Strategic Management Certificate in Galway, Ireland

The programme

This course is an ideal choice for someone who is looking for a specific need in a specialist area. The Certificate in Strategic Management will give students cutting edge flare in order to guide them through the business owner's life cycle.

To successfully navigate current disruptive challenges such as Covid-19, Brexit, digitisation and climate change, today's managers require the mindset and skill-set to adapt to change, seize opportunity and lead innovation in their business in order to stay competitive and resilient.

  • Duration

    One academic semester

  • Next Start Date

    23 September 2024

  • Mode

    Full-time Day
    Part-time Evening

  • ECTS

    10 ECTS

  • Assessment

    Continuous Assessment & Exam

  • Level

    National Framework of Qualifications Level 7

  • Minimum English Level

    CEFR B2 or above

  • Accrediting Body

    Quality and Qualifications Ireland

EU Part-time  FeesEU  Full-time FeesSpringboard
€950 €1,075FREE or 10% course fee - currently not available

“The course was fantastic!! As someone with a humanities background, I found the strategic management course the perfect way to feel more confident in my work. As a professional with supervisory responsibilities, I wanted to learn how to manage people, and also learn about business. The strategic management course has made me into a critical thinker, and ready to innovate and lead change in an organisation. Thanks a million to Tony who explained the frameworks in applicable manner, I thoroughly enjoyed the course and recommend it to anyone who wants to gain an employable edge!!” - Assia Buono, Strategic Management Certificate Course participant

Why should I study a Certificate in Strategic Management?

The Certificate in Strategic Management will teach you the key theories and frameworks which are the building blocks for modern organisation’s strategy. 

The skills you will learn are transferable and they can be used in strategic planning in any business sector. 

Programme Learning Outcomes

This Certificate in Strategic Management will:

  • Teach learners the theories and frameworks of modern day business strategy and how to apply them on their work environments
  • Learn key management theories and have the ability to analyse and solve real-life management issues and  concerns
  • Use the skills acquired to develop strategic plans in any business division

Programme content 

The core module of this certificate programme is Strategic Management and the indicative programme content is listed below. 

Strategic Management (10 ECTS)
Leadership & culture of an organisation
Business ethics & corporate social responsibility
Analysis of opportunities and threats (internal & external) to the business environment 
Corporate strategy and its importance in directing the business
Strategic methods implemented by organisations
Innovation and its importance for company growth
Strategic implementation and strategic change 

Course Structure and Award

The Certificate in Strategic Management will be delivered over a semester (18 weeks, including exams). 

You will be assessed using a combination of exams and continuous assessment throughout the semester.

On completion, you will receive a QQI Certificate in Strategic Management at level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications. 

Career opportunities & Progression Routes 

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.   

Entry Requirements

Students are required to have a Leaving Certificate 5 passes or High School Diploma equivalent and are required to have an English Language qualification at CEFR B2 or above.

To successfully pursue this module, an applicant would need some prior experience or knowledge in this particular field.

English language classes at the start of the programme are obligatory for non-native speakers.

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Next Steps

If you wish to apply for this certificate course, please contact the college directly:

T: +353 (0)91 529000


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