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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.

Programme 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 Master's 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.

Suited to: All Graduates.

Entry requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must hold:

- A minimum second-class honours degree (2.2) in any discipline from a recognised third-level institution

- 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 three 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).

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

Stage 1:
• 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

Stage 2:
MSc Award:
• Dissertation

Comment

Postgraduate School of Business and Law:
Built on a reputation of "Excellence through Learning", the School of Business and Law prides itself on its ability to design and deliver programmes which are academically rigorous and innovative whilst ensuring they meet the demands of an ever changing global business community. The Postgraduate School of Business was launched on the strength of the College's excellent reputation of delivering undergraduate business degrees. Opened in 1992 the School has expanded its suite of programmes to include Postgraduate Higher Diplomas, MSc and MBA across a variety of business disciplines including administration, marketing, HRM, business strategy, law, information technology and finance. As a student of Dublin Business School you will be a key participant and driver of your learning experience. You can expect to be constantly challenged and invited to participate in group discussion and presentations.

This is facilitated through our focus on individual attention to all our students. A key aspect of your development lies in the dedication of the faculty to your success. All faculty members are experienced tutors who are specialists in their chosen field. As well as being highly qualified academically, they also bring a wealth of industry experience to the classroom. Our tutors are actively engaged in consultancy and research and this feeds directly into your learning experience. With a dedicated postgraduate facility incorporating state-of-the-art classrooms, syndicate meeting rooms and a specialist library you will find yourself quickly becoming part of a community of likeminded people coming from diverse backgrounds which will further enhance both your academic and personal development during your time with us.

Assessment method

Assessment Methods
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

EU APPLICANTS
Applicants should complete the appropriate application form and submit it online or return it to the Postgraduate Admissions Office along with the following documentation:

- Academic Transcripts (original and official english translation where issued in another language). Applicants who have previously attended DBS do not need to 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 and one business). These are not required for Business programmes

Please see programme content for any course specific additional application procedures and specific minimum entry requirements including English language if applicable.

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) and passport

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

Applications can be made online at www.dbs.ie or by contacting the Admissions Office for an application form.

For further information please contact:
The Postgraduate Admissions Office
Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier Street,
Dublin 2
T: +353 1 4177500
F: +353 1 4177543
E: admissions@dbs.ie
W: www.dbs.ie

NON-EU Applicants:
Non-EU Applicants should complete the appropriate application form and return it to the Postgraduate Admissions Office along with the following documentation:

- Academic Transcripts (original and official english translation where issued in another language). Applicants who have previously attended DBS do not need to provide this documentation

- Proof of Identification (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 and one business). These are not required for Business programmes

- A copy of your GNIB (Garda National Immigration Bureau) card, work permit (if applicable)

Please see programme content for any course specific additional application procedures and specific minimum entry requirements.

Applications can be made online at www.dbs.ie or by contacting the International Admissions Office for an application form. For further information please contact:

The International Admissions Office
Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier Street,
Dublin 2, Ireland
T: +353 1 4177500
F: +353 1 4177543
E: international@dbs.ie
W: www.dbs.ie

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