Business Management (Taster Course)

Professional / Short Course
12 Weeks x 1 Evening (1.5 Hours)
Validated by
Griffith College
Dublin Main Campus
NFQ Level
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Course Overview

Learn all the key concepts and functions of business management

This highly specialised module will provide students with a clear understanding of the concepts and management functions of all businesses. 


This course focuses on the development of professional skills; while it does not sit on the national framework, the module is drawn from Griffith College’s suite of QQI-validated degree programmes.

Why Study Business Management at Griffith College?

The is one single module from the BA (Hons) in Business and is conducted on a part-time basis in the evenings over a 12-week period. In addition to providing the theory and functionality behind business management, the course also aims to examine the environmental factors that influence management decisions.

  • Course covers the broad range of principles and techniques within the sphere of Business Management.
  • You will gain a greater understanding of how to influence key management decisions
  • You will develop the practical skills necessary to successfully manage teams of people
  • Provides a perfect foundation for participants who wish to progress in the workplace.
  • Option to further your studies in the area of Business Management, with progression to Griffith’s Diploma in Business Management or the BA (Hons) in Business Level 8 course.

Intake Dates

We run one intake for this course, commencing as follows:


Dublin Main Campus:

  • September 2024*


Online Delivery:

  • September 2024*


*subject to sufficient numbers

Please see the timetable section. 

Course Details


  • Early management thought
  • Classical approaches to management
  • Contemporary approaches to management

  • Management levels
  • Effective Management
  • Management roles
  • Management and Leadership

  • The importance of planning
  • Types of plans
  • The planning process

  • Organisation structure
  • Organisation design

  • Recruitment
  • Selection
  • Pay and Benefits

  • The nature and importance of control
  • Setting performance standards
  • Effective control

  • The Macro Environment
  • The Task Environment
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Managing the External Environment

  • What are Ethics?
  • Values and ethics
  • Business Ethics

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.


This course is scheduled to commence on Wednesday the 25th September 2024.

Contact [email protected] for further information.

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week (Wednesday) over 12 weeks. 

Year 2024

Timetables will be made available closer to the course start date.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements 

English Language
If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Professional Academy.

Applicants under 23 years of age:

Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)

Two Honours Level, Grade C3s or above and four Ordinary Level D3s (subjects to include Maths and a language, English, Irish or another language) or equivalent exam taken.

New Leaving Cert

2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include Maths and a language (English, Irish or another language).

Applicants over 23 years of age (Mature students):

If you are 23 years or over from the 1st of January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.


Please note that not all study modes may be offered at all times; for confirmation, refer to the Intake dates on the Overview tab.

Annual Fees

Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 725.00


What further study can I do?

Further to completion of the Business Management module, learners are recommended to continue their studies at Griffith College by applying for our Diploma in Business Management or BA (Hons) in Business Studies.

What career paths could I have?

Upon completion, this programme is the perfect foundation for participants who wish to progress in the workplace.

Ready to take the next step?