Why choose this programme?

The Professional Diploma in Management will make you a better, more confident manager.

You’ll walk away armed with a comprehensive, practical and critical overview of best-practice management allowing you to understand and effectively collaborate with colleagues across different business functions.

This programme is for you if…

You want to update or broaden
your management knowledge to collaborate better with colleagues and drive organisational growth.

In Brief

Next start date - Dublin: Next start date - Dublin:
11 November 2020
Location – Dublin: Location – Dublin:
12 days are virtual | 6 days are on-site in the IMI campus
Duration: Duration:
6 months
Facilitated Workshops: Facilitated Workshops:
Seniority: Seniority:
Early to Mid Career
Non-member fee: Non-member fee:
Member fee: Member fee:
SME fee: SME fee:

Professional Diploma in Management

Facilitated Workshops | Virtual & On-site - Dublin

Facilitated Workshops 1:  11, 12 & 13  November 2020


Facilitated Workshops 2: 14, 15 & 16 December 2020


Facilitated Workshops 3: 18, 19 & 20  January 2021


Facilitated Workshops 4: 15, 16 & 17 February 2021


Facilitated Workshops 5:  22, 23 & 24 March 2021


Facilitated Workshops 6: 19, 20 & 21 April 2021



Day 1 of the Facilitated Workshop 1 will be delivered at the IMI campus in Sandyford, Dublin. Day 2 & 3 of the Facilitated Workshop 1 will be delivered via the IMI Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to your desktop.


Day 1 & 2 of the Facilitated Workshops 2-6 will be delivered via the IMI Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to your desktop. Day 3 of Facilitated Workshops 2-6 will be delivered at the IMI campus in Sandyford, Dublin.

HEA Funding Available

Avail of free or heavily-subsidised executive education with IMI, see more here

You can look forward to:

Executive coaching

You will be offered a one-to-one executive coaching session to develop a bespoke personal action plan to accelerate your professional development.

Guest seminars with visiting experts

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

Action learning

At IMI, we use intensively practical classroom exercises and group activities to accelerate the transfer of learning back to the workplace.

Networking with a diverse class group.

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

Programmes themes

Business strategy
  • Enhance your strategic and leadership abilities and learn how to drive change in a team and an organisation.
  • Conduct strategic analysis and apply your knowledge to create a sustainable competitive advantage — even in challenging environments.
  • Create an effective market analysis and learn segmentation, targeting and positioning techniques.
  • Learn how to build a brand strategy.
  • Explore the digital ecosystem of your organisation and the external environment.
Financial management
  • Gain practical insights into finance — understand balance sheets and profit and loss.
  • Learn about financial strategy and how to do a break-even analysis.
  • Use ratio analysis and other techniques to measure organisational performance.
HR Management
  • Discover how to develop and implement a HR strategy.
  • Evaluate your organisation’s HR processes and learn how to align it to the leadership strategy.
Organisational behaviour
  • Explore the impact of effective leadership on organisational culture, and learn how to shape it.
  • Improve your ability to motivate individuals and groups.
  • Learn how to build effective teams and drive individual and organisational change.
Organisational communications
  • Master the art of professional presentations and learn how to influence through them.
  • Learn how to use body language to influence those around you.
  • Develop excellent listening skills and learn how to handle critical conversations.

Key takeaways


Drive new projects across different business functions. Develop your understanding of the major management functions and best management practice across your organisation.

Professional Management

Acquire (or refresh) the skills and knowledge required of a professional manager. Enhance your strategic and leadership abilities and learn how to drive change in a team and an organisation.

Deliver Value

Deliver significant return on investment for your organisation, by applying best practice tools and techniques in your day-to-day work.

What our graduates say

Pat Ryan
This programme will bring you to the depths of personal self-discovery in a challenging way. An innovative and powerfully self-reflective programme that will change how you lead others and principally yourself.
Pat Ryan
Process Excellence Manager, Glanbia Ireland

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