This rigorous course is designed to prepare graduates for positions in brand management and marketing in Ireland and abroad. The programme is suitable for business graduates with a marketing orientation and marketing professionals wishing to build upon their existing skills. It also caters for students with an undergraduate background in psychology, social science or other cognate disciplines which inform marketing theory and practice.
Marketing plays a central role in creating, communicating, capturing and sustaining value for organisations, customers and society. The rapid digital evolution and increasingly savvy consumers have made it essential for organisations to build strong brands, and to engage customers effectively and in innovative ways in order to remain competitive. This environment makes it essential for modern day businesses to employ skilled marketing professionals and underpins the strong demand for our graduates.
The MSc in Marketing at UCD equips students with the theoretical knowledge, analytical skills, and methodologies necessary for successful careers in marketing. The programme has strong ties with industry, and a central element for which it is noted is a Major Marketing Project for which students work on marketing strategies for leading global companies such as P&G, Unilever, Danone, Mondeléz and PepsiCo.
What will I learn?
The learning objectives of this course couple conceptual knowledge of Marketing Management with the ability to assimilate and apply concrete skills in a genuine business context. Specifically, our graduates will:
Learn how to create, communicate, capture and sustain value for organisations, customers and society
Develop strategic and integrated marketing campaigns in real-life contexts
Leverage digital technology to more effectively reach and communicate with consumers
Apply analytics and metrics to measure, monitor and improve marketing performance
Understand how marketing can be utilised in and outside business environments to bring about positive change in society.
How will I benefit?
The course content and overall reputation of this Masters in the eyes of recruiting companies makes it an especially attractive option for students and professionals looking to either kick-start a marketing career or take a further step up.
1.Modules are delivered by experienced academics and senior industry practitioners, providing the conceptual and managerial perspectives vital to a successful marketing career
2.Graduates of the course work in a variety of industries, including consumer goods companies, financial services, pharmaceuticals and electronics
3.They secure employment in a range of prestigious multinational companies, such as Coca-Cola, Hewlett Packard, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Sony.
The programme also offers a highly international and participant-centred learning environment, which enables students to build strong networks with fellow classmates, alumni and business leaders.