Taught course

International Masters Program in Practicing Management

Lancaster University · Management School

Entry requirements

The IMPM is designed for experienced managers - holding a minimum of ten years of experience- from global companies and other major organisations around the world. As with the IMPM's sister programme, the ALP, companies can participate by sending multiple delegates up to a table of four-six. Individual managers and entrepreneurs can also participate. Typically participants will be over 35 years of age, with extensive managerial experience.

Months of entry

May, October

Course content

Five leading global business schools. 18 months. Five 10-day modules. The IMPM programme breaks the mould to create leaders who can develop people and shape business in a complex and changing global context.

Today’s senior managers must be negotiators, problem solvers, entrepreneurs, and more. Iconic management thinker Henry Mintzberg co-founded this course 20 years ago to teach these qualities. His ethos is shared by the 75 international faculty members who bring their research and academic concepts to this programme.

You will study organisations, self, relationships, change and context at McGill University (Canada), Lancaster University (UK) , Yokohama National University (Japan), FGV EBAPE (Brazil), and the Institute of Management Bangalore (India)

Traditional learning approaches are complemented by cultural experiences such as a yoga class in India or a Zen monastery in Japan, which are designed to help you unlearn behaviours, break down silo mentality and develop new mindsets.

You will focus on how to combine your significant functional experience with the ability to pause and reflect, turning that experience into new knowledge. You will also become comfortable with the uncertainty and complexity that accompanies senior positions.

Contributions are made on an equal basis between faculty and students. You are not passive receivers but co-creators. You are also encouraged to share your learning with a project team of up to ten colleagues in your own organisation. After graduation, you can return for two to three days on modules to build another layer of learning.

Participants come from a wide range of industry backgrounds such as engineering, media, telecoms, IT and transport.

Please note, due to the current global situation with Covid-19 and the restrictions on international travel our next cohort will now start in May 2021.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent (minimum element scores apply).

Fees and funding

Learn more at our fees and funding page

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • IMPM
    part time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

LUMS Admissions
+44 (0)1524 592938