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Institute of Public Administration

57-61 Lansdowne Road,, Ballsbridge, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D04 TC62

Institute of Public Administration – one of Ireland s most eminent higher learning institutions – specialises in part-time courses in public administration, public management and general management and offers a range of programmes from short training courses and organisational development interventions to accredited Certificate, Diploma and Degrees. Whether you are looking for a short skills development course or a longer term accredited programme, the IPA can meet your development needs. The Institute of Public Administration is Ireland’s only public service development agency focused exclusively on public sector development. It delivers its service through:
– education and training, building people s capability to meet challenges
– direct consultancy, solving problems and helping plan and shape the future
– research and publishing – understanding what needs to be done and making these findings readily available.

We tailor our services and courses to the particular needs of the public service however our services are also delivered to the private sector. Our blend of skill and experience means that we can develop and offer a service which meets public service needs precisely and effectively. Whilst our services are delivered mainly to clients in the Irish Public Service, we have a strong reputation and demand for our services internationally also.

The Institute is a recognised college of University College Dublin and also offers a range of professional qualifications including CIPD, CIPFA, Mediators Institute of Ireland, PRINCE2, CompTIA, Microsoft, EC-Council and (ISC)2.

Online specialist led training courses, webinars and education programmes are now available.

A-Z of Irish Local Government
Online Learning, Government Course

The A – Z of Irish Local Government is designed to give an overview of each of the key services, and the principle pieces of legislation underpinning the services currently being provided by Local Authorities in Ireland. The A – Z of Irish Local Government is ideal for anyone (either from a Local Authority or…

Accounting for Civil Service and Vote Funded Bodies
Online Learning, Finance Course

Accounting for Civil Service and Vote Funded Bodies is a one-day interactive course that will provide a greater understanding of and familiarity with the various elements of Central Government Accounting and its role within the financial management systems. The course is ideal for existing and new staff within the Irish civil service and vote funded…

Accounting Fundamentals
Online Learning, Accountancy Course

A robust system of recording transactions is the means by which we can ensure that all financial data is captured and that the final accounts can be relied upon and fully reflect all that has happened in any organisation. Double entry bookkeeping is a widely used system of recording transactions and provides the basis for…

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Healthcare Management
Distance Learning, Agriculture & Veterinary Course

This part-time programme explores public management in its various dimensions, focusing on issues that affect health and hospital services. The provision and cost of healthcare are always topical issues, and students will consider key subjects within healthcare management alongside subjects of general import to all parts of the wider public service, including law, economics, and…

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Human Resource Management
Distance Learning, Human Resources & Personnel Course

This four year, part-time programme combines study of subjects critical to contemporary public management in all sectors with subjects particular to HRM. In addition to learning about the economic, legal and HR issues that affect public administration broadly, students obtain specialised knowledge of, among other things, performance measurement, employee relations and leadership. This course will…

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Law and the Administration of Justice
Distance Learning, Administration Course

This four-year, part-time programme combines subjects critical to contemporary public management in all sectors with those especially relevant to law and the administration of justice. In addition to learning about the economic, legal and HR issues that affect public administration broadly, students obtain specialised knowledge about such matters as EU law, criminology and penology and…

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Management
Distance Learning, Business Course

This part-time programme focuses on the effective management of people and organisations. Students explore the economic, legal and HR issues that affect public administration broadly and obtain specialised knowledge about the management function, including financial management, marketing and the management of information systems. This course will commence in September 2018.

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Management
Distance Learning, Management Skills Course

This part-time programme focuses on the topics that are essential to the effective management of people and organisations. The key issues in management, including business and company law and the marketing function, are all covered over the four years. Students also take subjects of general import to all parts of the wider public service, including…

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Public Management
Distance Learning, Business Course

This four-year, part-time programme explores public management in its various dimensions and the distinctive role of public sector organisations. Students study subjects that are at the heart of everyday practice in the modern public service, enabling them to understand the key issues in public policy. They address, among other topics, the governance of the State,…

Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) - Accounting
Distance Learning, Business Course

This part-time Accounting course provides a comprehensive examinations and analysis of the subjects critical to contemporary business life, focusing on accounting principles and techniques. Students receive instruction in the key principles and techniques in financial, cost, and management accounting. They also study subjects of general importance to modern business life, including taxation, auditing, business policy, financial…

Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) - HRM
Distance Learning, Human Resources & Personnel Course

This part-time programme provides the knowledge and skills essential to modern business, focusing on accounting. Students receive instruction in the key principles and techniques in financial, cost, and management accounting. They also study subjects of general import to modern business life, including taxation, auditing, business policy, financial management and project management. This course will commence…

Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) - Marketing
Distance Learning, Marketing Course

This part-time Marketing programme provides a comprehensive examination and analysis of the subjects critical to contemporary business life, focusing on the marketing function. Students receive instruction in the key areas of the marketing function, including information analysis, communications, and marketing strategy. They also study subjects of general importance to modern business life, including financial management,…

Board Secretary: Duties and Priorities
Online Learning, Business & Corporate Management Course

A key but often under-appreciated role in corporate governance is that of the Board Secretary. The Secretary can help ensure the smooth and effective functioning of the Board and its Committees; timely information flows between the Executive and Board, and vice versa; the development, management and review of governance policies and procedures; and act as…

Certificate in Audit Skills
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Auditing Course

The aim of the Certificate in Audit Skills (CAS) is to develop the skills and knowledge of public sector internal auditors in order to carry out effective audits and make a greater contribution to the governance of their organisations. The Certificate is an issues-based course focused on skills enhancement to meet the ever-changing needs of…

Certificate in Business Studies
Distance Learning, Business Course

The Certificate in Business Studies is a one-year, part-time programme that provides a systematic introduction to modern business theory and practice. Students take four subjects and address such crucial topics as Accounting techniques, Research and Quantitative Methods, the HRM function in modern organisations and Marketing Strategies. The Certificate is both a stand-alone qualification and the…

Certificate in GDPR and Data Protection
Online Learning, Data Protection Course

This Certificate in GDPR and Data Protection is a three day instructor led online course. Data protection compliance is a key duty of all organisations, public and private, which handle personal data. As well as the legal and regulatory impact of a serious data protection incident, the harm to trust, brand and reputation can be…

