Programme Details

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




Postgraduate Diploma in Business

Programme Purpose

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business is an embedded award in the Master of Business Administration. It is constructed as a one year full-time or two year part-time programme of nine taught modules totalling 60 ECTS. This postgraduate diploma will not be offered separately but as an exit award (totalling 60 ECTS) for learners who are unable to complete the full Master in Business programme. Graduates of the DBS Postgraduate Diploma in Business or the Level 9 MBA are eligible to apply for Level 9 or 10 programmes in other HEIs. The programme is designed for managers, business innovators and leaders or those who aspire to enter managerial roles within a broad spectrum of industries. The programme is intended for learners who wish to acquire in depth knowledge of business administration, theories, concepts and practical applications to enable an analytical application of such knowledge in context to generate valuable insights. Graduates will be equipped to make high level strategic business decisions, increasing productivity, profitability and an organisation’s value and market share.

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Centres offering Postgraduate Diploma in Business

Name Address Contact Website
Dublin Business School Exams Office, 13/14 Aungier Street,, Dublin 2 , D02 WC04. 01 417 7500