Course Description

Critical Business Skills (Diploma)

Critical Business Skills (Diploma) is a course run by NUI Galway – Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development, Galway. It is a 'Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online' course with a duration of 1 Year, part-time. Critical Business Skills (Diploma) gives a Course Qualification of Diploma, awarded by National University of Ireland Galway. For more information about Critical Business Skills (Diploma) at NUI Galway – Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development, please review the details below.

The Diploma in Critical Business Skills aims to enable those with non-business backgrounds, to fulfil their potential and progress to middle management roles. The course is designed to develop critical business skills required to contribute to economic development and productivity within their organisation or elsewhere.

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 and management skills required to maximise their team’s contribution to the organisation. Negotiation skills are a key skill in a wide range of business contexts, such as contracts, deal-making, employment discussions, team building, and disputes. This course will enable graduates to understand, accommodate and manage individual differences through constructive negotiations.

Notice: due to COVID-19 restrictions Semester 1 teaching in 2020/21 will take place in a fully online mode.

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Training ProviderNUI Galway – Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development
Course LocationGalway
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationDiploma
Awarding BodyNational University of Ireland Galway
Awarding Body DetailsDiploma (NFQ level 8)
Course Start Date18th September 2020
Course Duration1 Year, part-time
Course Fee€2,400 (€2,900 non-EU)
Entry RequirementsApplicants must have a level 7 award in any discipline of no less than 90 ECTS. Three years of industry experience is desirable, but not essential. General entry requirements for part-time students can be found in our FAQs section (i.e. age, English language requirements etc.).
Carear PathGraduates can progress in a diverse range of industries, such as marketing, financial services, information systems and human resources. Graduates may go on to select from a range of level 8 and 9 postgraduate courses at NUI Galway or further afield.
PhoneTel: + 353 91 495786
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