Course Description
The MSc in Management has been developed to satisfy the demand for courses that combine a strong theoretical foundation with a firm focus on practical application. You will be exposed to the most current schools of thought in disciplines such as international business, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship and strategy.

The course also provides a series of elective modules for students to explore other areas of interest or to emphasise their development in a specific area of their choice. Development of effective managerial skills, which include analytical problem solving, decision-making, effective communication and leadership, is encouraged throughout the course. Such skills provide strong tools which can be applied in real day-to-day management situations and serve graduates to aim at higher management positions within the organisation.

Block teaching is used to provide the opportunity for more in-depth development of knowledge within modules. An applied approach to teaching is used within the programme with lectures interspersed with exercises, use of case study analysis, group activities in class, debate on contemporary issues as well as independent learning.

Who is the course for?
The course is aimed at anyone following a career path which requires them to step into middle to top management positions. Additionally, the course can provide a transition stage for graduates from other disciplines who wish to move into the management arena either as practitioners, researchers or consultants.

In the part-time schedule in both year 1 and year 2 of the programme, students are required to undertake two core modules per semester plus one elective in semester 2. In addition, in year 2 of the programme students are required to complete a ten-credit research methods module which runs across semester 1 and 2. The final element of the programme requires learners to undertake a research dissertation.

Subjects taught

Core Modules
. Managing the Organisation
. Financial Management
. Marketing Management
. Strategy for Decision-Making
. Economics for Management
. International Business
. Research Methods
. Dissertation

Elective Choices
. Commercial Law
. Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
. Contemporary Issues in Global Finance
. Services Marketing
. Entrepreneurship
. Strategic Management of Human Capital
. Employment Law
. Global Value Chain Management
. Doing Business on the Cloud
. Strategic Project Management
. Strategic ICT and eBusiness Implementation
. Management of Innovation and Technology

Availability of elective choices is subject to student numbers. The course content as shown above is for indicative purposes.

The college reserves the right to re-order the schedule of modules offered.

Note that all modules count towards the final award classification.

In accordance with our quality assurance processes, we conduct a full programmatic review of all our courses every 5 years. This current review may result in some changes to the content of this course starting in September 2021.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a 2.2 honours degree in either a cognate or non-cognate area at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning non-graduates with extensive professional experience and other prior qualifications may also be considered for the course.

Laptop Requirement
All students applying to NCI must have access to a laptop that will allow them to attend classes online and, where relevant, to participate in on-campus learning. Some students may be able to avail of the Student Laptop Loan Scheme, subject to eligibility. See page 71 for more information.

Application dates

Application: Apply online at


Blended (Online with some face-to-face classes).

Part-time Schedule:
Indicative Schedule:
Monday and Wednesday 18.00 - 21.00 plus some Saturday workshops

Duration: 2 full calendar years: 5 semesters; 4 taught semesters and a final dissertation to be submitted in the final year.

Full-time Schedule:
Indicative Schedule:
Students need to be available 09.00-17.00 Monday – Friday.

Full-time students may also be required to attend classes after 5pm. (Class days and times vary).

September Starts:
1 year taught plus a final dissertation: 2 semesters (September-December and January-May). Dissertation due in August.

January Starts:
(where available and subject to numbers) 1 year taught plus a final dissertation: 2 semesters (January-May and September-December) Dissertation due in May the following year.


Part-time: Fees €3,950 per annum (€7,900 total fee) (Fees revised annually)

Full-time: Fees €7,900 total fee (Fees revised annually).

You can spread the cost of this course with a direct debit plan.

International Students' Fees
The fee for this course for international students is €15,000.

Find out more about studying here as an international student.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 14/09/2020

Post Course Info

Award and Progression
The MSc in Management course is awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow transfer to level 9 research degrees and in some cases progression to taught doctoral courses at level 10 on the NFQ.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Part time,Evening,Daytime,Weekend,Blended

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