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Management Practice

Is this course for me?
Our Master of Science in Management Practice is aimed at business graduates who want to specialise in management. The programme focuses on developing professional management practice, bridging the gap between management theory and professional practice.

Placements and hands-on projects form an integral part of the programme, providing you with the opportunity for a deeper understanding of contemporary management practices.

It will provide you with a real opportunity to increase your employment and career prospects.

With small class sizes and a focus on reflective learning, you will complete five taught modules in semester one, followed by a 12 week placement in semester two. With industry placement a key part of the programme you will be exposed to the best national and international practitioners, and graduate with the skills and knowledge to make the most of the opportunities that lie in front of you.

Key features
• Industry placement
• Small class sizes, facilitating a learner centred approach.
• Exposure to leading national and international practitioners
• Hands-on projects
• Best practice seminar series
• Focus on reflective learning

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
The minimum entry requirements are a Level 8 Honours Degree in Business, or equivalent, second class honours (2.2). If you don't have an honours degree but have relevant experience you may also be eligible to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


1 year, full time
2 years, part time
PGDip: 9 months

Careers or further progression

Follow-on Courses
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
Further advanced Level 9 (Masters) and Level 10 studies (Doctoral) at other institutions and universities at home and abroad.

Career Pathways
The main employers are:
• Private Sector
• Public Sector
• Finance Sector
• IT Sector
• Retail Sector

Graduate Careers
Graduate careers typically include:
• Business Management
• Operations Management
• Finance Management
• Human Resource Management

Further enquiries

Further Information
Patricia Doherty
Head of Department
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186202

Subjects taught

What will I study?
Semester 1
• Managing the Innovation Process (M)
• Strategic Operations Management (M)
• Accounting Information for Decision Making (M)
• Research Methods (M)
• Managing Change (M)
• Academic Writing (O)

Semester 2
• Applied Strategic Business Planning (M)
• Data Analysis (M)
• Behavioural Economics (M)
• Work Placement (M)
• Dissertation (M)

(M) = Mandatory, (E) = Elective, (O) = Optional

Application date

Application Deadline - 31 May.

Course fee

EU Fees: €5,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €10,000.00

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