Certificate in Health Services
Distance Learning, Healthcare Management Course

This programme offers students a comprehensive overview of the Irish Health Service, health and related legislation and the current service issues affecting the key programmes and care groups. Students can expect to obtain up to date knowledge and a practical understanding of the Health Service, at national and local levels, which will contribute to their…

Certificate in Health Services
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Healthcare Management Course

This programme offers students a comprehensive overview of the Irish health service, health and related legislation and the current service issues affecting the key programmes and care groups. Students can expect to obtain up-to-date knowledge and a practical understanding of the health service, at national and local levels, which will contribute to their effectiveness and…

Certificate in Housing Studies
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Real Estate Courses Course

The Certificate in Housing Studies is of huge benefit to housing practitioners, in both generalist and technical positions, in local authorities and approved housing bodies. It provides a system-wide induction to public/social housing—an area of huge national importance—in a practical and applied manner. The programme will also appeal to anyone working in related areas who…

Certificate in International Public Financial Management
Online Learning, Finance Course

The Certificate in International Public Financial Management consists of two modules: Management Accounting and Financial Accounting.  It is accredited by CIPFA – The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. The Management Accounting module provides an introduction to the principles of costing and budgeting and their use in providing information to support management decision making.…

Certificate in Irish Government and Politics
Distance Learning, Public Administration & Public Management Course

The Certificate in Irish Government and Politics is a one-year, part-time programme that introduces students to the political institutions and systems that determine how Ireland is governed. It has two main components. The first explains the powers of the Houses of the Oireachtas, the voting system in operation, and the organisation of government. The second…

Certificate in Management Development
Distance Learning, Business Management Course

This one-year part-time Certificate is designed for public servants who wish to improve their overall competency in effective management practice and develop the core skills needed to effectively manage people, resources and performance. Emphasis is on the practical application of theory. The programme is delivered via distance learning supported by attendance at 8 workshops over…

Certificate in Managing Change
Distance Learning, Project Management Course

This one-year, part-time Certificate aims to deepen understanding of the nature of organisational change with a practical emphasis on mastering key skills, tools and techniques for the successful design and implementation of change. It is an ideal programme for those who are charged with planning and implementing change in structure, processes and systems and for…

Certificate in Public Management
Distance Learning, Public Administration & Public Management Course

This one-year, part-time programme provides a systematic introduction to the subjects at the heart of public management in Ireland. Students take four subjects and address such crucial topics as consitutional law, the principles of economics, the Irish sytem of government and the most influential theories of management. This course will commence in September 2018.

Certificate in Public Procurement
Distance Learning, Supply Chain Course

The Certificate in Public Procurement is a comprehensive introduction to public procurement and focuses on best practice procurement in the public sector and the achievement of value for money within the context of Irish and European Union legislation. The course provides comprehensive detail on all aspects of the procurement process to professionals seeking to enhance…

CIPD Foundation Certificate and Diploma in Learning and Development Practice
Online Learning, Training & Development Course

The CIPD Foundation Certificate and Diploma in Learning and Development programme is ideal for anyone with coaching and training responsibilities. A key feature of this programme is that it is highly practical allowing participants ample opportunity to acquire and practice new skills. The CIPD Foundation Certificate and Diploma in Learning and Development  is designed for…

CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resources Practice
Online Learning, Human Resources & Personnel Course

This CIPD accredited programme is designed for those who want specialist Human Resource Management knowledge combined with practical skills development in the areas of: Human Resource Planning; Recruitment and Selection Interviewing; Performance Management and Employee Relations; Staff Learning and Development. This programme will specifically address key HRM challenges in the public, private and not for…

CIPD Foundation Diploma in Human Resources Practice
Online Learning, Human Resources & Personnel Course

The CIPD Foundation Diploma in HR Practice is designed for those who have already graduated or will graduate from the CIPD Foundation Certificate in HR Practice Programme. The Diploma Units are designed for those who want to expand their specialist Human Resource Management (HRM) knowledge combined with practical skills development. A key feature of the…

CIPD Foundation Level Certificate in Learning and Development Practice
Online Learning, Train the Trainer Course

This programme is ideal for anyone with coaching and training responsibilities. A key feature of this programme is that it is highly practical allowing participants ample opportunity to acquire and practice new skills. The CIPD Foundation Level Certificate in Learning and Development Practice is designed for those who want specialist knowledge combined with practical skills…

CIPD Foundation Level Diploma in Human Resources Practice
Online Learning, Human Resources & Personnel Course

The CIPD Foundation Level Diploma in HR Practice is designed for those who have already graduated or will graduate from the CIPD Foundation Certificate in HR Practice Programme. The Diploma Units are designed for those who want to expand their specialist Human Resource Management (HRM) knowledge combined with practical skills development. A key feature of…

Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies
Online Learning, Governance Course

The updated revised Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies applies from 1 September 2016. This is the key guidance document on the corporate governance expectations of State Bodies and other organisations operating to state body and public sector norms. The Code updates and expands on the previous code with additional guidance on…

Competency Based Interviewee Preparation
Online Learning, Human Resources & Personnel Course

Competency Based Interviewee Preparation will be delivered as a online workshop.  It is suitable for staff at all levels of the organisation who are eager to improve their interview techniques. The programme focuses on practical interview preparation, skills development and answering styles. The aim of this workshop is to ensure that candidates have the best…

Corporate Governance for State and Public Sector Bodies
Online Learning, Governance Course

Public bodies and many other organisations in receipt of public support must insure that their corporate governance frameworks are of a best practice standard and that they are in compliance with specified corporate governance codes. This course will give insights into the principles on which codes are based, provide an overview of the key issues…

Dignity at Work: Bullying and Harassment Awarenenss
Online Learning, Human Resources & Personnel Course

The Dignity at Work – Bullying and Harassment Awareness workshop is designed for managers to ensure all employees feel respected in their workplace (regardless of whether they are working in the office, remotely or a combination of both).  Managers need to be cognisant of their legal and ethical responsibilities in accordance with their Dignity at Work Policy.…

Diploma in Business Studies
Distance Learning, Business Course

This is a two-year, part-time programme. In first year students complete the Certificate in Business Studies. In second year, students take three common subjects: Business and Company Law, Cost Accounting and Economics plus a fourth subject from a choice of four streams: Accounting; Marketing; Information Systems Management; Human Resource Management.

