Business Programme

Advance Business Programme

Advance Business Programme

"At last! A course that delivers exactly what our company needs. The Advance Business Programme exceeded my expectations in terms of real, concrete deliverables. A hands –on, practical condensed MBA - every busy business person’s dream. I found the interaction between the attendees to be thought provoking, challenging and oftentimes entertaining. The lecturers were superb in that the advice and discussions were based on practicalities and not theories. I have a much clearer vision for the future of our company and, more importantly, I now feel that I have been given the extra tools required to turn that vision into reality."

Miriam Byrne, City Analysts, Dublin


Every business needs to take a step back and take the time out to re-evaluate structures and strategy. This programme provides you with an ideal opportunity to do just this. It is targeted at SME Owner Manager who would like to enhance their management capabilities and create better business results.


Following the programme, you will be able to analyse and understand the key business success factors to allow you to be the driving force needed to build a strong and sustainable business. You will also develop an understanding of management functions and management best practice, learning tools and techniques that you will be able to put into practice immediately.


Every company needs to improve their bottom line and this programme has been desinged to hep you do just that. The programme will facilitate you, as an owner manager to:

  • Take a fresh look at your business.
  • Improve productivity
  • Overtake YOUR competitors
  • Increase YOUR customers and YOUR sales


Participants complete 8 one day modules and a company improvement project and are provided with 2 days mentoring.

  • Develop a business strategy
  • Review your management practices and comply with employment law
  • Understand your company finances
  • Plan and manage your marketing process
  • Create a lean business
  • Improve your communication and negotiation techniques
  • Create a plan you can implement to improve your business


In class sessions are highly interactive with participants learning practical tools which they can use immediately back in the workplace. Learning is transferred to the company through the completion of an IN-COMPANY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. All participants complete an improvement project in their own company under the guidance of a mentor. (2 days individual mentoring provided)


Participants who successfully complete the company improvement project and related report and presentation are eligible for certification to achieve a Special Purpose QQI Level 7 award.


Owner managers who wish to improve how they manage their business.


To Be Confirmed.


Because the programme is part funded by ISME SKILLNET – ISME Skillnet Members Pay €1650 and Non Members pay €1895

Booking Essential



The ISME Learning & Development Team on 01 6622 755 or email

The ISME Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.