Diploma in Management

Advance Your Management Capabilities

Designed for middle managers looking to develop their managerial competencies and skills, this one-year, level 7 programme uses individual exercises, group discussions, formal presentations and more to help learners make measurable progress in the areas of communication, teamwork, influencing, strategic thinking and planning and organising.

Course Details


University of Limerick, Diploma in Management


NFQ Level 7 Major Award


Blended Learning


2 Semesters



Start Date:

August 2023

Download Course Schedule & Module Descriptions

For professionals who:

  • ­Seek to reinforce their experiential management skills with an academic qualification in management
  • ­Have three or more years of organisational experience and wish to develop their understanding of the management process and learn appropriate techniques in preparation for their first managerial role
  • ­Hold a Certificate in Management or equivalent qualification

Participants learn to:

  • ­Understand and appreciate core management principles and theories
  • ­Apply a range of management skills and techniques to manage themselves and their teams more effectively
  • ­Demonstrate interpersonal confidence, communication skills and organisational techniques in a range of settings
  • ­Appreciate the impact of the economic environment on their organisation
  • ­Control stress and manage their work/life balance

For those who work in the following types of professions:

  • Accounting Technician
  • Lead Supervisor
  • Electrical/Production Manager
  • Sales/Marketing Manager
  • Executive Administrator
  • and other similar roles

How it works

  • ­The course is designed to enhance learners’ competencies in five key areas: communication skills, teamwork, influencing skills, strategic thinking and planning and organising.
  • ­Tutors assign work for each module. Additionally, a work-based project is completed, allowing learners to demonstrate their applied learning within their organisations.
  • ­Each student makes a personal development plan focusing on the competencies to be followed for the year. Participants are formally assessed in the five core competencies at the beginning and end of the programme to evaluate progress.
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Graduate Testimonials

I gained great self-awareness & confidence; I now have the knowledge to complement my experience.

Derek Kiely,

Electrician, Kirby Group

35 years after finishing school, I finally pursed a 3rd level qualification. This course has given me tremendous confidence.

Ann Marie Kennedy,

Senior Administrator, Department of Nursing & Midwifery, UL