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Course Details

Higher Diploma in Business

Course code: BN526 Entry Route into programme:
  • Ordinary Bachelor Degree (NFQ level 7) with pass grade in a non-related disciplines
    (or equivalent qualification)
Duration: 1 year
NFQ level: 8
Fee: €2,500
Schedule:                                                      Monday 6pm-10pm (on line)
Wednesday 6pm-10pm (on line)
Thursday 6pm-10pm
Award title: Higher Diploma in Business
Credits for Full Award: 60 @ NFQ Level 8
Awarding Body: ITB  


The Higher Diploma in Business programme is designed primarily for both non-business graduates and international students.  This higher diploma is structured as a conversion programme allowing students from non-business disciplines to develop and focus their career paths in the business environment with a view to pursuing a career in business or gaining valuable business skills to complement existing skills sets.  Graduates of the programme may also wish to pursue further studies in business at post graduate level. This programme is also suitable for International Students from both business and non-business disciplines.

The Higher Diploma in Business offers an opportunity for students to gain a level 8 (NFQ) qualification in business with a further opportunity to progress to our level 9 (NFQ) Masters in Business programme. 

Minimum Entry Requirements

Application for admission to this programme will be considered from graduates of an Ordinary Degree (NFQ level 7 or equivalent) with a GPA of 2.0 or above.  Applicants must also successfully complete the bridging programme BSST H3888 Business Fundamentals.


Course Content

Semester 1

  • Management Skills and Practice
  • Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Business Economics
  • Project Management
  • Management Info Systems

Semester 2

  • Strategy and Change
  • Creativity and Enterprise Development
  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resource Management


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What our students say...

Lisa Kelly

"On the course, everything is like really different and you think it's going to be really hard, but the resources that are available to you are really great. Like the maths teacher has a website for maths, and like that's grand and the way things are taught, it’s not the same all the time."

Lisa Kelly,
Business Student

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