2018 Financial Times Ranking





In 2018 IMI entered the Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking for the first time, as the highest new entrant across Europe.

IMI also entered the Global Ranking for Open Executive Education and retained its place as the only Irish provider in the prestigious Global Ranking for Customised Executive Education, for a 10th consecutive year.

All aspects of IMI’s executive education are now globally ranked.

Simon Boucher (left), CEO, and Julie Ryan (right), Head of Custom Solutions, celebrate IMI’s success in the FT rankings.
Simon Boucher (left), CEO, and Julie Ryan (right), Head of Custom Solutions, celebrate IMI’s success in the FT rankings.


‘The Financial Times rankings are an important benchmark for our industry. Being based on feedback from clients and the marketplace gives them real credence, and I see this as evidence of the positive impact we’re having as we equip leaders to build the future’ said Simon Boucher, CEO of IMI.

The European Business Schools Rankings measures performance across several metrics including quality of open programmes (covering both IMI’s short executive education programmes and those IMI programmes which are academically validated by UCC), as well as the customised solutions IMI provides to businesses.

The tenth successive year of the Customised Executive Education global ranking is a testament to the quality of customised solutions IMI provides for clients, ranging from senior leadership development programmes to graduate programmes. IMI is ranked 61st globally for the provision of customised executive education, 29th in Europe and 10th in the UK and Ireland.

‘At IMI we focus on the impacts our programmes can have on the professional lives of the participants and their organisation’s bottom-line results’ said Julie Ryan, Head of Custom Solutions, IMI. ‘The fact that the global rankings are based on direct feedback from clients gives re-affirmation of the high-quality standards we hold ourselves up to.’

Other highlights in the global rankings include:


• Ranked 1st for Growth in the UK and Ireland Open Rankings and 7th Globally
• IMI is ranked 6th in the UK and Ireland and 55th on the Global Open Rankings for International Location
• IMI is ranked 8th in the UK and Ireland and 39th Globally for Follow-up on Customised Programmes
• Ranked 3rd in the UK and Ireland and  28th Globally for Future-Use  on Customised Programmes

Read more about our Customised Programmes and our Diploma and Short Programmesand look out for a suite of new short programmes launching this autumn for senior business leaders.