The IMCA is the national and internationally recognised professional institute for management consultants and business advisers in Ireland.

Our mission is to foster and promote the value, quality and benefits of business consulting and advisory services in Ireland.  We achieve this by establishing, supporting and measuring quality standards, by representing and supporting the profession and by promoting the value and benefits delivered to clients.

Our principal objective is to advance the professions of management consultancy and business advice by establishing and maintaining the highest standards of performance and conduct by our members, and by promoting the knowledge and skills required for that purpose.

Membership is open to management consultants and business advisers working with major international practices, specialist sole practitioners and public sector bodies.

Management consultancy entails the provision of objective advice and assistance relating to the strategy, structure, systems, management and operations of an organisation in pursuit of its long-term purposes and objectives. This may include the identification of options with recommendations, the provision of additional resources and / or the implementation of solutions.

The IMCA is authorised to award the CMC (Certified Management Consultant) designation in Ireland. The initials CMC following a consultant’s name means that he or she meets the strict certification requirements of the IMCA which are based on world class standards of competence, ethics and independence set by the ICMCI  (International Council of Management Consulting Institutes).

Independent consultants usually join the Institute as associate members and once they meet the requirements of the Institute’s Competence Framework they can apply for CMC and full membership of the Institute. Consultants employed in larger firms which are Accredited Consulting Practices can also work within their firms as associate members towards securing CMC. For more information, see Becoming a Member.

Many CMC members work for Accredited Consulting Practices (ACPs) or Registered Consulting Practices (RCPs) which undertake, at practice level, to adhere to the Institute’s Code of Professional Conduct. To find a suitable ACP or RCP, see Find a Consultant.

Regional Groups within IMCA are outlined here.