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. 

Visit our Business Students Launchpad for sample learning material, tips for online learning & time management and further information on getting started with NUI Galway as a part-time learner.

Mode of Study: Online Learning

Applications and Selections

The next intake for this course will be in September 2023.

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Applications System. This course is listed under Adult Learning & CPD Courses Application.

Please visit our How to Apply page for Application tips and Supporting Documents information.




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.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for part-time students can be found in our FAQs section (i.e. age, English language requirements etc.). There are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma in Management but applicants should possess a good level of computer literacy.

*If you are under 21  you will be asked to fulfil the matriculation requirements for NUI Galway. These are available in our FAQs section.

Additional Requirements


2 years, part-time

Next start date

September 2023

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

Closing Date


NFQ level


Mode of study

Online Learning

ECTS weighting





Course 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

Course Delivery

The course is delivered fully online through a combination of:

  • Podcasts
  • Screenshots (a digital recording of computer screen output)
  • Live online lectures
  • Reading material and assignments
  • Online discussion
  • One three-day, online workshop in Year 1 (4th-6th February, 2022)

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

Further Education

This course may provide a progression route to the part-time Bachelor of Commerce (Online) should graduates wish to progress to degree level. Exemptions will be granted for the academic work completed for the Diploma.

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

€995 p.a. 2022/23

Fees: Tuition

€960 p.a. 2022/23

Fees: Student levy

€35 p.a. 2022/23

Fees: Non EU

€1,495 p.a. 2022/23

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
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Signing for social insurance contribution credits

Please download the 2022_23 Fees Scholarship Form for more information.

Find out More

Course Administrator
Tel: 091 495786



 What Our Students Say


Declan Costello |   Student

My role as a Chemist in the Health Services Executive involves a significant amount of people management and I felt that this course would provide me with a fresh insight and new ideas towards my personal approach to management. The course is primarily delivered online with two on-site deliveries; the onsite modules are an initial introduction and a Negotiation Skills module in year 2. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the latter module required remote delivery during my term. The online delivery involves a mix of live & recorded lectures, with significant online resource availability. The structured delivery on Blackboard, whilst initially intimidating, becomes easily navigable and a superb resource. Additionally, access to the library (online and physically) and the support of fellow students is of immense assistance. The course is challenging and does require a significant time commitment, but is certainly manageable with careful time management and structuring. The course has equipped me with relevant information and confidence to advance in my career. I can thoroughly recommend the Diploma in Management as a worthwhile, challenging and rewarding undertaking.

Sharon Deering |   Graduate

My skills, knowledge and competence have certainly been enhanced through engaging in this course of study. I am a better Manager as a result and I now have the theoretical understanding and evidence-based research to support why I am choosing a course of action. The learning activities challenge you to really look at yourself as a Manager and to apply the learning in the workplace.


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