Online Diploma in Customer Relationship Management

Exceed customer satisfaction

11 weeks, part-time, one evening per week, 6.30-9.30pm
Start Date:
Sept 2022
Reference Code:
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This Online Course is starting in September 2022.

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Why Customer Relationship Management?

Customer relationship management (CRM) systems have become essential in modern business and marketing. A CRM embodies the practices and strategies needed to manage and analyse customer (and potential customer) activities and related data through the customer lifecycle. A well-managed CRM can have very positive impacts on customer relationships, driving loyalty and retention and thereby sales increases. A key aspect of CRM technologies is data analytics. Customer data can be collected across multiple sources as the customer interacts with the organisation. This can be analysed to build robust personas and predict future trends.

Course Overview

The programme aims to provide insight into the many features and functions of customer relationship management theories and practices.  You will learn how best to manage customers and their needs and expectations, ensuring there is a genuine relationship built up with a customer base.  The programme includes several hands-on sessions learning how to use Salesforce CRM.  Salesforce has revolutionised the CRM market, being the first organisation to realise the benefits in properly configured and managed CRM systems.  They continue to lead the market in innovating with their CRM offerings.  The programme allows for an opportunity to complete some Salesforce Trailhead Badges.

What is a Professional Diploma?

An IBAT Professional Diploma is a focused, short duration practical course that consolidates, upskills and/or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications  that do not lead to an award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Course Content

  • Customers and their management (customer lifecycle, segmentation and targeting, defining buyer personas)
  • Definition and characteristics of modern CRM (comparison with traditional CRM, combining marketing / sales / operations, combining strategic / operational / analytical CRM).
  • Relationships with customers (loyalty and retention)
  • Inbound marketing (lead management, converting opportunities into leads)
  • Social CRM (social media platforms, social reach and measurement)
  • Data & Analytics (capturing and tracking data and data flows, predictive and exploratory analytics, presenting data, data privacy issues)
  • Salesforce Trailheads
  • Salesforce CRM
    • Getting started with Salesforce CRM
    • Accounts & Contacts for Salesforce
    • Leads & Opportunities
    • Reports & Dashboards
    • Chatter Administration
  • Salesforce CRM Analytics
    • Data Management
    • Analytics Basics
    • Analytics Dashboard Navigation
    • Desktop Analytics Exploration
    • Mobile Analytics Exploration


The programme is assessed entirely by coursework.  There is no formal exam.

Why IBAT College?

Career Potential
Maximise your career potential as you remain working while obtaining a professionally relevant, career enhancing, qualification at the same time.

Excellent Lecturing Staff
Learn from friendly and highly qualified academic staff, with industry experience, in small class-sizes, and guest lecturers who are experts in their fields.

Student Experience
Being part of a culturally diverse student nationality mix at IBAT College Dublin, with learners from over 30 different countries, gives you the opportunity to learn culturally different working methods first-hand, and the fundamentals to succeed in a globally connected network once you graduate.

City Centre Location
With our campus located in Dublin city centre, in Temple Bar, you are close to all major transport hubs making it easy to attend classes in between work and home.

Programme Material
Printed course notes are supplied for the first lecture. All subsequent notes are then available to download/view/print through the student virtual learning (Moodle) platform.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the Diploma can consider related IBAT College Diplomas (Diploma in Sales and Marketing, and Salesforce Business Practitioner).

Entry Requirements

Students who successfully complete the Diploma can consider related IBAT College Diplomas (Diploma in Sales and Marketing, and Salesforce Business Practitioner). 

How to Apply

Don’t miss out because you’re unsure.

You can contact or apply to us directly using the the "Contact Us" or "Apply Online" options below, this will reserve your place and also give us the key details to start your application, a member of our admissions team will then contact you with further details, or alternatively you can simply "Ask us a Question" using the form below.

You can also "Book a One-to-One" with one of our course specialists who will provide you with additional guidance on your application, you can set up a meeting by:

  • Calling us at:  +353 1 8075 055 
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We also have flexible payment plans, please contact us to discuss your options or visit the college anytime and our course specialists will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have.

We look forward to meeting you.

IBAT is now offering 100% interactive learning via virtual classrooms, all at an affordable price. We’re adapting along with the rest of the world, to the new normal. With an increasing shift towards online learning and as jobs become harder to find, now is the time to take initiative and upskill by gaining a diploma from the comfort of your own home.

Benefit from live sessions with our expert tutors who are teaching in real-time and can therefore engage with you directly. Seize this opportunity to boost your prospects and stay ahead of the competition. 


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Student Benefits

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