The IMCA is the professional institute for management consultants and business advisers in Ireland. Our members cover the spectrum of practices – from major international to individual specialist practices – and embrace a wide range of sectors and expertise.

Our principal objective is to advance the professions of management consultancy and business advice in Ireland 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 individual management consultants and business advisers, and embraces those with major international practices, specialist sole practitioners and those working in State Agencies.

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.

In summary a consultant provides external advice for organisations that require specialist expertise or an objective outside perspective on their business.

This section sets out the application process and procedures for three categories of member recognised by IMCA – individual members, practice members and graduate members.





Membership of IMCA enhances your skills and career opportunities through access to an internationally recognised accreditation, extensive knowledge resources, networking opportunities and professional standards.

Whether embarking on a consulting career, an experienced practitioner or employed by a consulting practice, membership will assist you in your working life and career development.

Benefits for an Individual:

  • Access to business development opportunities through collaboration on public sector framework contracts and generally
  • Upgrading your business development capability through the global CMC accreditation and Code of Conduct and leveraging of social media opportunities
  • Access to CPD and networking / social events organised by the Institute.
  • Profiling your capabilities on the IMCA website and the IPA Annual Diary
  • A comprehensive benefits package is available to members covering items such as professional indemnity insurance, car and home insurance, health insurance / screening, office supplies, training and online support and various publications

Benefit for an Accredited Consulting Practice:

  • Enhancement of your practice’s attractiveness to top quality consultants by providing CMC accreditation linked to career progression
  • Attracting the best quality graduates into the profession by actively promoting consultancy as a career
  • Allowing consultants to join the Young Members Group with access to networking opportunities and initiatives / events to enhance career progression
  • Being part of a forum for collaboration between practices to influence the direction and perception of the profession of Ireland
  • The IMCA represents the sector’s interests by promoting member’s capability and accreditation’s to the Office of Government Procurement, Enterprise Ireland and other organisations  which influence how consultancy services are published
Associate member€215
Associate Member for 3 years + (who has not become a full Member)€275
Retired member€50
Overseas-based member€50
Graduate memberNo charge
Associate member (for year after Graduate membership)€100