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Professional Diploma in Management and Leadership

Professional Diploma in Management and Leadership


Develop excellent management capabilities within all sectors

This high-end management qualification focuses on practical management skills development, preparing graduates for management or self-employment.

Why Study Management & Leadership at Griffith College?

The Griffith College Professional Diploma in Management & Leadership is available on a part-time evening basis over a two-semester period. The course places a strong emphasis on practical management skills and has been developed with career progression and recognition by professional bodies in mind.

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles of management, leadership and corporate social responsibility.
  • Develop skills in strategic business and planning and decision making in management/HRM.
  • Develop enhanced communication and presentation techniques.
  • Become assured in staff management and team development.
  • Progress in your career or manage your own business.
  • Choice of two centrally-located campuses.
  • Highly experienced and engaged lecturing team.

Course Highlights

  • Useful for management and self-employed
  • Specialise in Management/HRM
  • Validation/Professional Body Recognition
  • BTEC exemptions available

Intake Dates

We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn. Our next intakes are:

  • February 2020*
  • September 2020

*subject to sufficient numbers

Course details
Principles of Management and Leadership

This unit will study leadership and management theories and principles, leadership styles and motivating and managing performance.​

Strategic Business Management and Planning

This unit will study the role of strategic planning and management in an organisation and how internal and external environmental factors can influence the planning process. The unit will also consider strategies to aid the organisation to achieve competitive advantage.

Strategic Decision Making

This unit will study the role of information in strategic decision making and how information systems can support business activity, as well as both quantitative and systematic approaches to strategic decision making.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

This unit gives learners an understanding of corporate social responsibility and sustainability and the impact on organisations & business performance. This unit also provides an introduction to the concept of business ethics and the conduct of the organisation, as well as the strategic requirement for corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

Corporate Communications

This unit will examine the importance of corporate communication strategies and their relationship with corporate objectives and corporate reputation, as well as the dimensions of corporate communication processes and the development of organisational communication strategies.

Successful Business Team Development

This unit will examine the characteristics of what makes a successful business team and how to use these characteristics to develop successful business teams.

Understand How to Manage Work Activities to Improve Business Performance

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the understanding and skills to manage their activities in the business workplace to improve their effectiveness and efficiency. The importance of business processes in delivering outcomes based on business goals and objectives is discussed, as well as the process of monitoring work plans and systems to improve organisational performance and health and safety requirement when managing business activities

Course Contacts

Limerick Campus
Dublin City Centre Campus
Ciaran McIntyre
Dublin City Centre Campus

This course is next scheduled to commence on the following dates, depending on the campus of your choice:

Griffith College City Centre: Next intake February 2020, in Wolfe Tone Street, D01 X9K. Contact [email protected] for further information

  • Monday and Tuesday evenings, 18.30-21.30.

Griffith College Limerick: Next intake February 2020. Contact [email protected] for further information.


How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Under 23 Years

Two Honours Level, Grade C3s or above and four Ordinary Level D3s in your Leaving Certificate (subjects to include Maths and a language) or equivalent exam taken.

Mature Student

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.

How to Apply

Applicants can Apply Online Directly

Annual Fees
Dublin City Centre

Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 1,950

There is an instalment payment scheme for those who are interested.


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 1,950

Direct Debit Scheme


Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: [email protected]

At Griffith College Limerick: 

Registration Fees

A registration fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

2% Learner Protection Charge

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme, please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.



Academic Progression

Upon completion of the course, learners can progress onto a range of Certificates, Diplomas or Degrees in Business.

Career Progression

 This qualification allows graduates to enter a variety of management level careers where professional management skills are required and valued in a wide range of environments. It also allows graduates to progress within their existing career.


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