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Programme Overview
The MSc in Management Part Time offers you the chance to obtain a solid foundation in management education without putting your career on hold. This Masters is primarily aimed at current professionals of a non-business academic background with a keen interest in the business world and looking to build upon their prior qualifications with a business/management specialisation. The customised part-time format is taught over two years via eight weekends of on-campus classes.

The course 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, agriculture and the social sciences.

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

To find out more about the course and the application process, contact Joanna Kozielec on (01) 716 4818 or email msc_mgt@ucd.ie

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.

Practical Tools
A combined understanding of practical tools and techniques and conceptual models in order to resolve real-life business challenges.

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

Research
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.

The diverse cohort are encouraged as much as possible to learn from one another’s differing academic backgrounds and develop crucial interpersonal and communications skills in the process.
•On graduating from this course you will have been exposed to a wide range of conceptual models, practical tools and techniques that will help you to effectively manage within business and organisational contexts.

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

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

Curriculum
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.

The diverse cohort are encouraged as much as possible to learn from one another’s differing academic backgrounds and develop crucial interpersonal and communications skills in the process.
•On graduating from this course you will have been exposed to a wide range of conceptual models, practical tools and techniques that will help you to effectively manage within business and organisational contexts.

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

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

Programme Outcomes
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 (PG1).

Analyse different business/organisational contexts by drawing on a variety of frameworks, concepts and tools. Make recommendations on potential courses of action (PG1).

Prepare and communicate oral/written presentations on a variety of management/business topics (PG2).

Effectively engage and contribute in multi-cultural teams (PG2).

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 (PG3).

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 (PG4).

Student Support
Studying part-time can be challenging. In recognition of this a Learning Support Officer (LSO) will be available to provide you with support and advice on all course matters through our telephone, email and drop-in support service. Your Learning Support Officer is available each week day to provide you with individual advice throughout your time on the diploma and degree. They are qualified to advise you on all academic and administrative matters throughout your programme of study. The types of questions our LSO Team receive include essay planning, assignment feedback and time management.

Vision/Values Statement
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).

Entry requirements

You must have a minimum second-class honours degree in a non-business discipline.

or

In exceptional circumstances, applications may also be considered from non-degree holders on the basis of your work experience. An interview may also form part of the assessment process.

Applications for Non Standard route will close on 30th June 2017.

For more information about admission to the programme please contact Joanna Kozielec at msc_mgt@ucd.ie or by phone 01 716 4818.

The UCD Smurfit Admissions Office staff have expertise in reviewing international qualifications from around the world and will be able to assess your application's comparability to the Irish entry requirement.

English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language, an English language qualification is required for admission to all of our programmes.

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.

Visa Requirements
Some students might have to get a student visa in order to come and study in Ireland. Please check the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Services website to see if you require a visa.

Duration

2 Years Part-Time.

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
As a result of the comprehensive curriculum associated with this course, candidates are exposed to an array of management subjects. This offers a very solid grounding in the principals and practices of business/management, which can enable greater mobility in the workplace. Candidates on the course generally hold a junior or middle management roles in an organisation. Many candidates have developed skills in a particular skill set and wish to further their career by development of more general management skills. Previously, we have had students and graduates with prior qualifications and experience from the engineering, science, law, arts, technology and medical backgrounds.

For those interested in moving into or upwards in general business/management, this programme will help you to develop:
1.An advanced knowledge of theoretical business models and conceptual frameworks and the ability to apply them to real business situations.

2.The capacity to identify and critically review business problems and provide solutions in local and international settings.

3.The ability to demonstrate unique interpersonal, communication and leadership skills resulting from group interaction, group
(4) assignments, case discussions and presentations.

4.The skills to undertake and complete independent research and project work.

Candidates on the course generally hold a junior or middle management roles in an organisation. Many candidates have developed skills in a particular skill set and wish to further their career by development of more general management skills. Previously, we have had students and graduates with prior qualifications and experience from the engineering, science, law, arts, technology and medical backgrounds.

Further enquiries

The Smurfit Admissions Department is comprised of a dedicated team of staff available to answer any questions and concerns you have in relation to the wide range of Business Masters courses on offer here at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

If you would like to find out more about our courses or the application process, then please don't hesitate to contact us by emailing smurfit.admissions@ucd.ie or phone (01) 716 8885.

To enquire about the MSc Management (part-time) email pt_business_master@ucd.ie or phone (01) 716 4818.

Subjects taught

Year 1
Semester 1
•Management and Organizational Behaviour
•Human Resource Management
•Marketing Management

Semester 2
•Corporate Finance
•Accounting Information for Managers
•Economics

Year 2
Semester 1

•Global Strategic Management
•Project Management
•Business Information Systems Management

Semester 2
•Business Project 1
•Business Project 2
•Operations and Supply Chain Management

Note: option modules listed are indicative of what has been delivered in previous years. What is offered each academic year is subject to change.

Application date

How To Apply

Step 1: Collating Documentation
The first step is to collate the required documentation needed to assess your application*.

These can include but are not limited to:
Transcripts
CV
English Language Test
References
Additional Documentation

Step 2: The Application Process
Once you have collated the required documentation and reviewed the entry requirements for your programme of interest, you can now apply online (See Application Weblink below).

You must apply online using our dedicated student information portal. You will be required to enter contact details, upload your documents and answer two essay questions (each approximately 300 words). We would ask that you seriously consider both essays and answer these in the context of the programme you are applying to. Try to not replicate your CV and demonstrate what makes you different from other applicants. There are no right or wrong ways to complete these essays.

Application Fee
You will then be asked to submit your application and pay the €50 application fee. No application can be assessed until the fee has been paid. You can apply for multiple programmes with the one application fee, but please be sure to mark your preferred course.

Application Review
Once submitted, it usually takes 2-3 weeks before a decision is made on fully completed applications. This time period can sometimes be longer and can vary at different times in the year and in different regions. We may offer you a conditional place based on the completion of a number of criteria, such as degree, English test, or another qualification. This reserves you a place on the course and once you have fulfilled this criteria we will issue you a full offer.

Deposit
Acceptance is completed by paying a non-refundable deposit (€500 - €1000). Once you have accepted you will then be handled by the programme office who will contact you with further course and start details.

Course fee

Fees Part-Time EU: €7,395 per year (academic year 2018/2019).

Part-Time Non-EU: €9,350 per year (academic year 2018/2019).

Important Note: Tuition fees and other charges are subject to change each year. Read more here.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2018/2019 September

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