One academic semester
Start preparing yourself for a successful future in business.
On the Certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship course you will explore contemporary business issues and gain a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge for business.
You will learn the fundamental elements that make up the business owner lifecycle as well as management skills that will help you during your entrepreneurial ventures or to successfully overcome challenges and obstacles you may face in your workplace.
The aim of this certificate is to equip you with the knowledge you need to analyse a range of business management issues and overcome the challenges facing successful entrepreneurs.
This certificate course is available for funding under the Springboard initiative.
It's FREE for unemployed people who meet the entry requirements as “returners” or those who are “Jobseekers”. If you are in employment, the HEA funds 90% of the course with a 10% contribution fee from applicants.
If you want to know whether you qualify for this course under the Springboard scheme, get in touch with Galway Business School today.
One academic semester
2nd February 2021
Part-time Evening, Online
Continuous Assessment & Exam
National Framework of Qualifications Level 6
IELTS Level 6.0 or equivalent
Quality and Qualifications Ireland
This course will be taught through a mix of relevant theory and through the use of practical case studies and in-class simulations. The lectures and tutorials will be interactive and you'll be expected to keep up to date with reading material.
You will be assessed using a combination of exams and continuous assessment throughout the semester. This includes a variety of assessments components, such as continuous assessment, proctored written examinations and e-activities.
The Certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship is delivered over a semester (18 weeks, including exams).
On completion, you will receive a QQI Certificate in Business & Entrepreneurship at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
We offer internationally recognised undergraduate degree programmes, complemented by a wide range of professional, short term certificate courses and pathway programmes.
At Galway Business School you can choose a programme to suit you:
You’ll find not only an excellent location but also top-class facilities, teachers and programmes.
After completing 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.
Students are required to have a Leaving Certificate 5 pass or High School Diploma equivalent and are required to have an English Language qualification at CEFR B2 or above.
English language classes at the start of the programme are obligatory for non-native speakers.
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For further information please contact our friendly admissions team.
T: +353 (0) 91 529 000
Are you looking for an internationally recognised qualification that will enhance your employability?
Our Business and Entrepreneurship courses offer an excellent learning experience that will give you an understanding of the problems that exist in today's business environments- and the ability to propose solutions to them. For example, the Covid-19 pandemic has created severe challenges for Irish businesses with significant job losses, worldwide disruption and an uncertain road ahead. Many businesses have to rethink the way they work and operate, adaptability being key. Your role as a business developer would be working closely with businesses to help them mobilise, stabilise and return to delivering profits.
These are the perfect business courses for entrepreneurs interested in starting and growing a successful business.
Upon successfully completing this certificate, you will be able to identify the attributes a successful entrepreneur requires and devise strategies to overcome the challenges businesses today face.
The Certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship will empower you to:
The Certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship programme has two core modules, Contemporary Global Business and Entrepreneurship. The modules are mandatory.
|Contemporary Global Business (10 ECTS)|
This module will provide you with an understanding of the key roles a manager plays in terms of planning, organising, leading and controlling the organisation. You'll be able apply tactics and strategies in learning to win in an international negotiation. By means of group case analysis you'll be able to apply key concepts within today’s organisation and their global environments.
You will study:
Fundamental management functions
Managing the process of modern business negotiations
Corporate social responsibility
Ethics in business and sustainability
Entrepreneurial activity in Ireland and Europe
By looking at various organisations and how they are managed, you'll develop a broad overview of the concepts and exhibit a foundation in the analytical and practical skills necessary to effectively manage within organisations.
|Entrepreneurship (10 ECTS)|
This module introduces the foundations of entrepreneurship that are important to understanding the decisions entrepreneurs make, the environment in which they make those decisions and the tasks they must perform before launching a new venture.
This course will involve a substantial amount of application of theory as part of the learning process. There will be lecture presentations on key concepts.
You will cover:
How to recognise opportunities
Creativity and idea generation
Feasibility and business plan
Financing the enterprise
Innovation growth strategies
You will then apply the theory in a practical way, building up a portfolio of information relating to the course content through discussion, debate, self-directed learning, presentation and guest speakers. This also provides an opportunity for class discussion and peer learning.
"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