As a resource institution, the Centre offers a variety of services to organizations engaged in management development. Through the unit, the Centre carries out its resource agency role by providing technical, material and financial support to other organizations and institutions within its limited resources. The Centre’s institution support role is geared towards upgrading the quality of management education and training in Nigeria as well as increasing the availability of quality management education programmes to Nigerians.
The Centre liaises with all relevant institutions and organizations especially government departments and foreign government representatives and other international agencies. The main purpose of this liaison is to access some of the resources, which are made available to beneficiary institutions and organisations. Through the liaison activities, CMD was able to secure a cooperation agreement with the French government, a fellowship programme with the Australian government, experts and equipment from the Japanese government and other similar international organisations such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organisation.
Nigerian commercial and industrial organisations have also provided financial resources for some of the fellowships for management teachers.
The Programme Support Unit (PSU) manages and rents out the training facilities to individuals and corporate bodies who regularly require such facilities for training purposes.