The graduation ceremony and membership investiture of the Chartered Institute of Marketing Sri Lanka (CIM Sri Lanka) is scheduled to be held on July 28, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. onwards, at the BMICH, Committee Room B-Lotus.
This year, 132 students will graduate, whilst eight members (MCIM) will be invested at the ceremony.
CIM Sri Lanka created history by hosting the first-ever graduation ceremony in December 1992 and this year, the CIM Sri Lanka will mark its 25th graduation ceremony and will recognize those who have successfully completed the postgraduate diploma in April, July and December 2016.
The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the largest community of professional marketers in the world with 100 years of heritage delivering education, membership and insight offerings to the marketing and sales profession.
As the world’s largest institute for professional marketers with over 50,000 members globally, CIM places great emphasis in maintaining high standards of quality and integrity also develops and sets standards within marketing landscapes of the UK and other regional countries in which it operates. The CIM curriculum is undoubtedly challenging as any credible qualification and is the only international qualification recognized by the Royal Charter in the United Kingdom.
The guest of honour for this year’s graduation ceremony will be University of Sri Jayewardenepura Vice Chancellor Professor Sampath Amaratunge. Professor Sampath Amaratunge obtained his B.A. (Hons.) in Economics from the same university and his MA in Economics from the University of Colombo.
As the former Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (FMSC) from 2009 to 2014, he strategically spearheaded the FMSC towards great developments in academic quality as well as in several important infrastructure projects that includes the establishment of the new building complexes for the FMSC and PhD unit.
Being a leader with a vision, he maintained a strong relationship with the students as well as the academic members and was able to take the FMSC to great heights of success.
CIM is the only marketing body granted with the authority to award the ‘Chartered Marketer’ status by the queen’s Privy Council of the UK in 1998, in recognition of its professional excellence. Continuing professional development (CPD) allows members of CIM to progress and receive recognition on their achievements.
The membership grades are awarded on a combination of experience and qualifications. As a marketer progresses up the career, he can apply for a membership upgrade ensuring that his level of development is reflected through his membership status.
CIM Sri Lanka Head of Education Dilini Rathnayake stated, “The objective of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Sri Lanka revolves around you, to develop well-equipped marketers to better face the challenging corporate environment. Graduates who are conferred with the qualification from CIM can be proud ambassadors of a discipline of professional and responsible marketing.
I urge you to continuously engage with us and be part of the Chartered Institute of Marketing community, as you continue your career in one of the most exciting, dynamic and inspiring professions in the world. We will continue to support you in every way we can, through our many resources, whether it be cutting-edge research, insights or training programmes.”
CIM Sri Lanka is the first international branch of CIM UK and comprises the largest number of members, both professional and students of CIM outside the UK. The regional institute has always campaigned for greater recognition and excellence in the marketing profession in Sri Lanka, through education, training and development.