The IMI Difference

IMI equips leaders to build the future through pioneering executive development that translates insight into action.

Offering businesses in Ireland the opportunity to partner with a locally based, world-class executive education provider, our over 200 corporate members reflect a broad spectrum of Irish industry from SMEs and public-sector bodies to the world’s largest multinationals.

Excellence in design and delivery

We have a core Executive Education division which is dedicated to the design and delivery of premium executive education.  This includes programme designers, expert programme administrators, managers and deliverers and is responsible for IMI’s quality assurance process.  We are the only centre in Ireland for benchmarking and assessment of management practice using international peer-reviewed methodology.

Global reach through platform model

IMI has moved to a platform business model of delivery whereby the institute uses a broad network of world-class educators to deliver its programmes.

This allows IMI to operate as an organisation without boundaries in terms of its capacity for expertise while ensuring a fully scalable model for programme delivery. IMI’s Design & Delivery units are the core drivers of methodological tools which ensure a consistent drive to achieve learning outcomes throughout the programme.

Our network and experience 

Over 60% of Ireland’s top 1000 companies have worked directly with IMI in the last 5 years.

IMI works extensively in both the public and private sectors to provide cutting-edge executive education for Irish business.

Thousands of senior executives attend developmental programmes at IMI annually, ranging from NFQ level 9 Masters and Diploma qualifications to one and two-day master classes. We also act as a business partner for organisations, providing customised education to meet unique business challenges in a rapidly changing world.

In addition, IMI has an associate network made up of over around 200 industry-focused educators and coaches that work with companies across Ireland and abroad.  This network includes international thought leaders who speak to our network at IMI events.

IMI’s links to Irish business are cemented through its Board and Council and will be further enhanced by the establishment of the new Advisory Board of CEOs from organisations throughout Ireland.

IMI’s own innovation in programme design is informed by an Organisational Development Forum OD Forum for human resources decision-makers.

In 2016, IMI merged with University College Cork, combining UCC’s expertise, relationships and global reach with IMI’s global ranking, reputation for excellence, unparalleled business community network and scalable business model to deliver distinctive, world-class executive education.

Purpose built campus and learning ambiance

IMI’s physical campus is made up of a main executive education building which includes training and meeting rooms, a restaurant and knowledge centre.  In addition, there is a conference centre and a 50 room Residence for on-campus learning experiences.  The business administration block houses IMI’s staff of over 75.

Our campus has hosted heads of state, European Commissioners, Taoisigh, leading international business speakers and managers from across Ireland, Europe, the US and Africa.