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:
Joe Perdue Certification Review Course
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.
November 18–23, 2024 (FULL)
Register: January 20-23, 2025 [VIRTUAL]
BMI General Manager/Chief Operating Officer
This program 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.
April 8-12, 2024 (FULL)
Register: October 14-18, 2024
BMI Club Management
This 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.
BMI Leadership Principles
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.
January 8-12, 2024 (FULL)
March 25-29, 2024 (FULL)
Register: October 7-11, 2024
BMI Golf Management
This 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.
BMI Food & Beverage Management
Developed with funding from The Club Foundation, this program 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.
March 18-22, 2024 (FULL)
Register: September 30-October 4, 2024
BMI Sports & Recreation Management
This five-day, 40-hour, intensive program is 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.
January 8-12, 2024 (FULL)
BMI Wine and Food Experience
Whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or a curious beginner, this is an experience you won't soon forget.
The 2023 Wine and Food Experience took place in Sonoma in October. Information will be available here when the next one is scheduled.