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Limerick Institute of Technology Higher Diploma in Business Management
Limerick Institute of Technology

Higher Diploma in Business Management

Limerick, Ireland

1 Years


Full time

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EUR 10,750 / per year



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This one-year postgraduate programme is designed for the non-business graduate. Aimed at providing business management skills for students who would have studied in other academic fields at the undergraduate level. Students are encouraged to become an independent and innovative thinker with a sound understanding of theoretical issues and the ability to put these theories into practice. The programme provides a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills development facilitated through active learning approaches. The programme offers the skills to allow students to convert from other disciplines into the business world or augment their existing qualifications to improve employment prospects.

Modules taught on the programme are contemporary Marketing and Branding, Strategic Management, HRM - OB, Financial Decision Making, Economics for Business, New Venture Creation.

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What are the entry requirements?

  1. An honours degree (level 8) in a non-business or a non-cognate discipline or approved equivalent qualification. Priority of entry will be given to applicants with a higher classification of the award.

  1. A level 7 qualification in a non-business or a non-cognate discipline and at least 1-year relevant professional experience/responsibility.

  1. Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should apply to the Admissions Office for consideration.

What modules will I study?

  • Title: Microeconomics for Business
    Credits: 5 Credits

  • Title: Strategic Management Concepts
    Credits: 5 Credits

  • Title: Principles of Marketing
    Credits: 5 Credits

  • Title: Organisational Behaviour
    Credits: 5 Credits

  • Title: Enterprise and Innovation
    Credits: 5 Credits

  • Title: Financial Decision Making 2
    Credits: 5 Credits

  • Title: Macroeconomics for Business
    Credits: 5 Credits

  • Title: Strategic Management Practice
    Credits: 5 Credits

  • Title: Brand Management
    Credits: 5 Credits

  • Title: Human Resource Management
    Credits: 5 Credits

  • Title: New Venture Planning
    Credits: 5 Credits

  • Title: Financial Decision Making 1
    Credits: 5 Credits

Are there opportunities for further study?

On completion of these programmes, graduates will also be able to apply for Level 9 qualifications in the field of business including LIT’s own Master of Business in Marketing & Management Strategy.

What are the career prospects?

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Apply relevant management techniques to effectively manage a range of business functions

  • Develop marketing strategies to be used as part of a firm’s overall integrated marketing communications activities

  • Manage people effectively through strong applied knowledge of HR and general business skills and competencies

  • Conduct environmental comparative analyses of domestic & foreign markets

More Information

The Higher Diploma in Business Management is a ‘conversion programme’ designed to foster business management skills in non-business graduates. This skill set has been identified as a key requirement for future economic growth by various state agencies including Forfas.


Entry fee for this programme is €4,350 but is subject to change.

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