The Masters qualification requires you to complete two Professional Diplomas before undertaking a final capstone programme to bring your learning together in an integrative experience, that will positively impact your professional career and your organisation.
The capstone programme is focused on rigour and imbued with relevance, and will help to improve confidence and self-perception, hone knowledge and skills, and emphasise reflective practice.
All programmes are validated and awarded by University College Cork, and are at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. You can complete the taught element of each Professional Diploma on a modular basis over a 6-month period, and have up to six years to complete all elements of the Framework.
Master of Business Framework Pathway
The first step on your Master of Business journey is choosing an IMI Professional Diploma. Using our High Impact Transformation philosophy, these Professional Diplomas will challenge your mindset and push your perspective.
The Advanced Performance Programme is for professionals who want to bring their leadership capabilities to a new level. Through a blended focus on the environment, the organisation, and the individual, the APP serves to synthesise the learning outcomes of your IMI journey.
Professional Masters in Business Studies
Professional Diploma 1 (30 credits)
Professional Diploma 2 (30 credits)
Advanced Performance Programme (30 credits)
A candidate's eligibility for each programme will be determined by a combination of their academic qualifications and/or relevant professional experience. Each applicant will be required to complete the IMI "Portfolio of Learning" application form. A primary degree from a recognised thirdlevel 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. The English language requirement for this programme is an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each individual section or equivalent.
Click on the www.ucd.ie/apply link and follow the steps outlined.
You can complete the taught element of each Professional Diploma on a modular basis over a 6-month period, and have up to six years to complete all elements of the Framework.
Start date: To be advised