Integrated Management Experience (IME)

*** Please note, Integrated Management Experience (IME) is suspended for the Fall 2022 intake as we revise the program. We apologize for any inconvenience.***

The Integrated Management Experience (IME) is a program that combines academics with a community assignment where you'll solve real business problems for a real non-profit in our community.

This incredible opportunity allows you to build practical, analytical and personal skills that will carry you through your career, develop a more complete understanding of business processes while solving business problems, and form long-lasting relationships with your peers and your community.

See how the IME program has effected our students:

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How it works

Academic component

Students will earn credit for the year-long IME course MGT 3093 & 3094 (3 credits), which must be taken in sequence (Fall/Spring) in order to receive full credit. Students must also take MGT 3920 (3 credits) along with the IME cohort in the Fall term. Students must not have completed MGT 3920 prior to enrollment in IME. These courses may fill Dhillon School of Business course electives, 3000/4000 level electives, or open elective(s) in a student’s Bachelor of Management program. For IME requirements, please visit the course catalogue or contact an academic advisor for more information.

Community project

While completing the academic component, you'll also be working with your peers to complete the community project portion. You'll form a group at the beginning of the spring semester and decide on what kind of business problem you'll be solving, then pitch that idea to your peers. After all the presentations have been made, your classmates vote on whose plan will be implemented and the winning team become project managers, responsible for assigning various organizational tasks to the rest of the class. Proceeds from the community project go to a designated non-profit organization.

What you'll get out of it

IME allows you to apply your theoretical knowledge as you study. From initial theoretical analysis to execution, the IME program lends a higher degree of immediacy to your studies.

You'll also develop a complete understanding of business processes and solve business problems through experiential learning opportunities in the community, making you more employable. Many IME students take advantage of their experience in the program to obtain and succeed in co-op placements.

What the program teaches, perhaps most importantly, is that you have the ability to effect change in the world. You will derive a tremendous sense of accomplishment from the IME program, and so you should; since the program began in 2000, students have raised over $200,000 towards community development.

IME is offered at both Lethbridge and Calgary campuses.



General Inquiries:

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Twitter: @ime_uleth

Instagram: @ulethime


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