Kerala Institute of Co-operative Management (KICMA) is a professional Management Institute established by the State Co-operative Union (SCU),Government of Kerala.

SCU, established by the Government of Kerala, as per section 89 of Kerala Co-operative Societies Act 1969 in 1970. The main focus of SCU is to provide Co-operative Education & Training, assist Co-operative organisations in its growth and to carry out Co-operative propaganda.

As KICMA is owned, managed and controlled by SCU, the administration of KICMA too is done by the well established administrative machinery of SCU. For the smooth functioning of KICMA, powers are delegated to the Director (through KICMA Regulations issued by the Managing Committee) and administrative machinery is separately created in the institute under the guidance and control of the Director. An Advisory Committee has been constituted for KICMA with well known academicians, industrialists, top level executives of public sector undertakings, etc to advise the State Co-operative Union on policies and programmes to be adopted for the better functioning of the Institute. The Chairman of the State Co-operative Union is also the Chairman of this advisory committee.