Course Overview

The Diploma in Management is aimed at students who seek a management qualification to develop their careers. Students will be equipped with key concepts, knowledge and skills to enable them to embark on a career in management. Graduates may be employable in a range of industries and sectors. 

Applications and Selections

Applications will open in 2019.


Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

All modules in the Diploma are individually assessed. Modules are assessed by a combination of written assignments, online activities and block release workshops during the semester.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for part-time students can be found in our FAQs section (i.e. age, english language requirements etc.). There are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma in Management.

Additional Requirements


2 years, part-time

Next start date

September 2019

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date

Next start date

September 2019

NFQ level


Mode of study


ECTS weighting





PAC code

Course Outline

The modules in this Diploma provide a solid foundation in the principles and practice of effective management. This Diploma is ideal for students who wish to:

  • Understand the principles of contemporary management
  • Enhance their leadership capability
  • Understand management’s role in achieving organisational outcomes and success
  •  Develop their critical thinking, analysis and decision making skills
  • Understand the role of organisational psychology and behaviour in organisational effectiveness
  • Develop essential negotiation and management skills
  • Apply this knowledge to a wide range of organisational settings

 There are six modules on offer within the diploma structure.  Students are required to complete three modules each year.

Modules for 2017-18

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
A module you may choose to study.
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year.

Year 1 (15 Credits)

Required MG8102: Contemporary Management Thought

Required MG7102: Leading and Managing People

Required AL1111: Critical Thinking

Year 2 (15 Credits)

Required MG8101: Management Skills

Required MG8103: Organisational Psychology and Analysis

Required MK7105: Negotiation Skills

Further Education

The course may provide an opportunity for students to progress to degree level qualification.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Who’s Suited to This Course

The Diploma in Management is aimed at students who wish to develop their careers in a range of business and management roles.  Students will be equipped with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to embark on a career in management or enhance their capacity to perform in current management roles. This course is also suited to self-employed managers seeking to add value to their organisation.

The course may provide an opportunity for students to progress to degree level qualification.

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€970 p.a.

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

€1470 p.a.

A fees scholarship of up to 30% may be available for students who wish to upskill for the purposes of re-employment.  Students must be registered as unemployed and in receipt of one of the following: 

  • Job-seekers Benefit
  • Job-seekers Allowance
  • One-parent family allowance
  • Disability allowance
  • Community Employment Scheme
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Signing for social insurance contribution credits

Please download the 2018_19 Fees Scholarship Form for more information.

Find out More

Louise Coyle
Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development
Nuns’ Island, NUI Galway, Galway
Tel: + 353 91 495786