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Business (General Entry): Business ManagementGnó (Iontráil Ghinearálta): Bainistíocht Gnó

Course Title: Higher Certificate in Business Management

This course is offered as part of our Business (General Entry) course which is listed on the CAO as course code TU678. For information how the application process works and the various options available, please visit our overview page

This course was previously known as TU673

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Any full Level 5 or 6 award
Mature Applicants

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website

Course Description

The Higher Certificate in Business Management (TU678) is a two-year theoretical and practical introduction to fundamentals principles of business management. It seeks to provide those completing the course with a foundation for a career path in business management. Alternatively, the certificate allows the student to transfer to either year two or three of an honours business degree, and therefore forms a basis for further more advanced study where sufficiently high marks are achieved in the higher certificate examinations.

This course introduces the student to the fundamental principles of managing a 21st century business organisation, with a focus on Business Management, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Information Technology & Business Analytics and Entrepreneurship. Its' overall aim is to ensure that graduates will be professional and competent at a junior or trainee level.

Graduates would be expected to gain trainee positions within a diverse range of business organisations.

Semester 1

  • Management Principles
  • Market Research
  • Marketing Principles
  • Professional Development
  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals 1
  • Quantitative Methods & Statistics

Semester 2

  • Business & Consumer Law
  • Introduction to Ethics & CSR
  • Introduction to Logistics
  • Information Technology
  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals 1
  • Quantitative Methods & Statistics

Semester 1


  • Economics of Business A Elective One
  • Enterprise Development
  • Finance A
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Management - Organisation Behaviour


  • Management Accounting

and one of the three following modules:-

  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Project Management

Semester 2


  • Applied Management
  • Economics of Business B
  • Electronic Business
  • Marketing Management

Elective One

  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Finance B

Elective Two

  • Enterprise Financing

and one of the following three modules:-

  • Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Internet Technologies for Retail
  • Retail Management

If you reach the appropriate level in your final examinations and meet subject prerequisites, you may continue into one of the following course:

Direct entry into Year 2 of a 3 year course …

Direct Entry into Year 2

Direct entry into Year 3 of a 4 year course…

TU Code

TU678 (MGT)


Level 6


Higher Certificate


2 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Aungier Street

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EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

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Dr Siobhán Killion, Head of Management, School of Management, People & Organisations

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