Management Diploma in Insurance (MDI)

Power your ambition with MDI

The Management Diploma in Insurance (MDI) is our advanced professional qualification. The content, delivery and assessment of the programme is designed to enhance your technical knowledge and develop key management skills such as critical thinking, report writing, research and problem-solving.

Insurance is a competitive industry and so standing out from the crowd can be tricky, however, achieving an advanced qualification like the MDI really shows your appetite for career progression and demonstrates your potential.

Applications are currently closed.

Applications for the Autumn/Winter semester will open in mid-Summer.

Get your MDI guide

More information about what you'll study, assessment formats and the learning supports we provide is available in our dedicated MDI guide. 


MDI Mixed Assessments

Who is this qualification for?

  • CIP holders looking to progress into senior or management roles
  • Insurance professionals with recent exam experience looking to deepen their technical knowledge 
  • Professionals from other industries who hold professional qualifications
  • Irish insurance professionals looking to do the CII’s ACII qualification

MDI - Key Facts

  • Designation: MDI (Management Diploma in Insurance) | Awarding Body: The Insurance Institute
  • Qualification: Management Diploma in Insurance | Awarding Body: The Insurance Institute
  • Modules: 5 (2 core + 1 diploma + 2 advanced diploma)
  • Delivery: Blended learning
  • Assessment: Continuous and mixed assessment
  • Frequency: There are two semesters each year, Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter. Learn more about dates here
  • Fee: €565 per module + membership fee if you're not already our member. Learn more about membership and fees
  • When can I apply? Applications open twice a year. Find more on application dates here
  • How to apply: Apply via the Member Area or email

How it works

MDI Module Chart

Move on to the Chartered Insurance Institute's ACII

If you're thinking of pursuing the ACII in the future, the MDI is an excellent qualification to achieve first. Not only will you attain the knowledge and skills that an advanced insurance qualifcation offers, but you can also claim CII credits on successful completion of the Management Diploma in Insurance.

For further information, contact our Member Services team who will be happy to talk you through the process.

Start your MDI

To get started, you'll need to become a member before you can register for your first exam. 


Talk to the team

Our Member Services team can help on chat at or on 01 645 6670.