IMI Diploma in Technology Leadership

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The opportunities offered by today’s technologies are twofold, one being connectedness or customer intimacy, the other being the capability to analyse customer interactions to better predict demand.

The IMI Diploma in Technology Leadership will enable you to assess such rapidly evolving technology capabilities in your industry context and relate them to business opportunities.

Pathway Options

 Masters in Business Practice



  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Location: IMI Campus
  • Next Programme: Autumn 2019
  • Modules: 5
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IMI Diploma in Technology Leadership

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Next Programme Start Dates: Dublin

Module 1: 13, 14, 15 November 2019

Module 2: 11, 12, 13 December 2019

Module 3: 8, 9, 10 January 2020

Module 4: 5, 6, 7 February 2020

Module 5: 4, 5, 6 March 2020


The IMI Diploma in Technology Leadership incorporates four core subject themes covering essential areas of strategy, innovation management, business opportunity blueprint and technology trends and opportunities. Each subject theme has dedicated faculty experts responsible for integrated content delivery. The faculty group combines a blend of real world business experience and technical expertise that is unique to IMI.

Througout the programme you will have the opportunity to practically apply your learning directly within your organisation. Emphasis is placed upon combining classroom teaching with a creative mix of action learning, class discussion, case study analysis and individual and group activities. You will complete the programme by writing a “Business Opportunity Blueprint” for your organisation.

Learning objectives

On successful completion of this programme participants should be able to:

• Analyse their own organisation’s competitive position within its external environment.

• Understand and analyse strategic decisions within their organisations and engage in the strategic management process.

• Be able to make strategic sense of the global and domestic business environment.

• Use and assess models of innovation management in different organisational contexts.

• Create and capture business value by leveraging established and emerging web and mobile technological trends.

• Gain a clear and critical perspective of emerging technologies and related business opportunities.

• Be in a position to analyse the investment in technology and estimate related returns.

• Integrate the concepts of strategic analysis, business modelling and innovation management into your organisation.

• Demonstrate how their organisation will exploit technology models to deliver value to customers, to manage internal process efficiencies or to access new market segments.

• Appraise the revenue generation potential and cost structure behind the proposed business model

Payment Options

For 2019, 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 2019 intake of IMI Diplomas. We offer all our IMI 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 before the start of your fourth module.

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.

Reflective Integrated Assignment

Completion of the MBS in Business Practice pathway is contingent on participants completing the RIA (5 credits) capstone assignment. Guidance is offered through a compulsory one-day facilitated workshop and ongoing support and access to the IMI Knowledge Centre is also provided at a cost of €650. Payment is due on acceptance of Diploma three.

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


*Pricing subject to change

Just 3 Steps to a Master of Business

The Master of Business is based around a framework of fifteen IMI Diploma Programmes and BRP.

By completing either of the four pathways below within a five year timeframe, you will earn the required amount of credits to be conferred the title ‘MSc or MBS in Business Practice’, ‘MSc in Data Business or ‘MSc in Digital Business’. The IMI Masters of Business Framework is validated and awarded by University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork.


Masters of Business Framework

How does it work?

Step 1: Successfully complete any one of the IMI’s suite of fifteen IMI Diploma programmes.
Step 2: Successfully complete a second IMI Diploma of your choosing achieving an overall grade average of 2.1.
Step 3: Successfully complete the IMI Business Research Project or a third IMI Diploma of your choosing and a Reflective Integrated Assignment (RIA).

Separate to their individual pathways, it must be noted that the IMI Diploma in Data Business Part 1 or the IMI Diploma in Digital Business Part 1 can be taken as the first, second or third diploma in the journey towards an MSc in Business Practice or MBS in Business Practice.


A key feature of the IMI MoB Framework is its flexible timeframe, which allows you to tailor your participation around work/life demands. Whereas each of the steps takes approximately six months to complete, you have a five year window within which to complete all required steps and attain the Masters. Therefore, depending on your preference, you can complete the taught element of the IMI MoB Framework in as little as 18 months. You must complete all elements of the IMI MoB Framework within five years.

The MoB philosophy

Unlike traditional MBAs and Business Masters, the IMI MoB Framework is driven by an intensely practical, action learning philosophy. Throughout the programme, 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 benefits from your participation.

Who is eligible?

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 level.

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

A candidate’s suitability for the programme will be determined by a combination of their academic qualifications and / or relevant professional experience. Each applicant will be firstly required to comprehensively complete the IMI “Portfolio of Learning” form. A primary degree from a recognised third level institution (NFQ level 8) will typically be required with at least 3 years relevant industry experience, however, prior workplace learning will be recognised where applicants do not meet the academic requirement.

Alternatively, at least 5 years relevant experience at an appropriate managerial level is the requirement where the degree is not in the appropriate area. This experience may come from a general business or organisational background, or experience working in the area of management – information.

Each proposed candidate will be considered on a case by case basis by the Programme Directors, who will interview applicants in person or by phone. The IMI Registrar’s Office will oversee all applications and the final decision on any application rests with the Registrar.

All applicants whose first language is not English will be required to show evidence of the successful completion of an IELTS or TOEFL test. The English language requirement for this programme is an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Successful participants will be awarded the IMI Diploma in Technology Leadership

This qualification is  validated by University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork.

The IMI Diploma in Technology Leadership 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.

Next Programme Start Dates: Dublin

Module 1: 13, 14, 15 November 2019

Module 2: 11, 12, 13 December 2019

Module 3: 8, 9, 10 January 2020

Module 4: 5, 6, 7 February 2020

Module 5: 4, 5, 6 March 2020

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