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Management with or without Advanced Practice

Are you looking to progress your career in management? Do you want to be a key decision-maker who leads with purpose? The MSc Management course combines study with practical experience meaning you will graduate ready to manage, lead and inspire with confidence.

Covering key management skills including marketing, finance, people, operations, innovation and strategy, you will also have the opportunity to work on real life business cases preparing you to make an impact in industry as soon as you graduate.

Open to those with or without a business background, this extremely practical course goes beyond academic study allowing you to carry out meaningful and relevant tasks getting you ready for the dynamic business world. The course has a strong practical focus on skills development providing an opportunity for you to develop and demonstrate managerial-level knowledge and skills.

A 12 week Internship and Management Project in semester three will challenge you to apply your newly learned knowledge and skills to an organisational issue or problem; an invaluable opportunity to network with and highlight your capabilities to potential future employers.

A Masters with Advanced Practice allows you to gain real-world experience as part of your course by offering you the opportunity to complete either an internship or an Applied Consulting Project, working on real-world issues faced by industry.

With our lecturers actively engaged in research and industry collaborations, you can be assured that you will experience up-to-date and expert knowledge from business insiders. Visiting speakers and practitioners; masterclasses will also be used to further develop a sound theoretical understanding of contemporary issues within business and management.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants are usually required to have a second class honours degree in any discipline. We welcome applications from those who have not completed business and management related undergraduate courses and wish to develop their skills in this area to complement their previous study.

We also welcome applications from those who have not completed an undergraduate course but have other professional qualifications or significant work experience.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.



All modules are delivered 'executive style' in a flexible three-day block format and can be paced to individual needs.

Students study the course over two academic years starting in September. The management project/internship takes place in semester 3 during the final year. Students who are already in work need not undertake an internship, but rather can base their internship project within their current organisation, adding value in this way.

Careers or further progression

Career options

The course places a strong focus on enhancing the employment prospects of its graduates. Previous alumni have secured positions within large multinational organisations such as Diageo, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Deloitte and KPMG as well as small to medium sized enterprises.

Others have used the course as a valuable springboard to gain a thorough understanding of business and management principles before starting up their own business or gaining promotion in their current employment.

Further enquiries

T: +44 (0)28 9036 6309

Nick Read
T: +44 (0)28 9036 8880

Robert Kerr
T: +44 (0)28 9036 8029

Subjects taught

Year one

Marketing Management
This module examines the fundamental principles and concepts of marketing. It builds on these to develop an understanding and appreciation of marketing management including analysis, planning and control issues from both a strategic and operational perspective.

Finance for Managers
The aim of the module is to provide participants with an introduction to the financial issues and techniques involved in managerial decision-making and control. Financial decisions and their implications are required to be considered by all organisations. The accounting function cannot be viewed in isolation from the other key functional areas of management and it is important therefore, that managers understand the integrative nature of financial decision making both at an operational and strategic level.

Managing and Leading People
Good managers are not only effective in their use of economic and technical resources, but also in their management of people. This module aims to enable students to acquire knowledge and an understanding of the core areas of Human Resource Management (HRM) and the factors which influence behaviour within organisations. This knowledge and understanding is essential for effective and efficient management practice, in particular, effectively managing, leading and developing people. Learning will be by teaching, discussion and independent study.

Business Model Innovation
This module will examine a range of theoretical and practical issues surrounding business model innovation. This will be important to understanding the concepts of innovation, creativity, value creation and value capture. The development of business model by student teams will immerse students in key methods of innovation and value propositions, that are relevant for contemporary managers as well as aspiring entrepreneurs. This module will combine real world research and applications in the form of several case studies from major EC projects carried out in the Ulster Business School, video and live guest speakers. This will be combined with key theoretical concepts and relevant empirical research studies, concrete business model and innovation methods.

Foundations in Management
All business activities occur within an organisational context, and all organisations require effective and efficient management. This module introduces students to the subject of management, organisational structures and strategy. Students will develop a framework of knowledge from which they can understand and critically analyse the strategic goals of management, appropriate organisational structures and management's role in delivering strategic goals, as well as identify suitable strategies to enable future organisational growth.

Year two

Managing Operations
Managing Operations will determine whether organizations deliver the highest levels of service. This module aims to enable students to acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of key operations management concepts that enable excellent service to be provided by organizations. Students should acquire an understanding of the tasks, issues and decisions that are necessary to manage processes effectively and the tools to analyze operational performance.

Strategy and Innovation
Strategy and innovation consists of the analysis and decisions an organisation undertakes in order to create and sustain competitive advantage. Understanding these interrelated processes is crucial for creating and developing organisations. This module explores these decision areas from a range of contemporary perspectives and contexts.

Internship and Management Project
This module is designed to enhance the employability of the MSc Management student, whilst giving them experience of a workplace environment. In considering this they produce an internship project in which they apply the theoretical concepts encountered on the MSc Management to a "live" management issue.

Application date

Application is through the University's online application system.

Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2020/21

Postgraduate Information Session 20 February 2020
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