IMI Diploma in the Management of Compliance

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Compliance professionals are today scrutinised against the highest of professional standards and face unprecedented challenges. While some of these challenges relate to a technical knowledge of the compliance process, many relate to management.

The IMI Diploma in Compliance has been developed in close conjunction with a range of industry and regulatory stakeholders to directly address the professional needs of managers in the compliance environment and equip them with the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to succeed in their roles.

By bringing together participants from different organisations that are all constantly challenged by change and updates to their compliance mandates this programme provides a real and meaningful opportunity to learn about the different problems faced by peers and help compliance professionals to meet these challenges. This programme provides participants with the management skills to function optimally in a compliance environment by building and enhancing professional competencies across a broad range of relevant organisational areas.

Who This Programme Is For

Managers currently working in a compliance environment or those that wish to develop their compliance experience, seeking to broaden their knowledge of management and develop practical expertise in a relevant and focused learning environment.

  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Location: IMI Campus
  • Next Programme: 25.11.2015
  • Modules: 6


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Summit Finuas Network Member Discount:  We are pleased to offer a discount to Summit Finuas Network members.  Please contact our programme advisors for further information.

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Next programme start dates: 25/26/27 November 2015

Module 1; 25/26/27 November 2015

Module 2; 16/17/18 December 2015

Module 3; 13/14/15 January 2016

Module 4; 10/11/12 February 2016

Module 5; 09/10/11 March 2016

Module 6; 13/14/15 April 2016






Programme Impact

By completing the IMI Diploma in Management of Compliance you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the regulatory environment of your organisation in a compliance context.
  • Develop and apply a capability to assess your organisation’s strategic compliance position and objectives and those of its stakeholders.
  • Recognise and apply the basic principles of the management of risk as it relates to compliance.
  • Argue and negotiate effectively on behalf of your organisation both with regulatory agencies and other key stakeholders.
  • Explain the concept of risk–based compliance and recommend appropriate policy responses.
  • Use various approaches to motivate individuals and groups and identify the drivers behind organisational and individual change.
  • Develop core management skills that are foundational for compliance activities
  • Demonstrate an ability to integrate knowledge, to research, analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations.
Programme Content

The IMI Diploma in the Management of Compliance incorporates five core subjects. Typical subject content is indicated here.

Each subject has a dedicated faculty expert responsible for integrated content delivery. The faculty group combines a blend of real world experience and technical expertise that is unique to the IMI.


Compliance Strategy

• Making sense of the external environment from a compliance perspective

• Assessing the different stakeholders’ strategic positions

• Developing internal strategies to work with the relevant stakeholders

• Aligning the organisation to implement a relevant strategy


Regulatory Economics

• Political economy of regulation

• Theories of regulation

• Principles of good regulation

• Different regulatory models


Organisational Behaviour in a Compliance Setting

• Effective leadership and organisational culture

• Motivating individuals and groups

• Organisational and individual change

• Building effective teams


Risk Management for Compliance Professionals

  • Identify significant risk factors
  • Develop a risk prioritisation process
  • Ensure risk management is integral to organisational process


Negotiation Strategy in a Compliance Setting

• Distributive negotiations

• Managing differences

• Securing optimal outcomes

• Principles of effective persuasion


Advanced Communication Skills

• Influencing through professional presentations

• Mastering the art of body language

• Developing excellent listening skills

• The science of neurolinguistic programming

Programme Features

Class Diversity & Networking

The IMI Diploma in the Management of Compliance will be made up of individuals from a range of different organisations. Throughout the year you will work closely with your class colleagues in team activities and organised study groups. You will leave the programme with a valuable network of contacts and friends.

Action Learning

IMI’s teaching methods feature intensively practical classroom exercises and group activities designed to accelerate the transfer of learning back to the workplace.

Executive Coach

During the programme you will have the opportunity to undertake a one-to-one executive coaching session to help you develop a bespoke personal action plan to support and accelerate your professional development.

Unique Faculty

IMI faculty have a unique blend of academic qualifications and practical management acumen. This combines with their unrivalled experience working with practicing managers to create a truly dynamic classroom experience.

Guest Seminars

In addition to regular classes, guest seminars from visiting experts are a feature of the programme. These sessions provide you with an opportunity to analyse and discuss issues of contemporary concern with seasoned regulatory experts.

Personal Development

IMI executive education is about more than developing real management skills and substantive knowledge. A crucial aspect of developing your ability as a manager is learning about yourself. During the programme you will undertake a range of self-assessment instruments covering personality traits. These assessments will help you understand more about yourself and empower you to increase your effectiveness at work.

Meet the Programme Director

Dr. Jonathan Westrup is the Programme Director of the IMI Diploma in the Management of Compliance at the IMI. He also leads and teaches on custom programmes for some of Ireland’s leading companies and is also Programme Director for the IMI Diploma in Strategy and Innovation. His teaching focus is business strategy with a particular interest in corporate governance and organisational performance. Jonathan also works with management teams in facilitating their strategy process.

