Business & Entrepreneurship Certificate - Part-Time [Evening]

The Programme

In the Certificate in Business & Entrepreneurship you will learn the fundamental elements that incorporate the business owner life-cycle. You will learn management skills that will assist in successful entrepreneurial ventures or to overcome challenges and obstacles you may face in your workplace.

  • Duration

    One Semester

  • Next Start Date

    23rd September 2019

  • Mode

    Part-time Evening

  • Assessment

    Continuous Assessment & Exam

  • ECTS

    20 ECTS

  • Accrediting Body

    Quality and Qualifications Ireland

  • Level

    National Framework of Qualifications Level 6

  • Minimum English Level

    IELTS Level 6.0 or equivalent

Our degrees and certificates are awarded by the Quality and Qualifications Ireland - QQI

QQI

Programme Learning Outcomes

The Certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship will enable learners:

  • Understand and propose solutions to problems that exist in today’s business environments
  • Have the ability to identify the attributes that are required within a successful entrepreneur
  • Possess the knowledge of the essential management areas of innovations, entrepreneurship and  business ethics
  • Develop a business plan to bring a business idea to fruition and understand all the steps required in the process
  • Understand how to carry out the changes in an organisation to encourage an innovative and entrepreneurial culture
  • Examine contemporary business management issues, analyses these issues and proposes solutions to overcome them 

"The staff are very supportive and are always available to answer questions and help out where required. The lectures are very well delivered and interesting." 

Jimmy Norman, GBS Graduate


Programme Content

Contemporary Business Management - (10 ECTS) 

  • Fundamental management functions 
  • Managing the process of modern business negotiations 
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Ethics in business & sustainability 
  • Entrepreneurial activity in Ireland and Europe 

Entrepreneurship - (10 ECTS)

  • Recognising opportunities, creativity and idea generation 
  • Feasibility & business plan 
  • Financing the enterprise 
  • Internationalisation 
  • Innovation growth strategies  
Staropramen Brewery Prague - Study Abroad Trip 2018

Staropramen Brewery Prague - Study Abroad Trip 2018

Course Structure and Award

The Certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship will be delivered over a semester (12 weeks + exams). The total commitment per module is 200 hours in the semester which is divided between 78 contact hours and 122 hours of independent work. 

On completion, you will receive a QQI Certificate in Business & Entrepreneurship at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications. 

Academic Career & Progression Routes 

After this certificate, you can progress on to a career in business or innovation management in SMEs or multinational organisations. Students who would like to further their academic career can choose to continue their studies through our Bachelor of Business degree and would be exempted from the modules completed within their certificate. 

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