The information below will apply when you enrol on an IMI Professional Diploma.

Eligibility

What is the English language requirement for Professional Diploma programmes?

The English language requirement for the Professional Diploma programme is an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

What is the MoB Framework?

The Masters of Business Framework has two pathways, each of which lead to a Level 9, 95 ECTS qualification:

  1. MBS in Business Practice

This comprises 3 Professional Diplomas, each worth 30 ECTS, followed by attendance at a 1 day RIA workshop, after which participants complete a 5,000 word Reflective Integrated Assignment, which is worth 5 ECTS.

  1. MSc in Business Practice

This comprises 2 Professional Diplomas, each worth 30 ECTS, and then completion of a Business Research Project, which is worth 35 ECTS.

What are the minimum requirements to qualify for the MBS/MSc in Business Practice?

Participants are required to obtain a minimum average grade of 50% across their first and second Professional Diplomas.

When are participants permitted to attend the RIA workshop?

A participant may attend the workshop if they have submitted all assignments from their third diploma; they do not have to have received their final results yet.

How long are participants permitted to take to complete the MBS/MSc in Business Practice?

Participants are permitted five years, beginning on the first day of their first diploma, to complete the three Professional Diplomas and RIA (MBS) or two Professional Diplomas and Business Research Project (MSc). If they defer for a period of time during those five years, the time of deferral is not included in the calculation of the five years.

If a participant wishes to complete the Masters, but will take longer than five years, the IMI Registrar has the discretion to grant an extension of 1 year on a case-by case basis.

If the participant will take longer than six years, then their case will need to be presented to the Curriculum, Quality and Standards Committee (CQSC), who will decide whether to grant them an extension. To do this, we require that the participant submit a short explanation of why they were unable to complete the Masters within the allotted timeframe.

Graduations

Which participants attend graduation?

When a participant has successfully passed their programme, and this has been approved by the exam board, they will receive an invitation to their graduation.

Participants do not attend the graduation for their third diploma; instead, they complete the RIA and then graduate with their Masters degree.

Assignments & Exam Boards

What is the procedure if a participant does not attend/submits an assignment late, but does not provide a medical cert?

It is at the Programme Director’s discretion whether to accept the participants word, and inform them that a medical cert will be required in a future similar situation, or, in the case of late submission of an assignment, to apply time penalties.

The Professional Diplomas require a minimum attendance of 14 out of the 18 taught days. If a participant is absent for more than 4 days without a medical cert, then they are not permitted to complete the programme, and will be deferred to the next cohort to attend the days they have missed.

If you wish to differ or apply for an extension please complete the extension/deferral form and email it to the Registrar Office at registrarsoffice@imi.ie as soon as possible.

Who makes the decision on granting extensions to submission deadlines?

All academic decisions are made by the Programme Director, in line with the Marks & Standards.

The PD approves extension deadlines, which are then actioned by the Programme Co-ordinator.

How many days is a participant permitted to be absent?

For the Professional Diploma programmes that involve 18 days across 6 workshops, participants must attend a minimum of 14 of the 18 days (12 of 15 for Organisational Behaviour). If they are absent due to illness, they must provide a medical cert, and the days covered by the cert will not count towards their days absent.

The information below will apply when you enrol on an IMI Short Course.

A member of our Programme Coordination team will be your main point of contact for the duration of your time here at the IMI and will greet you on each morning.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact the team on programmeunit@imi.ie or you can contact them through our main reception line on 01 207 8400. Programmes normally run from 09:00 – 17:00.

Course times
Programmes normally run from 9.00 – 17.00, unless you have been otherwise informed by your programme administrator.

Location and Parking – Dublin
Please click here if you are unfamiliar with the location of the IMI. Leave yourself plenty of time for travel and if you are arriving by car; you will find complementary parking within the grounds.

As the IMI is located within a residential area we would ask you to please take care when entering and exiting the grounds.

Location and Parking – Cork

IMI’s home in Cork, the UCC Centre for Executive Education, is located at 1 Lapp’s Quay, Centre, Cork, T12 VF82.

There are several parking options nearby, with the nearest being the underground carpark in the Clayton Hotel. Other options include a Park ‘n Ride on the South Link Road, Penrose Wharf car park, Patrick’s Quay car park and Q Park near Cork City Hall.

Is there Bike parking available at IMI?
Bike parking is available in front of Clonard House which is located on our grounds. Bicycles are left at the owner’s risk. IMI does not accept responsibility for any damaged, lost or stolen goods on IMI grounds.

What should I bring on the first day?
Course materials are supplied – right down to the pen and paper. Please bring a calculator for IMI finance courses and a laptop for our Social Selling course. Should you need to bring anything for any other IMI courses you will be advised before the programme.

Are lunches included in IMI programme prices?
The programme fee is inclusive of all meals, coffee and tea. Each lunch sitting offers a wide range of options including hot meals, salads and vegetarian dishes. If you have any other dietary requirements please advise us before the commencement of the programme and we will do all we can to make the appropriate arrangements.

What if I have other requirements?
If you have any other requirements or need for special adjustments, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Is there a dress code?
Please wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Some of our participants like to dress casually, others prefer to be more formal – it’s entirely up to you.

What is the daily schedule of an IMI programme?
The compact nature of the programme means that we need to make use of all the time available to maximise your learning opportunity. All programmes start at 9:00 unless otherwise communicated to course participants.

Therefore we ask that you arrive in plenty of time each day for a prompt start. If you arrive early you can avail of the IMI restaurant which is open from 08:00 with a complementary supply of tea, coffee and pastries.

The normal finish time is 17:00 each day.

Is Wifi available on campus?
Yes. IMI offers complimentary wireless internet access to our participants. However, it is worth mentioning that you will maximise the benefit of your participation if you are able to be away from your place of work for the duration of the programme.

If possible, advise colleagues to contact you only if something is urgent. Our experience suggests participants gain and retain more from their studies if they have the chance to discuss and share issues with other participants, rather than phoning the office at every break.

Are courses residential?
No, although we do have accommodation on-campus at the IMI Residence. The Residence is designed to provide the highest level of comfort for the business traveller. Complimentary WIFI, parking and use of the onsite gym are included in the room rate. For details of room rates, please click here, e-mail reservations@imires.ie or ring 01-207 8502.

What if I am unable to attend as planned?
If you are unable to attend please be aware the following rates will apply to all cancellations and course transfers:

10% of the full course fee will be charged on cancellations received up to 15 calendar days of the start date.
50% of the full course fee will be charged on cancellations received within 14 calendar days or less of the start date.
Cancellations on the day of the programme will not be subject to a refund.
Participants wishing to transfer attendance to a subsequent programme will incur the relevant above cancellation fee plus any increase in course cost.
Inter-modular transfers (transferring during a programme running over more than one module) is at the discretion of IMI and subject to availability.
By completing and submitting the course enrolment form you are agreeing to IMI’s terms and conditions. Failure to attend or to inform IMI or your intention to cancel/transfer will forfeit the course fees in their entirety.

Requests to transfer to a different course or subsequent intake must be made in writing to; Programme Advisors, IMI, Sandyford Road, Dublin 16, or by emailing programmeadvisors@imi.ie.

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