Diploma in Business Studies
Distance Learning, Business Studies Course

This is a two-year, part-time programme. In first year students complete the Certificate in Business Studies. In second year, students take three common subjects: Business and Company Law, Cost Accounting and Economics plus a fourth subject from a choice of four streams: Accounting; Marketing; Information Systems Management; Human Resource Management. This course will commence in…

Diploma in Civil Service and State Agency Studies
Distance Learning, Government Course

The Diploma in Civil Service and State Agency Studies is designed to complement the IPA Certificate in Civil Service and State Agency Studies. The Diploma provides a more in-depth explanation and analysis of the system of government, governance and public administration in Ireland. Both programmes are intended to be an important step in the career…

Diploma in Civil Service and State Agency Studies
Distance Learning, Government Course

The Diploma in Civil Service and State Agency Studies is designed to complement the IPA Certificate in Civil Service and State Agency Studies. The Diploma provides a more in-depth explanation and analysis of the system of government, governance and public administration in Ireland. Both programmes are intended to be an important step in the career…

Diploma in Computer Studies
Distance Learning, IT Management Course

The Diploma in Computer Studies is a two-year, part-time programme of training and education leading to a professional quali cation in Information Technology. In addition to the overall UCD Accreditation, the A+, Systems Management and CIW Certificates are independently internationally accredited and are considered industry standard qualifications. The Diploma is delivered over two years through…

Diploma in European Union Studies
Distance Learning, Government Course

This one-year, part-time programme provides a comprehensive analysis of the theory and practice of European integration in the modern era. Its three modules explain and critique the laws and policies of the EU and assess the political and economic challenges that the EU faces. Graduates of this introductory-level programme will be able to speak with…

Diploma in Finance
Distance Learning, Finance Course

The aim of the one-year, part-time Diploma in Finance is to extend and deepen the understanding gained at the IPA Certificate in Finance level. This will involve a more in-depth treatment of the key topic areas in finance and their applicability in practice. Delivery is via a direct learning programme for each module, supported by…

Diploma in Financial Management
Distance Learning, Business Course

Understanding how organisations, business units and departments manage their finances is obviously of critical importance to a successful career. Many people know that they would benefit from instruction in the accounting principles and processes at the heart of organisational life. The Diploma in Financial Management is a one-year part-time programme that gives students a solid…

Diploma in Health Economics
Distance Learning, Healthcare Management Course

This one-year part-time programme – the first course of its kind in Ireland – examines the economics of healthcare provision. There is a palpable need among those interested in healthcare in Ireland to understand the economic rationale behind the allocation of resources in this vital sector. To meet this need, the Diploma explores the fundamentals…

Diploma in Health Services Policy
Distance Learning, Healthcare Management Course

This programme has been designed as a development of and a follow-up to the Certificate in Health Services. Students must have successfully completed the Certificate programme before gaining entry onto this Diploma. The Diploma is designed to amplify and build on the foundation coverage of health services and policy provided in the Certificate programme. The…

Diploma in Healthcare Management
Distance Learning, Healthcare Management Course

The Diploma in Healthcare Management will equip students with the appropriate knowledge and personal skills to enable them to contribute effectively to the management of health services and the planning and attainment of goals and objectives. The Diploma is a two-year, part-time programme that is delivered via distance learning and is supported by attendance at…

Diploma in Healthcare Management
Distance Learning, Healthcare Management Course

The Diploma in Healthcare Management will equip students with the appropriate knowledge and personal skills to enable them to contribute effectively to the management of health services and the planning and attainment of goals and objectives. The programme will be of interest to those who have recently moved into management roles in the health sector…

Diploma in Healthcare Management
Distance Learning, Healthcare Management Course

The Diploma in Healthcare Management will equip students with the appropriate knowledge and personal skills to enable them to contribute effectively to the management of health services and the planning and attainment of goals and objectives. The programme is of interest both to those who have recently moved into management roles in the health sector,…

Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM)
Distance Learning, Human Resources & Personnel Course

This part-time Diploma explains how organisations effectively manage people. It does this by analysing the aims of the HRM function and by detailing its key features. It is suitable for those who have no prior knowledge of HRM but are keen to understand the principles, laws and practices that determine the management of staff in…

Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM)
Distance Learning, Human Resources & Personnel Course

This one-year, part-time Diploma explains how organisations effectively manage people. It does so by examining the aims of the HRM function and by detailing its key features. It is suitable for those who have no prior knowledge of HRM but want to understand the principles, law, and practices that determine the management of staff in…

Diploma in Law
Distance Learning, Law Course

Both public and private sector employees are increasingly expected to understand the legal context in which their everyday duties take place. The Diploma in Law is a one-year, part-time programme that addresses the basic laws and legal principles that determine and influence the work of the State and of private enterprise. It focuses on four…

Diploma in Law
Distance Learning, Business Course

Both public and private sector employees are increasingly expected to understand the legal context in which their everyday duties take place. The Diploma in Law is a one-year, part-time programme that addresses the basic laws and legal principles that determine and influence the work of the State and of private enterprise. It focuses on four…

Diploma in Local Government Studies
Distance Learning, Government Course

The Diploma in Local Government Studies is designed to amplify and build on the foundation coverage of legislation provided by the Certi cate in Local Government Studies. It provides a more in-depth and analytical treatment of the main local authority services in Ireland. The programme is aimed at those working in Local Government in Ireland…

Diploma in Management
Distance Learning, Business Management Course

This one-year, part-time Diploma addresses key subjects in modern management theory and practice. It seeks to equip both those who have some management responsibilities and those who hope to attain a management position with the requisite knowledge to make a valuable contribution to the strategic direction of their organisation and to advance their own career.…

Diploma in Management
Distance Learning, Business Management Course

This one-year, part-time Diploma explores key subjects in modern management theory and practice. It seeks to equip both those currently working in management and those who hope to obtain management positions with the requisite skills to make a valuable contribution to the strategic direction of their organisation and to advance their own career. The subjects…

