Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
Summer 2024
4 Weeks
University Certificate of Study
Faculty: Kemmy Business School
Course Type: Professional/Flexible, Online
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: John McGrath
Address: Department of Management and Marketing, KBS Email:

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Brief Description

This course qualifies for 50% funding under the HCI Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy. Check fees section for details and eligibility.  Please Note:   Applicants may only apply for and receive, one subsidised course per semester. 

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Module Description Module Code NFQ Level ECTS Credits Start Date Fees

Importing in the Context of Global Supply Chain


7 6 TBC


This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award. The programmes associated with this MicroCred are:

This module will provide learners with an understanding of the principles of importing into the EU and Ireland, the legislative basis and the mechanisms required for import compliance.

Learning outcomes:

On the successful completion of this module participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the customs procedures and processes for import into Ireland and how to apply these concepts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of import restrictions and licencing requirements and time frames for import into Ireland.
  • Explain main methods of shipment and ports of entry.
  • Demonstrate an ability to calculate costs and timeframes along the supply chain for transit and warehousing
  • Demonstrate an ability to carry out basic CBA and Make or Buy exercises.
  • Demonstrate methods of knowledge management for a changing regulatory environment and how to communicate change to the wider organization.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of regulatory requirements for importing into the EU and USA.                                                                                                          


There is no final exam for this module.

You will be assessed through 1-2 continuous skill-based assignments, provided by your lecturer.

The programme is open to managers and supervisors from a variety of disciplines or those aspiring to a managerial role with three to five years organisational experience in a relevant field. 

Completion of an NFQ level 6 qualification or equivalent is required.

Entry requirements are established to ensure the learner can engage with the course material and assessments, at a level suitable to their needs, and the academic requirements of the module. By applying to this micro-credential, you are confirming that you have reviewed and understand any such requirements, and that you meet the eligibility criteria for admission.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.


HCI Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy - Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can qualify for 50% funding subject to the availability of places. To clarify eligibility please go to Eligibility Criteria

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