Choice is dependent on the entry level of the candidate in terms of having prior business education/experience, but there are a wide range of modules available from seven distinct subject areas: Business Analytics, Finance, International Business, Management of Information Systems, General Management, Marketing (including Digital Marketing), and Strategy &Innovation. All students take three core modules plus our Summer Pathway of either a Business Consulting Project, an academic Dissertation or an industry-based placement (full-time mode only).
The MSc in Business offers a way to combine multiple interests in Business in a flexible manner. We offer a core suite of modules and a significant number of optional modules that allow you to tailor your degree to your own interests and your own career aspirations. Modules are delivered over two semesters (September-January & February-May) with the Business Consulting Project/Dissertation/Placement conducted between May and August. The programme will generally be delivered through lectures, presentations, and intensive workshops, generally in blocks of two full days every two weeks, followed by less structured supervision contact over the third (summer) semester for those taking the Project option, which is with a real client. Modules have been chosen to all a significant level of customisation. A key innovation is the opportunity to take one of our “Live” modules, which gives you the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice with a live client on a real business problem.
Candidates should have a minimum 2.2 grade honours (level 8) degree in any discipline. Candidates who do not have a degree in Business will have a restricted set of optional modules.
In exceptional circumstances consideration will be given to candidates who do not hold a primary degree, but who do have at least five years relevant work experience at least three of which must be in a management position. This is done through the Maynooth University Procedure for Non-Standard Entrants and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning.
International Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non- EU applicants.
National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850
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There is a wide variety of possible careers. Many business programmes offer specialism – the opportunity to focus and deepen your knowledge in one specific area of Business. Increasingly, however, successful managers are being asked to be able to contribute to organizational achievements across a number of fronts. They may be tasked with Finance but end up working to support Marketing and Sales. They may be tasked with a strategy for a firm in the fast moving information society space. These examples show that having flexibility to tailor your Masters programme to integrate different business subjects can be an opportunity to differentiate.