Certificate in Management Development

CertificateManagement Development

Cork Road
4 mts
31 Aug 20

What is Certificate in Management Development? logo

The primary aim of the Certificate in Management Development  is within a short and intense period - to produce high calibre individuals, distinct in their abilities, understanding, skills and knowledge associated with the management of business. More specifically the objectives of the programme are to provide participants with:

  • An in-depth knowledge of the management process and of the key issues affecting decision making in organisations;
  • An awareness of the requirements needed to compete in an international business environment;
  • An exposure to the core aspects of organisational leadership criteria;
  • The capability to manage change and complexity in business operations;
  • An insight that will allow them to source, identify and assess elements of world class performance in their operational context;
  • The potential to continue a course of professional development at a higher level.

This course is expected to run in September 2020.

Special Feature

In consultation with organisations, the course is a one semester programme, flexibly-delivered utilising a block-release mode (2 days per month) and blended approach for the delivery of four modules over a Semester. This delivery mode was specifically designed to facilitate flexibility for the learner. The programme is ideal for anyone without a business qualification and incorporates modules like Strategy & Leadership, Managing People, and a Applied Project in Management Development. This programme provides a bedrock for anyone hoping to pursue careers in management or leadership in a wide variety of contexts.

In order to facilitate the delivery of programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, module outline and order may change slightly for the academic year 2020/2021.

Mandatory Modules

Managing People: Theory & Practice

Strategy & Leadership

Applied Project in Management Development 

Electives (Participants select one of these; availability of each is subject to demand):

Operations Management & SCM

International Business Environment 

Customer Service Innovation Management

Place Branding
Service Design Competencies and Prototyping
Business Research Methods

At a minimum for students to be accepted on the Certificate in Management Development, the current standard entry criteria are as follows:

  • Interested applicants must hold at least a Level 8 degree qualification, or equivalent. 
  • Applicants without at least a Level 8 degree qualification may be considered for the programme under the Institute’s Recognition of Prior Learning Process.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT’s English Language Requirements for details.


How to apply

Applications for this programme are made online by going to  www.pac.ie 

This course is expected to run in September 2020

pdf  Postgraduate Business user guide on making an application through PAC

Programme fee details are available on the Postgraduate Fee Schedule displayed on our website at www.wit.ie/pgfees


The Certificate in Management Development is a minor award from the Higher Diploma in Business in Management and upon successful completion of the programme, graduates may apply to undertake the Higher Diploma in Business in Management and other programmes within the School for which they are eligible. The School will make available to students all relevant information which will assist them with their career development aspirations. 

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Course Leader

  • Dr. Chris O'Riordan

    BA FCA MBA PhD - Lecturer in Accounting

    Tel: 51845610 Email: [email protected]

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