The programme enables you to advise management on the process of formulating and implementing new strategies and covers a broad range of general business subjects, which gives you a launch pad for a career in strategic consulting, general management or in running your own business.
The course is suitable for students with an educational track record in business, economics or related areas, postgraduate business diplomas, or degrees with a significant proportion of business subjects. Applications from non-business graduates are also considered.
What will I learn?
The course content has been designed in order to equip students with the skills to devise and then successfully deploy strategic initiatives based upon detailed assessment of the internal and external environments of a firm. This involves:
1. A comprehension of management theory and the ability to apply concepts in order to exploit opportunities and solve practical problems and challenges and boost firm profitability.
2. The knowledge required to make accurate appraisals of the planning and controlling systems of firms, and design alternative ones where necessary.
3. The skills required to acquire and allocate financial and non-financial resources within the context of a strategic initiative.
How will I benefit?
By consolidating existing skills within students, as well as developing new ones, this Masters increases significantly their chances of recruitment by highly desirable companies upon graduation.
Successful completion course awards students with membership of the Strategic Planning Society (SPS) - the leading professional strategy association.
All students on the MSc in Strategic Management and Planning are eligible to apply for Graduate Membership of the Institute of Management Consultants & Advisors in Ireland.
Graduates of the course can typically choose from a range of sectors and positions, from management consulting and financial services through to regulation and government services and graduate management and analyst positions.
SPS membership granted upon successful completion of the course, this provides graduates of the course with access to dedicated publications and special rates for professional workshops.
Career opportunities - an array of prestigious companies recruit graduates, including Accenture, Apple, Bank of America, E&Y, IBM, KPMG, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, P&G.