Programme Details

The programmes listed lead to awards in the NFQ. The provider that offers the programme will have full details.




Certificate in Business Management

Programme Purpose

Students will be provided with transferable skills that enable them to perform effectively in a changing environment through focusing on the use of business-based content on the programme; emphasising ethical issues and practices of best practice; facilitating the communications and personal dimension, including the ability to interact well with clients and with colleagues; and developing the soft skills need by managers in their changing roles. The programme will be delivered wholly in blocks over three stages and desemesterised. This aims to facilitate a more attractive pattern of study for part-time students, instead of the current arrangement which is tied to the requirements of full-time students. This will provide students with a more coherent, less costly, and more engaging route for Students working in the Management and Business fields and seeking professional academic and practical development and experience. The programme seeks to develop, via its teaching and learning strategies, an understanding of core disciplines in the field of Business and Management, and to show how these link together enable graduates to deal with the tasks associated with their roles in a continually challenging and rapidly changing environment. This programme provides Students with the analytical and theoretical skills, tools and techniques to operate practically across a wide range of business functions in the private, public, voluntary, and community sectors. The programme is designed to foster high academic standards and independent learning in all stages. Also, the adoption of a flexible approach to class contact usage, prioritizing lecturer supervised learning and incorporating blended elements into teaching provision, is designed to foster engagement.

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Dublin City

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Part Time

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Centres offering Certificate in Business Management

Name Address Contact Website
National College of Ireland Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1, D01 Y300 01 4498500