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Diploma in Business Management

Diploma in Business Management


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.


Why Study Business Management at Griffith College?

The Diploma in Business Management course is a part-time evening course conducted over a 24-week period. 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 explore the relationship between an organisation’s strategy, culture, marketing and communications policies and procedures.
  • 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).

Dublin Intake Dates

We have two intake for this course commencing: 

  • September*
  • February*

*subject to sufficient numbers

See timetable for course dates.


Limerick Intake Dates

We have two intakes for this course:

  • February 2019
  • September 2019

Cork Intake Dates

We have one intake for this course:

  • September 2019


What our students say

When I enrolled for the Diploma in Business Management at Griffith College, I was amazed at the camaraderie of my fellow students and the commitment of the staff to the students.  I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and decided to continue with further studies, so I am currently completing a degree course.  I was apprehensive enrolling for the 3-year course, but because of the positive attitude and helpfulness of the tutors I know the degree is attainable.  What was once only a dream is now becoming a reality at Griffith College!

Anne Murphy
Diploma in Business Management
Course details
Business Management

The objectives of this module are to provide learners with a clear understanding of the concepts and management functions of all businesses. To examine the environmental factors that influence management decisions. Furthermore, this module enables learners to understand the role of management in managing people.

  • The History of Management
  • Management Concepts and functions
  • Management and Planning
  • Management and Organising
  • Management and Staffing
  • Management and Control
  • Management and the Business Environment
  • Management and Ethics
Accounting Information for Managers

This module is designed to provide learners with an understanding of how management accounting plays an integral part in business organisations. It highlights the importance of costs and the driver of costs in the production, analysis and use of information for decision-making in organisations. It provides competencies on how to analyse information on costs, volumes and prices to take short-term decisions on products and services.

  • The nature and scope of management accounting
  • Cost classification, Behaviour and Purpose
  • Elements of Cost
  • Marginal Costing
  • CVP Analysis and Breakeven Analysis
  • Budgeting and Variance Analysis
Information Technology Skills

The objectives of this module are, to outline the role of IT and IS processes so as to enable business learners to understand their importance and to show how they can be effectively utilised to the benefit of an organisation. The module also seeks to enable the learners to develop practical IT skills which are an essential component of the modern business environment. Finally, it seeks to develop the learners’ understanding of general IT concepts to see how they can be used in the business world.

  • Role of IT in business and related Information Systems applications
  • Internet
  • Databases
  • Business and Office applications
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
Legal Aspects of Business

This module is an introductory law module for business learners, which provides an overview of the Irish legal system with particular emphasis on aspects of law which impinge on businesses as they operate. The focus is on Irish law but many aspects of European Law is also highlighted and discussed. The primary and central focus of the module is the application of law within business structures after the skills and knowledge have been taught. The focus of this module is to provide learners with a comprehensive overview of the important aspects of law which affect businesses in operation in Ireland and the European Union.

  • An Introduction to the Irish Legal System.
  • Contract Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
  • Business Law
  • Company Law
  • Introduction to EU Law

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, 18th September 2019 in Griffith College Dublin.

Contact [email protected] for further information.

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

Year 2019 Semester 1
  • Sep: 18, 25
  • Oct: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
  • Nov: 13, 20, 27
  • Dec: 04, 11

Please Note: 2019 course dates and times are subject to change.

Year 2020 Semester 2
  • Feb: 05, 12, 19, 26
  • Mar: 04, 11, 25
  • Apr: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

Please Note: 2020 course dates and times are subject to change.

Cork Campus

This course is scheduled to commence on Wednesday, 18th September 2019 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.​

Semester 1- 2019

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

Semester 2- 2020

  • Feb: 05, 12, 19, 26
  • Mar: 04, 11, 25
  • Apr: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29

Note: Course dates and times are subject to change.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Overview Dublin:

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).

All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office.

Overview Limerick:

Direct entry over 23 (Mature Student) or 2C3s (Hons) + 4D3s (Ord) in Leaving Certificate to include a language and Maths or equivalent exam taken.

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department

Annual Fees

Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 2000.00


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 1,350.00

Additional exam & registration fee of 154 pounds sterling payable direct to ICM.


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 1,400.00


What further study can I do?

Graduates of the Diploma in Business Management may progress onto the BA (Hons) in Business Studies degree course through the College policy of Advanced Prior Learning (APL).

What career paths could I have?

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


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