In Brief

Programme Date Programme Date:
16 November 2022
Location:
In person
Duration: Duration:
6 months
Facilitated Workshops: Facilitated Workshops:
6 (13 days)
Seniority: Seniority:
Early to Mid Career
Non-member fee: Non-member fee:
€10,500
Member fee: Member fee:
€9,500
SME fee: SME fee:
€10,000

Professional Diploma in Management

Micro-Credential Pathway

You can take the first step towards the Professional Diploma in Management through our new micro-credential programmes, Finance for Non-Financial Managers and Strategic People Management which will award you 5 ECTS and provide you with a bite-sized and flexible pathway to achieving a world-class qualification.
When you embark on the micro-credential journey, you take control of your own development as you update your knowledge in a flexible and customisable way.

Micro-Credential Pathway
Facilitated Workshops

This Autumn, all of our professional diplomas will be delivered in-person at the IMI Campus to ensure the best learning experience for participants. We will facilitate a hybrid delivery option should you require it.

 

The Autumn 2022 programme dates are as follows:

16 & 17 November 2022

11 & 12 January 2023

22 & 23 February 2023

12, 13 & 14 April 2023

24 & 25 May 2023

05 & 06 July 2023

Entry Requirements

A candidate’s eligibility for each Professional Diploma or the Professional Master of Business Studies will be determined by a combination of their academic qualifications and/or relevant professional experience. A primary degree from a recognised third- level institution (NFQ level 8), with a minimum classification of Second Class Honours, will typically be required with five years relevant work experience, at least 3 of which must be at managerial level, however, prior workplace learning will be recognised where applicants do not meet the academic requirement. This experience may come from a general business or organisational background, or experience working at a management level or in the area specifically related to the Diploma. Each candidate will meet with the Programme Directors, who will interview applicants in person virtually or physically. The IMI Office of the Registrar will oversee all applications, and the final decision on any application shall remain 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 or equivalent as specified here. The English language requirement when using IELTS is a score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each individual section or equivalent.

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.

Programme Director

Susan has spent the last 20 years  working side by side with managers and leaders in a broad range of roles,  as they confront tough management  challenges. She has worked with  executives and managers in many  industries, from high tech to not-forprofit, food, financial and manufacturing  in large corporate and SME sectors.  Susan has experience working in Ireland  and overseas and worked on projects in  the UK, USA, Australia, Russia, France,  and the Middle East. Her areas of expertise  include developing leadership potential  and maximising the impact and influence  of managers and leaders in organisations.
Susan Duggan
Susan has spent the last 20 years working side by side with managers and leaders in a broad range of roles, as they confront tough management challenges. She has worked with executives and managers in many industries, from high tech to not-forprofit, food, financial and manufacturing in large corporate and SME sectors. Susan has experience working in Ireland and overseas and worked on projects in the UK, USA, Australia, Russia, France, and the Middle East. Her areas of expertise include developing leadership potential and maximising the impact and influence of managers and leaders in organisations.

You can look forward to:

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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.

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Guest seminars with visiting experts

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

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Action learning

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

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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.
Marketing
  • 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

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Collaborate

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

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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.

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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