Certificate in Business Strategy

Course Points
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 9
Course Start Date
September 2019 (exact date to be confirmed).

Three great reasons to consider this course

  • Links to Heilbronn University students in the completion of 1-week intensive residential module.
  • The course aims to equip learners with a toolbox of approach to business planning and performance management.
  • Network and build relationships with other senior managers and business leaders from across the North East

Course Summary

This 1-year part-time course is aimed at developing the strategic thinking skills of managers and leaders and at enhancing their understanding of strategy and business planning in practice.

Important notice about this course


This course is aimed at enhancing learners’ understanding of strategy and business planning in practice. It comprises two modules – ‘New Venture Finance’ & ‘Applied Strategic Management’.

The course aims to provide learners with the relevant skills and abilities to critically compare business models and diagnose key strategic issues for various industries; develop a strategy and an in-depth financial plan for a proposed project (including a risk assessment), and strategically communicate this plan to relevant stakeholders.

The Strategy Module is run as a one-week intensive session in collaboration with Heilbronn University, Germany and the students participate in an advanced business simulation. There are normally some follow up assignments the students have to complete as well. For 2018 the residential module will take place during the 1st week of November in Dromantine (8 miles north of Newry, Co. Down).

This course comprises two modules:

  • Business Strategy
  • Applied Strategic Management.

A one week residential during the first semester and one day per week during the second semester.

On completion of this course learners will have a greater understanding of their own strengths as well as those of their colleagues; they will become empowered to use enhanced strategic business planning concepts and theories, develop plans and devote time to strategic planning in the future.

Applicants should typically have a degree level qualification (at Level 8) (or equivalent) in a business related discipline, OR a sufficient academic record along with a minimum of 3 years industry or management experience.

International students must have a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

This programme should be of interest to practicing industry managers or those who seek to improve their performance through the implementation of key theories, techniques and practical application of new strategic approaches within their existing organisation.

Brian Boyd (Programme Director)
Phone: +353 (0)42 9370200 Ext. 2964
Email: Brian.Boyd@dkit.ie

Professor Colette Henry (Head of Department of Business Studies)
Phone: +353 42 9370253
Email: colette.henry@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_BBSTR_9
Level 9
Duration 1 Year
Credits 20
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Business Studies
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €950.00
Starting Date September 2019 (exact date to be confirmed).
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