Course Overview

The Diploma in Management is aimed at students who seek a management qualification to develop their careers.  Students will be equipped with key concepts, knowledge and skills to enable them to embark on a career in management.  Graduates may be employable in a range of industries and sectors. 

Applications and Selections

Applications open in April for 2017

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

All modules in the Diploma are individually assessed.  Modules are assessed by a combination of written assignments, online activities and block release workshops during the semester.

Applicants are expected to be proficient in the use of computers and the internet.

All applicants, whose first language is not English, or who have not been educated through the medium of the English language during their two most recent years of study, must present one of the following qualifications in the English language: IELTS: 6.5 or TOEFL (IBT): 92. Please see this webpage for further information:

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma in Management. Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January 1st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years. Candidates under 21 years should meet the minimum matriculation requirements as outlined in the FAQs section.

Additional Requirements


2 years, part-time

Next start date

September 2017

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date

Next start date

September 2017

NFQ level


Mode of study


ECTS weighting





PAC code

Course Outline

The modules in this Diploma provide a solid foundation in the principles and practice of effective management. This Diploma is ideal for students who wish to:

  • Understand the principles of contemporary management
  • Enhance their leadership capability
  • Understand management’s role in achieving organisational outcomes and success
  •  Develop their critical thinking, analysis and decision making skills
  • Understand the role of organisational psychology and behaviour in organisational effectiveness
  • Develop essential negotiation and management skills
  • Apply this knowledge to a wide range of organisational settings

 There are six modules on offer within the diploma structure.  Students are required to complete three modules each year.

Year 1

Contemporary Management Thought
Critical Thinking
Leading and Managing People

Year 2

Management Skills
Organisational Psychology and Analysis
Negotiation Skills

Further Education

The course may provide an opportunity for students to progress to degree level qualification.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Who’s Suited to This Course

The Diploma in Management is aimed at students who wish to develop their careers in a range of business and management roles.  Students will be equipped with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to embark on a career in management or enhance their capacity to perform in current management roles.  This course is also suited to self-employed managers seeking to add value to their organisation.

The course may provide an opportunity for students to progress to degree level qualification

Learning Outcomes

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€970 p.a.

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

€1470 p.a.
A fees scholarship of up to 30% may be available for students who wish to upskill for the purposes of re-employment. Students must be registered as unemployed and in receipt of one of the following: Job-seekers Benefit, Job-seekers Allowance, One-parent family allowance, Disability allowance, Community Employment Scheme or signing for social insurance contribution credits. Please download the 2017_18 Fees Scholarship Form CALPD for more information.

Find out More

Catherine Geraghty 
Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development 
NUI Galway 
Tel: 091 492144

Access the Student Launchpad for course outlines, timetables etc.