Specialist Diploma in Management Practice

Accelerate Your Career in Management Practice

Designed for graduates who wish to deepen their understanding of fundamental management competencies while building upon their existing skills and knowledge in the area of business management practice.

Course Details


University of Limerick, Specialist Diploma in Management Practice


NFQ Level 9 Minor Award - Specialist Diploma


Blended Learning


2 Semesters



Start Date:

August 2020

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For professionals who:

  • Hold a Level 8 (NFQ),ECTS 60 credits award (minimum 2.2) in Management or Business Studies or an equivalent qualification
  • Have 3 - 5 years experience in business management and related industries
  • Fill middle-level managerial roles in a variety of disciplines within public, private and volunteer organisations
  • Understand and appreciate core management practice principles and theories

Participants learn to:

  • Understand and appreciate core management practice principles and theories
  • To introduce candidates to the concepts, theories and techniques of strategic and operations management.
  • To provide the skills and approach necessary to design, deploy and maintain effective strategic management.
  • To enable candidates to realistically evaluate strategic management and operations system. Candidates will assess how management techniques such as activity-based costing, life-cycle costing, marketing, project management, professional skills and communic
  • To equip candidates to contribute effectively to the strategy process and operations function from a direct line or staff position.

For those who work in the following types of professions:

  • Assistant Manager
  • 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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