Management Development

The Certificate in Management Development is a short programme specifically designed for those who are keen to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to perform effectively at an executive level in organisations. It aims to equip candidates with modern tools for effective decision-making and to provide them with the ability to evaluate their decisions in the context of real-world case examples. The delivery of the programme utilises a blended learning approach which incorporates methods including lectures (online on a weekly basis and face-to-face for two full days per month), workshops, videos, case studies and discussion boards to replicate the managerial scenarios and tasks that participants would encounter in the real world.

Entry requirements

Interested applicants must hold at least a Level 8 degree qualification, or equivalent. Applicants without at least a Level 8 degree qualification may be considered for the programme under the Institute's Recognition of Prior Learning Process. Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT's English Language Requirements for details.


12 week programme run over one semester, this part-time course is delivered using blended learning (online and block release).

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Dr. Chris O'Riordan/ Prof. Denis Harrington/ Ms. Margo O'Dowd
Tel: 051 302424,

Subjects taught

Course Structure
• Managing People: Theory & Practice
• Applied Project in Management Development
• Strategy & Leadership

Students select one further elective module from a list (availability of electives is subject to demand).


Qualification Certificate in Management Development (30 credits, Level 8).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is the term used to describe the system for giving formal recognition to a range of relevant learning that you may have gained prior to entry onto a particular course.

RPL can be used by applicants to:
• Gain admission to a course of study by helping candidates to demonstrate that they have met the entry requirements.
• Gain exemption(s) from a module(s) within a programme of study where students can formally demonstrate that they have already met the learning outcomes for the module(s) concerned. In order to make a valid application for an exemption applicants must first pay the full fee applicable for the module. If the RPL application is successful applicants will be refunded 50% of the fee.

Prior learning includes both formal and non-formal learning. Formal learning is gained through completing courses/modules in further/higher education or other certified courses. Non-formal learning may be attained through work, voluntary activities or private study but for which no certification may have been obtained. It is important to remember that any RPL application must focus on learning attained and not simply, for example, on time spent in a particular job. All RPL decisions must be validated by the Academic Department expert in the relevant area.

Please see the Student Information section of the website for more information.

Assessment method

Various modes of assessment are used, as suited to the relevant module and learning.

Course fee

Cost €2,300

As all adult education courses operate on a self-financing basis, students are required to pay their own tuition fees. Please note undergraduate applications cannot be processed until at least 50% of the course costs have been paid.

Instalment Plan Facility
If students have difficulty in paying the full fees on application, they may wish to avail of the instalment facility (available to undergraduate students only). When students register, they must agree and accept the terms and conditions. If students fail to meet these terms and conditions WIT reserves the right to withhold certain student facilities and privileges. Please see the Student Information section of the website for more information.

Under the instalment plan: 50% of the annual fee is due on application - i.e. 50% has to be paid before an application will be processed the remaining 50% is due on or before 06th January 2020.

Refund of Part-time Fees:
• A 100% refund of fees paid will be made if requested in writing before the course begins.

• All courses run subject to sufficient numbers. Where a course does not run students will be entitled to a 100% refund of fees paid.

• Students who have paid fees for 12 weeks or less must request a refund in writing before the end of their first week attending the course in order to be eligible for a refund of fees paid minus an administration charge of 25%. No refunds will be paid thereafter.

• Students who have paid fees for more than 12 weeks must request a refund in writing before the end of their 8th week in order to be eligible for a refund of fees paid minus an administration charge of 25%. No refunds will be paid thereafter.

• Requests for refunds must be made in writing to the Part-time Student Helpdesk at Refunds may only be made following submission of a completed Refund Form available from the Part-time Student Helpdesk at

Deferral means that a student applies to defer or postpone his/her programme or an element of it. Ordinarily students are liable for fees. However, where there are mitigating circumstances fees may be carried over.

Mitigating circumstances include: Serious medical condition or injury; Bereavement of close family members such as parents or siblings or guardians; a traumatic experience which could include but is not limited to: a) personal involvement in or witnessing of a serious accident or crime b) a serious crime committed against the person.

In order to apply for such deferrals a student must complete the relevant application form(s) within the prescribed time period and supply the required evidence. Please see the Student Information section of the website for further information.

Deregistration and Refund of Part-time Fees
Part-time courses go ahead subject to sufficient enrolments and viability. If a course is undersubscribed, we will let students know at the earliest opportunity, and make every effort to offer students an alternative course or we will refund students the full tuition fee via bank transfer or directly back to your credit card.

Where a student finds themselves in a position where they no longer wish to or are not in a position to continue on their course they need to de-register from the Institute. Deregistering means that a student officially notifies the Institute that s/he is leaving their programme.

Students remain liable for fees up to the date they officially withdraw from the Institute. In order to de-register from the Institute there is a deregistration form which a student must complete which is available from the Part-time Student Helpdesk.

Enrolment and start dates

Courses Starting in September 2019
Classes Begin Week of 9th September 2019.

Courses Starting in January 2020
Classes Begin Week of 13th January 2020.

Open Evening Wednesday 21st August 2019, 5pm - 7pm.

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