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:
Spring 2021
Location – Dublin: Location – Dublin:
IMI Campus
Duration: Duration:
9 months
On-site: On-site:
14 days
Facilitated Workshops: Facilitated Workshops:
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.

Action research

A key function of the Business Research Project is to deliver a strategic plan with a concrete set of innovative solutions to be delivered in real-time as the programme unfolds.

Networking with a diverse class group

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.

Guest seminars with visiting experts

These sessions will give you the opportunity to analyse and discuss contemporary management issues with seasoned business experts.

Programmes themes

Stage 1: Scoping
  • Select an issue or challenge that you want to address or solve.
  • Explore cutting-edge thinking that can be applied to your project.
  • Build research skills to make sure you get the right answers by asking the right questions.
Stage 2: Design
  • Develop practical recommendations to address a major real-life challenge within your organisation.
  • Develop a deep subject matter expertise in that issue of critical importance, widening your ability to act with impact.
  • Hone a range of problem-solving skills, applying new techniques and ideas to long-standing challenges.
Stage 3: Execution
  • Craft your proposal, collecting evidence and analysing findings. Complete your report with support from experts.
  • Finalise your Business Research Project and apply it within your professional context.

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