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Certificate in SME Management

Certificate in SME Management

Overview

Certificate in SME Management

The overall aim of this practical programme is to equip owner/managers with the necessary management skills, tools and techniques to advance their own personal performance as managers and to more reliably inform and guide the development of their small/medium sized enterprise.

Why Study SME Management at Griffith College?

The Certificate in SME Management is at level 7 on the NQF and is a 10 credit Special Purpose Award, run with the support of the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (ISME). Candidates for the programme are expected to be owner-managers or senior managers of an SME. 

The programme is ideal for owner/managers of SMEs or those setting up a new enterprise who need practical management skills.

  • Gain a practical grounding in the skills vital to SME Management.
  • Learn according to a methodology which pays special attention to problem-based learning techniques.
  • Enjoy small class and group sizes that facilitate engagement by all participants.
  • Learn best practices from experienced professionals.
  • Develop a unique strategic plan you will be able to implement in the workplace.

Intake Dates

Intake dates for this course are TBC.

What our students say

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As an international student from Nepal, I feel I have been so lucky to be able to study business for the past two years in Griffith College. The modules are really interesting and the lecturers have real passion in what they do. Their industry experience and their special teaching techniques have taught us how important the world of business is. Griffith College provide the best learning materials, facilities and supports to all students. I have really enjoyed and learned so many things since I started in Griffith College.

PAWAN POKHAREL
BA in Business
Course details

The overall aim of this practical programme is to equip owner/managers with the necessary management skills, tools and techniques to advance their own personal performance as managers and to more reliably inform and guide the development of their small /medium sized enterprise.

The programme is ideal for owner/managers of SMEs or those setting up a new enterprise who need practical management skills.

 

Module

The programme has one module titled SME management. This module comprises of eight units/topics that cover all of the main areas of management that SME managers need. These are:

  • Management practices and principles
  • Strategic analysis
  • Effective communications and negotiation techniques
  • Human resource management
  • Practical marketing
  • Financial management
  • Operations management
  • Strategic planning

Course contacts

If you have any questions, get in touch with us at [email protected].

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Candidates for the programme are expected to be the owner/manager or senior manager in an SME.

Entry Requirements

All applicants are required to have the necessary capabilities to benefit from and succeed on the programme. 

 

Fees
Tuition Fees
Dublin

EUR 1,800.00

QQI Award Fee

Please note that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.

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