Certificate in Management

Power Up Your Management Career

For professionals seeking to deepen their management skills or gain a formal qualification, this one-year skills-based programme uses interactive workshops to explore relevant theory and techniques while focusing on individual development and practical application in the workplace.

Course Details


University of Limerick, Certificate in Management


NFQ Level 6 Minor Award


Blended Learning


2 Semesters



Start Date:

August 2023

Download Course Schedule & Module Descriptions

For professionals who:

  • Aspire to or currently hold their first management position
  • Wish to develop a range of skills, including self-management, team management and interpersonal skills
  • ­Seek a third-level qualification in management
  • Have a minimum of two years organisational experience

Participants learn to:

  • Recognise and integrate core management principles and theories
  • ­Differentiate the central managerial components of a management role from the technical and administrative components
  • ­Apply a comprehensive range of management skills and techniques to improve individual, team and organisational performance
  • ­Employ interpersonal skills, confidence and ability to achieve personal targets and goals
  • ­Identify learning needs and commit to long-term professional development

For those who work in the following types of professions:

  • Customer Service Supervisor
  • Assistant Manager
  • Production Operator
  • Administrator
  • Sales/Marketing Assistant
  • Salon Manager
  • Legal/Medical Secretary
  • and other similar roles

How it works

  • ­In each class, a tutor leads learners through a skills-based workshop designed to reinforce the learning material studied since the previous class.
  • ­Learners complete an assignment for each module and receive detailed written feedback from tutors.
  • ­Participants prepare for class in their own time, using assigned guided reading, textbooks and self-assessment questions.
  • ­Ongoing coaching, advice and support is provided by MDU for the duration of the programme.
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Graduate Testimonials

The accessibility of the programme allowed me to meet my work commitments, whilst still having time to complete assignments.

Brid Coffey,

Administration Manager, North Tipperary Community Services Limited

I enjoyed the assignments and found them a great way to learn about a subject without the stress of examinations.

Rebecca Gachet,

Senior Administrator, KBS Research Office