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Are you preparing to move in to a more Senior or General Management position or are you simply seeking to upgrade your qualifications and broaden your management skills? The Postgraduate Diploma is ideally designed for practicing and aspiring managers like you.

You will gain expertise in core disciplines including Finance, Human Resource Management, Change Management, Marketing and Operations Management. The programme ensures that you gain 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 your 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.

Entry requirements

Level 8 honours degree

Non-native speakers – 6.5 IELTS or equivalent

Non-EEA students can only do this part-time if you are resident in Ireland

* You may also apply as a mature student (23+).

Number of credits

This programme consists of 120 credits of Masters-Level units.

Careers or further progression

Academic and Career Progression Routes

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 experience, lower / middle / senior management positions in Business Development, Finance, HR and Strategy roles in a number of multinational and small to medium-sized enterprises in Ireland and internationally.

Further enquiries

Galway Business School
Salthill, Galway,
Telephone +353 (0)91 529 000
Fax: +353 (0)91 863 111

Subjects taught

Term 1
Financial Decision-Making
Management of Change

Term 2
Operations Management
People in Organisations

Term 3
International Marketing Strategy
Contemporary Strategic Management


ICM Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Assessment method

Assessment is 100% examination-based.

Enrolment and start dates

Starting date: September 2017

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