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Business Management (Taster Course)

Business Management (Taster Course)


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.

Why Study Business Management at Griffith College

The Business Management course 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 Studies Level 8 course.

Intake Dates

September, 2020.

See timetable for course dates.

Course details
The History of Management
  • Early management thought
  • Classical approaches to management
  • Contemporary approaches to management
Management Concepts and functions
  • Management levels
  • Effective Management
  • Management roles
  • Management and Leadership
Management and Planning
  • The importance of planning
  • Types of plans
  • The planning process
Management and Organising
  • Organisation structure
  • Organisation design
Management and Staffing
  • Recruitment
  • Selection
  • Pay and Benefits
Management and Control
  • The nature and importance of control
  • Setting performance standards
  • Effective control
Management and the Business Environment
  • The Macro Environment
  • The Task Environment
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Managing the External Environment
Management and Ethics
  • 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.


September 2020 - Dates Available on Request

Course Duration

12 Weeks x 1 Evening

How to Apply

Entry Requirements 

Mature Students 

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

Under 23 Years 

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).

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department

Apply Online

Annual Fees

Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 535.00


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.


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