This programme, is primarily for non-business graduates of any discipline who wish to pursue a career in business and management. The programme assumes no prior knowledge of business and management topics, but does assume the capacity for study and development of an honours degree graduate. The programme is extensive and fast paced bringing the students on a high growth learning experience across the 12 months of the programme.
The complexity of the modern economic environment requires successful business executives to have an in-depth knowledge of up to date relevant theory and concepts and to deploy an enormous array of analytical, conceptual, technical and social skills. This programme will introduce students to this broad range of business and management topics and develop their understanding of the application of these concepts through group and individual assignments.
The programme contributes to the development needs of future mangers and employees in both public and private sector organisations. Providing graduates with disciplinary expertise with an additional set of management and business tools which will significantly enhance their employment and career development potential. The programme is available as both a full-time, and a part-time, course of study.
This programme is for graduates with non-business degrees who wish to gain an understanding of business and management practices as they plan and develop their career options. The programme is suitable for graduates of science and technical disciplines, arts and humanities, business related fields such as, economics or finance and many others.
Candidates should have a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree in a non-business discipline or equivalent. In exceptional circumstances consideration will be given to candidates who do not hold a primary degree, but who do have at least 10 years relevant work experience at least 3 of which must be in a management position. Consideration will be given on a case by case basis to students who have a minimum 2.2 honours degree in a business related discipline where the degree was completed at least 5 years previously, where the business components were minors, or where the masters content differs substantially from the applicant’s degree content.
Marketing products and services
Managing people and working in teams
Designing and influencing organisations
Applied economics for managers
Human Resource Management
Society and Ethics
Operations and Services Management
Business Research Methods
This is a one year 12 month full-time (24 months part-time) taught masters programme. Students work individually and in teams on projects between classes. During the summer semester, students conduct an individual research project. Students must attend a minimum of 80% of the classes.
The learning experience is challenging and participatory. Student engagement in the process is key and classes and tutorials utilise considerable interaction between student and teaching staff. Extensive use of blended learning technologies is the norm as students build a portfolio of work over the duration of the programme.
The course contributes to the development needs of future executives in both public and private sector organizations. The course material takes a broad, cross-sectoral and international approach. Accordingly, as management concepts and frameworks are generic and applicable across all contexts and sectors, this course prepares graduates for a wide range of roles in all types of organisations. The breadth and depth of the programme, plus its in-company research dimension renders the graduate attractive to an array of future employers.
Students will graduate with an MSc in Business Management. This qualification is a nationally and internationally recognised qualification from the National University of Ireland. It is a 90 credit, level 9 (masters) on the National Framework of Qualifications
The course is 100% assessed through continuous assessment in the form of group and individual written assignments in each module followed and a minor applied research dissertation in the third semester. There are no end-of-term of module examinations.
For further information please contact
Dr. Graham Heaslip, Course Director
Phone: +353 (01) 7086632
Online application only
MH52D (Full time)
MH53D (Part time)