Diploma in Marketing
Distance Learning, Marketing Course

This one-year, part-time Diploma explains and analyses the components of effective marketing. It focuses on the principles and techniques that contemporary marketers are expected to understand and apply. Suitable for those with no prior knowledge of this subject, it will consider both the position of the marketing function in modern organisations – and how it…

Diploma in Marketing
Distance Learning, Marketing Course

This part-time Diploma explains and analyses the components of effective marketing. It focuses on the principles and techniques that contemporary marketers are expected to understand and apply. Suitable for those with no prior knowledge of this subject, it will explain both the position of the marketing function in modern organisations and how it relates to…

Diploma in Public Management
Distance Learning, Public Administration & Public Management Course

This is a two-year, part-time programme. The first year is the Certificate in Public Management and the second year allows students to take a subject in an area of particular relevance to them. Students take four subjects from a choice of six streams: Public Management; Healthcare Management; Local Government; Law and the Administration of Justice;…

Diploma in Public Procurement
Distance Learning, Supply Chain Course

The Diploma in Public Procurement focuses on the strategic aspects of procurement within the context of international best practice. This advanced programme provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of key aspects such as capability development, procurement planning, cost reduction initiatives, strategy development, change management and supply market structures and analysis.

Finance for Non-Finance Managers
Online Learning, Finance Course

Finance for Non-Finance Managers within the Public Sector is intended to provide an overview of the main aspects of finance confronting an increasing number of individuals in public service organisations. Devolved financial management responsibilities have led to a redefinition of many roles and the establishment of many budget holders. This has led to an increased…

Freedom of Information for Decision Makers
Online Learning, Administration Course

Freedom of Information for Decision Makers is an intensive online course for people charged with making decisions in relation to applications for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, which was enacted on 14 October 2014.  Reference will also be made where appropriate to the repealed FOI legislation (1997 and 2003) and to Data…

GDPR Awareness Briefing
Online Learning, Data Protection Course

This half-day online GDPR Awareness Briefing is similar in content to the one day Introduction to Data Protection and GDPR.  It is aimed at people who are not directly involved in the processing of personal data but who should have a high-level working knowledge of GDPR. Upon completion of the GDPR Awareness Briefing, participants will:…

Grievance and Discipline Management
Online Learning, Human Resources & Personnel Course

Maintaining healthy employee relations in an organisation is a pre-requisite for organisational success. Employee relations generally deal with avoiding and resolving issues concerning individuals which might arise out of or influence the work situation. This half day online Grievance and Discipline Management workshop is designed for HR Practitioners and Line Managers to equip them with the knowledge,…

Higher Executive Officer Programme
Online Learning, Management Skills Course

The aim of the Higher Executive Officer (HEO) programme is to further participants’ development as middle managers to enable them to manage their own and others’ work to a high standard and thus contribute to the achievement of their organisation’s priorities. The course will cover the key competency areas of managing change, influencing and persuading,…

Introduction to Human Resource Management
Online Learning, Human Resources & Personnel Course

This introductory Human Resource Management course, run over two modules, is of particular interest to staff that have recently been appointed to either a human resource role or department. The course has been designed to incorporate current best practice in human resource management and recent developments in employment legislation. The three day course will cover…

Introduction to Internal Audit
Online Learning, Auditing Course

This four-day programme, delivered over two x two-day modules, explores the role of the Internal Auditor, the audit process and the relationship of the internal auditor with management, the audit committee and external audit. The course is participative with a high emphasis on the theoretical and practical aspects of auditing. The content of the course…

Managing Meetings
Online Learning, Management Skills Course

The Managing Meetings workshop aims to take the pain out of meetings and to introduce staff to the principles and techniques involved. Meetings are an important and integrated part of organisational communication consultation, debate and decision-making. Organisations need effective meetings but these do not happen without correct procedures, preparation and planning. The workshop will focus…

Managing People course
Online Learning, Management Skills Course

The two-day Managing People course will help participants gain an understanding of the responsibilities of managing and supervising others and will focus on key skills of people management. This will be of benefit to supervisors and line managers at any level who wish to acquire the skills of effective day-to-day people management. The Managing People…

Managing the Performance of Staff
Online Learning, Human Resources & Personnel Course

Performance management is a process which contributes to the effective management of individuals and teams in order to achieve high levels of organisational performance. As such, it establishes a shared understanding about what is to be achieved and an approach to leading and developing people which will ensure that it is achieved.   Remote working (or…

Master of Arts - Criminal Justice
Distance Learning, Criminal Law Course

The MA – Criminal Justice is a two-year part-time programme that explores the key issues in the management of the criminal justice system. It seeks to raise the level of analysis within the Irish criminal justice system and to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective management of this area. This degree…

Master of Arts - Financial Management
Distance Learning, Finance Course

The MA – Financial Management is a two-year, part-time programme that explores key subjects in financial management. It seeks to raise the level of financial analysis in the public service and equip students with the knowledge and skills essential for effective financial management. With relevance to those who work in both the public and private…

Master of Arts - Healthcare Management
Distance Learning, Agriculture & Veterinary Course

The MA-Healthcare Management is a two-year, part-time programme that focuses on the issues that affect health and hospital services. It seeks to raise the level of analysis in healthcare management in Ireland and to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage effectively. The programme will be of particular interest to those who…

Master of Arts - Human Resource Management
Distance Learning, Human Resources & Personnel Course

The Master of Arts – Human Resource Management is a two-year, part-time programme that explores the key issues in human resource management. It seeks to raise the level of analysis in public sector human resource management and to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the effective management of people. This programme will…

Master of Arts - Leadership and Strategy
Distance Learning, Business Course

The MA – Leadership and Strategy is a two-year, part-time programme that explores the theory and practice of effective leadership and strategy formulation. Both public and private sector organisations need leaders with expertise in the HR, strategic and financial components of organisational life. This programme combines instruction in six subjects with a major dissertation. Subjects…

Master of Arts - Local Government Management
Distance Learning, Government Course

The MS – Local Government Management is a two-year, part-time programme that explores the key issues in local government management. It seeks to raise the level of analysis in Irish local government and to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective management in the local government filed.

