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Online Diploma in Management Studies

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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. This diploma in management 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 this management 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. See Dublin Business School's variety of Business and Management courses ranging from evening diplomas to postgraduate masters.


Click here to view provisional timetable.


Assessment for this course 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.

Please note this programme is not on the National Framework of Qualifications  (NFQ). However, this diploma is a gateway to accredited Business and Management courses if you wish to study further, our degree and master courses are awarded by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). 

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.

Technical Requirements for DBS Online Diploma Programmes

The virtual learning environment that we use to deliver these programmes is centred around two applications – Moodle (a learning management system) and Zoom (an online classroom).  

  • Moodle provides the information about the course, the lecturer and the timetable. You will find materials and activities here, as well as links to the live sessions

  • Zoom is an online collaboration tool that enables both the lecturer and the students to interact with each other and the materials being presented on the whiteboard

    To use Moodle you will need:

  • A desktop or laptop PC or Mac, a tablet, iPad or mobile phone

  • Any internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari etc.) or either the Apple or Android app for your tablet, iPad or mobile phone

  • Materials are normally PDF, Word or PowerPoint documents. If you do not already have apps that can open these files, these can be made freely available to you for the duration of the course

For the live classes in Zoom it is important that you are able to both see and hear the class, and to be able to interact with the other participants.  For this you will need to have:

  • a microphone

  • speakers

  • a webcam

Most modern devices come with all of these built in.  If yours does not have all of these (or it is broken) there are a few options you can explore:

  • Use the Zoom app on your mobile phone to attend classes

  • Purchase an external webcam with a built in microphone (these are available from around €15)

  • Purchase a headset with a microphone (also around €15)

  • Use a combination or your PC and phone by dialling in to the Zoom session for the audio (numbers available for most countries)

If you have any questions about any of these requirements please contact the admissions team who will put you in touch with the IT Support Team here at Dublin Business School.


Career  Progression Opportunities

On completion of this managerial course, 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 diploma in management studies 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 in Management Studies is €2,000. This is inclusive of tuition, registration and DBS library membership. This fee must be paid in full before the course begins.

View all DBS Online Professional Diploma Fees here.

Next Steps

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

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Course overview

Dublin Business School

Online delivery
- 2 online classes per week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
- 1 weekly podcast
Duration: 13 weeks
Next Intake: September 2024

Contact Us

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2024. Contact our admissions team for more information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01 417 7500
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Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5:15pm

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