Membership of the Institute is available to:
- Management consultants whose principal activity is the practice of management consulting, whether they are self-employed or employees of a firm in public practice.
- Internal Consultants whose employers are not engaged in the public practice of
management consulting for a fee.
- Academics who consult to management time to time.
Members must also satisfy the standards required by the Institute m respect of qualifications, experience and personal qualities. Members are entitled to use the post-nominal designated for the particular grade of membership. The Institute offers five types of membership as mentioned below:
A Member, who has held that grade for not less than five years, practiced management consulting for not less than ten years and is deemed to have served the profession with distinction, may be graded as a Fellow.
An individual with master degree having at least three years of management consulting experience may be graded as a Member.
A graduate with less than three years management consulting experience may qualify as an Associate. Members of the academic professions and those people who provide internal consulting are to be classified as Associates until such time as they can demonstrate that they have the equivalent of three years of management consulting experience, at which time they may be classified as a Member.
The grade of Affiliate is intended for those individuals who can demonstrate a genuine and proven interest in the profession of management consultancy and who are not eligible to become an Associate or Member. Individuals admitted to the grade of Affiliate will be termed Affiliates. The following group has been identified as likely and suitable, though not necessarily exclusive, sources of Affiliates.
- Chartered accountants, engineers, lawyers and other professional managers and
advisers whose work includes independent management consultancy
- Management consultancies’ senior practice support staff
- Staff at universities and business schools
- Entrants to the profession prior to becoming IMCB Associates
- MBA graduates
Any legal entity, registered in Bangladesh, engaged in providing management consulting services in various fields may avail corporate membership of IMCB upon fulfillment of certain criteria. Corporate membership form may be obtained from IMCB secretariat.
CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
All members agree to abide by the Institute’s Code of Professional Conduct following the international minimum guidelines as mentioned below:
A member will treat client information as confidential and will neither take personal advantage of privileged information gathered during an assignment nor enable others to da so.
A member will refrain from encouraging unrealistic expectations or promising clients that benefits are certain from specific management consulting services.
A member will neither accept commissions, remuneration nor other benefits from a third party in connection with recommendations to a client without the client’s knowledge and consent, nor fail to disclose any financial interest in goods or services which form part of such recommendations.
A member will accept only assignments which the member has the skills and knowledge to perform.
A member will avoid acting simultaneously in potentially conflicting situations without informing all parties in advance that this is intended.
Conferring with Client
A member will ensure that before accepting any engagement, a mutual understanding of the objectives, scope, work plan and fee arrangements has been established and that any personal, financial or other interests which might influence the conduct of the work have been disclosed.
A member will refrain from inviting an employee of a client to consider alternative employment without prior discussion with the client.
A member will maintain a fully professional approach in all dealings with clients, the general public and fellow members.
Other Management Consultants
A member will ensure that other management consultants carrying out work on behalf of the member are conversant with and abide by the Code of Professional Conduct.