Master of Arts - Public Management
Distance Learning, Public Administration & Public Management Course

The MA – Public Management is a two-year, part-time programme that combines instruction in key public management subjects and an opportunity to research about a specific public management topic. On completing the first year of the MA, students receive the interim award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management. In the second year of the…

Mastering Effective Teamwork: Scrum
Online Learning, Project Management Course

Mastering Effective Teamwork: Scrum is a two-day instructor led online course that covers the principles and empirical process theory underpinning the Scrum Framework and the role of the Scrum Master in it. This course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises, and it teaches what is at the heart of the Scrum and Agile…

Minute Taking for Meetings
Online Learning, Administration Course

In this era of corporate governance and accountability minute taking is a responsible position that requires individuals who can take clear brief easy to read and accurate recordings of decisions and actions. This workshop will be highly interactive involving participants in small group work and skills practice. The following areas will be discussed: Meetings as…

MSc in Business and Management
Distance Learning, Business Management Course

The MSc in Business and Management is a two-year, part-time programme that will provide students with advanced and significant expertise in the concepts, tools and skills essential to contemporary business strategies and functions. The first stage of the course provides a mixture of quantitative subjects and more general management subjects. On successful completion of this…

Postgraduate Certificates
Distance Learning, Government Course

Students who already possess an MA (from the IPA or from another recognised institution) can take a one-year Postgraduate Certificate in one of six subject areas: public management, healthcare management, local government management, criminal justice, financial management, and human resource management. Postgraduate Certificates are expressly designed for those who want to obtain, in a short…

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management
Distance Learning, Public Administration & Public Management Course

This one-year, part-time programme analyses public management issues using models and concepts from the social sciences and quantitative disciplines. It is both a stand-alone qualification and year one of the IPA Master of Arts Programme. The programme is divided into two semesters, each of which includes three subjects. Programmes begin in September and January each…

PRINCE2 Foundation Course and Certification
Online Learning, Project Management Course

PRINCE2 2017® is a well-established project management methodology used in business and government. It provides a proven best practice model that helps ensure project delivery is on time, on budget, of high quality and meets customer requirements. The PRINCE2 2017® Foundation Course and Certification at the IPA is a three-day intensive, instructor-led course designed to…

PRINCE2 Practitioner Course and Certification
Online Learning, Project Management Course

PRINCE2 2017®  is a well-established project management methodology used in business and government. It provides a proven best practice model that helps ensure project delivery is on time, on budget, of high quality and meets customer requirements. The PRINCE2 2017® Practitioner Course and Certification is a comprehensive two-day intensive, instructor-led online course designed to give…

Professional Certificate in Governance
Distance Learning, Governance Course

The Professional Certificate in Governance is a one-year part-time programme that addresses a key area of concern to professionals in the public and private sectors. Governance is a subject used in several contexts and is a subject of much debate in Ireland and elsewhere. This programme examines governance as a set of structures and processes…

Professional Certificate in Governance
Distance Learning, Government Course

The Professional Certificate in Governance is a one-year part-time programme that addresses a key area of concern to professionals in the public and private sectors. Governance is a subject used in several contexts and is a subject of much debate both nationally and internationally. This programme examines governance as a set of structures and processes…

Professional Diploma Housing Studies
Distance Learning, Business Course

This programme provides an in-depth treatment of social and supported housing. The provision of social and affordable housing and rental assistance is affected by many economic and social considerations. This programme, which can be taken from anywhere, will furnish those interested in housing studies whether they work in local authorities, government departments, voluntary/advocacy sectors, state…

Professional Diploma in Health Economics (CME/CPD Approved)
Distance Learning, Healthcare Management Course

The Professional Diploma in Health Economics – the first course of its kind in Ireland – is a one-year, part-time programme that examines the economics of healthcare provision. There is a palpable need for those interested in healthcare in Ireland to understand the economic rationale behind the allocation of resources in this vital sector. To…

Professional Diploma in Human Rights & Equality
Distance Learning, Business Course

This Professional Diploma has been developed in conjunction with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. A one-year, part-time programme, it seeks to give public servants and others a better understanding of the place that human rights and equality occupy in public management and administration. The responsibility to devise policy, deliver services, and follow processes…

Professional Diploma in Management Development
Distance Learning, Management Skills Course

Against the backdrop of the reform initiatives throughout the public service, the drive towards integrated service delivery and increasing consumer expectations, managers need to apply a range of skills and key competencies in order to be successful. This Professional Diploma programme has been designed for public servants keen to take up this challenge and contribute…

Professional Diploma in Managing Change
Distance Learning, Leadership Course

Leaders and managers need a broad range of interconnected skills and knowledge to create the processes and appropriate environment to successfully deliver change and innovation. This comprehensive programme integrates a number of elements relevant for planning, communicating and implementing successful organisational change. A distinguishing feature of the programme is that the academic content is augmented by expert input and focused guidance from change…

Professional Diploma in Official Statistics for Policy Evaluation
Distance Learning, Business Course

The Professional Diploma in Official Statistics for Policy Evaluation has been developed in conjunction with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and is targeted at decision-makers throughout the public service. It will introduce students to important Irish and international official statistics that will help them better understand the structure and trends in Ireland s economy and…

Professional Diploma in Official Statistics for Policy Evaluation
Distance Learning, Government Course

The Professional Diploma in Official Statistics for Policy Evaluation has been developed in conjunction with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and is targeted at decision-makers throughout the public service. It will introduce students to important Irish and international official statistics that will help them better understand the structure and trends in Ireland s economy and…

Professional Diploma in Project Management
Distance Learning, Project Management Course

The Professional Diploma in Project Management programme builds on the IPA Certificate in Project Management. It covers additional critical skills areas, including procurement, resource management, quality management, and managing multiple projects. It also addresses methodologies, frameworks (including PRINCE 2, Agile and the PMIBOK) and technologies designed to support the project manager. The programme has been…

Professional Diploma in Project Management
Distance Learning, Agriculture & Veterinary Course

his Programme builds on the work of the Certificate in Project Management. While the Certificate could be seen as project focused the Diploma could be said to be more project environment focused i.e. concerning those critical project interfaces with the rest of the organisation. It covers additional critical skill areas including project assessment, procurement, resource,…

Professional Diploma in Project Management
Distance Learning, Project Management Course

