The Postgraduate Diploma is ideally designed for practising and aspiring managers preparing to move into a more Senior or General Management position or those seeking to upgrade qualifications and broaden and refine management skills.

On the ICM Postgraduate Diploma, you will gain expertise in core disciplines including Finance, Human Resource Management, Change Management, Marketing and Operations Management. The programme ensures that you develop an excellent understanding of the key areas required to manage a successful business or succeed at senior management level in an organisation.

Research has proven that you're earning potential and career advancement is significantly enhanced if you hold a Postgraduate Diploma. Employers value postgraduate business qualifications as evidence of high level business and management skills.

Programme Learning Outcomes

This ICM Postgraduate Diploma in Management will enable learners to:

•Gain expertise and understanding in fundamental business sectors

•Develop management skills for a successful business, or for a successful career at senior management level in any organization

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a Level 8 honours degree or its equivalent. International students can only apply for this programme on a full-time basis. To get advice on your International qualification visit

For non-native speakers IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is necessary. For levels lower than 6.5 IELTS, 6-12 weeks minimum of English language exam preparation is mandatory in our language school Galway Cultural Institute.

Mature applicants must have qualifications and experience deemed equivalent by the QQI approved Recognition of Other Learning (ROL) and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) policies of the college.

To enrol on this course you must apply directly to the Galway Business School at or press the apply now button.

Assessment Info

You will be assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and examinations throughout the programme. These can take the form of written examinations, individual or group projects, mock interviews and presentations.

Subjects taught

•Financial Decision-Making
•Management of Change
•Operations Management
•People in Organisations
•International Marketing Strategy
•Contemporary Strategic Management




Part-time Evening
One Academic Year.

Delivery Modes – Part-time Evening

The course runs on a part-time (Evening) basis with classes running 2 evenings per week. If required, additional workshops and tutorials will be arranged to provide further learning assistance to students.

Enrolment dates

Next Start Date 23rd September 2019

Post Course Info

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management may be offered for entry to a wide range of MBA and Masters Programmes subject to the requirements of the relevant university.

Certain universities give exemptions to successful graduates on this programme to complete either an MSc or MBA. In such instances, a dissertation needs to be completed to achieve the award, subject to certain criteria being met.

Depending on your experience, you could apply for roles in lower, middle or senior management positions in Business Development, Finance, Human Resource Management and Strategy in multinational and small to medium-sized enterprises in Ireland and internationally.

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    Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7

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