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Chartered Association of Business Administrators® (CABA)

About CABA

Chartered Association of Business Administrators® is a professional body chartered federally under Letters Patent granted by the Government of Canada. Chartered Association of Business Administrators® is also registered with the US Trade Mark and Patents Office.

The Association is of the opinion that the success of the New Economy requires much more than simply responding to market demand. Accelerating change, the information revolution, globalization, intensified competition, rapid commoditization of services and, compressed strategy life cycles have all created a new business environment with unprecedented challenges. Businesses today increasingly require professionals who can integrate knowledge from multiple sources to address strategic business issues and help create new innovationbdriven business models. This innovation imperative presents unique opportunities for high-level professionals who can add new value in a global, knowledge-based economy.With this end in view the Association has developed designations as global business credentials.

Certification Process
Three types of competency that credential holders will be required to demonstrate are:
Integrative Competencies
Professional Competencies
Cross-Disciplinary Knowledge

Integrative competencies represent the true differentiation of the CABA professional. These competencies are the hallmark of the CABA, representing his/her capacity to envision, strategize, conceptualize and innovate. They signify the CABA’s ability to combine knowledge from many sources, often in novel ways, to create economic value:

Creating & Leveraging Knowledge
Systemic Thinking
Future Focus
Strategic Thinking
Conceptual Skills
Global Perspective

CABA Enabling Characteristics

Professional competencies may be thought of as “enablers” of the credential holder. They include a suite of skills, capabilities and attributes that allow the CABA credentials to be effective and productive. Without professional competencies, the CABA would be unable to translate ideas into action or bring influence to bear on the business challenges facing companies.

What the CABA Professional Understands
Most Professionals have a solid knowledge base in the principles, standard and practices of their particular field or discipline. The CABA credentials differs from other credentials in that does require a broad and interdisciplinary portfolio of business knowledge and function expertise. While the CABA professional is not expected to be an expert in each content area, he/she offers an understanding of concepts, practices, implications and inter-relationships among multiple business disciplines.

Business Law
Business Planning
Corporate Finance
Information Technology

CABA Educational Program

CABA offers an educational program leading to the designations listed below. The Association is multidisciplinary, drawing its members from the related but separate fields of accountancy, insurance, law, funds management, tax and pensions, business operation, management consultancy etc. The Association is forging a"new" profession that adopts the best features from these related professions and encourages the development of members' qualifications as business consultants on the basis of their current professional qualifications. 

CABA recognises our Centre for Coaching courses for progress towards chartership. See CABA.