Management Development

What is Certificate in Management Development?
The primary aim of the Certificate in Management Development is within a short and intense period - to produce high calibre individuals, distinct in their abilities, understanding, skills and knowledge associated with the management of business. More specifically the objectives of the programme are to provide participants with:

•An in-depth knowledge of the management process and of the key issues affecting decision making in organisations;
•An awareness of the requirements needed to compete in an international business environment;
•An exposure to the core aspects of organisational leadership criteria;
•The capability to manage change and complexity in business operations;
•An insight that will allow them to source, identify and assess elements of world class performance in their operational context;
•The potential to continue a course of professional development at a higher level.

Special Feature
In consultation with organisations, the course is a one semester programme, flexibly-delivered utilising a block-release mode (2 days per month) and blended approach for the delivery of four modules over a Semester. This delivery mode was specifically designed to facilitate flexibility for the learner. The programme is ideal for anyone without a business qualification and incorporates modules like Strategy & Leadership, Managing People, and a Applied Management Development project. This programme provides a bedrock for anyone hoping to pursue careers in supervision or management in a wide variety of contexts.

Entry requirements

At a minimum for students to be accepted on the Certificate in Management Development, the current standard entry criteria are as follows:
•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.


4 months Part-Time.

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Research undertaken by WIT has shown that organisations in the region have an immediate shortage of cross-enterprise skills for lower-middle management positions and it is affecting the growth opportunity of companies. In response WIT have designed a 4 month programme. The programme is intensive but it has been carefully crafted in collaboration with leading business experts and with real world assignments. Graduates are employed in lower-middle management roles such as operational excellence, team leadership and project management.

The Certificate in Management Development is a minor award from the Higher Diploma in Business in Management and upon successful completion of the programme, graduates may apply to undertake the Higher Diploma in Business in Management and other programmes within the School for which they are eligible. The School will make available to students all relevant information which will assist them with their career development aspirations.

Further enquiries

Course Leader(s)
Dr. Chris O'Riordan
Phone:051 845610

Prof. Denis Harrington
Phone:051 302427

Subjects taught

Mandatory Modules
• Managing People: Theory & Practice
• Applied Project in Management Development
• Strategy & Leadership

Electives (Participants select one of these; availability of each is subject to demand):
Operations Management & SCM
International Business Environment
Customer Service Innovation Management
Place Branding
Service Design Competencies and Prototyping
Business Research Methods


Campus: Cork Road

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