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This postgraduate programme brings theory to life through its exciting work placement element and applied learning focus, enabling participants to apply acquired knowledge and competencies in a real-world workplace environment.

The programme equips graduates with the attributes required by business to make an immediate contribution to the organisation through its work placement experience element.

The industrial placement is of three months duration, from May to August, and affords the student a unique opportunity to implement and reflect on the theories learned on the course. It will complement the student’s education and broaden his/her skill set. A number of progressive local enterprises partner with us in this initiative. Work placement is recognised by prospective employers and students alike as being a very sought after aspect of an academic programme.

Another new aspect of this programme is the module ‘Communication for Professional Life’. As communication skills are generally deemed an integral element of enquiry-based learning, this module will prepare graduates for executive and leadership scenarios which require negotiation and persuasive expertise and ability with the written word.

Entry requirements

What are the minimum entry requirements?
The MB and Postgraduate Diploma (Embedded Exit Award) programmes are designed for graduates of Bachelor of Business Honours Degrees (Level 8) or equivalent.

Graduates of programmes in Engineering, Science, Design and other disciplines are required to have completed the Higher Diploma in Business in Management (Level 8) or equivalent to be eligible for admission to the MB programme.

Applicants applying for entry to the programme through progression routes other than those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Criteria to be considered will include academic qualifications, recognition of prior learning and/or the applicant’s performance in GMAT or equivalent.

Applicants for the MB programmes who hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Level 9) programmes will be considered for entry on a case-by-case basis. All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Duration

2 years. 2 nights per week 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

What will I be able to do when I finish the programme?
In a job market increasingly featuring primary honours degree holders, this Masters Programme, with its work experience element, significantly increases graduates’ chances of recruitment by highly attractive employers. The Master of Business programme is aimed at producing creative, flexible and dynamic individuals, who can take up or enhance roles as business practitioners, in Ireland or overseas. A Master of Business is an internationally recognised qualification and opens the door to many careers.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?
Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities upon successful completion of this programme.

Further enquiries

Lifelong Learning Centre
Wexford Campus
Summerhill Road
Wexford
Tel: 053 9185809 (LLL Centre)
Tel: 053 9185800 (Reception)
Fax: 053 9185801
Email: wexford@itcarlow.ie
Web: www.wexfordcampus.ie

Subjects taught

What will I study?
Leadership & Strategy
Corporate Governance, Ethics & Social Responsibility
Research Methods
Financial Analysis & Investment Appraisal
Research Project
Strategic Marketing Management
Strategic Human Resource Management
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management
Communications for Professional Life

Comment

Students taking Level 6, 7 or 8 courses of 1 year duration or longer where course fees are €2,290 and who opt to pay full course fees by Saturday 2nd September 2017 will be eligible to benefit from the €300 discounted fee of €1,990.

For programmes where fees exceed €2,290 the appropriate fee payment regulation information is available from the faculty for Lifelong Learning.

(a) Course fees are expected to be paid in full at the commencement of the course. IT Carlow recognises that some students may have difficulties in paying the full amount in one transaction thus the Lifelong Learning Centre has created a number of fee payment by instalment options. All such applications will be treated in confidence. In general, fee payment by instalment applications will only be considered for fees in excess of €1,000.
Students who apply for and are granted a fee payment by installment plan should note that failure to meet the payment dates set down for their payment scheme, in particular key dates, may:
• be denied access to Blackboard
• be prevented from sitting examinations in December, May or August as applicable
• have all other assignment / exam results withheld until payments are made
• assignments will not be accepted nor will a late submission for an assignment be accepted after late payments are made
• pay an additional surcharge.

(b) Students in receipt of employer sponsorship etc. will be required to submit a letter of confirmation of commitment to pay from their employer of funding body. They must also include a Purchase Order Number for invoice purposes. Where fees have not been paid by the ‘sponsor’ within thirty days after issue of the invoice, it is the responsibility of the student to then pay the fee and claim back fees from their sponsor.

(c) Repeat students will be required to pay relevant examination fee when applying to sit the repeat.

(d) The Faculty for Lifelong Learning has a strict policy in relation to Refund of Course Fees and a fees refund or a percentage of same will only be given in the following circumstances:
• A full refund will be given if requested in writing before the commencement of the course.
• Where a student leaves within two weeks of the start of a short course (10-13 weeks), 70% refund of the course fee will apply. Outside this two week period there will be no refund of fees.
• For long courses i.e. those of one-year duration or longer, a percentage of fees refund will be given over the first nine weeks of the course as per table 1. Thereafter there will be no refund of fees.
• The refund calculation is based on the full fee for the course not the amount that a student may have paid under a fees payment installment agreement.
• The fees refund calculation is based on the date that the student formally applies in writing to withdraw from the course.
• All courses will run subject to sufficient numbers. Where a course has to be cancelled those students who have registered and paid will be refunded in full.
• Receipts must be retained and produced when requesting a refund of course fees which must
be applied for on the official refund form.

Application date

Closing Date for Applications

All Postgraduate Applications – 12 noon Friday 18th August 2017

All other applications – 12 noon Friday 25th August 2017

Course fee

FEES FOR 2017 €7,400 per year

Enrolment and start dates

Registration / Orientation Saturday 2nd September 2017

Courses Commence
Monday 11th September 2017

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