Established in 1845, NUI Galway is one of Ireland's foremost centres of academic excellence. With over 19,000 students and more than 2,200 staff, NUI Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and diplomas of international standard, which provide students with opportunities for personal and academic development, as well as giving them the knowledge and skills they need to pursue successful careers.
The Diploma in Critical Business Skills aims to enable those with non-business backgrounds, to fulfil their potential and progress to middle management roles.
Apply analytical, management, critical thinking, negotiating and leadership skills to achieve business success
Critically examine the national and global business environments to identify and adapt to market changes
Understand and apply relevant business legislation
Apply effective decision making to global business problems
Identify, analyse and solve applied problems in individual and team-based settings
The syllabus will use methods of self-reflection to evaluate personal performance and professional development. Participants will assess personal strengths, characteristics and skills that impact on workplace performance. They will design strategies to enhance personal and organisational strengths and manage weaknesses. Graduates will develop valuable leadership, negotiation and management skills required to maximise their team's contribution to the organisation.
Dr Ann Torres; B.A., M.B.A., PhD.
Dr Johanna Clancy; B.Comm, MBS, Ph.D
Geraldine Grady, MBS, Owner STEP HR Services; HRM; Employment Law; Learning & Development; Coaching; Independent Mediator
Michael Coyne; BCorpLaw, LLB, LLM, HDipSyAn, MSc (ISM), Diop sa Gh
Orla Higgins; B.Comm., MBS., MA
Fiona Sheridan; B.A., D.B.S., C.I.P.D., M.B.S., Ph.D
1 year part-time online
Assessment & certification
NUI Level 8 Diploma; continuous assessment
Who should attend
Applicants from non-business backgrounds who wish to develop business skills and progress to middle management roles.