Diploma in Critical Business Skills (Level 8)

NUI Galway 285

Organisation profile

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.

Training aim

The Diploma in Critical Business Skills aims to enable those with non-business backgrounds, to fulfil their potential and progress to middle management roles.

Learning objectives

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

Course outline

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.

Trainer's profile

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 

Course duration

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.