Business Framework

Irish Management Institute

Business Framework

The Master of Business framework gives you the flexibility to choose the subjects that are right for your needs, while building up to a Masters. Each element of your journey promises to be an energising learning experience leading to a world class qualification.

There are two pathways you can take to achieve your Masters qualification with IMI. Both pathways require you to complete two Professional Diplomas before choosing 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 programmes are focused on rigour and imbued with relevance, improve confidence and self-perception, hone knowledge and skills, and emphasise reflective practice.

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.

The Business Research Project is for those professionals who want to address a complex business challenge and execute a strategy or develop a strategic response that could change the future of their organisation.

Subjects taught

Professional Masters in Business Studies

Professional Diploma 1 (30 credits)
Professional Diploma 2 (30 credits)
Advanced Performance Programme (30 credits)

MSc. in Business Practice

Professional Diploma 1 (30 credits)
Professional Diploma 2 (30 credits)
Business Research Project (30 credits)

Entry requirements

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.

Application dates

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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.

Enrolment dates

Start date: To be advised

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MBS or MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Flexible

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