This Programme builds on the work of the Certificate in Project Management. While the Certificate could be seen as project focused the Diploma could be said to be more project environment focused i.e. concerning those critical project interfaces with the rest of the organisation. It covers additional critical skill areas including project assessment, procurement, resource,…

Project Management: An Introduction
Online Learning, Project Management Course

Project management skills have never been more in demand. There is a clear need for a shift in the public service to a project management approach to effectively deliver on business plans. Properly implemented, the project management approach ensures understanding, focus, confidence, oversight and success. This project management in practice training programme is designed to…

Risk Management for Public Service Organisations and State Bodies
Online Learning, Governance Course

Effective management of risk is now recognised as a critical element of good governance and assurance arrangements in public service organisations and state agencies. Handling uncertainties and agreeing priorities has implications for strategic and business planning objectives, the relationship with stakeholders and also the resourcing, management and control of work programmes and activities. Demonstrating effectiveness…

Risk Management for Public Service Organisations and State Bodies
Online Learning, Governance Course

Effective management of risk is now recognised as a critical element of good governance and assurance arrangements in public service organisations and state agencies. Handling uncertainties and agreeing priorities has implications for strategic and business planning objectives, the relationship with stakeholders and also the resourcing, management and control of work programmes and activities. Demonstrating effectiveness…

Understanding the Financial Reports of Public Bodies
Online Learning, Business & Finance Course

Published accounts are the backbone of the accountability and reporting system used in the public, semi-state and private sectors. The information contained in these reports is critical for those charged with the responsibility of monitoring agency performance. However, this information is only useful where it can be interpreted accurately and in the correct context. Understanding…

Accounting Fundamentals
Online Learning, Bookkeeping Course

A robust system of recording transactions is the means by which we can ensure that all financial data is captured and that the final accounts can be relied upon and fully reflect all that has happened in any organisation. Double entry bookkeeping is a widely used system of recording transactions and provides the basis for…

Audit (and Risk) Committee Member Training
Online Learning, Compliance & Regulatory Course

The expectations and obligations on audit committees continue to evolve in response to governance developments and the need for Boards and governing bodies to demonstrate that they are adhering to relevant audit, assurance and risk management requirements. The Audit committee charter will set out the duties of the Committee in areas such as internal control,…

Certificate in Audit Skills
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Auditing Course

The aim of the Certificate in Audit Skills (CAS) is to develop the skills and knowledge of public sector internal auditors in order to carry out effective audits and make a greater contribution to the governance of their organisations. The Certificate is an issues-based course focused on skills enhancement to meet the ever-changing needs of…

Certificate in GDPR and Data Protection
Online Learning, Business Management Course

Data protection compliance is a key duty of all organisations, public and private, which handle personal data. As well as the legal and regulatory impact of a serious data protection incident, the harm to trust, brand and reputation can be literally incalculable. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018 and…

Certificate in International Public Financial Management
Online Learning, Financial Management Course

The Certificate in International Public Financial Management consists of two modules: Management Accounting and Financial Accounting. The Management Accounting module provides an introduction to the principles of costing and budgeting and their use in providing information to support management decision making. The skills and knowledge that students develop in this module are crucial in performing…

Certified Mediation Training Programme (MII Accredited)
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Conflict Management & Mediation Course

The overall aim of the Certified Mediation Training Programme is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Mediation as well as expertise in mediation skills for the management of workplace and organisational conflicts and disputes. For those wishing to practice as professional mediators, this 60 hour programme is accredited by the Mediators’ Institute of…

CIPD Foundation Certificate and Diploma in Learning and Development
Online Learning, Training & Development Course

The CIPD Foundation Certificate and Diploma in Learning and Development is designed for those who want specialist knowledge combined with practical skills development to underpin their contribution to Learning and Development within their organisations. It is ideal for anyone with coaching and training responsibilities. Successful completion of the programme leads to the Chartered Institute of…

CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice
Online Learning, Human Resources Management Course

The CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resources Practice is designed for those who want specialist Human Resource Management (HRM) knowledge combined with practical skills development.  Successful completion of the programme will give participants an IPA Certificate in Human Resource Management Practice and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Foundation Level Certificate in Human…

CIPD Foundation Level Diploma in Human Resources Practice
Online Learning, Human Resources Management Course

The CIPD Foundation Level Diploma in Human Resources Practice is designed for those who have already graduated or will graduate from the CIPD Foundation Level Certificate in HR Practice Programme. The Diploma Units are designed for those who want to expand their specialist Human Resource Management (HRM) knowledge combined with practical skills development. Successful completion of the programme leads…

Coaching Skills for Managers
Online Learning, Management Development Course

Relationships are built on understanding between people.  Positive relationships, based on trust, help create high performing teams and cultures.  Relationships based on open, honest communication enable a focus on a common purpose.  Open, honest engagement supports effective problem solving and builds resilience at the individual and collective level to meet organisational challenges more effectively. There…

Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies 2016
Online Learning, Corporate Governance Course

The updated revised Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies has applied from 1 September 2016. This is the key guidance document on the corporate governance expectations of State Bodies and other organisations operating to state body and public sector norms. The Code updates and expands on the previous code with additional guidance…

Corporate Governance for State and Public Sector Bodies
Online Learning, Corporate Governance Course

Public bodies and many other organisations in receipt of public support must insure that their corporate governance frameworks are of a best practice standard and that they are in compliance with specified corporate governance codes. This course will give insights into the principles on which codes are based, provide an overview of the key issues…

Dignity at Work: Bullying and Harassment Awareness
Online Learning, Bullying & Harassment Course

The Dignity at Work: Bullying and Harassment Awareness workshop is designed for managers to ensure all employees feel respected in their workplace (regardless of whether they are working in the office, remotely or a combination of both).  Managers need to be cognisant of their legal and ethical responsibilities in accordance with their Dignity at Work…

Employment Law - The Law and Practice of Remote Working
Online Learning, Employment Law Course

The impact of Covid-19 on the employment relationship has been enormous. Remote working is normalised and some employers and some employees want it to stay. As the Oireachtas considers the Working from Home (Covid-19) Bill 2020, the focus is on what steps employers can take to ensure legal compliance and future proof their remote working…

