Accredited University Programs

We are proud to offer CMA/SIMA memberships to our university partners. We know this type of partnership offers both the student and the universities a unique experience to engage and network with companies seeking to hire students with aspirations in CPG/Retail space.
The CMA/SIMA has a long history of developing best practices and industry standards that some of the largest companies in the world have trained their employees to implement.

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Benefits for Universitites

  • Broadens the awareness of the category management and shopper insights industry to students
  • Better prepares students for careers in category management, shopper insights and retailing from experts in the industry
  • Helps give students a competitive advantage by earning an industry recognized certification in Category Management as a CMA CPCA (Certified Category Analyst) before graduation
  • Gain access to over 80 best-in-class accredited learning courses that complements existing university curriculum
  • Connects colleges and universities to assist in closing the gap in talent through internship programs, panels, webinars, and more.
University student

Benefits for Students

  • Earn an industry recognized certification in Category Management as a CMA CPCA (Certified Category Analyst)
  • Participate in real life case studies with future employers
  • Receive invitations to monthly webinars on leading real-world topics in the industry
  • Engage in networking and learning opportunities with the who’s who in the industry at the CMA|SIMA annual conference
  • Discover incredible mentoring and career pathing opportunities
  • Gain access to our job board

University Members

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Niagara University
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University of Arkansas
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Are you a university looking to incorporate accredited category management curriculum at your school?

Contact CMA member services for more information.