UCC bought private college without liability for pensions

Posted in Governance and administration on May 10th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork acquired a private business college without picking up the tab for its pension scheme, which previously had a deficit of more than €10m. The takeover of the Irish Management Institute (IMI), in Dublin, late last year, has raised concerns within UCC, and senior management were quizzed on it by the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in late March …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 10 May]

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Do the numbers add up for UCC-IMI merger?

Posted in Governance and administration on October 28th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“With third-level funding at crisis point, how prudent is it for UCC to borrow €18m to take over the Irish Management Institute, asks Special Correspondent Michael Clifford. The final hurdle in a merger between UCC and the Irish Management Institute (IMI) is to be jumped today, but there has been precious little examination of the deal …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 28 October]

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Training institute to vote on merger with UCC

Posted in Governance and administration on October 28th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The members of the Irish Management Institute will vote today on a proposed merger with UCC which was originally scheduled to go ahead seven years ago. The merger, which is expected to be ratified, will see UCC borrow €18m from AIB to pay for the IMI’s campus in Sandyford, Co Dublin, and invest a further €2m in the facility at a time when third-level funding is in crisis …” (more)

[Michael Clifford, Irish Examiner, 28 October]

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Irish Management Institute members to vote on UCC merger

Posted in Governance and administration on October 21st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Members of the Irish Management Institute will next week vote on a proposed €20 million merger with University College Cork that aims to secure the institute’s future and buttress UCC’s business education offering. The institute, which is chaired by former IDA Ireland chief executive Seán Dorgan, and UCC have agreed the terms of the merger, six years after a previous attempt failed because of the institute’s pension deficit …” (more)

[Mark Paul, Irish Times, 21 October]

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IMI and Smurfit announce new business school rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on May 23rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Two Irish business schools have announced their international rankings for executive education programmes. The Irish Management Institute said it achieved its highest Financial Times global ranking for customised executive education, rising 12 places to 52nd place in the category …” (more)

[Irish Times, 23 May]

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Death takes place of ex-Irish Management Institute chief

Posted in Life on April 13th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The death has occurred of Dr Ivor Kenny, a former chief executive of the Irish Management Institute and one of the country’s best-known authors of business books, which included many interviews with leading business figures …” (more)

[Irish Times, 13 April]

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Civil service increasingly the choice for graduates

Posted in Governance and administration on May 15th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“When the four-year moratorium on public service recruitment was lifted in 2013, it was no surprise to see a pent-up demand for graduate places, but since then the Public Appointments Service has continued to re-assert the public service even more successfully as an employer of choice for young graduates …” (more)

[Irish Times, 15 May]

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UCC management backs revised merger with Irish Management Institute

Posted in Governance and administration on February 25th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Management at University College Cork has approved a merger with the Irish Management Institute (IMI) in a deal estimated at €20.5 million, according to documents seen by The Irish Times. A planned merger between the two educational institutions fell through in 2009 …” (more)

[Charlie Taylor, Irish Times, 25 February]

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The Irish Management Institute aims to provide fresh ideas

Posted in Governance and administration on January 16th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“It was established back in 1953 with the aim of training a new business elite that would lead Ireland’s economy out of the doldrums. At the time, Seán Lemass had yet to assume power and TK Whitaker’s proposals to kick-start the economy had yet to be framed …” (more)

[Charlie Taylor, Irish Times, 16 January]

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IMI keeps its place in elite global ranks

Posted in Governance and administration on May 12th, 2014 by steve

“The Irish Management Institute was the only business school in Ireland to make the league table in this year’s newly published Financial Times Global Rankings of Customised Executive Education …” (more)

[Independent, 12 May]

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Sean Dorgan appointed new chairman of Irish Management Institute

Posted in Governance and administration on February 27th, 2014 by steve

“Former IDA CEO Sean Dorgan has been named as the new chairman of the Irish Management Institute IMI. Dorgan succeeds Dr Phil Nolan, who completed his term as chairman of the IMI board in late 2013 …” (more)

[Karina Corbett, Business and Leadership, 27 February]

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Dr Boucher takes reins at IMI

Posted in Governance and administration on September 6th, 2013 by steve

“Dr Simon Boucher has been named new chief executive of the Irish Management Institute (IMI). Dr Boucher succeeds Dr Tom McCarthy, who completed two terms as CEO in 2012 …” (more)

[Independent, 6 September]

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We will lag behind until education matches industry needs

Posted in Governance and administration on May 23rd, 2013 by steve

“How to tackle Ireland’s skills deficit has become a familiar refrain amongst Irish employers and across media …” (more)

[Simon Boucher, Independent, 23 May]

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IMI only Irish business school in global FT ranking

Posted in Governance and administration on May 14th, 2013 by steve

“The Irish Management Institute (IMI) has been ranked for the fifth year running as the only Irish business school providing customised executive education in this year’s Financial Times Executive Education Rankings …” (more)

[Sorcha Corcoran, Business and Leadership, 13 May]

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Government pumps €1m into fast-growing ‘big data’ sector

Posted in Research on March 17th, 2013 by steve

“The Government will pump €1m into a research programme for ‘big data’ analytics in an effort to make Ireland a centre for the industry …” (more)

[Peter Flanagan, Independent, 16 March]

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Tech giants and colleges join forces to make execs masters of the big data universe

Posted in Teaching on March 15th, 2013 by steve

“… Tech giants EMC and SAS have joined forces with the Irish Management Institute (IMI) and University College Cork (UCC) to create a new master’s degree in data business and a diploma in data business …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 15 March]

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IMI and UCC to launch new course

Posted in Teaching on December 21st, 2012 by steve

“The Irish Management Institute (IMI) and University College Cork (UCC) are pleased to announce the launch in spring 2013 of the part time IMI Diploma in Data Business …” (more)

[University College Cork, 20 December]

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Prestigious IMI management training centre losing money

Posted in Governance and administration on November 11th, 2012 by steve

“Ireland’s training centre for business leaders has lost millions, its books show. The Irish Management Institute (IMI) lost €5.24m according to its 2010 accounts, which it has just recently filed …” (more)

[Roisin Burke, Independent, 11 November]

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IMI only Irish business school placed in FT executive education rankings

Posted in Teaching on May 14th, 2012 by steve

“The Irish Management Institute (IMI) is the only Irish business school to be ranked among international providers of customised executive education in this year’s Financial Times (FT) executive education rankings for the fourth year in succession …” (more)

[Bernice Barrington, Business and Leadership, 14 May]

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McCarthy to step down as IMI chief

Posted in Governance and administration on February 1st, 2012 by steve

“Dr Tom McCarthy is to step down as chief executive of the Irish Management Institute in April. He has spent almost eight years in the position …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 1 February]

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