Prior to academia, Jonathan worked in the financial services sector with NCB Stockbrokers where at various times he was Head of Fixed Income and Head of Business Development. Jonathan has an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School and a doctorate in comparative political economy from Boston University.

Before joining the IMI, Jonathan was a Research Fellow at the Institute for International Integration Studies Trinity College Dublin. He has also taught at Boston University. Jonathan was the author of a Trinity College Dublin, Policy Institute Blue Paper entitled “Financial Services in Ireland – the Accountability Dimension” published in 2002. He wrote his doctorate on the political economy factors explaining the creation of the Financial Services Authority in the UK and in comparison to those explaining the creation of BaFin in Germany. Jonathan has published various academic papers and book chapters on the design and structure of financial regulators.

Most recently he has written a chapter entitled “Regulatory Governance” in the forthcoming book “New Perspectives in Irish Governance” edited by Niamh Hardiman and published by Manchester University Press.

Payment Options

For 2014, the IMI offers promotional rates and innovative payment options that make our programmes more accessible than ever.

IMI prices are inclusive of teaching materials, meals and parking at the IMI Campus. These prices are only guaranteed for the 2014 intake of IMI Diplomas. We offer all our Diploma participants a 10% discount on double rooms at the IMI National Management Centre.

Organisations that purchase several IMI Diploma places in any calendar year may be eligible for MoB Corporate Partnership. By becoming an MoB Corporate Partner, your organisation can avail of considerable additional price discounts and other benefits. For more information on IMI pricing, financing options and MoB Corporate Partnership, contact the team at 1800 22 33 88 or email

Monthly Payments

Pay for your IMI Diploma by monthly payments spread over the duration of the programme. There is no interest charged for choosing this payment option. Terms and conditions apply.

IMI Staged Payments

Pay for 60% of your course in advance of its commencement and pay the 40% balance by January 13th 2015. There is no interest charged for choosing this payment option. Terms and conditions apply.

Loan Packages

Short term loan packages are now available to facilitate payment for MoB programmes. Eligibility for these loans will be determined by our financial partner.

Tax Relief on Tuition Fees

If you are paying for your tuition fees yourself, it is now possible to apply to the Revenue Commissioners for tax relief for this IMI programme. The amount of relief available varies from person to person, and may be as high as €1,400. Tax relief is allowable per programme, per participant, per academic year. Relief will not be available for any part of tuition fees which are met directly, or indirectly, by grants, scholarships, employer payments etc. Please see for further information on how to apply for this relief. All decisions on individual tax relief requests are subject to the discretion of the Revenue Commissioners.

For more information on IMI pricing, financing options and MoB Corporate Partnership
contact the team at 1800 22 33 88 or email

Just 3 Steps to a Master of Business

The Master of Business is based around a framework of eleven IMI Diploma Programmes.

By completing any two IMI Diplomas and a Business Research Project within a five year timeframe, you will earn 90 credits (the national standard for a Masters Qualification) and will be conferred the title ‘Master of Business’. The Master of Business and its constituent IMI Diplomas are accredited and awarded by University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork.

Master of Business Degree diagram

How does it work?

  • Step 1: Successfully complete any one of the suite of eleven IMI Diploma programmes.
  • Step 2: Successfully complete a second IMI Diploma of your choosing.*
  • Step 3: Successfully complete the IMI Business Research Project.

…And you’’re there!


A key feature of the Master of Business (MoB) is its flexible timeframe, which allows you to tailor your participation around work/life demands. Whereas each of the three MoB steps takes approximately six months to complete, you have a five year window within which to complete all three steps and attain the MoB.

Therefore, depending on your preference, you can complete the MoB in two years, or within up to five years.

The MoB philosophy

Unlike traditional MBAs and Business Masters, the IMI’s MoB is driven by an intensely practical, action learning philosophy. Throughout the MoB, classroom learning is applied to real-life business challenges via exercises, group work, case studies and projects that centre on both your day-to-day work and the challenges currently facing your organisation. Both you and your organisation will derive genuine real-world benefit from your participation.

Who is eligible?

If you have earned a Level 9 award from another academic institution, or if you completed an IMI Diploma since October 2008, you may be considered eligible to proceed directly to the second stage of the MoB.

To clarify your status or to find out more contact or ring 1800 22 33 88.

Participants are required to provide evidence of relevant work-based learning at a
management level and/or should hold a relevant academic qualification at primary degree

Successful participants will be awarded the IMI Diploma in the Management of Compliance.

This qualification is accredited and awarded by University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork.

The IMI Diploma in the Management of Compliance is academically equivalent to a Postgraduate Certificate (level 9) Minor Award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

By completing this award, you will also earn one-third of the credits required to be awarded the IMI Master of Business qualification.

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Next programme start dates: 25/26/27 November 2015

Module 1; 25/26/27 November 2015

Module 2; 16/17/18 December 2015

Module 3; 13/14/15 January 2016

Module 4; 10/11/12 February 2016

Module 5; 09/10/11 March 2016

Module 6; 13/14/15 April 2016










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