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Marketing & Retail Innovation

Overview

Accelerate your career with this dynamic Masters programme blending marketing expertise and customer-driven retail innovation. Inspired by the creativity, innovation and the relentless pace of change within retailing, our faculty have worked closely with industry leaders to create the MSc in Marketing and Retail Innovation.

Retail is everywhere, and this programme delivers fundamental learnings that are applicable across multiple sectors. Some of the greatest companies in the world will feature at the heart of your studies – from Amazon to Tesco, Primark to Burberry and Alibaba to Unilever. Our MSc in Marketing and Retail Innovation is about integrating the new and old, the physical and digital, the consumer and the supplier.

This programme will ensure that students have a comprehensive grounding in marketing, while opening up their opportunities to embrace the data and technological changes occurring in our industry which are transforming retail all over the world. The goal of this programme is to deliver a unique perspective and immersive experience where students can learn from each other, make connections, develop new skills, and be inspired to reach the next level within their marketing and retail careers.

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We're also delighted to offer a number of Scholarships for this programme. Don't miss the opportunity to apply.

What will I Learn?
What will I learn?

The MSc in Marketing and Retail Innovation will equip you with a broad range of strategic, operational and leadership skills that will be an excellent foundation for a career in any business. More specifically the programme outline ensures you have a good overall business acumen, will understand the role of technology and can design customer and consumer propositions that can be applied and implemented in a wide variety of retail or business environments.

Apart from meeting and interacting with real business experiences, you will get a chance to fully immerse yourself in live cases and companies and develop the career skills needed for success in a marketing career in the future. Students will look at a variety of industries other than pure retail, such as Banking, Telecoms and Utilities, all where retail plays very different roles and creates multiple opportunities and experiences for the customer.

While a significant trend has been a move away from Bricks & Mortar to digital and Ecommerce worlds, the real challenge will be to see companies integrating these dynamics to deliver a more personalised and seamless experience to the customer.

As technology drives change, the implications for media and promotion become even more fragmented and complex. Students will be exposed to the best practice learning of the major advertising and communications industries to understand how they have grappled with those changes and help clients connect with their consumers in a more engaging and dynamic manner.

Learning Outcomes
A comprehensive overview of marketing and emerging retail trends and the tools that industry are currently using to respond.

Entry requirements

A minimum second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline
OR
A primary degree with a minimum of three years' work experience in a retail or marketing role

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. Learn More

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

12 Months full time

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities

The Marketing & Retail Innovation Masters is an excellent qualifications for any student interested in developing a career in marketing, commercial management, and retail operations. Our career services will facilitate exposure and introduction to a wide range of retailers as well as other related industries where retail plays a critical part of the business, such as telecoms, utilities, and financial services.

The balance of technology with the core curriculum will also be attractive to major social media organisations based here in Dublin. The qualification has strong equity anywhere around the world and the Masters will have a truly global perspective.

Smurfit Career Development Centre

The UCD Smurfit Career Development Centre team will work with you to define your career path and support you in developing the career-related skills, know-how, and confidence to pursue your post-MSc career goals.

Our holistic programme is designed to support you at key points in your career development. Our programme is structured into three key stages, designed to support you in building and driving your own career.

A variety of workshops, events, one-to-one career appointments and access to a range of online tools and resources prepare you for future opportunities.

Application date

Step 1: Collating Documentation

The first step is to collate the required documentation needed to assess your application. Please ensure that you have clearly scanned, titled and collated your documents in numerical order.

These can include but are not limited to:

Transcripts
Your full, official transcripts. Please note we require official documentation. If you have not completed your undergraduate degree, please send us the most up-to- date version of all years studied so far.

CV
Please include an updated CV detailing all relevant work experience and extra-curricular activity. It is useful to demonstrate leadership skills.

English Language Test
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. For more information visit our English Language Requirements Page

References +
Two references are generally required, preferably one academic and one professional.

Additional Documentation +
Feel free to send us other information that you believe will help your application.

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 Deadlines:
We are open for applications for the academic year 2020/21. Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled. We advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Please note certain scholarships may require you to apply before a certain date – please refer to our scholarship page here. If you have any questions in relation to deadlines or availability please email smurfit.admissions@ucd.ie.

(Note: The application deadline for the MSc Marketing Practice is March 31st 2020)

Course fee

Fees Full-Time EU:
€14,460 (academic year 2020/2021)

Full-Time Non-EU:
€19,900 (academic year 2020/2021)

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

Enrolment and start dates

Starting: September 2020

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