Management Development Unit

Delivering Progressive Programmes for Management Professionals

For more than 25 years, the Management Development Unit at University of Limerick has helped experienced professionals gain academic credentials to support, validate and empower their management careers. We understand the challenge of returning to education after achieving in the workplace—that’s why our programmes are focused on practical skills, applicable knowledge and best-practice techniques that will help you both tomorrow and years from now. We offer part-time courses, blended learning methods, flexible delivery and dedicated support staff because we know continuing education is just one of several important aspects of your life.

Our learners are smart, accomplished management professionals pursuing success in a variety of fields

Whether they’re returning for a masters or never finished their diploma, our purpose is to empower them to achieve their goals, both personally and professionally.

Yvonne Delaney, Programmes Director

Taught by 20+ Industry Experts

Drawing on a wealth of management experience to deliver deep insights and best-practice knowledge.

Bringing more than a decade of specialist experience in professional education to the role of Programmes Director, Yvonne Delaney leads the management development team in providing innovative, applicable higher education programmes for ambitious management professionals. Supported by experienced course director, Mike O'Brien, dedicated administrator, Breda Ahern and hand-selected tutors from industry, the MDU offers students the advanced learning and hands-on support required to succeed in management today.

Yvonne Delaney
Yvonne Delaney
Leadership & Motivation, Change Management, Resource Management
Breda Ahern
Breda Ahern
Senior Administrator
Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien
Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Development
Dr. Jennifer Farrell
Dr. Jennifer Farrell
Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Research Methods
Bob Pattinson
Bob Pattinson
Managing & Motivating Teams, Performance Management, Effective Teamwork, Leadership in the Workplace
Dr. Olivia McDermott
Dr. Olivia McDermott
Operational Excellence, Lean & Six Sigma, Supply Chain Managment, Project Management, Quality Management
Dr. Emma O’Brien
Dr. Emma O’Brien
E-Learning, Research, Project Management, Knowledge Management
Dr. Gerald O'Nolan
Dr. Gerald O'Nolan
Economics & Finance, Data Analysis, Research Methods
Orla Fahy
Orla Fahy
Strategic Management, Communications, Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour
Nuala Ryan
Nuala Ryan
Human Resource Management, Learning & Development, Organisational Development
Dr. Deirdre Brady
Dr. Deirdre Brady
Business Communication, Marketing Management, Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Ita Whittle
Ita Whittle
Finance & Accounting, Financial Information Analysis
Dr. Carole Glynn
Dr. Carole Glynn
Research Methods, Project Management, Change Management, Quality Management
Janet Collins
Janet Collins
Project Management, Programme Management, Project Planning
Dr. John Noonan
Dr. John Noonan
Project Management, Quality Management, Manufacturing Management
Maeve O’Connell
Maeve O’Connell
Management & Leadership, Business Strategy, Cross Cultural Management
Catherine Moylan
Catherine Moylan
Finance & Accounting, Taxation, Corporate Governance, Strategic Business Planning
Mary Lynch
Mary Lynch
Organisational Development, Human Resource Development & Management, Leadership Development, Coaching, Mediation
Denis Coleman
Denis Coleman
Coaching, Mentoring, Behaviour Analysis, Leadership & Motivation, Change Management, Supply Chain Management
Oonagh Murphy
Oonagh Murphy
Employee Relations, Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour

Research & Innovation

Our participation in cutting-edge European research programmes informs our programmes and teaching.

Working with leading innovators from across Europe on the Archimedes project, we helped identify key insights into management in SMEs and brought our findings back to the MDU programmes at UL. For 2017 we’re preparing to participate in the EU Erasmus+ project, in collaboration with the UL school of Science & Engineering and Kemmy Business School.