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.
Please Note - The Institute of Management Specialists has changed mailing address
PO BOX 4336
The IMS has restructured the diploma programs it offers to make them OFQUAL recognised. Visit the courses page for more details.
Congratulations to the IMS President Simon Skerrit who was awarded a Ph.D for his work in the area of Quality Control Management
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.