Employment Law Essentials
Online Learning, Employment Law Course

HRM professionals and line managers with people management responsibilities need to be familiar with the principles of employment law and the key obligations and constraints placed on them in managing the employment relationship. Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this online Employment Law Essentials workshop participants will: Have a practical understanding of employment law at the…

Finance for Non-Finance Managers
Online Learning, Finance for Non Finance Managers Course

Finance for Non-Financial Managers within the Public Sector is intended to provide an overview of the main aspects of finance confronting an increasing number of individuals in public service organisations. Devolved financial management responsibilities have led to a redefinition of many roles and the establishment of many budget holders. This has led to an increased…

Freedom of Information for Decision Makers
Online Learning, Administration Course

Freedom of Information for Decision Makers is an intensive online course for people charged with making decisions in relation to applications for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, which was enacted on 14 October 2014.  Reference will also be made where appropriate to the repealed FOI legislation (1997 and 2003) and to Data…

Grievance and Discipline Management
Online Learning, Performance Management Course

Maintaining healthy employee relations in an organisation is a pre-requisite for organisational success. Employee relations generally deal with avoiding and resolving issues concerning individuals which might arise out of or influence the work situation. The Grievance and Discipline Management workshop is designed for HR Practitioners and Line Managers to equip them with the knowledge, skill…

Interview Preparation for Candidates
Online Learning, Interview Skills Course

This Competency Based Interviewee Preparation workshop is suitable for staff at all levels of the organisation who are eager to improve their interview techniques. The programme focuses on practical interview preparation, skills development and answering styles. The aim of this workshop is to ensure that candidates have the best possible opportunity to succeed by fully…

Interview Preparation Workshop for Interview Board Members
Online Learning, Interview Skills Course

Compentency Based Interviewer Skills Development is widely recognised as a key skills development programme for staff who will be involved in interviewing on behalf of their organisations. This interviewing may be for external recruitment or increasingly, to assess current employees suitability for promotion. This course has been modified for delivery as a five hour online…

Introduction to Business Process Innovation
Online Learning, Continuous Improvement Course

This two-day online course provides a practical introduction to Business Process Innovation (BPI). It combines a training and workshop approach and equips participants with a structured, systematic approach to running BPI projects. As a result, participants will be better placed to achieve improved and streamlined business processes that align with public service organisations’ remits and…

Introduction to Data Protection and GDPR
Online Learning, Data Protection Course

Data protection is a key duty of all organisations, public and private, which handle personal data and personal sensitive data. As well as the legal and regulatory impact of a serious data protection incident, the harm to trust, brand and reputation can be significant. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on…

Introduction to Human Resource Management
Online Learning, Human Resources & Personnel Course

This introductory Human Resource Management course, run over two modules, is of particular interest to staff that have recently been appointed to either a human resource role or department. The course has been designed to incorporate current best practice in human resource management and recent developments in employment legislation. The three day course will cover…

Introduction to Internal Audit
Online Learning, Auditing Course

The Introduction to Internal Audit is a four-day programme, delivered over two modules. The course explores the role of the Internal Auditor, the audit process and the relationship of the internal auditor with management, the audit committee and external audit. The course is very participative with a high emphasis on the theoretical and practical aspects…

LinkedIn Fundamentals for Public Servants
Online Learning, Social Media Marketing Course

LinkedIn Fundamentals for Public Servants is a one-day Specialist-Led online course that will give participants the practical skills and knowledge to successfully use LinkedIn – the world’s most important business and professional social media network. Upon completion of this LinkedIn Fundamentals for Public Servants course, participants will: Have used key practical steps and exercises to…

Managing People
Online Learning, Supervisory Management Course

The Managing People programme will help participants gain an understanding of the responsibilities of managing and supervising others and will focus on key skills of people management. This will be of benefit to supervisors and line managers who wish to acquire the skills of effective day-to-day people management. At the end of the programme, participants…

Managing Meetings
Online Learning, Management Skills Course

The Managing Meetings workshop aims to take the pain out of meetings and to introduce staff to the principles and techniques involved. Meetings are an important and integrated part of organisational communication consultation, debate and decision-making. Organisations need effective meetings but these do not happen without correct procedures, preparation and planning. The workshop will focus…

Managing the Performance of Staff
Online Learning, Human Resources & Personnel Course

Performance management is a process which contributes to the effective management of individuals and teams in order to achieve high levels of organisational performance. As such, it establishes a shared understanding about what is to be achieved and an approach to leading and developing people which will ensure that it is achieved.   Remote working (or…

Managing Virtual Teams Effectively
Online Learning, Managing People Course

Making a virtue of necessity we can say some of the benefits from having virtual teams can include reduced costs; less frustrating commutes for staff and potentially increased productivity. However, there are potential serious downsides to running virtual teams and these include poor communication, issues with technology, the exposure of poor leadership and management engagement,…

Managing Your Personal Safety at Work
Online Learning, Health & Safety Management Course

Physical violence and verbal abuse are acknowledged workplace problems which can have significant negative consequences for employers and employee health. Although instances of verbal abuse and threats to personal safety are common in many workplaces, incidents of physical attacks are quite rare. The aim of the Managing your Personal Safety at Work workshop, is to…

Mediation Skills for Managers
Online Learning, Conflict Management & Mediation Course

This three-day Mediation Skills for Managers training programme is designed to give participants an understanding of conflict and different approaches to managing conflict, awareness of their own style, where mediation sits within the range of alternative dispute resolution approaches, an introduction to the theory and practice of mediation as well as an understanding of the…

Minute Taking for Meetings
Online Learning, Writing Skills Course

In this era of corporate governance and accountability, Minute Taking is a responsible position that requires individuals who can take clear, brief, easy to read and accurate recordings of decisions and actions. This two hour online Minute Taking for Meetings workshop is interactive and involves some skills practice. At the end of this workshop, participants…

New Manager Programme
Online Learning, First Line Management Course

The New Manager Programme aims to give newly appointed managers, or those moving into management roles, the key knowledge and skills necessary for success in their new roles. Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the New Manager Training, participants will: Understand management styles and the impact of different styles Be better able to prioritise work and…

Personal Effectiveness Programme
Online Learning, Management & Leadership Development Course

