It isn’t enough to understand and to influence strategy. You must be able to fire people up about it and make it part of the way that everyone thinks in your organisation; the same with innovation. Is innovation the cornerstone of your strategy?
If you are committed to getting your organisation excited about strategy and innovation as the means to gain competitive advantage, commit to just six months to achieve the IMI Diploma in Strategy and Innovation.
What will it do for me?
By completing the IMI Diploma in Strategy and Innovation, you will have the confidence to lead a strategy and innovation process that will contribute to the success of your business and to your own career and personal development.
By completing the IMI Diploma in Strategy and Innovation you will:
- Learn the skills to lead, influence and participate in the strategic success of your business
- Conduct a strategy audit for your business
- Acquire a toolkit to evaluate and address the strategic challenges facing your business
- Be able to make strategic sense of the global and domestic business environments
- Make innovation a key management process
- Network with experienced participants from other SMEs in Ireland
- Meet leading experts, faculty members and practitioners in the strategy process
What is it?
The postgraduate IMI Diploma in Strategy and Innovation is a nationally accredited and internationally recognised postgraduate programme at Level 9 of the National Framework of Qualifications. The programme is delivered using a mix of classroom teaching, action learning, class discussion, case study analysis, and individual and group activities.
Look forward to:
An 18-day taught programme delivered three days per month over six months covering six modules:
- External Environment
- Competitive Environment
- Creating Strategic Value
- Strategy Choices
- Business Model Innovation
- Strategy Execution and Implementation
The IMI Diploma in Strategy and Innovation is a minor award and a constituent part of the IMI Master of Business framework, accredited with 30 credits at Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Successful participants will be awarded the IMI Diploma in Strategy and Innovation and a Postgraduate Certificate from University College Cork.
By completing this programme you will also earn one third of the credits required to be awarded the Master of Business qualification.
For sixty years IMI has pioneered the development of executive education in Ireland. 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. Programme participants reflect the full spectrum of Irish industry, from the smallest micro-organisations to the world’s largest multinationals. Common to all IMI programmes is the translation of academic best practice to real-world solutions for practising managers.
Who is it for?
The postgraduate IMI Diploma in Strategy and Innovation is for people who want to play a leading role in developing and implementing strategy and innovation within their organisations, specifically:
- Experienced business owners and managers
- Experienced functional specialists who are ready to take on a management role
- Executives who intend to develop professional careers in management
How much does it cost?
The subsidised cost of the programme is €3,000 per person. This rate is available to SMEs only, i.e. companies in Ireland that employ fewer than 250 employees.
The includes all training, course materials, tutor support, assessment, certification, lunches and refreshments.
Is it time to invest in yourself?
If you would like to request more information about the programme, simply contact us via the details below or fill out the Enquiry Form at the bottom of this page.
Alma Osmic, Programme Control Specialist