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Management Practice

The MSc in Management Practice is a two year Master's Degree programme aimed specifically at chief executives and senior managers.

The programme is run by the IMI and validated by University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork.

It is designed exclusively for experienced senior managers who need to develop their understanding of the complex management issues facing them and their organisation but find it impossible, because of their senior status in the organisation, to go on either a full-time master's programme or a part-time.

The programme is validated and awarded by University College Cork (UCC) and attracts 90 ECTS credits at Level 9 (Masters level) on the National Framework of Qualifications. Those who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the title “Masters in Management Practice”.

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

•have a university degree (any discipline) or a professional qualification. Applications are also invited from mature non-graduates with significant management experience

•have a number of years’ experience as a senior manager

•satisfy IMI as to their general suitability and ability to deal with the work requirements of the programme

For whom:

The typical participant will have had general management experience at CEO level or will be at the top of a major corporate function within the organisation such as financial controller, production director, marketing manager. They will come from large and small indigenous companies, multinational subsidiaries, as well as the state, semi-state and financial services sectors. The average age of participants on the programme will be about forty, with a range above and below this. It is only in exceptional circumstances that participants who are not in their early thirties at least will have had the breadth of experience required or the authority to implement the change which is an integral part of the programme.


2 years.

Further enquiries

Talk to our programme advisors today and see how IMI can transform the way you and your business works.

Tel: Freephone: 1800 22 33 88, From abroad : +353 1 207 8400

Subjects taught

The programme has a number of major themes or subject streams, which form the basis of the discussion which takes place during the common core seminars. The main themes running through the programme are:

•Organisation behaviour
•Financial analysis
•Management of change
•Organisation design
•Personal skills
•Information systems/IT
•Learning and research methods

They are supplemented by inputs on topics relevant to the initiatives undertaken (eg operations, marketing, HRM etc.)

Course fee

Fee (IMI member)
€18,855 per annum. Fees are payable annually in advance.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Programme: Autumn 2019

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