Business Management

This Masters provides key business skills to non- Business graduates (and experienced professionals who do not have an undergraduate degree). Through its course content and programme delivery, our students access current business leaders and learn alongside managers in the workplace, applying contemporary management theory and practices, researching business solutions through team and individual assignments and business research project-dissertation.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements for Business postgraduate programmes
The minimum standard entry criteria for MSc degrees in the School of Business are as follows;

Minimum entry criteria for MSc Business Management:
- Candidates should have a minimum of a 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree in a non-business discipline.

Minimum entry criteria for MSc IT-Enabled Innovation:
- Candidates should have a minimum of a 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree in a business or non-business discipline.

Minimum entry criteria for MSc Strategy and Innovation:
- Candidates should have a minimum of a 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree in a business discipline, or equivalent

- Candidates who obtained a business undergraduate degree five or more years ago may also apply for entry these programmes.

- Applicants who hold a non-business degree with five years' relevant work experience will be considered.

All programmes:
- Exceptionally, candidates who do not have a level 8-degree may be admitted on a case-by-case basis where they have a minimum of ten years' relevant work experience, three of which are at a management level. Applications may be required to provide further evidence of capability including a CV, additional written information (e.g. essay on relevance of prior work experience to current degree) and an interview.

- For international students whose first language is not English, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MH52D: 1 year Full-time
MH53D: 2 years Part-time

Careers or further progression

Combined with your existing proficiency from your bachelor's degree or professional work experience the completion of this Masters will signal to prospective employers that you have a grasp of the essentials of business and management.

Further enquiries

Contact us about this course
Programme Director: Prof Pamela Sharkey Scott
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 4757

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules provide insights into three dimensions of business and management: functional (e.g. finance, HRM amongst others), organizational (e.g. strategy, innovation amongst others), and external markets (e.g. marketing and international business amongst others). Learning from modules is applied in practice through a business research project-dissertation.


The School of Business at Maynooth provides students with the personal support that Maynooth is renowned for, backed by the industry experience of its lecturers, the 'real-world' focus of its course content and the preparation for the workplace offered in the design of its programmes. Our passion is working with students from a mix of backgrounds (non-business degree holders, experienced professionals who do not hold a primary degree and business graduates) to develop their understanding of intermediate and advanced concepts and practices of business. We have a dynamic teaching approach. A typical full-time student usually takes classes for two full days every fortnight. Students are encouraged to learn independently, though significant reading and assignments, sometimes on their own but also working in teams both prior to a class and afterwards.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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