MTU Business Academy

Certificate in

Supervisory Management

Department of Organisation and Professional Development

Certificate in Supervisory Management

Programme Details

In Brief

Department & School

Department of Organisation and Professional Development, School of Business


MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork

Mode of Study


Method of Delivery

Blended (on campus and online)


6 month programme, flexibly-delivered utilising a block-release mode (1 day per week) for the delivery of four modules over a semester.

Commencement Date

September 2024

Course Fee




Programmes - Certificate in Supervisory Management - 2


Breda O'Dwyer
+353 (0) 21 433 5909

What To Expect

The Level 6 Certificate in Supervisory Management develops high calibre professionals, distinct in their abilities, understanding, skills and knowledge associated with a supervisory role in any profession organisation.

The Certificate is a six month part-time programme, Level 6 Special Purpose Award, accredited by MTU Cork. The programme has been co-developed by MTU Cork and MTU Tralee incorporating both Institution’s academic expertise alongside industry partners through the South West Regional Skills Forum and is supported by Cork Chamber Skillnet and Bio Pharma Chem Skillnet.

Programme Content


Learners will benefit from an induction session that will focus on wellbeing, work-life harmony, programme structure, group work, use of Blackboard, library access, referencing. This is to support the learner and make them aware of all resources/supports available to them from outset of programme throughout entire course duration.

Action Learning

Teaching methods feature practical classroom exercises and accelerate the transfer of learning back to the work place. Learners will build on their experience and learning gained on the programme to develop the professional skills and hone techniques that will inform their best practice application.

Case Study Analysis

Live case studies reflecting the programme focus points will be regularly analysed in class. This will include analysis of challenges and solutions for a variety of contexts to hone skills and techniques for real life application in the work place. Learners will have the added value of peer to peer learning and knowledge sharing, working on case studies and teasing out challenges and best practice solutions with professional peers from across multiple industry sectors, from manufacturing to services, in their region over programme duration.

Experienced Lecturers & Industry Partners

Lecturers on the programme bring a unique blend of academic qualifications, incorporating business, human resource management, management accounting, work and organisational psychology, together with comprehensive industry experience and backgrounds in training and change management.

Teaching Methods

The programme uses an innovative blend of real world situations to assist participants in exploring opportunities and managing the challenges of supervisory management roles.

Participants will explore various theories and concepts developing a toolbox of skills that is valuable and readily usable and which will lead to advanced personal and interpersonal supervisory skills, enhanced operational excellence and improved team performance.


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Organisations who wish to provide continuous support and professional development upskilling for existing or potential supervisors/managers or aspiring supervisors. This programme covers all key areas relevant to supervisory management roles and is suitable to an extensive range of industry sectors from manufacturing to services organisations.

Course fee: €2,500

The fee is inclusive of all programme materials, exam fees and refreshments. Cost may be reduced to €1,995 per person if eligible for funding from Cork Chamber or Bio Pharma Chem Skillnet.

All part-time programmes at MTU will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that fees quoted relate to the academic year 2024-2025 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

For more information on Fees, please visit the MTU Fees Website.

Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the ‘apply now’ button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.

Breda O’Dwyer
+353 (0) 21 433 5909

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