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Programme Overview

With Corporate Governance issues becoming more and more important across all areas of business, this diploma will impart the technical competence necessary to carry out the varied tasks required of senior executives in governance positions and current and prospective company directors.

This programme offers an in-depth knowledge of corporate governance and a sound knowledge and understanding of the legal and regulatory framework relevant to directors and board members. Furthermore, participants will acquire an understanding of the technical competence necessary to carry out the varied tasks required of company directors.

Key Details

Sept 2019

Next Intake

€15,325 & €14,558*

Fees

12 Months

Duration

2 x 12 Week Semesters

Delivery

NFQ Level 9 / 30 ECTS

Accredited / Credits

The Smurfit Experience

Michael

Moriarty

NAMA/NTMA

John

Webb

AIB

Eilish

Finan

Independent Financial Services Professional

Module Dates

This is a part-time programme which takes place over one year in two x twelve-week semesters:

START DATE

END DATE

DESCRIPTION

Monday Sept 2nd 2019

 Nov 2019

Semester 1 (6 courses)

Jan 2020

Apr 2020

Semester 2 (6 courses)

Course sessions are held two evenings per week (Mondays and Tuesdays) from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. However, the programme will commence on Monday September 2nd and Wednesday September 4th for Week 1 and will revert back to Monday and Tuesday evenings from Week 2 onwards. 

MSc Pathway

This standalone diploma also forms part of the optional MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice) Pathway. The pathway framework is comprised of eleven diploma programmes. If participants successfully complete any three of these eleven diplomas within a recommended 5-year timeframe, they are awarded with the MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice).

 

Our portfolio of pathway diplomas build on your existing skill set and add relevant value to your business needs. From corporate governance to leadership development, our diplomas deepen your understanding of contemporary business issues and will help you become a stronger leader who can deal with complex issues in rapidly changing environments. Our unique learning method, immersive environment and world-class faculty all come together to deliver a learning experience unlike any other.

The majority of our diploma programmes are delivered over a series of 6 two-day workshops within a 10-12 month period. Workshops are typically held on Fridays and Saturdays to minimise interference with busy work schedules. The majority of our diploma programmes are assessed on a module by module basis through a variety of practical assignments, there are no examinations other than our UCD Diploma in Corporate Governance.

Top 50 Global Ranking

UCD Smurfit Executive Development has been ranked 1st in Ireland, 24th in Europe and 43rd in the world for its Open Enrolment programmes according to the prestigious 2019 Financial Times Executive Education Rankings. In securing the 43rd place, it is the third consecutive year that Smurfit Executive Development has achieved a global top 50 ranking, rising five places from the 2018 ranking of 48th. By securing a top 25 ranking amongst European peers, UCD Smurfit Executive Development is one of only 10 business schools in the UK and Ireland to feature in the ranking.

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