Membership Categories

Annual membership is based on a calendar year, January 1st through December 31st. New member dues are prorated on a quarterly basis.

1. Professional Membership ($325 Annually, Plus $50 Application Fee)

For practicing or potential management consultant, who agrees to subscribe to the IMC Code of Ethics. Applicants must provide evidence of at least one of the criteria listed below:

  • Minimum of one year's experience as a consultant to management.
  • At least five-years experience in management.
  • At least five years experience in a technical or professional specialty.
  • Masters Degree in Business or related field (e.g., MBA ).
  • Currently working as a consultant within an IMC USA Accredited Practice.

Benefits: Professional members are voting members and receive full benefits.
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2. Young Professional Membership ($195 Annually, Plus $50 Application Fee)

An entry-level membership category for aspiring consultants or early stage practicing consultants who: 

  • Are 29 years of age or younger
  • Agree to subscribe to the IMC Code of Ethics

Benefits: Young professional members are voting members and receive full benefits.
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3. Student Member ($25 Annually)

For full-time (16 credit hours per semester) college students studying at an accredited university with an interest in management consulting and supports the IMC USA mission and agrees to abide by the Code of Ethics. Student members may continue at the student rate for 12 months immediately subsequent to graduation. A recent college schedule/transcript is require at time of application.Student members do not actively pursue or consult with clients. 

Benefits: Student members are not voting members and may not receive full benefits.
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4. Affiliate Member ($495 Annually, Plus $50 Application Fee)

An Affiliate Member is for those not practicing management consulting that provide services or products to IMC USA members. Affiliate members agree to abide by the IMC USA Code of Ethics and support the mission of the Institute.

Benefits: Affiliate members are not voting members and may not receive full benefits.
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5. International Associate ($80 Annually)

An International Associate member is a non-U.S. member of an Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) in other countries (Member Institute of the International Council of Management Consultants Institutes) who wants to join IMC USA in addition to their "Home Country" IMC. International Associate Members are required to provide proof of membership in good standing in their home institute.

Benefits: International Associate Members are not voting members and may not receive full benefits.
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6. Other Membership Options

IMC USA offers other member categories, including:

  • Certified Management Consultant® (CMC®)
  • CMC Emeritus
  • Retired

Please contact the office for further details to determine eligibility for these three categories.

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