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The programme is designed for non-business graduates who want to pursue a career in business. Students have joined from a wide range of academic backgrounds, including arts, engineering, law, science and the social science.

What will I learn?
The key takeaways from the course comprise a theoretical grounding in business models and the analytical capacity to review and solve actual problems, underpinned by essential personal and professional skills.

1. A combined grasp of practical tools and techniques and conceptual models in order to resolve real-life business challenges.

2. The acquisition of essential interpersonal, communication and leadership skills via group and case study-based learning, presentations and simulation exercises.

3. The ability to conduct and deliver in-depth research and large-scale projects in a truly autonomous fashion.

How will I benefit?
A broad subject range and diverse body of students contribute to an especially rich learning experience that offers a host of employment possibilities in highly-reputed international companies.

•One of the most comprehensive courses with one of the most diverse student bodies at UCD Smurfit School, making for a truly unique academic and practical grounding in business.

•The dual expertise and perspective of leading academics in the field and industry experts, providing a complete knowledge base and market-relevant know-how.

•An array of prestigious companies regularly recruit graduates of the course, including AIB, Coca-Cola, Henkel, Unilever, Ernst & Young, Accenture, JP Morgan, Paypal, Microsoft, LinkedIn and Google.

Course features
Breadth of curriculum – a broad range of business-related subjects in the areas of banking and finance, marketing, management, MIS, human resource management, business ethics, accounting, project management, operations management.

An emphasis on team learning – the diverse student cohort are encouraged as much as possible to learn from one other’s differing academic backgrounds and develop crucial interpersonal and communications skills in the process.

Business Simulation project - In the last semester students will complete a general business management project focusing on areas such as strategy, marketing, operations, finance, and soft skills. It is designed to provide the students with the opportunity to engage in decision making in relation to improving overall operational effectiveness of a company.

Flexible format for professionals – a part-time format has been especially designed in order to help professionals pursue studies without having to interrupt their career.

Entry requirements

You must have a minimum second-class honours degree (or equivalent). Applications are invited from graduates with non-business primary degrees keen to pursue a career in business or those who wish to obtain a business qualification.
Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements may be considered on a case by case basis, dependent on work experience and/or other qualifications.

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.

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.

Visa Requirements
Some students might have to get a student visa in order to come and study in Ireland. Regardless, all non EU/EEA and non Swiss citizens have to register on arrival with the GNIB.


1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Our graduates, who possess cross-disciplinary skills, are highly valued by employers today. Our graduates are employed in both multinational organisations and small and medium size enterprises in a variety of roles and functions.

Supply / Demand Planner
Recruitment Consultant
Trainee Accountant
Apprentice Solicitor
Software Measurements Analyst
Corporate Actions Associate
Financial Engineer

Further enquiries

e: or phone (01) 716 8885.

Subjects taught

The intensive grounding in management provided by the course is reflected by the breadth and depth of the 12 core modules that all students have to take over the 12 months on the course.

Core Modules
Accounting Information for Managers
Management and Organisational Behaviour
Corporate Finance
Business and Financial Environments
Global Strategic Management
Human Resource Management
Business Information Systems Management
Marketing Management

Summer Term
Business and Society
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Project Management
Business Simulation


Student profile
This full-time Masters is primarily aimed at non-business graduates with a keen interest in developments within the business world and looking to enhance their prior qualifications with a business/management specialisation.

A part-time format has been especially designed in order to help professionals pursue studies without having to interrupt their career.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: September 2017.

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

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