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Business – Higher Diploma

  • Campus: Athlone

  • years: 1

Course Overview

The Higher Diploma in Business is a one-year programme which is aimed at developing the range of cross-enterprise skills required of modern competitive organisations. The programme is ideal for anyone without a business qualification wishing to develop key business and management skills over two semesters. It has been designed with business skills as a dominant focus.

The course is designed with strong industry input with a view to producing more efficient and effective employees. Incorporating modules such as Management and Strategy, Economics, Marketing, Business Law, Entrepreneurship, Financial management, Business applications and HRM, this programme provides an opportunity to pursue a career in management and leadership in organisations. All modules assume no previous knowledge of the subject. This programme provides you with the fundamental skills to work in business, and will complement your existing degree. It also provides you with an opportunity for further postgraduate study.

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Contact Details

Dr. Alison Sheridan

Head of Department


What are the entry requirements?

Students with a level 7 or level 8 degree in any discipline other than business studies are eligible to apply for this programme.

Course Modules

What can you do after this programme?

Once you graduate, you will gain an established and nationally recognised qualification that will equip you for employment in a wide range of business settings. The skills needed for modern organisations have changed significantly and this course will seek to address the modern skills needs in business management.

Here are some routes our graduates have been successful in gaining employment in businesses both nationally and internationally.

  • Business development and consultancy
  • HRM
  • Marketing
  • Financial and risk analysis
  • Operations management
  • IT
  • Innovation management
  • Establishing new business start ups

Post Graduate studies within the department include research Masters and Doctorate studies.