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Business Management

Overview:
The core aims of the Business Management programme are:

To expose candidates to the fundamental principles underpinning modern management within a variety of organisational settings;

To introduce wider environmental factors affecting organisations, including core aspects of the macro economic environment;

To provide an understanding and appreciation of business process interdependencies;

To provide candidates with an understanding of marketing as a 'management technology';

To examine the nature of the employment relationship, workplace behaviour and the management of human resources;

To develop a thorough understanding of the rationale and methods of aspects of information and knowledge management;

To introduce candidates to the fundamental concepts and practices of management accounting and finance;

To introduce candidates to Communication theory and to critically evaluate key issues in the field;

To explore issues impacting the management and handling of organisational strategy;

To develop and apply business skills to decision making and planning problems in a business environment; and

To develop research and writing skills which will culminate in the submission of the MA Confirmation Paper.

Programme Content
The MA in Business Management is a one-year, full-time programme. It covers the fundamental business disciplines: accounting, business communications, economics, human resource management, information management, knowledge management, management principles, marketing management, organisational behaviour and strategic management.

The emphasis is on a practical approach to business coupled with a theoretical understanding. Students attend lectures and laboratory sessions. Case studies and project work on an individual and group basis form a significant part of the programme. The diversity of students backgrounds greatly enriches the learning experience.

Entry requirements

Minimum of a second class honours primary degree (2.2) (Level 8 - QQI) in any field other than Business or Commerce related fields.

In the case of international students, the overseas equivalent as determined by the Course Team in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions. Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, certified demonstrable achievement in a Standard English Language Competency Test will be required.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) 90 (internet based)
•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
•University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Please note that we will begin making offers in January and will continue until the programme is full. The programme may be full before the closing date hence early application is advised.

Please have the following documents ready to upload with your application:
• Full degree transcript and certificates/awards (including English translation if applicable)
• English language qualifications (if English is not your first language)
• References if desired
• A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

Duration

1 year full-time.

Estimated Contact hours per normal working week (9am - 6pm): 13.

Careers or further progression

Students completing the MA in Business Management have progressed into many different careers at some of the best national and international employers. The MA has continued to achieve a very high employment rate with graduates employed directly and also successfully gaining entry to and completing competitive graduate entry programmes. Typical positions include technical, managerial, administrative, marketing sales and production process roles. Employers range from retail to financial services to medical device and pharmaceutical to food, agribusiness, engineering, software and social network technology firms.

Further enquiries

CONTACT

MA in Business Management Course Director:
Dr. John Walsh
Department of Management and Marketing
Kemmy Business School
Tel: +353-61-213156
Email: john.walsh@ul.ie
Course Website: MA in Business Management

Programme Co-ordinator: Kathy Ryan
Taught Postgraduate Programmes
Tel: +353-61-234389
Email: kathy.ryan@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Programme Content

The MA in Business Management is a one-year, full-time programme. It covers the fundamental business disciplines: accounting, business communications, economics, human resource management, information management, knowledge management, management principles, marketing management, organisational behaviour and strategic management.

The emphasis is on a practical approach to business coupled with a theoretical understanding. Students attend lectures and laboratory sessions. Case studies and project work on an individual and group basis form a significant part of the programme. The diversity of students backgrounds greatly enriches the learning experience.

Autumn Semester:
EC6121 Economics for Business
IM6101 Information Management
MG6111 Management Principles
MK6101 Marketing Management
PM6101 Organisational Behaviour

Spring Semester
AC6111 Financial Management & Decision Making
IM6102 Knowledge Management
CM6102 Business Communication
MG6122 Strategic Management
PM6102 Human Resource Management

Summer Semester
MG6103 Business Simulation
1MG6113 MA Confirmation Paper

Estimated Contact hours per normal working week (09h00 - 18h00) : 13

Comment

Specifically designed to meet the needs of NON-BUSINESS graduates who wish to develop an understanding of major business disciplines and pursue a business career. Provides a grounding in the knowledge and application of management principles, systems and techniques to a variety of organisational settings and contexts.

Application date

Start Date: 10/Sep/2018

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

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