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 Project in Management Development. This programme provides a bedrock for anyone hoping to pursue careers in management or leadership 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 blended.

Number of credits


Careers or further progression


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

Dr. Chris O'Riordan

BA FCA MBA PhD - Lecturer in Accounting

Tel: 51845610


Course Leader

Prof. Denis Harrington

B.Comm (Hons), MBA, PhD, FRSA - Head of Department of Graduate Business

Tel: 51302427


Subjects taught

Mandatory Modules

Managing People: Theory & Practice

Strategy & Leadership

Applied Project in Management Development

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.

Assessment method

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

Application date

This course is expected to run in September 2020.

Course fee

Programme fee details are available on the Postgraduate Fee Schedule displayed on our website at

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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