Diploma in Corporate Direction (Food Business)

Diploma in Corporate Direction (Food Business) graduates

Diploma in Corporate Direction (Food Business) graduates

The Diploma in Corporate Direction (Food Business) is a Management Development Programme for co-operative board members and senior management. This innovative programme was developed by the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society and University College Cork and is designed to address the special needs of co-operative board members and senior management in a rapidly changing agri-business environment. The 2022 brochure is available at the link below:

Diploma in Corporate Direction Brochure

This course is now full for the 2022/2023 academic period. If you would like to express your interest for the 2023 enrollment please share your details here


Aims and Objectives

The key aim of the course is to improve the capabilities of directors and senior management in positively influencing the strategic direction and corporate governance of food companies in Ireland. Participants will build on existing skills and develop new management capabilities in a higly interactive learning environment stimulated by academics and industry practitioners.

Who should attend?

The course is directed at board members and senior managers, aspiring board members, members of committees, owner managers in the co-operative and agri-food sectors. Suitable candidates from other related disciplines who wish to develop their skills in these sectors will also be considered.

Course Outline

The programme consists of seven 2-day and one 3-day modules.

 Corporate Direction timetable


For further information please contact

Dr Amy-Jane Troy

Project Director foodlineUCC/Programme Manager

Food Industry Training Unit

School of Food and Nutritional Sciences College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

University College Cork

email amyjane.troy@ucc.ie

tel 021 490 3178

Food Industry Training Unit

University College Cork , Western Road, Cork