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Marketing - Conversion Programme

Overview
This conversion programme is specifically aimed at non-business graduates who wish to develop and focus their career trajectory in the business domain where the tenets of marketing are recognised as the drivers of business success.

So whether your undergraduate degree is in science, engineering and technology social sciences, communications and arts, this programme is for you.

Graduates of the programme are in high demand from marketing, media and general business arenas.

The programme is designed as an intensive conversion learning experience for non-business graduates. Due to its excellent reputation, our entrants come from a wide range of Universities from Ireland and abroad. All have found the breadth, depth and rigour of this programme to be both stimulating and challenging. In consequence, it has benefitted them greatly in developing their careers in marketing.

Entry requirements

Conversion programme:
A minimum second class honours bachelor degree (2.2 grade or higher) in a discipline other than business or marketing, or equivalent. Selection may be by interview. Any candidate who has prior business qualifications is ineligible for this programme and might consider enrolling on other DIT postgraduate programmes offered by this College.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.

Please note. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Where Can I Go from Here?
Career Opportunities are excellent for graduates of the M Sc Marketing. Graduates are employed in international companies such as Microsoft, Google, Linkedin and Facebook in marketing roles. The local marketing and media industry snap up graduates to work as account managers and account executives, brand managers, and customer analysts in companies such as Cybercom, Danone, and graduates have being accepted onto much-sought-after graduate programmes such as the Jameson Graduate Programme, Enterprise Ireland’s Graduate Programme and IBEC’s European Orientation Programme.

Further enquiries

Programme Coordinator
Roger Sherlock,
Head of Department of Marketing Studies,
School of Marketing
College of Business
Tel: 01 402 7033
Email: roger.sherlock@dit.ie

Alternatively contact the School of Marketing:
Tel: 01 402 7030 / 402 7031
Email: gillian.dann@dit.ie, paula.maguire@dit.ie

Subjects taught

In Semester 1, you will study all the fundamental business modules such as Management, Marketing, Finance and Marketing Communications. Such accelerated learning is designed to give you the conceptual tools needed to analyse business situations and to undertake business planning. In all areas, we take a hands-on approach so that individual and group coursework accounts for 50% of the assessment for each module.

In semester 2, you will engage more closely with specialist marketing modules such as Marketing Metrics, Strategic Management and Online marketing. These will require you to exercise your analytic and decision-making skills by means of case-study based learning.

In addition, you will make an in-depth study of two areas of marketing; these are selected from the current set of options:

- Business-to-business Marketing
- Management of Sales
- International Marketing
- Services Marketing
- Communications and Society

A defining feature of the learning experience on the MSc Marketing is the completion of a primary research dissertation. The student, following an immersion in research methods in semester one, embarks on a significant learning journey culminating in the completion of a 20,000 word masters dissertation, exploring contemporary issues in marketing theory and practice. The student receives the support of an academic supervisor throughout the research process.

Comment

Location:
This programme is delivered at DIT, Aungier Street campus, Dublin 2. The campus features a state of the art library, world-class IT facilities and excellent lecture theatres and learning spaces in the heart of Dublin’s business district.

Qualification Awarded:
Graduates of the course are eligible for the award of Masters of Science (Marketing) of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Application date

Closing Date: 30th April 2017

Enrolment and start dates

Start date: September 2017

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