To encourage management excellence and specialist expertise.
To help members achieve their personal aspirations, fulfil their career ambitions and develop their innate potential.
To support lifelong learning and encourage education in management and specialist areas.
To give professional recognition to the knowledge and skills of managers and specialists.
The Institute of Management Specialists (IMS), founded in 1971, is a United Kingdom based professional qualification awarding body.
The IMS is listed in British Qualifications– the British Council’s reference book, published by Kogan Page Ltd.
Applicants will be assessed on their education, training, knowledge, skill and experience (K.S.E.) and responsibility.
The Institute of Management Specialists has a new mailing address.
PO Box 93
The IMS Management E-Library is now live. Please submit your academic papers on specialised management topics for inclusion.
New course launched: Professional Diploma in Project Management Development. Details can be seen here:
Specialised Manager Award
- At least four years specialised management experience in one of the listed specialised management areas
- 30 credit hours in subjects in the direct specialised area
- or a combination of the above which satisfies the Institute of Management Specialists award committee
Certified Specialist Manager Award
Specialised Managers who complete the IMS Continuous Professional Development program (CPD) will be awarded Certified Specialist Manager status.
The CPD requirements are 5 professional development activities per year.
Note - if any individual activity consists of greater than 15 hours of learning, it may be counted as two activities.