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Management Practice

Master of Science (MSc) Management Practice.

Overview
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.

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.

Full-time
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.

Part-time
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 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.

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

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

Subjects taught

Core Modules
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
Dissertation

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

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.

Application date

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2020. 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

All Non EU overseas international students need to send their application to:
International Department
Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier Street
Dublin 2, D02 WC04,
Ireland
T: + 353 (0) 1 4177500
E: international@dbs.ie

Next Steps
Visit Us
Open days are a great way to help you make your decision about DBS and learn more about the Master of Science (MSc) in Management Practice. As well as experiencing our outstanding facilities, you'll have the opportunity to receive personalised advice from academics from your subject area, meet current postgraduate students and also have your questions answered on general subjects such as entry requirements, student support and the admissions process.

EU Applicants
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

International Students/ Non EU Applicants
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.

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