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Higher Diploma in Business

Start Date

September 2024

Course Capacity



1 Year

Work Placement




NFQ Level


Discipline Area

Business, Management & Marketing

Course Type

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Study Mode



On Campus

Course Overview

The Higher Diploma in Business programme is geared toward the international market. It aims to provide learners with an awareness of the theory, concepts and methods pertaining to the field of business and management. 

It gives learners an appreciation of the inter-relationships between business functions and processes. Extensive knowledge and understanding of the contemporary business environment and an awareness of the need for adaption and change are core sub-fields. Upon completion of the programme, learners will be able to: evaluate knowledge in the field of business, apply a range of analytical skills, and analyse business environments to aid decision making and implement change. 

Course Delivery and Modules

  • Modules

    • Strategic Management (year-long)
    • Financial Management
    • Business Ethics & Corporate Citizenship
    • Cross-Cultural Organisational Behaviour (year-long)
    • Digital Marketing Theory and Practice
    • Management Accounting
    • Doing Business in New and Emerging Markets
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • English (2 modules)


    The English language modules help learners to develop their spoken and written English. As the programme shares modules with the Business School's BBS Honours programme, students are provided with opportunities to study alongside domestic students, thereby enhancing their learning outcomes and English fluency.

Education Progression

The Higher Diploma in Business programme offers learners a pathway to Masters level study. Upon successful completion of the programme, and having gained a 2:2 or higher, graduates may apply to the MBS programme at level 9.

Fees and Funding

Please find information on fees and funding here:

Entry Requirements

This programme is delivered through English, therefore, an advanced level of English language proficiency is required.

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.

International Application (non-EU)

International Applicants (not from or living in the EU) can apply through an agent or directly to DkIT to study this course.

Ask us a Question

If you have a question about the Higher Diploma in Business please ask it below and we will get back to you.

Cathriona Connor

Programme Director


International Office


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).