• Use post-nominal letters ‘CSM’ after your name!
• Demonstrate your competency in strategic management and leadership
• Earn an affordable qualification recognised in UK framework (SCQF)
• Enhance global acceptance through a qualification benchmarked against European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
• A unique qualification for working professionals
Total time to complete the CSM qualification will depend on your background and willingness. Exam can be taken any time of the year. Hence, you can take whatever time you feel appropriate for your preparation.
Our course book is sufficient to ensure exam success as we do not set any MCQ outside the content of the course book. Our practice questions are important to assess your own progress and preparation.
CSM is a centre-based qualification. You are required to contact with one of our registered training centre.
Step 1: Study
Certified Strategic Manager (CSM) can only be studied through our registered training centres. Please click here to search a training centre near your location. Alternatively please contact us for further information.
Step 2: Exam
Once your preparation is complete, you can take IQN exams any time of the year. IQN exams are available in 175 countries through Pearson VUE Test Centres.
There are no formal entry requirements. CSM is open to all – from school leavers to graduates and professionals. However, it may be of particular interest to:
Managers responsible for strategic decisions
Business management students
Someone with interest in business strategy
There is only one exam to qualify for the CSM qualification. There will be total 40 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions). Each MCQ will carry 2.5 marks and total marks is 100. Duration of the exam is 60 minutes. You will need to get minimum 60% marks to pass the exam. If you fail, you can always resit the exam. There is no restriction on the number of resit you can attempt. Our exam fee is £129 and payable through Pearson VUE web account. Exam fees become due only when you decide to take the exam. If you fail in your first exam, you can resit by paying only £49.
Free initial registration!
Resit fee, if you need to retake the exam