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Management Practice

Overview:
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.

Structure
The programme is structured in two sequential stages. Stage 1 is a wholly taught component, contributing 60 credits. Stage 2 is a supervised dissertation, contributing 30 credits. The dissertation provides you with the opportunity to critically review the literature in any part of the taught syllabus.

The programme is structured in two sequential stages. Stage 1 contains eight core modules and one elective, the Masters stage (Stage 2) comprises the dissertation.

For part-time students, delivery of the programme is structured over four semesters with two modules in each semester. During each semester, students are normally required to attend lectures on two evenings per week and occasional weekend workshops.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the MSc in Management Practice are:
• A minimum Second Class Honours Degree (2.2) in any discipline from a recognised third level institution or
• An equivalent professional qualification such as ACCA or CIMA
• In some cases where an individual does not have either of the above, they may be considered if they have at least 3 years appropriate business management experience
• For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum English language requirement for entry to the programme is IELTS score 6.5 (or equivalent).

Applicants should complete the appropriate application form and return it to the Postgraduate Admissions Office along with the following documentation:
• Academic Transcripts (Original & Official English Translation where issued in another language). Applicants who have previously attended DBS need not provide this documentation.

• Proof of Identification (Birth Certificate, Drivers Licence or Passport)

• Detailed Curriculum Vitae

• Proof of English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent) where full time study has been conducted in a language other than English or applicants whose first language is not English

• Academic/ Business References - Ideally one Academic & one Business

Please see programme content for any course-specific additional application procedures. In addition to the above, in the instance of Non-EU applicants who have residency in Ireland:

• A copy of your GNIB (Garda National Immigration Bureau) Card, Work permit (if applicable) & Passport

• The letter that was issued to you by the Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform stating why you were provided with the above documentation.

Applicants should complete the appropriate application form and return it to the Postgraduate Admissions Office along with the following documentation:
• Academic documents
• Academic transcripts
• Proof of English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent)
• A Curriculum Vitae
• References from your employer/school/college
• A statement of purpose
• A copy of your passport

Please note that copies of all documentation must be submitted, and that it must be translated into English where issued in another language. Please do not send original documents as these will not be returned. Dublin Business School has a number of overseas offices and representatives worldwide. Please contact us if you wish to receive further details on your closest DBS representative.

Duration

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

Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Postgraduate Admissions Office,
Dublin Business School,
13/14 Aungier Street,
Dublin 2,
Ireland
T: +353 1 4177500
F: +353 1 4177543
E: admissions@dbs.ie

Subjects taught

The MSc in Management Practice programme has the following content in stages 1 & 2.
• Marketing Analysis
• Strategic Management and Leadership
• Financial Analysis
• Innovation and Change Management
• Information Systems and Project Management
• Human Capital Management and Development
• Research Methods I
• Research Methods II

Electives - Choose 1
• Work Based Learning
• Management Simulation and Personal and Professional Development
• Dissertation

Comment

Awarding Body: Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
Award: Masters Degree
NFQ Level: Level 9
Award Title: Master of Science in Management Practice
Award Type: Major

Assessment method

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.

Enrolment and start dates

DBS are pleased to announce that we are offering a January 2017 intake, for full-time students.

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2017. Contact our admissions team for more information

Email: admissions@dbs.ie Phone: 01 417 7500
Opening times: Monday to Friday 8:45am to 5:15pm

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