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Business Management

Introduction
The MSc in Management (Business) is designed for people who do not have an undergraduate degree in management or business, but who would like to have a thorough preparation for a career in management.

You'll be introduced to the core disciplines of business such as accounting, economics, HRM and marketing, while developing the range of skills necessary to operate successfully in a business environment. These include analytical, technical, teamworking, presentation, report writing and communication skills.

You'll gain applied knowledge through real work with assigned industry clients and by the end of the programme, you will have developed into a strong and confident business professional.

Why do this course?
Ranked in the Financial Times world’s top 90 MSc in Management

DCU Business School, accredited by AACSB, has a strong international reputation for the quality of its programmes and graduates

Opt between a dissertation or a practicum, an applied research project for a live-client

Our capstone Next Generation Management module offers you flexibility in learning opportunities personal to you and your career aspirations

Modules continually updated to meet the needs of industry.

Programme
The programme begins with an introduction to the key business disciplines. Accounting for Business Decision Making provides students with an introduction to and overview of financial and management accounting, focusing on the techniques of financial statement analysis and informed investment decision making for real life companies. The Economics module will further the students' understanding of economic principles and the application of economics to the business environment. People Management & Development aims to give future managers and personnel specialists the essential knowledge and understanding of HRM, which will then be developed and extended in the other cognate modules such as Consulting Skills, which focuses on developing conceptual understanding and skill proficiency for practising consulting. In Finance, students are introduced to the key financial issues faced by modern-day financial managers of corporations equipping them with conceptual and analytical skills necessary to make financial decisions, while the Marketing module enables students to gain an understanding of the major decisions faced by marketing managers in their efforts to balance the organisation's objectives against the needs and opportunities in the global marketplace.

In Semester Two, we address some of the importance changes in the business environment today. Knowledge and understanding of the key issues in the management of technology has become an integral part of managing a business. The Technology Management module helps participants to develop a clear understanding of technology’s role as a driver of change and increased productivity in business and as an enabler of business model evolution and increased business value. The Data Analytics & Visualisation module aims to equip learners with a variety of techniques and the knowledge of a variety of tools and statistical techniques to make sense of the emergence and exponential growth of big data. Additionally, students will analyse and select the most appropriate business modelling tool or technique for problem situations in the Business Process Innovation module.

The unique and highly regarded Next Generation Management module provides students with the opportunity to develop the competencies required for successful management and leadership careers. It focuses on four key themes: personal and career development; research skills; global and societal awareness; and digital media and communication. Particular emphasis is placed on reflective and critical thinking, collaborating with people, creating and sharing knowledge and dealing with complexity.

Both the Dissertation and Practicum affords students opportunity to exercise their creative, questioning, analytic, and writing skills in a focused and practical manner. Whereas the dissertation is a critical evaluation of a research question primarily from an academic perspective, the practicum is intended to expose the student to an analysis of a real-world problem. While their focus is different (primarily academic or applied) they must each contain a substantial piece of primary research and students are expected to put into practice the theoretical materials covered in earlier modules.

Why DCU
Dublin City University has forged a reputation as Ireland's University of Enterprise, through its strong, active links with academic, research and industry partners both at home and overseas.

Our solid industry relationships have allowed us to instill an enterprising culture into our postgraduate courses which has resulted in DCU Business School’s reputation as being Ireland’s most innovative business school.

We provide a unique learning environment where students are encouraged to develop their creativity and skills as innovators.

The quality of our teaching, our small class sizes, our high levels of industry engagement make us stand out, and have been recognized by AACSB, the oldest and most prestigious global accrediting body for business schools.

DCU graduates are highly sought after in the job market, with many going on to pursue management roles in organisations both at home and abroad.

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements
The minimum entry requirements for the programme are:
• A second class honours grade 1 degree in a discipline other than Business, or an equivalent international qualification.

• If you have achieved a second class honours grade 2 honours degree in a non-Business discipline, you may still obtain a place. This will depend on the availability of places. You may be invited for interview.

• If, as is normally the case, demand from qualified applicants exceeds available places, applicants will be ranked for admission purposes on the basis of prior academic performance and, where relevant, performance at interview. Candidates who have not received their degree results by the application closing date may receive conditional offers.

This programme accepts students who have successfully completed the DCU Pre-Masters International Foundation Programme (IFP).

All courses are delivered through the English language but applicants should have sufficient language competency to enable them to pursue their studies in their chosen host countries where English is not the native language. Evidence of an acceptable TOEFL score, or equivalent standard, is required.

International Applications
International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Careers
Coupled with their primary degree, graduates of the MSc in Management (Business) are members of an exclusive group of multi-disciplinary graduates. This is a significant differentiator in the increasingly competitive postgraduate employment market.

Of those graduates who we can track, 97% are currently in employment in a wide variety of industries and functions by leading indigenous and international organisations including eBay, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Google, Kerry Foods, Unicredit and GAM Fund Management.

Graduates of this programme (who would be holder of non-business undergraduate degrees on entry) can earn up to 8 exemptions, which is nearly half of the total required exams, for the CIMA qualification, across certificate, operational, managerial and strategic levels.

Further enquiries

Declan Curran
e: declan.curran@dcu.ie
t: +353 (01) 7005798

Application date

Dates for Submission of Applications 2017
Applications are open on PAC (www.pac.ie/dcu)

The programme commences with a compulsory Immersion Week, which takes place one week before the standard University commencement date.

EU Applicants
Apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (http://www.pac.ie/dcu) by 31st July 2017 for the September 2017 intake.

Non-EU Applicants
Apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (http://www.pac.ie/dcu) by 11th July 2017 for the September 2017 intake.

Applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of gaining entry into Ireland are advised to apply as early as possible.

Applying through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (http://www.pac.ie/dcu)

When applying for this programme use the PAC code DC510. Please submit a C.V. along with other supporting documentation to PAC.

Queries on completed applications should be emailed to registry@dcu.ie

How to Apply and Closing Dates
Make an Application
EU Applicants
Apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (http://www.pac.ie/dcu) by 31st July 2017 for the September 2017 intake.

Non-EU Applicants
Apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (www.pac.ie/dcu) by 11th July 2017 for the September 2017 intake.

Enrolment and start dates

Commencement of Programme: September 2017.

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