possibility is increased with the benefit of a Chartered Institute of Marketing qualification and that graduates believe the qualification has enhanced and furthered their careers.

Ongoing support

Being a CIM Member and studying with Oxford College of Marketing doesn’t just provide you with the qualification you work towards. In fact, being CIM qualified allows to you continue to access ongoing support. There will be opportunities to network, the ability to access high-quality marketing resources and even free legal advice.

Something for everyone

Whether you are looking for an introduction to marketing or to develop your strategic marketing management; there are so many options offered through CIM. It could afford you the opportunity to fill a professional gap in the market and help to subsidise a lack of experience keeping you one step ahead of new market practices.

Wrap up

As you can see there is no doubt that a CIM qualification will help to increase your level of education and provide you with international recognition. The potential to earn more both through your CV being chosen ahead of your competitors and the knowledge you will gain is certainly reason enough to work towards your CIM marketing qualification.

Oxford College of Marketing has successfully delivered CIM qualifications for over 20 years. We pride ourselves in offering unrivalled student support, using experienced marketing practitioners in our classrooms as well as exceptional pass rates. You can start a free trial with any Chartered Institute of Marketing qualification today or get in touch to find out more.