Business Entrepreneurship Certificate in Galway, Ireland

The programme

The Certificate in Business & Entrepreneurship has been designed to provide you with a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge about the business arena. This programme will ensure that you will be introduced to a range of contemporary business issues. 

 You will learn the fundamental elements that incorporate the business owner lifecycle and management skills that will help you during your entrepreneurial ventures or to successfully overcome challenges and obstacles you may face in your workplace.

 The aim of this certificate is to provide you with the knowledge necessary to analyse a range of business management issues and the challenges facing successful entrepreneurs. 

  • Duration

    One academic semester

  • Next Start Date

    23 September 2020

  • Mode

    Full-time Day
    Part-time Evening

  • ECTS

    20 ECTS

  • Assessment

    Continuous Assessment & Exam

  • Level

    National Framework of Qualifications Level 6

  • Minimum English Level

    IELTS Level 6.0 or equivalent

  • Accrediting Body

    Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Who is this Business and Entrepreneurship certificate for?

Are you interested in present-day business issues and looking for an internationally recognised qualification? Not only is this certificate programme a great learning experience, but it will also enhance your employability skills.

 Entrepreneurship courses are suitable for anyone interested in starting and growing a successful business. You will understand and propose solutions to problems that exist in today’s business environments.

Upon successfully completing this certificate, you will have the ability to identify the attributes that are required within a successful entrepreneur and you will also be able to propose solutions to problems that exist in today’s business environments.

Programme Learning Outcomes

The Certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship will enable learners:

  • to analyse a range of business management issues
  • to identify the qualities of successful entrepreneurs and the challenges they face
  • to discuss the concepts underlining innovation, entrepreneurship, business ethics and the fundamentals of management
  • to examine concepts such as developing a business idea and creating a innovative work environment
  • to create an entrepreneurial culture within an organisation
  • to understand contemporary business issues
  • to examine the integration of various functions of management

Programme Content

The core modules of the Certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship programme are:

Contemporary Global Business  (10 ECTS) 

The module aims to provide you with an understanding of the key roles that a manager plays in terms of planning, organising, leading and controlling the organisation.

You will study:

  • Fundamental management functions 
  • Managing the process of modern business negotiations 
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Ethics in business & sustainability 
  • Entrepreneurial activity in Ireland and Europe 
Entrepreneurship (10 ECTS)

Entrepreneurship has been a common global economic concept. This module introduces the foundations of entrepreneurship that are important to understanding the decisions that entrepreneurs make, the environment in which they make those decisions and the tasks they must take before launching a new venture.

The module content comprises the following:

  • Recognising opportunities, creativity and idea generation 
  • Feasibility & business plan 
  • Financing the enterprise 
  • Internationalisation  Innovation growth strategies
"The staff are very supportive and are always available to answer questions and help out where required. The lectures are very well delivered and interesting." Jimmy Norman, GBS Graduate

Course Structure and Award

The Certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship will be delivered over a semester (18 weeks, including exams). 

You will be assessed using a combination of exams and continuous assessment throughout the semester.

On completion, you will receive a QQI Certificate in Business & Entrepreneurship at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications. 

Career opportunities & Progression Routes 

After completing this certificate, you can progress on to a career in business or innovation management in SMEs or multinational organisations.

Students who would like to further their academic career can choose to continue their studies through our Bachelor of Business degree and would be exempted from the modules completed within their certificate.   

Entry Requirements

Students are required to have a Leaving Certificate 5 passes or High School Diploma equivalent and are required to have an English Language qualification at CEFR B2 or above.

English language classes at the start of the programme are obligatory for non-native speakers.

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Next Steps

If you wish to apply for this certificate course, please email the college directly at

For further information please contact our friendly admissions team.

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