Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
Spring 2025
(5-12 Weeks)
University Certificate of Study
Faculty: Kemmy Business School
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: Breda Ahern
Address: Programme Administrator – Management Pathway
Email: Telephone: +353 86 0661706

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Brief Description

Please ensure you enter the Module Code below when applying for this MicroCred. Applications without this cannot be processed. You may apply for more than one MicroCred under the same application.

Description Code Level Date Cost
Strategic Management MG3652 7 (6 ECTS)  TBC €750

Course commencement is subject to internal validation and approval

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: 

Strategic Management is an important subject. Importance is conferred on the discipline from its focus on the development and survival of organizations in both the private and public sectors. Strategy had long been studied and practiced outside of business schools in commercial, historical, philosophical and military contexts. It is considered to be both a capstone and a foundation subject for management thought and action, and draws on multiple theoretical inputs from institutional theory, marketing, sociology and most profoundly, economics and organisational behaviour.                                                                                                               

On successful completion of this MicroCred, students will be able to:    

  • Explain the strategy dimensions of content, context and process.
  • Analyse and discuss an organisation’s business model
  • Identify, analyse and discuss an organisation’s value chain
  • Consider and strategically analyse an organisation’s industry
  • Apply and discuss market positioning and the resource-based view of the firm as core competitive advantage concepts.
  • Demonstrate through application that understanding organisational strategy required appreciation of powerful and useful theory.
  • Display an analytical strategic mind-set.


Assessment: 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, supervisors or those aspiring to a managerial role with a minimum of two years organisational experience. 

Completion of an NFQ level 6 certificate in management or equivalent qualification.

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.


The fees for this programme are €750

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