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IBEC/DIT Diploma in Management

  • Date(s)
    12-day programme: 10th & 24th April, 8th & 22nd May, 5th & 19th June, 3rd July, 11th & 25th September, 9th & 23rd October, and 6th November, 2018.
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Ibec, 84/86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Fee

    Engineers Ireland members avail of the IBEC member rate.

    Members: €2,900
    Non-Members: €3,300

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    84 hours   C3

Programme Overview

The primary objective of the DIT Diploma in Management (12 day) programme is to deliver an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals involved in the management of others, gaining practical experience in the development of core skills in this area. The programme will offer participants the opportunity to learn more about their own management style, how best to lead and motivate others and best practice in this area.

Programme Outcomes

At the end of the programme participants will:

  • Develop an awareness of the human factors in the business environment and how individual differences (e.g. attitudes) impact on organisational performance
  • Develop an awareness and understanding of their style of leadership / management and how this impacts on others
  • Understand the fundamental principles involved in the production of company accounts, and develop a capacity for interpretation and analysis of financial information
  • Develop an integrated theoretical and practical perspective on Management and Leadership
  • Develop a good understanding of several key employment law areas
  • Understand the steps involved in a formal strategic planning process and how to develop a framework of analysis to identify problems in business scenarios
  • Understand how to assign responsibilities, delegate and empower others and monitor progress effectively
  • Develop active listening and communication skills
  • Be able to deal with conflict in a more assertive and collaborative manner


There are a number of activities and case studies used throughout the programme which ensures that all of the learning is applied in a real way. The programme is delivered by experienced Ibec executives who provide members with advice, consultancy and training on a daily basis. The programme leader encourages group discussion and involvement throughout each session, ensuring opportunities for questions and real issues are discussed at all times. Best practice examples in all areas will be highlighted and discussed throughout the programme, giving participants plenty of opportunities to build on the elements of these that could be applied in their own organisations.

Who Should Attend

This diploma is for participants who are looking to improve their knowledge and skills in the management area, whilst gaining an accredited qualification. It would suit both newly appointed managers and those with experience in a management role.


"The course exceeded my expectations; it was very well presented by all lecturers and delivered with enthusiasm and energy. I would look at another course with Ibec." - Des Noone, Manager, BT Ireland

Programme Schedule:

Module 1 – (8 Days)

Organisational Behaviour – (2 Days)

  • The meaning and importance of organisational behaviour
  • The historical roots and emergence of organisational behaviour theory
  • Contemporary organisational behaviour
  • Context and managerial perspectives on organisational behaviour
  • Attitudes in organisations
  • How attitudes are formed
  • Key work-related attitudes
  • Management functions, roles and skills
  • Critical managerial skills
  • Organisational challenges
  • Personality and organisations
  • The ‘Big Five’ personality traits
  • The Myers-Briggs Framework
  • Other personality traits at work
  • People in organisations
  • The person Job Fit / Individual differences
  • Managing for effectiveness

Communications in Organisations – (1 Day)

  • The nature of communications in organisations
  • Methods of communications
  • The communications process
  • Electronic information processing and telecommunications
  • Communications network
  • Managing communications

Performance Management – (2 Days)

  • Goal setting and motivation
  • Performance management in organisations
  • Performance management and total quality management
  • Individual rewards in organisations
  • Managing reward systems

Corporate Leadership – (2 Days)

  • The nature of leadership
  • Early approaches to leadership
  • The LPC theory of leadership
  • The Path-Goal theory of leadership
  • Vroom’s decision tree approach to leadership
  • Other contemporary approaches to leadership
  • Influence-based approaches to leadership
  • Power in organisations
  • Politics and political behaviour
  • Impression management in organisations

Strategic Management – (1 Day)

  • Definitions of strategy
  • Perspectives and shifts on strategy
  • Steps in a formal strategic management process
  • Identifying the key tasks of a strategic manager
  • Defining a business and creating a vision
  • Setting strategic objectives
  • Crafting a strategy
  • Matching strategy to situation
  • Identification of problems with strategy formulation and implementation
  • The link between strategy and structure

Module 2  – (2 Days)

Finance for Managers (2 Days)

  • The basics of accounting
  • Understanding the balance sheet
  • Contribution analysis
  • Management of working capital
  • Accounting concepts
  • Key performance indicators
  • Preparing a forecast and budgeting
  • Costs and pricing
  • Investment appraisal
  • Profit sensitivity analysis and applying it to your organisation

Module 3 – (2 Days)

Employment Law (2 Days)

  • Contracts of employment
  • Grievances
  • Equality legislation
  • Discipline & Dismissals
  • Protective leave
  • Bullying & Harassment

Make a Booking

10 April 2018




Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.