Certification in Business Planning Management and Development

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Planning is a fundamental business management function that can be summed up in four words: what, when, how and who. In other words, it is deciding in advance what task is to be done, when it must be completed, how it’s to be achieved, and who will make it happen. The most successful organisations first plan their work and then work their plan.

The Certification in Planning Management and Development is specifically designed for entrepreneurs, new business owners and business start-ups. It will cover the fundamentals of planning management, from developing an initial working business plan to planning for growth, and all stages in between. Experienced lecturers will give participants a thorough foundation in the practical skills, tools and techniques needed to plan a company’s future growth.

What Will Participants Get From This Course?

On this 10-week certificate, participants will learn:

• How to develop a working business plan supporting company development and growth

• Market analysis techniques, and core principles of marketing and sales strategies

• How to manage HR and staffing and operations functions

• Management accounting techniques including forecasting, financial projections, planning and reporting

• Finance & funding options, scaling, and planning for growth


Assessment for this programme is based on an individual research project (70% weighting) by the end of week 8, group presentation (30% weighting) in class in week 10.

Participants will receive a Professional Certificate in Business Planning Management and Development that is certified by Independent College.

This professional diploma takes place Monday evenings from 6.30pm-9.30pm for 10 weeks. Lectures are streamed live, recorded, and made available via our virtual learning platform Moodle and may be viewed multiple times or replayed in the comfort of the participant’s home or on their daily commute to work.

Course Fee: €750 Online — Course commencing the week of 19 September 2022

Course Fee: €750 Online — Course commencing the week of 19 September 2022