What is the BMI Program?

The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) introduced the Business Management Institute (BMI) Program in 1988 as a way of promoting a “lifetime professional development program”.

The program is comprised of a number of courses offering core units covering all facets of club management and is now delivered in New Zealand plus multiple countries around the world. 

BMI programs a series of week-long courses designed for managers at every stage of their careers, offering the following courses:

  • BMI I – Club Management
  • BMI II – Leadership Principles
  • BMA III – General Manager/CEO
  • BMI IV – Tactical Leadership
  • BMI V – Strategic Leadership

Each course will be a 5 day, 40-hour intensive course designed for golf industry managers.  These courses can be complimented along the way with other shorter programmes.  Completing BMI 1, 2, & 3 will lead to participants achieving Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation.


Below is a BMI Course Sample for your information

BMI 1 is a 5 day, 40-hour intensive course designed to cover Club Management. This is also an excellent opportunity to build your network and exchange ideas over a week of learning with other senior club staff.

The program takes a tangible, hands-on approach to each subject and provides successful candidates with an internationally recognised qualification.

  • Human Resources Development
  • Management and Delegation
  • Employment Legalities and Issues
  • Effective Communications
  • Time Management
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Introduction to Accounting & Financial Management
    • Financial Statements
    • Budgeting
  • Membership Marketing
  • Wine Appreciation and Knowledge
    • Basic Introduction to wine
    • Classic Matching of Wine and Food
  • Service in clubs
  • Professional Image
  • Career
  • Golf Operations
  • Lumina Spark: Personality Assessment

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