Strategy Innovation & People Management - SIPM

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This acclaimed, globally accredited programme delivers analytical and applied understanding of strategy, innovation and people management, up to six months' work internship opportunity and human resource management (HRM) accreditation. The programme provides rigorous exposure to and insight into theory and practice, fosters critical thinking, and equips graduates to work in the knowledge-based global economy. It also offers an opportunity for a six-month internship. The university will secure internship opportunities; it is at the discretion of employers whether they shortlist and offer a position to applicants. (In the event of a position not being secured, a dissertation must be completed.). The MSc SIPM is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) at the highest level, leading to a recognised, global professional qualification in HRM, following requisite experience. The programme comprises nine modules taught over two semesters, a research project and a continuous professional development (CPD) log. A variety of teaching approaches are employed, and each module has its own combination of learning and assessment methods, many involving an applied dimension with external companies.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Normally a Second Class Honours undergraduate degree, usually a Grade 1, or a H2.1 in the Higher Diploma in Business Studies, is required (or equivalent international qualification). IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.

Application dates

NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


1 year full-time.

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Career Opportunities
A range of career opportunities are open to graduates in areas such as graduate management trainee programmes, financial services and business analysis, management consultancy, retail management, hotel management, human resource management, policy development, and research and academia. Employers of graduates of the programme include Accenture, AIB Capital Markets, Aldi, Amazon, Bank of Ireland, Diageo, Dell, Deloitte, Enterprise Ireland (New York), Google, IDA Ireland, Jumeirah Hotels, Mercer Consulting, Oracle, Qualtrics, Cambridge University (PhD), NUI Galway and University of Limerick.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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