Pearson Partners With The Association of Professionals in Business Management To Provide Online Learning Platform For Business Managers Worldwide

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Pearson and the Association of Professionals in Business Management (APBM) have developed comprehensive online learning solutions for APBM's management certifications, offering exam candidates time-efficient and cost-effective study and training opportunities.

The non-profit APBM was formed in 2000 to establish management as a profession, with certifications, continuing education, a code of ethics, and best practices research. Its two flagship certifications are the Certified Associate Business Manager (CABM), for individuals in entry-level positions who want to transition to management, and the Certified Business Manager (CBM), for mid-level and senior-level managers who must demonstrate proficiency in all functional areas of management in order to advance in their careers.

Through the CABM/CBM Online Learning Systems, powered by the MyPearsoneBook platform, exam candidates can access, bookmark, highlight, annotate and search all review materials online, including eBooks, podcasts, lecture notes, and videos. Extensive self-assessment tools, including interactive flash cards, comprehensive pre- and post-tests, and unlimited quizzes, enable students to select and focus on their personalized learning needs.

"We were able to provide the expertise required to handle large-scale instructional design, combined with the ability to incorporate that design to fit the unique needs of the corporate training field," said Don Kilburn, CEO, Pearson Learning Solutions. "This partnership will present many additional opportunities in the corporate and educational marketplaces to work closely with APBM as it continues to grow."

"Pearson Learning Solutions alone has the range of content and global reach to take our exam candidates from the day they register to they day they earn their credentials," said Devi Vallabhaneni, President/CEO, APBM. "Partnering with Pearson has enabled us to reach more people across more levels, industries, and countries than ever before. The CABM/CBM Online Learning Systems are beyond our expectations."

About Pearson Learning Solutions:
Pearson Learning Solutions is the dedicated learning solutions consultancy for the world's largest educational publisher, Pearson Education (NYSE: PSO). Drawing on the vast Pearson library of educational content, services, and media, Pearson Learning Solutions offers clients a single access point to the full range of Pearson's resources and expertise, including: Development of custom publications;; Learning design expertise for guided-learning materials; Subject matter expertise from Pearson's world-class authors and contributors; Development of electronic content in any form and on any platform; Assessment and Faculty Development expertise.

About APBM:
APBM's mission is to make business management a profession - similar to law, medicine, engineering, and accounting - with the CABM and CBM Certifications, Continuing Education, Code of Professional Ethics, and Professional Standards through Best Practices Research. APBM works with leading companies and business schools worldwide to fulfill its mission.

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