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Diploma in Strategic Business Management

Duration: 11 weeks, part-time, one evening per week, 6.30-9.30

Location: Wellington Quay Only

Start Date: 18th September 2018

Days: Tuesday


Accredited By: IBAT

Fee: €1,395

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Flexible payment plans are available. Contact Admissions team for more information. Please note all programmes run subject to sufficient student demand.
Are you interested in developing your strategic business management skills? 
  • Do you want to develop business management skills consistent with the current principles and strategic practices?
  • Do you want to formalise your management skills with best in practice and improve your career and job prospects?
  • Do you want to differentiate your company and yourself in your ability to strategically manage its' business unit/s?
  • Do you want to gain the skills to structure, formalise and implement a leadership style?

Diploma in Strategic Business Management Course Overview

Diploma in Strategic Business Management

This business management evening course introduces participants to a range of business management and leadership frameworks. It explores what organisations are looking for in modern management. Key leadership and management issues will be discussed and students will develop their own leadership style to get results. Students’ confidence and ability as managers will improve and they will understand how relationships impact on leadership.

Throughout the course, students will build up a toolbox of approaches for business planning and performance management. They will discover new leadership concepts and begin to understand their own management style. Students will be enabled to enhance their own personal effectiveness and become equipped with best practice and innovative thinking on strategy and leadership. The course will also allow students to extend their professional network by meeting other practicing managers and learn by sharing experiences.

This business management diploma course will benefit those in a management role or seeking a leadership role, who seek to improve their performance through the implementation of key theories, techniques and practical application of leadership styles.

Course Modules

  • Strategic Management Principles
  • Making Strategy Everyone’s Job
  • Tools for Business Planning and Performance Management
  • Understanding Leadership
  • Developing leadership styles and the need to be strategic
  • The Leader Within
  • Leading successful change – improving performance
  • How to Communicate as a Leader
  • Motivating the Team
  • Dealing with conflict, poor performance and problems

Career Opportunities from the Diploma in Strategic Business Management

On completion of this management course graduates will have a greater understanding of their own strengths as well as those of their colleagues; they will become empowered to use enhanced management concepts and theories, develop plans and devote time to strategic planning in the future.

Teaching and Assessment

The Diploma in Strategic Business Management course will be assessed through a project (by continuous assessment), which may include assessment on one’s own leadership style and the application of this style to a typical business challenge (through case study).

Am I eligible for the IBAT College Dublin Diploma in Strategic Business Management Course?

Entry to this business diploma course is based on each applicant's merits and work experience and is ideally targeted toward the individual who wishes to develop strategic management practices to better manage their team or organisation.

How long is the Business Course?

This Diploma in Strategic Business Management course will take place over 11 weeks,  part-time, one evening per week from 6.15pm-9.30pm.

What are the course fees?

The Diploma in Strategic Business Management course fees are €1,395 per year. IBAT College Dublin offers flexible payment options on course fees. For further information on these payment options please contact the admissions office by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

What do I get for my fee?

I would like to apply. What should I do?

Direct application can be made via our website using the Apply Online option above. 
Alternatively, please feel free to contact Richard O'Brien our admissions specialist for business courses on 01 807 5055 to set up a meeting to discuss the course further. You can also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please feel free to visit the college anytime and our course content experts will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have. We look forward to seeing you.

Students who were interested in pursuing the IBAT College Dublin Diploma in Strategic Business Management were also interested in:

Diploma in Supervisory Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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  • IBAT Student - Sandra Eaton

    This course helped me identify clear strategic objectives and how to implement same, as well as not be put off by challenges or difficulties that are encountered along the way.

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  • IBAT Student - Lisa O Connor

    This course formalised and helped me to develop my skills in strategy formulation and implementation, as well as my leadership skills. Case studies of other industries also really broadened my horizons.

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  • IBAT Student - Kornelia Majcher

    This course helped me improve as a manager and also understand better different situations, I absolutely enjoyed every bit of the course and the lecturer kept the content and lectures really interesting.

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  • IBAT Student - Sean Finlay

    This course helped me better understand my leadership style and also helped me better understand the impact of change and how to manage it.

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Business and Management Lecturer Profiles

  • Jackie Kennedy

    Jackie is a senior lecturer in Human Resource Management studies and teaches a range of topics in Strategic Human Resource Management and Development, Management, Leadership and Communications. She has extensive lecturing experience at Masters, post graduate, undergraduate and professional levels in private and state educational institutions in Ireland and Asia. Jackie holds an MA in Strategic Human Resource Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching. She is a member of the UK and Irish Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and of the American Society of Human Resource Management. Jackie has over 20 years’ experience of HRM Reward and Performance Management in the Financial Services industry in both senior management and consultant roles. She combines her extensive range in industry experience and practice with her strong academic achievements to provide an insightful, enjoyable and valuable learning experience for students.

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