MTU Business Academy

Higher Diploma in

Business in Sales Management

Department of Marketing and International Business

Higher Diploma in Business in Sales Management

Programme Details

In Brief

Department & School

Department of Marketing and International Business


MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork

Mode of Study


Method of Delivery

Blended (on campus and online)


One year part-time (2 Semesters)

Commencement Date

September 2024

Course Fee




Programmes - Higher Diploma in Business in Sales Management - 2


Maria Gelsenan

Why Choose This Programme?

This programme serves two purposes; to enhance the critical thinking abilities, understanding of business and personal development avenues for the candidate, and also contributing value to the organisation of the participant through an injection of new ideas and more strategic thinking.

The programme is focused on facilitating the development of the individual and the organisation.

What To Expect

This part-time one-year Level 8 degree 60 credit programme is aimed at those working in or aspiring to sales management roles, that have a foundation of experience in a sales environment.

Using innovative delivery teaching approaches, the programme is a flexible undertaking for those with busy lifestyles. Incorporating online delivery that is supported by traditional residential classroom delivery, participants will have the opportunity to mix with their peers while also developing their knowledge in their own time.

An innovative industry based Applied Project is undertaken which adds real value to the practitioner and their work environment, while a flexible Seminar Series provides substantial networking exposure. The programme has a constant practical real-world focus, and lecturers will have extensive experience in a sales environment.

Duration & Delivery

Semester 1

(September to December)
5 Saturdays – 9.00am to 6.00pm
12 Wednesdays – 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Semester 2

(January to June)
2 evenings per week (Mon and Wed) – 6.00pm to 10.00pm – 15 weeks
6 Saturdays – 9.00am to 6.00pm

Project Submission

Project activity commences in January with submission mid-August


For detailed module information, please click the button below …

What Our Graduates Say

Patrick Kiely
Sales Team Lead in Zevas Communications

Elaine Hanafin
Global Commercial Operations, Program Manager in Cloudera


Candidates ideally should hold a Level 8 qualification in any discipline. Participants with such a qualification require 2 years’ experience in a role cognate to sales.

Candidates without a Level 8 qualification must be able to demonstrate sufficient relevant experience. Are you eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)? Visit – MTU Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Service.

Candidates will be required to undertake an interview at MTU Cork before admission to the course.

Course Fee: €3,950

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 2021-2022 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. Course fee 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 €400 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

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.

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