Online course Part-time course
Modular Diploma in Strategic Business IT

Diploma in Strategic Business IT Course Overview and Audience

The impact of emerging technologies on all sectors of the economy and the spread of digitalisation has driven a demand for employees who possess a knowledge of both business and technology. In addition, The Future Jobs Ireland report (2019) cites a strong demand for IT professionals who not only have the technical skills required but also who have a strong understanding of the impact IT systems and services have within modern business environments, and the important relationship between business and IT strategy development and alignment. Workers must also understand how technology plays a role in their business’ effectiveness and how it can impact their competitiveness as well as the speed of response to market change.

Participants on this course will obtain knowledge on emerging technologies and how business reacts in relation to future strategic planning, including how information technology can establish and maintain a competitive advantage. The module Strategic Business IT deals with the application of software (existing and new) in a business context. The Professional Practice in IT module ensures that participants obtain skills in the obstacles and issues that must be understood and navigated successfully within industry. Specifically, learners will gain knowledge and skill on ethics, privacy regulations, governance, consultancy practice and service level agreement structure and management; communication skills (both ICT to business and business to ICT).

  • Strategic Business IT
  • Professional Practice in IT

Those who are in employment/working : 

For eligible applicants who are currently in employment/working 90% of the tuition fees will be covered by the HEA and the remaining 10% is payable by the student or their employer.

  • The Course Tuition Fee is €900 so €90 euro is payable by the student or their employer

Those who are unemployed, formerly self-employed and ‘Returners’:

The course is free and 100% funded for eligible applicants who are unemployed, formerly self-employed or who are classified by the HEA as ‘Returners’ or ‘Homemakers’.


Admission to this modular programme is through one of the following:

Evidence of prior learning, including experiential learning,


Possession of an NFQ level 5 award, including leaving certificate, FET award, or equivalent.

International applicants whose first language isn’t English must demonstrate a minimum competency in the English Language of CEFR B2+.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for entry based on prior learning (RPL) or prior experiential learning (RPEL) in line with the College policy. The College will thoroughly assess applications received through RPL and RPEL to ensure that candidates are able to evidence learning to an appropriate standard – normally the framework level equivalent to the direct entry qualification requirement and demonstrate potential to succeed and benefit from the programme.

This course will be delivered online. Online activities can include live or pre-recorded lectures, independent learning and assessment activities such as research tasks, discussion forums, simulations, quizzes and e-portfolio work along with online group activities such as live classes, group project work, virtual labs and tutorials.


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