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Certificate in Management Fundamentals

Course Points
20
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Level
Level 6
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
Wednesday, 18th September 2024 at 6.30pm

Three great reasons to consider this course

  • Graduates will be able to define management and identify its key functions and practices, and their relationship to work and people in an organisational setting as well as to organisational competitive advantage.
  • Graduates of this programme will be able to apply a range of professional communication skills including assertiveness and negotiation, listening and reflecting, explaining and questioning in the business context.
  • Graduates of this Certificate in Management Fundamentals will be provided with the skills to establish and manage a basic research project, including the design and administration of primary data gathering and the collection and evaluation of research articles in an ethical context.

Course Summary

The Certificate in Management Fundamentals aims to introduce students to the general principles of management and communications to enable more effective management practice in the workplace.

Important notice about this course

NOW ENROLLING FOR AUTUMN

Closing date for applications: Monday 2nd September OR until all places are taken, whichever comes first.

Fees reduced from €950 to €200 - spaces limited.

Students of the Certificate in Management Fundamentals will be introduced to a range of management and communication theories and concepts, as well as techniques to apply in practice relating to: managing people, leading, managing change, managing conflict, negotiating and communicating professionally in a range of organisational contexts.

This course combines both the Certificate in Management and the Certificate of Communication Skills courses.

The Certificate in Management Fundamentals will cover the following modules:

  • Management Studies - The aim of this module is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the general principles of management and organisational behaviour against the backdrop of economic and social sustainability. Content includes: Introduction to Management // Leadership // Business Environment // Planning & Organising // Controlling & Influencing // Organisational Culture // Business Ethics // Managing & Leading Change // People at Work // Managing Conflict at Work
  • Communication Skills - The aim of this module is to develop in students an understanding of the role of effective professional communication in business. The module provides an introduction to the theory behind professional communication in business contexts informed by recent research. It also develops in students an understanding of how these theoretical frameworks can be applied to real-life, real-time business interaction. It also provides the opportunity to practice a range of professional communication skills including oral and written presentation, teamwork in diverse groups and negotiation. In addition, it helps to develop students’ general understanding, awareness and communicative effectiveness, as well as critical thinking and research skills. It develops in students an understanding of current thought on best professional practice in professional communication skills in business contexts. Content includes: Study Skills // Research Methods // Reports // Harvard Referencing // Business Correspondence // Language & Style

The mode of delivery is part-time with some blended via DkIT Moodle. Assessment of this Certificate will comprise Course work and an examination. Exams take place in January and May.

Classes run on Wednesday evenings (6.30pm - 9.30pm) each week AND on 4 Saturdays over one Semester as follows:

  1. Saturday 28th September 9am - 3pm
  2. Saturday 19th October 9am - 3pm
  3. Saturday 9th November 9am - 3pm
  4. Saturday 7th December 9am - 3pm

Timetable subject to change.

INDUCTION FOR NEW STUDENTS WILL RUN MONDAY 16th SEPTEMBER FROM 6.30PM.

Graduates of this Certificate in Management Fundamentals may be eligible for exemptions on other similar programmes within DkIT and with other providers.

Learners who successfully complete this Certificate will be offered the relevant module exemption from the DkIT BBS part-time degree.

Learners completing this may also apply to the full-time BB in Business & Management programme and, provided they meet entry criteria for that programme, will be offered exemptions for the relevant module that they have successfully completed.

€200 Accept Offer fee (non refundable)

All applicants will normally hold a relevant level 5 qualification (or equivalent) or higher.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum education requirements but are 23 years or older and have relevant work experience may still apply for consideration by the Institute. If you are applying as a mature student be sure to submit your CV and any letters of reference you have from employers.


International students must have English level of IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent).

This course is best-suited to:

  • Students who wish to be able to apply a range of professional communication skills including assertiveness and negotiation, listening and reflecting, explaining and questioning in the business context.
  • Students who wish to gain the skills to establish and manage a basic research project, including the design and administration of primary data gathering and the collection and evaluation of research articles in an ethical context.
  • Students who wish to gain knowledge of the general principles of management and communications to enable more effective management practice in the workplace. Learners will be introduced to a range of management and communication theories and concepts, as well as techniques to apply in practice relating to: managing people, leading, managing change, managing conflict, negotiating and communicating professionally in a range of organisational contexts.

     

Course ID DK_BMFUN_6
Course Type Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 6
Duration 1 Semester
Fees €200
Starting Date Wednesday, 18th September 2024 at 6.30pm
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Business Studies
Credits 20
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Delivery Method On Campus

How To Apply

Apply Directly to DkIT

Apply directly to DkIT using our online applications system. Please remember to upload the required documentation (copies of your existing qualification(s), your CV, any other support documents etc) with your online application to expedite your application. To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended.

Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).