Professional Diploma in Business Management

Business management
Type
Professional / Short Course
Duration
24 weeks x 1 Evening
Validated by
Griffith College
Mode
Part-Time / Online
Campus
Dublin / Cork / Dublin City Centre
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Course Overview

Develop the appropriate skills and knowledge essential for effective management within a business environment.

This part-time evening course is suited to the aspiring or newly appointed manager, the team leader, the self-employed and those interested in enhancing personal performance.

 

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

Why Study Business Management at Griffith College?

The Professional Diploma in Business Management course is a part-time evening course conducted over two 12-week periods over an academic year. This course is divided into four modules and is designed to provide a practical grounding in the skills of management.

  • You will develop your academic knowledge and practical management skills within the sphere of business management.
  • You will gain a firm understanding of the financial management of a business environment.
  • You will gain an understanding of the core functions, skills and challenges of management in a dynamic global business environment.
  • 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 our BA (Hons) in Business Studies degree course through the College policy of Advanced Prior Learning (APL).

Intake Dates

  • Dublin - Part-Time - September 2024
  • Cork - Part-Time - September 2024
  • Dublin - City Centre - Part-Time - September 2024
  • Dublin - Online - September 2024
  • Dublin - City Centre - Part-Time - February 2025
  • Dublin - Part-Time - February 2025
  • Dublin - Online - February 2025

What our students say

Student Testimonials

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I chose Business Management as the modules were diverse and interesting to me. I found the course to be well organised, with good access to the modules online and good support from the lecturers. I can apply the knowledge I gained directly to my job. I am now thinking about taking a Master's relating in Management or Law.

ROLANDO HECHAVARRIA AVILA

DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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I decided to take on a new course to enhance my career in business management and found this part time diploma with Griffith which suited my busy schedule. The curriculum covered all aspects of modern management practices. The course also provided opportunities for networking and collaboration with fellow students from diverse professional backgrounds.

ERICK CAVALANTE

DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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The course content provided concrete tips on getting the best from my company. The modules have assisted me in achieving my daily business goals and on a wider personal level. The course materials are well-designed and organised, and I found the course to be a worthwhile investment. As a result of completing this part-time course, my productivity and effectiveness levels are much higher.

PAUL O'SHEA

DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Course Details

Modules

On successful completion of this module, learners are able to:

  1. assess the roles and skills of managers at various levels of the business hierarchy
  2. examine the core management functions needed to manage a business
  3. apply the tools and techniques of management and assess the changing environment in which organisations operate
  4. discuss the importance of corporate social responsibility and ethics as critical elements of management practice
  5. demonstrate and apply key managerial skills, ie analysis, critical thinking, decision making, time management and report writing

On successful completion of this module, learners are able to:

  1. describe and discuss the role of the management accountant and their contribution to the achievement of changing organisational objectives
  2.  identify and explain cost and revenue classifications and cost behaviour patterns
  3. describe and apply marginal cost accounting techniques
  4. explain and interpret decision-making techniques to evaluate business choices
  5. apply budgeting techniques and evaluate alternative methods of budgeting, planning and control
  6. compute and interpret basic variances

On successful completion of this module, learners are able to:

  1. discuss the role that information technology and information systems play in the business world
  2. apply IT concepts relevant to business and understand how they relate to each other
  3. differentiate information system types, and explain how they are used to shape business operations and the decision-making process
  4. apply practical skills in the most common office applications such as MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint as the industry standard

On successful completion of this module, learners are able to:

  1. discuss the importance of law to the operation of business in Ireland
  2. describe the essential aspects of the law of contract, negligence and employment law and their impact on businesses and to be able to apply the core principles in a practical manner
  3. explain the legal structure of business, including limited liability and the full life cycle of business from formation to winding up
  4. explain the role of ethics in business and identify ethical issues and their resolution in a business / organisational context
  5. recognise the ethical concerns in situations faced by managers at all levels of business organisation, and analyse theese situation and present solutions while reflecting on one's own ethical values and standards

