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Business - Management

What is this programme about?
This one-year graduate diploma programme is designed for graduates of non-business disciplines in order to equip them with the necessary knowledge and competences in management and business. It will provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of the contemporary business environment.

The course will prepare graduates for lifelong learning so that they will be able to further develop, consolidate and synthesize their knowledge and skills through experience, professional and/or academic education.

Entry requirements

What are the minimum entry requirements?
Graduates with Level 8 qualifications. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis through completion of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) application form available through LLL. The RPL policy of the Institute allows applicants without a Level 8 qualification in a recognised area to be afforded the opportunity of submitting a portfolio to support their application. This portfolio should detail applicant’s work and education experience to determine their suitability for the programme.

Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.


1 year. 2 nights per week from 7.00pm - 10.00pm with some Saturdays throughout the year.

Careers or further progression

Progression routes from this programme
This programme will give graduates the basis and maturity to proceed to the MBA or MB taught part-time programmes depending on their general business experience.

Further enquiries

Lifelong Learning Centre
Institute of Technology Carlow,
Kilkenny Road,
Tel: 059 9175280
Fax: 059 9175005

Subjects taught

What subjects will I study?
Management Accounting
Corporate Governance & Business Practice
Strategic HR Management
Work based research project
International Business
Strategic Management


Awarded By IT Carlow

Exam Information
Modules completed in Term 1 will, where applicable be examined in week beginning 12th December 2016. Modules completed in Term 2 will, where applicable be examined in May 2017.

Application date

Closing Date for Applications

All Postgraduate Applications – 12 noon Friday 19th August 2016

All other applications – 12 noon Friday 26th August 2016

Course fee

FEES FOR 2016-17 €2,290
(Reduced to €1,990 if fees are paid in full before 10th September 2016)

Enrolment and start dates

Registration / Orientation Saturday 10th September 2016

Courses Commence
Monday 12th September 2016

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