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Business AdministrationRiarachán Gnó

Course Title: Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration

A primary degree from a recognised university in any discipline or an equivalent professional qualification. A minimum of 3–5 years’ relevant post-graduate work experience including at least 3 years in a managerial or professional capacity.

Candidates who do not have a primary degree or equivalent professional qualification may be required to submit a minimum GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) score of 500. For information on applying without a primary degree please email

At least one written reference attesting to the ability of the candidate to undertake the course. All applicants are required to attend an interview with the Programme Manager and/or Programme Director. A minimum of 7.0 on IELTS for those of whom English is not their first language. Non-EU applicants must have documentary proof of Irish residency or an Irish work permit to be eligible to apply (it is the responsibility of the applicant to maintain such eligibility across the lifecycle of the course).

Who should apply?

Participants from diverse backgrounds with the aim of developing their management and leadership capabilities. Applicants from all sectors and backgrounds are welcome, you do not need a business degree to apply. We welcome applications from candidates with a minimum of five years’ post-graduation experience. We seek individuals who want to develop their professional practice and make a positive impact on their industry and society.

The TU Dublin flexible MBA has been designed to offer greater flexibility to meet the needs of busy professionals. Learners begin with a nine-month leadership immersion followed with the option to complete the MBA at their own pace over a three-year period. 

  • Year 1: Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration
  • Year 2: Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration
  • Year 3: MBA*

*The MBA must be completed within five years of staring the Certificate in Business Administration. 

Through a combination of exciting learning approaches, live case studies and simulations, participants learn to apply a range of business frameworks and analytical tools to problem solve and innovate.

Our highly supportive learning environment, small group teaching and individual coaching and feedback helps participants to identify their core strengths and to significantly enhance their leadership capabilities.

  • Organisation Behaviour & Theory
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Analysis & Reporting
  • Analytics and Emerging Tech
  • Marketing
  • Economics

If you are considering the PG Cert in Business Administration and wish to arrange a one-to-one meeting, you can do so by completing our online contact form. View further information on the TU Dublin Executive MBA.  

Friday afternoon online (3pm-7.30pm) and Saturday on campus (9am–5pm).

Applications for this course are now open.


Non-EU Students

Non-EU students, not resident in Ireland, are not eligible to apply for part time programs that are delivered on-campus. Applications for part time courses that require on-campus attendance will not be processed and the application fee will not be refunded.  

I chose TU Dublin because of the relevance and applicability to your actual work. A lot of the projects you would do throughout the course would be focused on particular problems in your organisation. That really benefitted me because I was able to balance that against the areas I was prioritising in my job.

Darren Connolly, Senior Manager, Sales Strategy & Operations, Learning and Engagement EMEAL – LinkedIn

The MBA has helped me to better understand not only the fundamental workings of business but also cutting edge business techniques and attitudes. I feel that it has improved my confidence to make business decisions, to be a strong leader and I look forward to the possibilities it will create in my future career.

Laura Kennedy, Strategy & Planning, Associate Director – Novartis

TU Code



Level 9


Postgraduate Certificate


9 months

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

September 2024


City Centre: Aungier Street, City Centre: Grangegorman

Virtual Tour

Aungier Street



€9,000 Total Fee