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Management Consultancy

This MSc in Management Consultancy provides you with first-hand knowledge of the tools and techniques used by successful consultants in the competitive management consulting industry. You will get a detailed understanding of the global consulting industry.

The key targets of this part-time/ full-time format course are graduates in business or economics keen to pursue a career in the highly competitive and increasingly global management consulting industry.

What will I learn?
Successful completion of the course will provide graduates with knowledge of four main areas of management consultancy – how it functions, the key operators, the factors for success, and the management issues driving the industry.

1. The successful application of the various existing consulting tools and methods, both from an operational and strategic perspective, as well as the requisite skills to succeed within the profession.

2. In the summer term, students can complete a research project, or in a small number of cases, choose from a limited number of possible internships. With any possible internship opportunity, students may have to go through a competitive process for these, including potential interviews.

3. Acquisition of the techniques needed to solve problems and boost performance within businesses, as already applied by leading practitioners within the field.

How will I benefit?

The carefully-constructed curriculum aims to instil a varied and constructive approach to business problem-solving within students, making them highly sought-after for recruiters upon graduation.

• Wide-ranging course content, designed to train students in not only understanding management principles but also making their own diagnoses and applying strategy in light of their findings.

• The chance to apply knowledge is offered before the course has even ended via a one-on-one consulting project conducted in tandem with a client company.

• Graduates of the course regularly secure managerial and consulting positions in highly-reputed companies such as Ericsson, Grant Thornton, JP Morgan and PwC.

Course features
Prestigious company involvement – Deloitte, IBM Global Procurement, McDonalds and PwC feature among the companies with which students carry out their mandatory consulting project.

IMCA membership eligibility - all students on the course are eligible to apply for Graduate Membership of the IMCA (Institute of Management Consultants & Advisors in Ireland).

Academic achievement recognised - PricewaterhouseCoopers sponsor a Gold Medal Award for the best student to the value of €500.

Entry requirements

Suitable for students with an undergraduate degree from any discipline, however, business subjects and/or related work experience are favourable.

or

A primary degree with a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience.

English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language an English language qualification is required for admission to all of our courses. The exception to this rule is if you have completed your primary degree or an entire third level qualification through English, in an English speaking country.

Transcripts
An academic transcript is a document(s) provided by the academic institution where you undertake your studies. This is an official document which states all of the subjects you have undertaken during your studies and what grade you have achieved in each of those subjects, including your overall final grade if you have completed your qualification. Official or original academic transcripts are documents printed on the official headed paper of the institution where you studied and should be stamped by that institution. If this document is not in English you should arrange to have it translated.

Duration

12 months Full-time / 24 months Part-time.

Careers or further progression

What can I do?
Our graduates can be found in global organisations across a number of industries, from financial services to fashion.
Project Manager
Corporate Banking
Management Consultant
SME Credit Reviewer
Online Sales
Researcher
Analyst

Further enquiries

The Admissions Office can be contacted at smurfit.admissions@ucd.ie.

Subjects taught

Whether taking the course on a full-time basis or part-time via classes during the working day, students must complete a blend of core and option modules (6 + 1), as well as a consulting project with a client company.

In the summer term, students can choose a research project or, in a small number of cases, from a limited number of possible internships. With any possible internship opportunity, students may have to go through a competitive process for these, including potential interviews.

Core Modules
Economic Foundations of Strategy
Management Consulting Principles
Organisational Behaviour
Diagnostic techniques in consultancy
Managing Organisational Change
Project Management
MC Research Project

Summer Modules
Cross Cultural Management
Organisational Renewal
Managing Leading & Coaching Change
Business & Society
Reputation & Disrepute
Financial Management

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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