CMAA's Business Management Institute (BMI) Programs
In the early 1980s, CMAA’s leaders saw the need for a formal academic program for club industry professionals. Taking into consideration that managers at all phases of their careers need instruction, education or inspiration, the concept of the “lifetime professional development program” was born. The vision was realized as a multi-campus-based program that provides tangible career benchmarks by which managers can track their progress and strive for various levels of competency, including a respected certification. These on campus programs became known as the Business Management Institute (BMI) programs. CMAA currently offers the following BMI programs.
BMI Club Management, a five-day, 40-hour, intensive session is designed for managers with a desire to explore the basic elements of their profession in a comprehensive manner. The program takes a tangible, hands-on approach to the subject matter.
Select a date to register.January 17-21, 2022
March 7-11, 2022
October 10-14, 2022
October 11-15, 2021 (FULL)
Designed for managers seeking an opportunity to develop their leadership, management and critical thinking skills, BMI Leadership Principles can benefit managers at all phases of career development — from rising stars to senior-level executives.
Select a date to register.November 15-19, 2021
March 14-18, 2022
September 19-23, 2022
November 14-18, 2022
BMI General Manager/Chief Operating Officer introduces and expounds upon the GM/COO Concept. Learn how to operate your club as a business and be perceived as its leader. Understand the responsibilities and characteristics of a true GM/COO and review the competency areas required for you to achieve the success you desire.
Select a date to register.May 16-20, 2022
September 19-23, 2022
September 27 - October 1, 2021 (FULL)
The BMI Golf Management program includes visits to some of the finest clubs in the world. The Club at Admirals Cove in Jupiter, FL, will host attendees in lodging rooms on the property, as well as many of the classroom lectures. During the week, instruction and club tours will include visits to The Club at Ibis and The Country Club at Mirasol. Course content will include sessions on important topics from world class presenters from The PGA of America, USGA, GCSAA and industry experts.
Select a date to register.October 3-7, 2022
October 25-29, 2021 (FULL)
Developed with funding from The Club Foundation, BMI Food & Beverage Management provides you with an in-depth
look at food and beverage operations from a management and control perspective.
Attendees will have the opportunity to visit River Oaks Country Club, Houston Country Club and 8th Wonder Brewery. A wine tasting and a beer and cheese tasting will also be included in the schedule.
January 10-14, 2022 (FULL)
BMI Sports & Recreation Management is a five-day, 40-hour, intensive program designed for managers to explore and lead
all aspects of the club’s recreational features and offerings in a comprehensive manner. Like the other BMI programs,
this program takes a tangible, hands-on approach to the subject matter.
The program will be held annually in January and hosted at the premier clubs in the Scottsdale, AZ, area. The curriculum will be multifaceted including the management, staffing, liability, and specific concerns for all areas of sport and recreation within a club.
Please Note: It is recommended that managers take this course when they are within one year of eligibility to
take the certification exam.
The Certification Review Course is designed to aid managers in their preparation for the CCM exam but should not take the place of individual study and preparation. To take the CCM exam, members must file a petition with the CMAA National Headquarters. An optional sixth day is provided for fully-qualified students to take the exam.
CMAA's Summits are one- to three-day programs that focus on one specific competency area, such as Club Governance, Marketing & Communications, and Capital Improvements. Designed for one or more club team member(s) or Board members, Summits provide an in-depth professional development experience on related subject matter for the betterment of the club industry. Visit cmaa.org/summits to learn more.