Global Management - Digital Disruption

In Industry 4.0, technology is disrupting, advancing and challenging business. Management practices are operating in an era when business is borderless. The next generation of aspiring leaders must understand the global and technological forces shaping the future of business.

While the MSc Global Management (Digital Disruption) is rooted in core management disciplines, global strategy and technological considerations underpin the programme, enabling graduates to excel in a business world where disruption, change and innovation are the only constants.

This programme is set apart by the ability to study at a partner Business School in North America or Europe. This is facilitated through DCU Business School’s membership of the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS), an international alliance of top business schools. This unique opportunity immerses students in other cultures, enhancing intercultural competency and ensuring that programme graduates will excel in global business.

The programme is offered through three pathways, including an option to graduate with a double degree award.

Subjects taught

What will I study?

Semester 1:
International Business: Disruption & Challenges
Strategy in a Global Context
Marketing & Customer Experience Management
Cross Cultural Agility
Economic Geography & GeoPolitics
Business Process Innovation

Semester 2:
Statistics for Business
Data Analytics & Visualisation
International Corporate Finance
Consulting Skills
Technology Management
Design Thinking & Creativity for Innovation
Thesis / Practicum

Entry requirements

For admission to the M.Sc. in Global Management (Digital Disruption) candidates must hold:
• A 2.1 Honours degree in a Business discipline, or equivalent international qualification
• Applicants who have achieved a 2.2 Honours degree may still obtain a place. This will depend on availability of places and on obtaining high grades in relevant modules on their undergraduate programme.
• All applicants must also submit Letters of reference (Academic OR Professional).
• International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.

Application dates

Application Deadlines for standalone DCU degree (no study abroad)
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until:
Closing date for EU applicants is 31st July 2024.
Closing date for non EU applicants is 1st July 2024.

Note applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at DCU, are advised to apply as early as possible.

To apply for this programme:
Full-time, one year programme completed at DCU Business School – apply via website - see Application Weblink above.

Provide Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation, if applicable.

All applicants must also submit Letters of reference (Academic AND Professional) - see application form for details.
If applicable, provide evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements. Please see link
Spend semester one in either Universidad de las Americas Puebla in Mexico, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Italy or Goodman Business School at Brock University in Canada before coming to DCU in semester two. This programme confers a single MSc degree from DCU (apply at

Spend one semester in DCU* and either ESB Business School ** at Reutlingen University, Germany OR NEOMA Business School** in Reims, France. This programme confers a double MSc degree (apply at


1 year full-time.

Enrolment dates

The programme commences in September 2024

Post Course Info

Graduates will acquire advanced business knowledge and the prerequisite skills to prepare them to adopt leading roles in international management. They will learn during the programme how to use modern business solutions and acquire the data-driven digital competencies to deal with organisational and technological challenges which face corporations with international operations.

The programme promotes initiative-taking and creativity to identify and advance solutions for management problems. Through project and case study work, graduates will be adept at teamwork and interdisciplinary thinking. Graduates will be versed in and comfortable with data, analytics and statistics and will possess a strong understanding of innovation processes.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime,Full time

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