Management Practice

Aims of the Programme
The MSc in Management Practice is a new specialised and innovative programme which has been created to meet the needs of graduates who seek to develop and expand their knowledge of the exciting field of Management at an advanced level. The broad objective of the MSc in Management Practice programme is to produce managers. The applied nature of the programme delivery ensures graduates are equipped to play a vital role in the management of any organisation. They will be equipped to interpret and synthesise information to confidently resolve complex issues which face today’s organisations. Graduates will gain a deep level of knowledge and understanding of current issues within Management and then will apply this knowledge to real work situations to gain experience of practical applications.

The aim of the programme is to provide students with a rigorous academic foundation and a systematic understanding of core business disciplines, with a focus on management practice and a contemporary skill set central to applied management.

Key Features of the MSc in Management Practice
• The MSc in Management Practice is taught by a combination of experienced academic staff and senior industry practitioners, giving students a unique blend of learning to equip them to take up Management roles in any organisation or to manage their own businesses.
• There is a distinctive applied nature across the entire programme – most modules will use case study analysis of current issues within business to ensure participants learn cutting edge material.
• The Programme includes a Guest Lecturer Series where Managers from several business sectors will inform participants of the latest trends and issues in Management within their sector.

Semester one lays the groundwork for the programme. This semester encompasses foundational modules such as Global Issues for Management, Managerial Financial Analysis, Leading Change and Innovation and focuses on providing a solid and comprehensive understanding of the relevant concepts, such as a proficiency in the use of theoretical models in real life practice and the interpretation of financial statements in order to make better business decisions. Semester two builds on this by covering modules in which the knowledge, understanding and skills acquired in the first semester can be employed. Further leadership skills are covered, specifically from a personal development perspective, including Information Systems and project management and applied strategic management provide key skills for enabling the execution of strategic management and change.

For learners completing the full Masters programme (as opposed to those exiting with the Postgraduate Diploma) the third semester provides a special focus on synthesizing learning from previous modules in a capstone research project focused on critical enquiry and creative problem solving. Taken together these skills will enable graduates to secure job positions in industry in the field of general management and other related positions.

*The structure is subject to change for intakes other than September.

Subjects taught

Stage 1
• Global Issues for Management
• Leading Change and Innovation
• Managerial Financial Analysis
• Marketing Analysis
• Human Capital Management and Organisational Behaviour
• Information Systems and Project Management
• Dynamic Leadership Development
• Applied Strategic Management
• Management Practice Seminars Series
• Research Methods

Stage 2
• Dissertation
• Applied Research Project

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the Masters of Science in Management Practice are:
• A Level 8 primary undergraduate honours degree with a minimum Second-Class Second Division classification (2.2) from a recognised third level institution in any discipline who wish to specialise in the field of management, or
• An equivalent professional qualification such as ACCA or CIMA will also be considered, or
• An equivalent professional qualification attributed to the business sector.
• For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, PTE or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.

Applicants who do not have a Level 8 qualification at a 2.2 award level and who have at least 3 years’ work experience may also be considered through the college’s normal RPL procedures. Relevant professional experience may be taken into account and individuals will be assessed on a case-by-case basis through DBS RPL procedures.

Application dates

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2024.

Assessment Info

The programme is assessed through continuous assessment with a mix between individual and group work. At present only one module is assessed via a mix of continuous assessment and examination. All remaining modules are assessed via continuous assessment.


Full-time: 1 Year
Part-time: 2 Years

Enrolment dates

Next Intake:
January 2024
September 2024

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Career Opportunities
Management Practice professionals are equipped with the knowledge and skills to ensure that followers are facilitated and motivated to engage fully in order to create competitive advantage. They can critically appraise strategies within financial planning and execution, project management, ethics, marketing, and people management to create innovative responses to management challenge. If graduates of the programme have work experience they will generally return to the area as Junior Managers or Trainee Managers. Where graduates do not have any prior work experience they will be eligible for mid-level roles with a view to Junior Management roles within 2-3 years.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time

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