What is the programme about?
In a highly competitive global market place, a master's degree sets you apart from other job applicants. Having a master's degree makes a difference on your resume. It highlights your commitment to pursuing advanced study in business as well as your work ethic and commitment.

This programme complements your undergraduate degree and equips you with the management skills necessary to succeed in today's globalised business environment. The course covers all the key facets of management, from managing people to finance to strategic planning and operations.

Graduates will gain the ability to work effectively as part of a team and to take responsibility for their work within a learning group. They will gain in-depth understanding of the contemporary business environment.

This programme can provide a basis and maturity that will enable students to proceed to doctoral level studies, if so desired.

Subjects taught

What subjects will I study?
Global Supply Chain Strategies
Strategic HRM Developments
Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management
Strategic Brand Management
Financial Analysis and Investment Appraisal
Strategic Human Resource Management
Strategic Marketing Management
Innovation Management
Project Management and Communications
Research Methods and Data Analysis
Action Research Dissertation
Strategy Process and Leadership
Work Placement

NOTE: LLL students must complete a dissertation. The work placement option is not available to part-time students.

Entry requirements

Graduates of programmes in engineering, science, design and other disciplines are required to have completed the Higher Diploma in Business in Management (Level 8) or equivalent to be eligible for admission to the Master of Business programme.

All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Criteria to be considered will include academic qualifications, recognition of prior learning and/or the applicant's performance in GMAT or equivalent.

Institute of Technology Carlow reserves the right to require applicants to attend for interview to determine their suitability for the programme.


Carlow 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.
Wexford 2 years part-time.
Wicklow 2 years part-time.

Post Course Info

What will I be able to do when I finish the programme?
In a job market increasingly featuring primary honours degree holders, this Masters Programme, with its work experience element, significantly increases graduates' chances of recruitment by highly attractive employers. The Master of Business programme is aimed at producing creative, flexible and dynamic individuals, who can take up or enhance roles as business practitioners, in Ireland or overseas. A Master of Business is an internationally recognised qualification and opens the door to many careers.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?
Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this programme.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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