This intensive full-time Masters is designed for people who hold a non-business undergraduate degree but wish to pursue or further develop a career in business. It is available to graduates from a wide range of academic backgrounds including arts, engineering, law, science, nursing, agriculture and the social sciences.
The course offers a very solid foundation in the key areas of management/business. Students are encouraged to nurture their creativity, cultivate their analytical capabilities and strengthen their capacity to work well in teams. On successful completion of this course, graduates should be well placed to begin their career within any organisational or business context.
A two year part-time format has been especially designed in order to help professionals pursue studies without having to interrupt their career.
On successful completion of this course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of important management ideas, frameworks and models. You will have expanded your analytical capacity to comprehend and assess real business environments and challenges and will be supported in your learning through a range of supports from faculty and staff. In addition, by working in groups and participating in a range of extra curricular workshops and seminars, you will be encouraged to develop your personal and professional skills.
How will I benefit?
This course offers a broad range of management subjects and the experience of a very diverse classroom environment. Both contribute to an especially rich learning experience that typically results in a host of employment opportunities in highly reputable international companies. Our MSc Management programme is:
1.One of the most comprehensive courses with one of the most diverse student bodies at UCD Smurfit School. This makes for a truly unique academic and practical grounding in business.
2.Facilitated by internationally educated academics and industry experts who bring a range of experiences and industry-relevant know-how to their classrooms.
3.An attractive recruitment ground for an array of international companies, including AIB, Coca-Cola, Henkel, Unilever, Ernst & Young, Accenture, JP Morgan, Paypal, Microsoft, LinkedIn and Google.
The intensive grounding in management provided is reflected in the breadth and depth of the 12 core modules that all students have to take over the 12 months on the course.
•Exposure to current management thinking and perspectives.
•Encouragement to develop your capacity to identify and critically analyse a variety of business problems and to provide solutions in both local and international settings.
•An opportunity to develop your interpersonal, communication and management skills through group interactions, case discussions, presentations and our end of year business simulation exercise.
•The chance to develop the range of skills required to undertake and complete independent research and project work.
The MSc Management programme is aimed at students who are looking to enhance their prior qualifications with a business/management specialisation (Purpose).
We encourage students to be active, courageous and autonomous learners, whose objective is to both understand and challenge current approaches to management and to make strides in reimagining a future practice of management (Education and subject/discipline/professional values).
We value research-led learning and thus aim to provide a learning environment that will nurture informed and critical approaches to the study of management (the nature of the learning environment for students).
This programme focuses on approaches such as case study analysis, group project work and business skills development. By participating in a strategy simulation exercise, students have an opportunity to experience the difficulties associated with management in a dynamic competitive market (key approaches to teaching, learning and assessment).
On successful completion of the programme students should be able to:
Programme Goal 1: To develop management knowledge - On graduating this programme, students will be current in management theory and practice.
Programme Goal 2: To expand communication capacity - Graduates will have experience working in terms and be competent in preparing and delivering oral/written presentations using appropriate media.
Programme Goal 3: To nurture strategic thinking - Our graduates will be attentive to the importance of synthesis.
Programme Goal 4: To promote ethical and socially responsive behaviour - Students will be exposed to ethical and social dilemmas and will explore the implications for managerial action.
Articulate and explain current theory and practice underpinning management
Analyse different business/organisational contexts by drawing on a variety of frameworks, concepts and tools. Make recommendations on potential courses of action.
Prepare and communicate oral/written presentations on a variety of management/business topics.
Effectively engage and contribute in multi-cultural teams.
Appreciate and be able to synthesise the multiple perspectives that exist in organisations and appreciate how decisions and actions in one function can impact outcomes in others.
Understand ethical codes of conduct and standards in private/non-private organizational contexts and be able to demonstrate an ability to apply appropriate ethical codes of conduct.