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Graduate Certificate Management (Business) – Jan 2021DC529 | Online Programmes
18th January 2021
Closed for applications
** Note: Programme Closed
The Graduate Certificate in Management Business is a Level 9 programme designed for people with an interest in pursuing a career in management. You will be introduced to the core disciplines of business such as business strategy, finance, technology management and leadership strategy , while developing the range of skills necessary to operate successfully in a business environment. These include analytical, technical, teamworking, presentation, report writing and communication skills.
— 12 week full-time Graduate Certificate
— Level 9
— Delivered online / distance learning
— *Programme fees are funded by the Government of Ireland Jobs Stimulus initiative. Please click on the following link to view further information: dcu.ie/jobs-stimulus
— This course is suitable to people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Whether you’re a recent graduate, a returner to the workforce or you’re a professional working in business, but without any formal training in management, this course will enhance your understanding of key management topics to lay a strong foundation for your career in management.
DCU Business School is ranked in the top 90 Business Schools in Europe in the 2020 Financial Times Ranking, one of only three Irish Business Schools to achieve this ranking. The Financial Times Ranking for Business Schools is one of the most highly acknowledged and widely cited authorities on quality and performance of institutions globally.
Why Do This Course?
The Graduate Certificate in Management Business is ideal for anyone from a business or non business background looking for an in- depth short course in the areas of business strategy, finance and data analytics. Students are not required to have a business background on applying for this programme.
Programme Content is as follows:
EF581 – Finance
The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the key financial issues faced by modern-day
financial managers of corporations. The course will also equip students with conceptual and analytical skills
necessary to make financial decisions. Topics to be covered include capital asset pricing model (CAPM),
arbitrage pricing model (APT), valuation of firms and projects, real options, capital structure, dividends policy
and mergers and acquisitions. The module is delivered through a combination of lectures and tutorials.
MT574 – Technology Management
Technology and organisations have always had a symbiotic relationship over history however in recent
years digital technologies in particular have assumed an increasingly important role as a driver of the rapid
pace of change and increased productivity in business and as an enabler of business model evolution and
increased business value. This is happening in the context of rapid evolution and development of all
technologies. Organisations need to appropriately anticipate, initiate, and respond to such developments
The syllabus of the technology management module is built around the issue of digital disruption and with a
focus on the role of technology in enabling how value is created, delivered, and protected. Readings and
exercises highlight the technological drivers and enablers of digital disruption including studies of how some
companies saw early signs and responded appropriately while others did not. Study of the processes and
patterns of technology evolution and tools such as technology roadmaps are intended to sensitize students
to potential shifts in the assumptions that could result in loss of control over the value management process.
MT582 – Business Strategy
This module aims; (a) To provide students with a basic understanding of the principles and practice of
business strategy development and management (b) To develop in students a capacity for strategic thinking
and an understanding of the organisational and management issues involved in formulating and executing
strategy. (c) To provide a framework for integrating the knowledge of the various business activities and
functions developed elsewhere in the programme.
MT5131 – Strategy & Leadership
This is one of the strategy modules in the strategy pathway on the MSc in Management. The aim of the
module is to help the students to develop skills in business analysis and strategic thinking, deepen their
understanding of the strategy process in its wider context and of how strategy and leadership are related,
and to familiarise them with the thought-leadership literature in the strategy and leadership areas.
MT5000 – Data Analytics & Visualization
The information age is characterised by enormous amounts of data generated as part of an ever-widening
range of our day-to-day activities. This data can lead to better decision-making, insight, and advantage. The
module aims to equip learners with a variety of Data visualisation techniques and the knowledge of a variety
of tools and statistical techniques to make sense of the emergence and exponential growth of big data. The
content of this module is delivered mainly through lecturers and in class demonstration.
HR5111 – Management Consulting
This module will provide an overview of the management consulting profession, its industry and competitive
dynamics, major practice areas, approaches to project management and management of consulting
relationships. Participants will be introduced to business models and tools utilised by consultants , assess
critical issues for the success of management consulting projects, and consider the dynamics of individual
career progression in the industry . Our focus will be on developing conceptual understanding and skill
proficiency for practising consulting. The module is relevant to those who are specifically interested in
consulting careers and/or those whose current or future job interests include staff consulting or line
management with the use of consultants. The module will address the topic on five levels of analysis. 1
Industry Level: understanding the consulting industry. 2 Firm Level: examine the issues associated with
working in different types of consulting firms. 3 Project Level: a thorough understanding of all the phases of
a consulting project lifecycle. 4 Relationship Level: consultant client relationship dynamics. 5 Individual
Level: skills, attributes, ethics and lifestyle issues
This course is suitable to people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Whether you’re a recent graduate, a returner to the workforce or you’re a professional working in business, but without any formal training in management, this course will enhance your understanding of key management topics to lay a strong foundation for your career in management. This course is routed in business strategy. However, technology, the ability to understand and use data and financial acumen are essential skills in the increasingly digital workplace of today. This course combines both business strategy and digital business, providing you with the essential skills to advance your career in management.
You can read full information on eligibility and funding for this programme on www.dcu.ie/jobs-stimulus
The minimum entry requirements for the programme are:
For admission to the Graduate Certificate in Management Business candidates must hold –
A 2.1 Honours degree in any discipline, or equivalent international qualification.
Applicants who have achieved a 2.2 Honours degree may still obtain a place. This will depend on availability of places and on obtaining high grades in relevant modules on their undergraduate programme.
International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. More information about English language requirements for DCU Business School can be found here.
In order to apply you will be required to submit the following documents:
>Identification Proof – passport
Residents in Ireland holding Non- EU passports should include documentary evidence of VISA/Permission to stay.
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