This online Personal Effectiveness programme is designed for those who wish to develop their personal and professional skills and build on their confidence in carrying out their roles effectively, efficiently and professionally. You will acquire insights, techniques, and tools to strengthen your personal resilience and confidence in dealing with a variety of situations, learn about…

PRINCE2 2017® Foundation Exam Preparation Course and Certification
Online Learning, Project Management Course

PRINCE2 2017® is a well-established project management methodology used in business and government. It provides a proven best practice model that helps ensure project delivery is on time, on budget, of high quality and meets customer requirements. The PRINCE2 2017® Foundation Exam Preparation Course and Certification is a three-day intensive, instructor-led online course designed to…

PRINCE2® for Project Boards: Project Governance
Online Learning, Project Management Course

Significant risk is attached to all projects. These can include missed deadlines, scope creep, poor quality, failure to deliver to the customer needs and so on. Our experience has shown that this can have a severe impact on budgets, organisational and personal reputation and a consequential impact on other related projects and programmes. This then…

PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam Preparation Course and Certification
Online Learning, Project Management Course

PRINCE2 2017® is a well-established project management methodology used in business and government. It provides a proven best practice model that helps ensure project delivery is on time, on budget, of high quality and meets customer requirements. The PRINCE2® Practitioner Course and Certification is a comprehensive two-day intensive, instructor-led online course designed to give participants an…

Project Management in Practice
Online Learning, Project Management Course

Project management skills have never been more in demand. There is a clear need for a shift in the public service to a project management approach to effectively deliver on business plans. Properly implemented, the project management approach ensures understanding, focus, confidence, oversight and success. This two-day project management in practice training programme is designed…

Social Media Strategies for Public Sector Organisations
Online Learning, Social Media Marketing Course

This two-day online Social Media Strategies course has been designed specifically for the Irish Public Sector to enable staff to produce an effective strategy for managing social media and to significantly improve communication and engagement. The course is led by an experienced social media practitioner and is designed for staff responsible for the oversight and/or…

The Role of the Manager in the Learning and Development Lifecycle
Online Learning, Human Resources Management Course

The Role of the Manager in the Learning and Development Lifecycle is  designed to enable Line Managers to understand the link between individual learning and development requests and business goals.  Andrew Mayo, a leading HR specialist, says ‘If development programmes are not clearly linked with the organisation’s business strategy, they are not adding value. They…

Time Management
Online Learning, Time Management Course

Using time well improves our overall effectiveness and adds to the quality of life. However, the management of time continues to be a serious dilemma for many people today despite our apparent familiarity with many of the practical approaches and techniques. This Time Management workshop provides participants with a range of approaches and techniques including:…

Understanding the Financial Reports of Public Bodies
Online Learning, Public Finance Course

Published accounts are the backbone of the accountability and reporting system used in the public, semi-state and private sectors. The information contained in these reports is critical for those charged with the responsibility of monitoring agency performance. However, this information is only useful where it can be interpreted accurately and in the correct context. Understanding…

Master of Arts – Criminal Justice
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Conflict Management Course

The MA – Criminal Justice is a two-year part-time programme that explores the key issues in the management of the criminal justice system. It seeks to raise the level of analysis within the Irish criminal justice system and to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective management in this area. On completing…

Master of Arts – Financial Management
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Business Course

The MA – Financial Management is a two-year, parttime programme that explores key subjects in financial management. It seeks to raise the level of financial analysis in the public service and equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective financial management. On completing the first year of the programme students receive the interim…

Master of Arts – Healthcare Management
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Business Course

The MA – Healthcare Management is a two-year, part-time programme that focuses on the issues that affect health and hospital services. It seeks to raise the level of analysis in healthcare management in Ireland and to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage effectively. On completing the first year of the programme,…

Master of Arts – Human Resource Management
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Human Resources Course

The MA – Human Resource Management is a two-year part-time programme that explores the key issues in human resource management. An informed appreciation of the theories, debates and legislation that dominate HR practice is a huge advantage to any manager. This programme seeks to raise the level of analysis in public sector human resource management…

Master of Arts – Leadership and Strategy
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Corporate Management Course

The MA – Leadership and Strategy is a two-year, part-time programme that explores the theory and practice of effective leadership and strategy formulation. Both public and private sector organisations need leaders with expertise in the HR, strategic and financial components of organisational life. On completion of the first year, students receive the interim award of a…

Master of Arts – Local Government Management
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Corporate Management Course

The MA – Local Government Management is a two-year, part-time programme that explores the key issues in local government. It seeks to raise the level of analysis in Irish local government management and to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective management in the local government field. On completing the first year…

Master of Arts – Public Management
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Corporate Management Course

The MA – Public Management is a two-year, part-time programme that combines instruction in key subjects in public management with an opportunity for students to research and write about a specific topic in the public management field. It aims to raise the level of analysis of Irish public management and to develop more efficient and…

Master of Science in Business and Management
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Business Management Course

The MSc in Business and Management is a two-stage programme that will provide students with advanced and significant expertise in the concepts, tools and skills essential to contemporary business strategies and functions. The first stage of the course provides a mixture of quantitative subjects and more general management subjects. On successful completion of this stage…

Postgraduate Certificates
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Business Management Course

Postgraduate Certificates are one-year programmes in which students take the second year of an IPA MA programmes. There are six options: Postgraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Postgraduate Certificate in Financial Management Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Management Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Strategy Postgraduate Certificate in Local Government Students complete…

Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Business Management Course

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management is a one-year programme that provides graduate-level instruction in core business disciplines. Students take six subjects over two semesters that cover both quantitative and general management topics. They will learn about, among other things, human resource planning, the management of change, leadership and strategic direction, financial policy, and…

Postgraduate Diploma/Master of Economic Science In Policy Analysis
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Business Management Course

This two-year, part-time programme addresses the tangible need for the development of policy analysis skills across the wider public service. It explores subjects that are crucial to the expert assessment of contemporary public policy, including project management, economic and financial analysis, social policy analysis and cost-benefit analysis. On completion of the first year of the…

Professional Certificate in Governance
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Business Management Course

The Professional Certificate in Governance is a one-year part-time programme that addresses a key area of concern to professionals in the public and private sectors. Governance is a subject used in several contexts and is a subject of much debate in Ireland and elsewhere. This programme examines governance as a set of structures and processes…

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