Business Management

We start at a foundational level and rapidly escalate to develop student knowledge to the level of postgraduate expertise.

A variety of teaching approaches are applied across the programme to help participants to develop a clear career strategy that will increase their employability in the short-term, and sustainable success in the long term.

This MSc provides key business learning to non-business graduates (and experienced professionals who do not have an undergraduate degree). Through its course content and programme delivery, our students access leading business thinking, apply contemporary management theory and practices, and research business solutions through team and individual assignments and a Business Consultancy Project/Dissertation or Placement.

The programme is intensive and fast-paced, bringing students on a high growth learning experience across the full-time programme (12 months, typically delivered in blocks of two full days every two weeks) or the part-time programme (24 months, delivered two full days every 4 weeks). Students are encouraged to learn independently, through significant reading and assignments, both on their own and working in teams, prior to a class and afterwards.

Subjects taught

Modules are generally taught in blocks of two days (full-time) every second week during term. Modules may include the following:

People, Organisation and Society
Financial Management
International Business
Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
Career Planning and Development Strategy
Actionable Insights through Research
Business Research Project / Dissertation / Placement
Strategic Management

Entry requirements

The MSc in Business Management is designed for candidates who do not have a previous Business qualification. If you do not have a Business degree, this programme is for you. Candidates should have a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree in a non-Business discipline or equivalent. Consideration will be given on a case-by-case basis to students who have a minimum honours degree in a business-related discipline where the degree was completed at least five years previously. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

In exceptional circumstances, consideration will be given to candidates who do not hold a primary degree, but who do have at least 10 years' relevant work experience, at least three of which must have been within a management position. These applicants are managed through the Maynooth University Procedure for Non-Standard Entrants and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning.

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

Application dates

Closing Date : 30 June 2023


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time


In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

Enrolment dates

Commences September

Post Course Info

Combined with your existing proficiency from your bachelor's degree and/or professional work experience, completing this master's signals your ambition, work ethic, and expertise to prospective employers and positions graduates to undertake a range of business management roles.

The course develops future executives in organisations for all sectors. The course material takes a broad, cross-sectoral, and international approach. Accordingly, the course prepares graduates for a wide range of roles and organisations. Students also take a career management module designed to enhance employability at the outset and throughout their career. The module guides students to optimise their first step into the professional labour market or build on their professional experience and consider future goals. Students will identify their personal career priorities and apply career planning and development tools that can be enacted throughout their working life. Students are empowered to undertake a range of learning activities that target their personal CPD priorities. In doing so, students will enhance their employability through analysing, developing, and articulating how they can best contribute to an organisation. All students on this MSc are entitled to free Graduate membership of the IMCA (Institute of Management Consultants & Advisors) for the duration of the programme and for the 12 months following completion.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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