Students can take this course in the classroom and receive a QQI Level 6 Business Management Award or take this course online and receive a Diploma in Business Management from City Colleges.

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the principles and practice of management within the business environment to enable the learner to develop management skills to work independently or within a supervisory capacity.

If paying in instalments by direct debit, the deposit to book a place is €150 and the balance is split into three equal monthly payments.

Learners will be able to

1 Explore a range of organisations to include different organisation types, purpose, mission, vision and objectives and structures

2 Investigate the internal environment of an organisation to include a SWOT analysis (Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats)

3 Analyse the impact of a range of external factors on an organisation to include a PEST analysis (Political Economic Social Technological)

4 Examine the need to and various ways that organisations adapt to and manage change

5 Explore the role of management within an organisation to include planning, organising , motivating, monitoring, review and control

6 Evaluate a range of business management techniques and tools for planning, management control and measuring performance within a business organisation to include budgetary and none budgetary forms of control and performance indicators

7 Examine the difference between management and leadership and the impact of different management and leadership styles on group and individual performance within an organisation

8 Appraise the role of human resources function and the human resource tools and techniques used to recruit, select and appraise employees and resolve conflict within an organisation

9 Design a procedure for a management process within an organisation

10 Design an appropriate workflow system for a business related task to include documentation of the process, identification of responsibilities and expected outputs

11 Compile a report on a management process to include a review and evaluation of the process

12 Evaluate the performance of an individual or group within an organisation to include objectives and performance indicators.


A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding of the Diploma.

Classroom – QQI Level 6 in Business Management

Assignment 70%

Skills Demonstration 30%

Online – Diploma in Business Management

A Written Assignment of 2,500 words.



Alison Dunne

Alison Dunne has many years’ experience working as a Company accountant. Her strengths are cash management, processing re-engineering and management of a finance function within a company. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer in Quest Recruitment Ltd., a leading recruitment company, solely dedicated to recruiting for Accountancy and Financial Services Professionals.


Anne Marie Cogan

Anne Marie Cogan is a qualified ACCA Accountant and holds a 1:1 Level 8 degree in Accountancy. She was an award-winning student who received recognition from Chartered Accountants Ireland for achieving the highest grade in her undergraduate degree. Anne Marie has over two decades of experience in the business environment. She is an excellent communicator and challenges complex theories and calculations, always bringing them back to simple terms which she believes is the secret to effective learning. Her research interest are effective management of expenditure in education.

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  • Courses for students who are passionate about their subject, delivered by leaders in their field.
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  • Limited class size
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Diploma in Business Management (Online)

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Classroom Diploma in Business Management


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