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Business - Supply Chain Management

What is this programme about?
This one-year graduate Higher Diploma programme has been designed for graduates of business and non-business disciplines in order to equip them with the necessary knowledge and competencies in supply chain management and business.

The programme will provide the student with core knowledge, skills and competencies in the areas of supply chain management, strategic management, industrial purchasing strategies, supply chain planning and control and international business.

Entry requirements

What are the minimum entry requirements?
• Applicants require an NFQ Level 8 Award or equivalent, for entry to this programme.

• Other applicants will be considered on an individual basis in accordance with the Institute policy on RPL. 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.

• All applicants who submit a portfolio will be interviewed in order to determine their suitability for the programme.

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


1 year. 2/3 nights per week 7.00pm - 10.00pm with some Saturdays throughout the year.

Careers or further progression

Progression routes from this programme
This qualification will allow the participant to apply for the MBA or MB, depending on his/her business experience, and continue to develop and extend his/her skills base and knowledge at Level 9.

Further enquiries

Lifelong Learning Centre
Wicklow County Campus
Clermont House
Rathnew, County Wicklow
Tel: 0404 67125

Subjects taught

What subjects will I study?
Strategic Management
Industrial Purchasing Strategies
Supply Chain Planning & Control
Purchasing & Supplier Management
Global Supply Chain Management
Work-based research project


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

€2,290 (Reduced to €1,990 if fees are paid in full before 10th September 2016). For Springboard applicants please visit

Enrolment and start dates

Starting Date: September 2016

Registration / Orientation Saturday 10th September 2016

Courses Commence
Monday 12th September 2016

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