Timetables

Dublin Main Campus: This course will commence on Wednesday, 25th of September 2024. It will run one evening per week (Wednesday) from 6.00pm - 9.30pm over 24 weeks, course dates outlined below.​

Online Delivery: This course will next commence on Thursday, 26th September 2024. It will run one evening per week (Thursday) from 6.00 pm - 9.30 pm over 24 weeks, course dates outlined below.​

Dublin City Centre: The next intake of this course will be on Tuesday 20 February 2024. It will run one evening per week from 18.15 - 21.45 over two 12-week semesters.​

Cork Campus: This course will next commence on Wednesday, 20th September 2023. It will run one evening per week (Wednesday) from 6.30pm - 9.45pm over 24 weeks, course dates outlined below.​

Exams will take place on campus for courses delivered on campus and online. It is mandatory to attend exams in person.

Campus Timetables

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

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week (Wednesday) from 6.00 pm - 9.30 pm over 24 weeks, course dates outlined below.​

 

Year 2024 Semester 1

  • Sep: 25
  • Oct: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
  • Nov:13, 20, 27
  • Dec: 04, 11, 18

 

Year 2025 Semester 2

Dates to be confirmed. 

 

Course dates are subject to change. Contact [email protected] for further information.

 

Classes will be delivered live online using Zoom and will commence on Thursday, 8th February 2024. 

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week (Wednesday) from 6.00 pm - 9.30 pm over 24 weeks, course dates outlined below.​

 

Year 2024 Semester 1

  • Feb: 08, 15, 22, 29
  • Mar: 07, 21, 28
  • Apr: 04, 11, 18, 25
  • May: 02

 

Year 2024 Semester 2

  • Sep: 26
  • Oct: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Nov: 14, 21, 28
  • Dec: 05, 12, 19

 

Course dates are subject to change. Contact [email protected] for further information.

This course is scheduled to commence on Wednesday, 20th September 2023 at Griffith College Cork. Contact [email protected] for further information.

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week (Wednesday) from 6.30pm - 9.45pm over 24 weeks, course dates outlined below.​

Year 2023

  • Sept: 20, 27
  • Oct: 04, 11, 18, 25
  • Nov: 01,15 22, 29
  • Dec: 06, 13

Note: Course dates and times are subject to change.

Semester 2 is scheduled to commence in February 2024 at Griffith College Cork. Contact [email protected] for further information.

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week (Wednesday) from 6.30pm - 9.45pm over 24 weeks, course dates outlined below.​

Year 2024

  • Feb: 07, 14, 21, 28
  • Mar: 06, 13, 27
  • Apr: 03, 10, 17, 24
  • May: 01,

Note: Course dates and times are subject to change.

This course is scheduled to commence w/c 18 September 2023.

Please contact [email protected] (01-4150450) for further information.

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week (Tuesday for Autumn Semester) from 18.15 - 21.45 over two 12-week semesters, course dates outlined below.​

Autumn 2023 Semester

  • Sept:  
  • Oct:
  • Nov: 
  • Dec: 
  • Jan:  

Spring 2024 Semester

  • Feb: 
  • Mar: 
  • Apr: 
  • May:

Please note course dates and times are subject to change.

This course is scheduled to commence in early February 2024.

Please contact [email protected] (01-4150450) for further information.

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week (Wednesday) from 18.15 - 21.45 over two 12-week semesters, course dates outlined below.​

Spring 2023

  • Most likely 08 February, date to be confirmed

Please note course dates and times are subject to change.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office.

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

 

Applicants under 23 years of age:

Minimum of 2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include Maths and a language (English, Irish or another language) in the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent award
Or
FETAC Level 5 Full Award with 3 Distinctions

 

Applicants over 23 years of age (Mature students):

Direct Entry - 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.

Fees

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

Fee:  EUR 2,000

Fee: EUR 2,000

Fee: EUR 1,650

Progression

What further study can I do?

Graduates from this programme may develop their skills further by completing a BA (Hons) in Business Degree or a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance Degree at Griffith College and will be considered for exemptions.

What career paths could I have?

Graduates of the Professional Diploma in Business Management will be well positioned to progress in the workplace.

Ready to take the next step?