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Higher Diploma in Business in Aquabusiness (Higher Diploma in Business in Aquabusiness )

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Cost 2500€


Developed in partnership Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM – The Irish Sea Fisheries Board), this programme offers opportunities for those interested in the seafood industry. This course will be of interest to those looking to enter management roles in aquabusiness, aqua economics; financial or regulatory roles in R&D or in a seafood processing company or those interested in starting an aquabusiness.

This programme offers opportunities for personal development to explore new insights in strategic thinking and to enhance presentation skills for supervisory roles in emerging growth areas for the Aqua sector.


Special features of this programme

This course has been designed and developed with industry experts in BIM so it will provide real world practical skills and education to learners who will also have the opportunity to work on live business projects within the aqua business sector and complete site visits and work experience.

What subjects will I study ?

  • Aquabusiness Economics
  • Law and Regulation for Aquabusiness
  • Strategic and Innovation Management
  • Financial Management and Planning
  • Marketing Management in Aquabusiness
  • Work Placement

Entry Requirements

Applicants with major degrees at Level 7 (QQI Level 7 or equivalent). In addition, those with extensive work experience on fish farms or in fisheries occupations who may be eligible under the IT Carlow recognition of prior to learning policy (RPL). All applicants will be considered on a case by case basis. 

Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

ISCED Categories

Project management
Maritime economy
Policy and governance
Marine and maritime law