Irish Management Institute Achieves its Highest Ever Financial Times Global Ranking





  • In 2016, IMI is the joint-highest climber in the global rankings, gaining 12 places to 52nd position, ahead of Cambridge University (ranked 55th) and just behind New York’s prestigious Columbia Business School (ranked 50th).


  • The IMI remains the only business school ranked by the Financial Times in Ireland for customised executive education, for the 8th consecutive year



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The Irish Management Institute (IMI) has achieved its highest ever Financial Times (FT) ranking for the provision of customised executive education. Today’s announcement shows the IMI has jumped a staggering 12 places in the esteemed standings to now rank at 52nd position globally, meaning the IMI is the joint highest climber globally in the 2016 rankings.


It is also the eight year in succession that the IMI has been placed among the top global providers of uniquely tailored, company-specific executive education. The IMI also remains the only business school in Ireland, ranked by the FT for customised executive education.


The IMI lies 7th of nine ranked providers from the UK and Ireland, and continues to rank ahead of Cambridge University’s Judge School of Business and Imperial College London.


Speaking about the FT Rankings announcement, Dr. Simon Boucher, CEO of IMI said; “Achieving our highest ever position in this prestigious global ranking is a momentous day for the IMI. It is a true testament to our dedication to provide the very best learning and development strategies that produce tangible business results.”

“Having a globally recognized world class executive education provider based in Ireland is important for Ireland and Irish business competing globally. This ranking, which is  solely determined by feedback from our clients, demonstrates the high regard in which IMI is held across industry on a national and international level.

In this year’s rankings, the IMI also ranked 11th globally and 1st in the UK and Ireland for the extent and effectiveness of follow-up offered after course participants returned to their workplaces, finishing ahead of the likes of Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard.

In terms of the level of international participants, where customised programmes have participants from more than one country, the IMI stands at 17th globally and 4th in the UK and Ireland ahead of Harvard, Oxford, Columbia, UCLA and Stanford.