The CEO Institute in its role as a global certification body, recognises selected MBAs from Universities and Business Schools throughout the world as approved MBAs, supporting certification eligibility.
Only approved MBAs meet the educational certification requirements needed for awarding The CEO Institute's prestigious certification designations to eligible MBA students and graduates. Look for our Global Certification Seal authorising formal recognition of an Approved MBA.
In keeping with our high standards around the education requirements for certification, approved MBAs need to meet the following criteria:
N.B: Provisional Certification also applies to Chief Executive Officers or equivalent positions with less than five years’ experience.
CEOs are defined as Chief Executives or their equivalent, from medium and large organisations. Senior Managers are defined as any manager from a medium and large organisation, or the Chief Executive or their equivalent from a small organisation.
Middle Managers include Team Leaders and equivalent positions.
The cost of gaining a certification designation through an approved MBA incurs a certification fee of USD2,500. Where The CEO Institute has an arrangement with Universities and Business Schools delivering an approved MBA, preferred pricing is available.
A subscription to the International Institute of Directors and Managers (IIDM) is a requirement under the Rules for Certification for achieving and maintaining certification. This subscription is complimentary for the first 12 months (in certain cases this subscription costs USD1 for the first 12 months), and thereafter the annual subscription fee applies (currently USD99 p.a.).
Completed or currently studying an MBA? Enquire today to learn which certification designation you are entitled to receive.
CCEO is a registered Certification Trade Mark of The CEO Institute.
The Rules for Certification, approved by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), set out the requirements for the approval of applicants as well as the standards of knowledge, experience and ongoing professional development that must be met in order to obtain the Certified CEO designation and use the post nominal. The ACCC, in approving the Rules for Certification, determined that they were satisfied that The CEO Institute demonstrates the attributes necessary to competently undertake the certification role in respect of the Certification Trade Mark.
Currently, CCEO is a registered Certification Trade Mark in Australia, NZ, USA, UK, Malaysia, Singapore, Brazil and South Africa.
For information on the Rules for Certification view here.