The MSc in Management offers an outstanding and comprehensive management training with modern modules taught by experienced professors. It is designed for people who hold a non-business undergraduate degree but wish to pursue or further develop a career in business.

Our holistic approach stimulates creative problem solving, cultivates your analytical capability and promotes productive collaborative skills. The diverse curriculum reflects the latest global management insights, with a strong focus on case studies and real life business challenges.

The programme is open to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds including arts, engineering, law, science, nursing, agriculture and the social sciences. On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be well placed to begin their career within any organisational or business context.

A new two year part-time online format is also available - especially designed in order to help professionals pursue studies without having to interrupt their career.

What will I learn?
On successful completion of this course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of important management ideas, frameworks and models. You will learn how to use accounting methods and financial statements to make effective management decisions, marketing strategies to improve your company's financial performance among others. You will have expanded your analytical capacity to comprehend and assess real business environments and challenges and will be supported in your learning through a range of supports from faculty and staff. In addition, by working in groups and participating in a range of extra curricular workshops and seminars, you will be encouraged to develop your personal and professional skills.

How will I benefit?
This course offers a broad range of management subjects and the experience of a very diverse classroom environment. Both contribute to an especially rich learning experience that typically results in a host of employment opportunities in highly reputable international companies. Our MSc Management programme is:

One of the most comprehensive courses with one of the most diverse student bodies at UCD Smurfit School. This makes for a truly unique academic and practical grounding in business.

Facilitated by internationally educated academics and industry experts who bring a range of experiences and industry-relevant know-how to their classrooms.

Students have the opportunity to develop interpersonal, communication and leadership skills through teamwork, case discussions, presentations and the business simulation exercise.

An attractive recruitment ground for an array of international companies, including AIB, Coca-Cola, Henkel, Unilever, Ernst & Young, Accenture, Deloitte, JP Morgan, Paypal, Microsoft, LinkedIn and Google.

Subjects taught

Autumn Trimester
Accounting Information for Managers
Corporate Finance
Economics and Markets
Human Resource Management

Spring Trimester
Global Strategic Management
Building Sustainable Supply Chain Advantage
Digital Innovation Strategy

Summer Trimester
Corporate Social Responsibility
Global Leadership and Teams
Business Simulation
Managing Innovative Projects

Please be advised that the above reflects the 2022/2023 curriculum structure and is subject to change each year. Option modules listed are indicative of what has been delivered in previous years and are also subject to change.

Entry requirements

Please review the entry requirements below. The UCD Smurfit Admissions Office staff have expertise in reviewing international qualifications from around the world and will be able to assess your application's comparability to the Irish entry requirement.

- You must have a minimum second-class honours degree (or equivalent). Applications are invited from graduates with non-business primary degrees keen to pursue a career in business or those who wish to obtain a business qualification.

- Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements may be considered on a case by case basis, dependent on work experience and/or other qualifications.

Application dates

You must apply online using our dedicated student information portal. You will be required to enter contact details, upload your documents and answer two essay questions (each approximately 300 words). We would ask that you seriously consider both essays and answer these in the context of the programme you are applying to. Try to not replicate your CV and demonstrate what makes you different from other applicants. There are no right or wrong ways to complete these essays.

Application Deadlines:
Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled. We advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Please note certain scholarships may require you to apply before a certain date – please refer to our scholarship page here. If you have any questions in relation to deadlines or availability please email


1 year full-time.

A new two year part-time online format is also available - especially designed in order to help professionals pursue studies without having to interrupt their career.

Enrolment dates

NEXT INTAKE: September 2024.

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Our graduates, who possess cross-disciplinary skills, are highly valued by employers today. They are employed in both multinational organisations and small- and medium-size enterprises in a variety of roles and functions.

97% of our graduates from this programme were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors. Source: Latest Graduate Outcomes Survey, published in December 2022.

Potential careers for our graduates include:

Management Consultant
Product Manager
Account Manager
Portfolio Manager
Supply Chain Manager
Sales Manager
Brand Strategist
Financial Consultant

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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