MTU Business Academy

Higher Certificate in


Department of Management & Enterprise

Higher Certificate in Business

Programme Details

In Brief

Department & School

Department of Management & Enterprise


MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork

Mode of Study


Method of Delivery

Blended (on campus and online)


2 Years, Part-time

Commencement Date

September 2023

Course Fee

€185 per 5 credit module (inc. exam fees)


120 ECTS

Programmes - Higher Certificate in Business - 2


Sheila Butler
+353 (0) 21 433 5806

What To Expect

To give participants a firm foundation in business related knowledge and skills, with a view to commencing a career, improving employment opportunities and enabling an immediate improved contribution to one’s place of employment.

Successful completion of the course will afford students the opportunity of progressing to a Bachelor Degree or other courses in Business, Management and Accounting.

Duration & Delivery

The complete course will extend over two years. Modules will be taught on a trimesterised basis. Official examinations will be held at the end of each term. Certification for the course is through the ACCS Scheme.

ACCS Scheme

The ACCS scheme (Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects) is a specially designed system for part-time students. It allows students to study one or more subjects at a time and obtain credit for each subject passed. Students who accumulate the appropriate number of modules qualify for the award of Higher Certificate.


For detailed module information, please click the button below

Year 1 Applicants
Year 2 Applicants


Leaving Certificate Grade O6/H7 (pre. 2017, Grade D3 Ordinary Level) in five subjects, to include Mathematics and either English or Irish. Mature students will be considered on an individual basis.

Course fee: €185 per 5 credit module (inc. exam fees)

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 2022-2023 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

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

Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €450 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.

Late applications may be considered should any places become available.

Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please visit – MTU Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Service.

Sheila Butler
+353 (0) 21 433 5806
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