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 qualification or equivalent. Applicants without a Level 8 qualification should have 2 years verifiable experience in a supervisory or managerial role and may be considered for the programme under the Institute's Recognition of Prior Learning Process. Applicants from non-business disciplines will be required to demonstrate evidence of a strong interest in business in an academic or practical context.

An Honours result in their respective qualification is required. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview with the programme panel. 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


Careers or further progression

Progression and Career Opportunities
The programme provides a strong foundation for anyone hoping to pursue careers in supervision or management in a wide variety of contexts. Successful graduates of this programme may be interested in pursuing further qualifications within the School of Business at WIT such as a Higher Diploma, or specialised qualifications in HRM, finance, marketing or general business management.

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

Mandatory Modules

• 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)

Application date

Closing Date 31 July 2018

How to Apply
Applications for the programme are made online via

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