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Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration

Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration


In conjunction with Heriot Watt Business School, Griffith College is proud to offer a part-time and online Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration.

Covering a range of topics, this Certificate offers both intellectual rigour and applied business experience. As a student, you are supported to expand your skills within your chosen industry, giving you the readiness to succeed in your business endeavours.

The programme consists of 3 modules with an option to progress to the Masters of Business Administration available to all graduates. Built on an ethos of flexibility, pursuing a Postgraduate Certificate with Griffith College will allow you to pursue your degree at your own pace while balancing work, families, and other commitments. 

Why study Business Administration at Griffith College?

Our online Postgraduate Cert is available on a part-time basis and is fully available online. It has been designed for experienced professionals to grow their skills and prepare for new challenges and opportunities.

  • A programme designed to fit your life. Work where and when you can, and take time off as you need.  
  • Students will gain an internationally recognised qualification from Edinburgh Business School, which has 43 Approved Learning Partners in over 30 countries worldwide. 
  • Study what interests you, with a choice of subjects
  • Take only the modules you need to, with exemptions for a range of academic and professional qualifications. 

Tuition also includes:

  • Study Material Provided
  • Prize-Winning Lecturers/Tutors
  • Approved Learning Partner of Edinburgh Business School.
  • Access to LIVE Streaming of courses (as per the lecturer part-time timetable)
  • E-learning students can now experience classroom tuition without leaving their home or workplace.
  • Students who cannot join the class as per the timetables can still view the recordings after that date.

We run 2 main intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn. Due to the flexible nature of the programme, student intake may be available at other times.

  • January 2020
  • September 2020
Course details
Core Modules

Success in competitive markets is contingent on numerous factors, not least of which is marketing. Learners in this module will have the opportunity to explore the Marketing Management Process, Targeting Attractive Market Segments, Product and Pricing Decisions and more.


A vital introduction to the discipline of accounting, this module will give learners the tools they need to make informed decisions about company accounts. Topics covered include Cash Flow Statements, Framework for Financial Reporting, Investment Decisions and more. 


An understanding of economic principles is vital to the success of any business manager. This module will help students gain an understanding of economic principles and practices. Topics covered will include Fiscal Policy, Inflation and Unemployment and more. 

Project Management

Too many projects fall apart because of poor planning. This module will provide learners with the toolkit to establish and follow through on strong plans that identify and solve pressing organisational issues. The module will cover topics including Project Risk Management, Organisational Structures & Standards and more. 

Organisational Behaviour

Success begins in your workplace, and this module gives learners the tools to implement changes that improve structure and well-being. Topics covered range from contemporary theories of motivation to workgroup dynamics to managing transitions and more. 

Additional Modules
Human Resource Management

The people in a business are one of its most important assets; in this course, learners will gain an understanding of the theory and practice of Human Resources. Topics examined will include Models of HRM, Key Themes of HRM, Training and Development, Careers and Career Management and more. 

Competitive Strategy

A successful business takes advantage of the good opportunities that come its way, and this module will teach learners how to make the right strategic choices around those opportunities. This module will look at Vertical Links and Moves, International Strategy and more. 

Course Contact

Richard Mullane
Limerick Campus

Timetables are flexible and available on request.

How to Apply

Students should hold a first or second class honours Level 8 undergraduate qualification from a recognised higher education institution. 

Students may also hold a combination of lower level qualifications (Level 6 or 7 or a Professional level qualification) along with relevant work experience.

Exemption from core courses may be granted on the basis of bachelor level and professional qualifications. Exemption from core and elective courses may be granted on the basis of postgraduate level qualifications and professional qualifications.

How to Apply

Step 1: Fill out the online application form.

Step 2: Send a copy of prior qualifications by email.

Step 3: Our Admissions Team will endeavour to contact you within 3 working days if you are successful in gaining a place.

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees: €3,750

In addition, there are examination fees of £160 per exam payable directly to the awarding body Edinburgh Business School. There are regional exam centres throughout Ireland including Limerick, Galway, Cork and Dublin


Successful completion of three courses, at least one of which must be a core course allows a student to be formally matriculated on to the MBA programme without an undergraduate degree


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