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Strategy Innovation & People management

Your Course
This acclaimed, globally accredited programme delivers analytical and applied understanding of strategy, innovation and people management and their interfaces in the knowledge-based global economy. The programme provides rigorous exposure to and insight into theory and practice, fosters critical thinking and equips graduates to work in a variety of settings. The MSc SIPM is approved and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) at the highest level, leading to a recognised, global professional qualification in HRM, following requisite experience. The programme comprises eight modules taught over two semesters, a research project and a continuous professional development (CPD) log. Unique programme features include integration of modules, specially designated 'offcampus' days and real business contexts involving a number of companies. A variety of teaching approaches are employed, and each module has its own combination of learning and assessment methods.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. CIPD benefits: the programme is approved by the CIPD at the advanced standards level.

2. On successful completion of the programme, students are eligible for Associate Membership of CIPD and professional Chartered Membership following requisite experience.

3. Applied exposure to the critical areas for organisational success and the template for higher-level achievement.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Normally a Second Class Honours undergraduate degree, usually a Grade 1, or a H2.1 in the Higher Diploma in Business Studies, is required (or equivalent international qualification). IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.


1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
A range of career opportunities are open to graduates in areas such as graduate management trainee programmes, financial services and business analysis, management consultancy, retail management, hotel management, human resource management, policy development and research and academia. Employers of graduates of the programme include Accenture, AIB Capital Markets, Aldi, Amazon, Bank of Ireland, Diageo, Dell, Deloitte, Enterprise Ireland (New York), Google, IDA Ireland, Jumeirah Hotels (Dubai), Mercer Consulting, Cambridge University (PhD), NUI Galway and the University of Limerick.

Further enquiries

Mike Moroney
T: +353 91 493 044

Application date

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

When To Apply: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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