Quantum Computing for Business Leaders

  • Start Date:
    October 2024
  • Duration:
    2 sessions (4 weeks)
  • Delivery:
  • Subsidised Fees:

Quantum Computing for Business Leaders

Unlock the potential of quantum computing for your organisation

Ensure you are informed of the latest trends and technologies in quantum, to seize the opportunity to innovate and reap the early-adopter advantage of this disruptive technology.

Staying ahead in the rapidly evolving quantum computing landscape demands more than just keeping pace, it requires visionary business leadership. The demand for business leaders who can harness its power is skyrocketing.

Our online Quantum Computing for Business Leaders course, delivered with the Irish Centre for High-end Computing (ICHEC), empowers you to be at the forefront of the quantum computing revolution, arming you with an understanding of principles and practical applications to navigate the complex world of quantum computing.


Industry-Led Learning Pathway

Business skills in quantum computing are essential for enterprises to seize the opportunity to innovate and to reap early-adopter advantage of this disruptive technology. This pathway for business leaders was designed in consultation with an industry advisory board, comprised of indigenous Irish and global organisations across various sectors, ensuring recognition and relevance of the learning outcomes across different sectors and disciplines.

This short online course introduces the capabilities of quantum computing and its potential impact on your business for the short and medium terms, and beyond. It will ensure that you are informed of the latest trends and technologies in quantum, and equip you to take advantage of the opportunities that quantum computing represents.


This course is delivered online. The course runs for 4 weeks and is delivered via synchronous and asynchronous directed activities, using state of the art technologies and teaching techniques to facilitate learning anywhere, anytime.


The course will be delivered through 2x sessions, with each session composed of:

  • 60-minute recorded lecture
  • 120-minute live tutorial by video conference
  • 120-minute supported exercise
  • Self-study of recommended material


Each session will take place over a 2 week period, for a course duration of 4 weeks in total. The online learning format offers you an opportunity to interact with both your training providers and industry peers.

Participants will receive a certificate from the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) upon successful completion of the course.


Topic 1: Demystifying Quantum Computing

  • This topic introduces the era of high-performance computing and its impact, followed by positioning where quantum computing fits, and explains how the quantum computing ecosystem looks.


Topic 2: Integrating High-Performance and Quantum Computing

  • This topic covers the fundamental and technical reasons for integrating classical & quantum computing and the road ahead in the approaches and activities integrating classical & quantum computing.



Our course provides business executives, like you, with valuable insights into quantum computing, empowering you to make correctly-informed strategic decisions and to lead confidently.


Ideal candidates for this course are:

  • Business executives and managers
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners
  • Decision-makers in technology companies
  • Professionals in finance and investment sectors
  • Leaders in R&D departments
  • Consultants and advisors on business strategy
  • Anyone involved in application of quantum on business strategy or operations


The Quantum Computing for Business Leaders learning pathway will inform you about the value proposition of quantum computing, value chain, ecosystem, capabilities, and development trends. You will be equipped to assess the impact of quantum computing for your sector and define suitable business strategies.


Academic Eligibility 

There are no prerequisites for applications.



Full Course fee – €499
Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet grant – €100
Student Cost – €399*

Part-funded fees are only available to eligible* applicants.


*Funding Eligibility

Applicants must be working in a private or commercial semi-state organisation registered in the Republic of Ireland (Business, Consultant, Freelancer) to avail of the grant-aided fees. As a government-funded training network, we can only support those meeting these criteria.

Candidates not eligible for part funded fees, can pay the full course fee if there are available places by registering directly with ICHEC by clicking on this link.


The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC)

The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) at the University of Galway is Ireland’s national centre for High-Performance Computing (HPC) providing e-infrastructure, services and expertise to academia, industry and the public sector supported by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Skills and the Higher Education Authority. Established in 2005, ICHEC is also the National HPC Competence Centre in Ireland under the EuroHPC Competence Centre (EuroCC) initiative.


If you would like to apply or to receive more information on this course, please use the Apply Now form or Make An Enquiry form on this page to speak directly with our programme team.