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Online Diploma in Management Studies

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  • Career Opportunities
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Click here to view provisional September 2018 timetable.

Our Online Diploma in Management Studies is run wholly online and provides students with an in-depth knowledge of five key management areas including communications, finance, human resource management and marketing and sales. It is delivered in an efficient and flexible timescale and is a beneficial stand alone diploma or can act as a gateway to further academic endeavour.

Programme Aims and Objectives

The Online Diploma in Management Studies aims to provide students with both academic knowledge and practical management skills. Students will apply appropriate academic theories and concepts to a range of business and management issues. During the course, students have the opportunity to add value to both their employers and themselves on a daily basis. In addition to providing a comprehensive knowledge of each of the major management disciplines, the programme is designed to ensure that students will have the widest range of career and further education opportunities open to them upon completion of the programme.


Assessment for the  DBS Online Diploma in Management Studies, students will be conducted through 100% continuous assessment.  

DBS Online Diploma students can avail of facilities to assist them in every aspect of their studies, please see below for more details. 

DBS Student Facilities

Online Learning Environment - is an eLearning system designed to provide you with a range of course material, interactive education sessions, and is home to your virtual online classroom which will enhance and support your learning experience within DBS. 

DBS Online Library - The Online Library provides a programme of introductory videos and virtual classroom sessions in the areas of Library resources, essay writing skills, avoiding plagiarism and referencing to assist you in your studies. These will be facilitated through the DBS Online Learning Environment prior to your commencement on the Diploma programme.

DBS Virtual Community of Learners – You will become part of DBS Online’s Virtual Community of Learners where you can network and share with your fellow online students.


Course Content 

The DBS Online Diploma in Management Studies covers:

Management Principles

In this module, a comprehensive review of management theory and practice will be provided and students will gain an understanding of the complexities of modern management. The module will begin with an environmental analysis.The module will then familiarise the student with the process of management decision making and organisational  design.  

Interpreting Financial Statements

Through this module students will learn the basic financial and management principles in use in the modern organisation and understand the construction and use of both financial and management accounting techniques adopted. 

Marketing and Sales Management

In this module, students will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for the motivation and management of an effective marketing and sales function. Emphasis will be placed on such areas as marketing management, incentives and the planning of sales and marketing activities.

Human Resource Management

In this module, participants will develop the skills essential to the management of an effective team. In addition to broadening the understanding of motivational factors, leadership and delegation skills will be developed.

Communication Skills

This module demonstrates the techniques of evaluation and applying communication methods such as evaluating the relevance and quality of information.Students will develop a strategy for the utilisation of communication skills.


The DBS Online Diploma in Management Studies will be run wholly online including workshops, tutorials and programme assessment.

Career  Progression Opportunities

On completion of the programme students will have the knowledge and skills required to work in a variety of business and management roles. The diversity of the programme can also enhance the career profile of non business candidates. This programme can also add a valuable business related dimension to a presently non business related role/occupation. It can also be beneficial for small business owners to gain an understanding of the importance of marketing, financial and human resource strategies for organisations.

Student Profile

This online programme is particularly suited to the aspiring or newly appointed manager, the section leader, the self employed and those interested in enhancing personal performance. 


The fee for this online diploma is €2,000. This is inclusive of tuition, registration and DBS library membership. This fee must be paid in full before the course begins.

Next Steps

Apply here or contact us by email or phone +353 (1) 4177500.

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Course overview


Awarding Body: 
Dublin Business School
Online delivery
- 2 online classes per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, w/c September 17th
- 1 weekly podcast
- 1 online clinic with lecturer for questions and queries
Intake: March 2019
Duration: 13 weeks


Contact Us

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2019. Contact our admissions team for more information

Email: admissions@dbs.ie
Phone: 01 417 7500
Opening times:
Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5:15pm

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