Higher Diploma in Business in Business Management

  • Higher Diploma in Business in Business Management
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Full details available on Admissions section
  • For full details, go to Admissions- Recognition of Prior learning
  • TBC
  • Carlow/Wicklow/Wexford
  • Not applicable
  • Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Further Study & Careers
  • PAC Codes & Fees
  • How to apply
  • Contact


This one-year graduate Higher Diploma course is designed for graduates of non-business disciplines in order to equip them with the necessary knowledge and competencies for management in business. It will provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of the contemporary business environment.

The programme will enable graduates to further develop, consolidate and synthesize their knowledge and skills through experience, professional and/or academic education and improve their overall employment prospects.

What will I be able to do when I finish this course?

This programme will provide candidates with extensive knowledge of the many business disciplines that influence business and strategic decisions, thus enabling them to pursue management roles in their chosen discipline and across an organisation.

What subjects will I study?

  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate Governance and Business Practice
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Work based research project
  • International Business
  • Strategic Management

NOTE: Specific modules may be subject to amendment after our 2021 programmatic review.

Exam Information

Modules completed in Term 1 will, where applicable be examined in early December 2022. Modules completed in Term 2 will, where applicable, be examined in May 2023.

Entry Requirements

Graduates with Level 8 qualifications. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis through completion of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). SETU Carlow reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Study & Career Opportunities

This programmes will give graduates the basis and maturity to proceed to the MBA or Master of Business taught programmes depending on their general business experience.

Course Codes & Fees

Course Code Course Title Campus Location Schedule Fees Closing date for applications
SE41U Higher Diploma in Business Management  Carlow Part-time €2,500 Full details available on the Admissions-Postgraduate pages
SE42B Higher Diploma in Business Management  Wicklow Part-time €2,500  
SE42J Higher Diploma in Business Management  Wexford Part-time €2,500  

How to apply

  1. Research & choose your course from our wide range of postgraduate offerings on our website or in our prospectus.
  2. Check all of the relevant course information including entry requirements, course code and closing dates, taking time to read the Application Instructions.
  3. Get started on your postgraduate journey at SETU Carlow!

For admissions queries from Irish or European applicants, please email: graduatestudies.cw@setu.ie.

All Non-EU international applicants should refer to the International section of the website for further details or email: international.CW@setu.ie.


Part-time applicants may contact:

Eoin O'Brien
BA, DBS, CBS, Cert Mgmt, MBA
Faculty of Lifelong Learning Manager
E: eoin.obrien@setu.ie

International (Non-EU) applicants may contact:
E: international.CW@setu.ie      
P: 00353-59-9175205