Why choose this programme?

Allowing you to take the time and space to tackle a complex business question and produce innovative solutions, your organisation will directly benefit from the practical, best-practice driven recommendations which will be the output of your Business Research Project.

This programme is for you if…

You want to analyse
and solve a major business challenge.

In Brief

Next start date - Dublin: Next start date - Dublin:
23 November 2021
Location – Dublin: Location – Dublin:
IMI Campus
Duration: Duration:
9 months
Seniority: Seniority:
Mid to Senior Career
Non-member fee: Non-member fee:
Member fee: Member fee:

You can look forward to:

Personal tutor

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will support you throughout the experience.

A valuable life-long business network

You will work closely with your class colleagues in team activities and organised study groups, leaving the programme with a valuable network of business contacts.

Cutting-edge research

Learn to critically analyse theories and concepts so that they can be deployed in organisational settings to transform the business.

Actionable insights

Use the latest research techniques to deliver a research project that produces actionable recommendations in a professional context.

Programmes outline

Day 1: Orientation
  • What is the Business Research Project and what will be the main learning outcomes? 
  • How participants will conduct research for their individual projects 
  • What are the main impacts of the programme? 

With Programme Director Professor Eleanor Doyle

Date: 23rd November, 2021

Day 2 & 3: Research Methods
  • An examination of classic research methodology and the ethics for doing research 
  • How the project’s methodology can be directly applied to a business context 
  • An in-depth analysis of Action Research methodology and how it can assist in the critical analysis of organisational priorities. 

With Programme Director Professor Eleanor Doyle and Dr Kerrie Fleming

Dates: 8th & 9th December, 2021

Day 4: Presentation of research
  • Participants present their research project to a panel of tutors to get feedback on their approach and findings, gaining valuable insights before submission of final project. 
  • Submission of written research proposal by participants. 

Date: 29th March, 2022

Key takeaways

Resolve Challenges

Tackle and solve the major challenges facing your business today.

Create Value

Deliver real value to your business through a major initiative.

Strategic Blueprint

Create a concrete roadmap to deliver change.

What our graduates say

Eddie Mullins
The knowledge I learned during my BRP has given me a new perspective on the penal system and its impact on society as a whole. I have no doubt that my experience at IMI has had a significant impact on my career progression within the IPS.
Eddie Mullins
Governor, Mountjoy Prison