MSc in Management (Business)
Master of Science in Management (Business)
The MSc in Management (Business) is designed for people who do not have an undergraduate degree in management or business, but who would like to have a thorough preparation for a career in management.
You'll be introduced to the core disciplines of business such as accounting, economics, HRM and marketing, while developing the range of skills necessary to operate successfully in a business environment. These include analytical, technical, teamworking, presentation, report writing and communication skills.
You'll gain applied knowledge through real work with assigned industry clients and by the end of the programme, you will have developed into a strong and confident business professional.
Why do this course?
- Ranked in the Financial Times world’s top 90 MSc in Management
- DCU Business School is accredited by AACSB, a standard reached by only 5% of business schools worldwide reflecting its established international reputation for high quality graduates.
- Opt between a dissertation or a practicum, an applied research project for a live-client
- Our capstone Next Generation Management module offers you flexibility in learning opportunities personal to you and your career aspirations
- Modules continually updated to meet the needs of industry
This Masters was an ideal way to up-skill in a diverse range of business modules that gave me a flavour for the different career paths to pursue once I had graduated. Next Generation Management gave me the freedom to choose which areas I would develop and match them to my personal goals. By doing so, it gave me a greater chance of securing employment in a role of personal interest. DCU Business School is held in high esteem in the business community, and that opened many opportunities that I would not otherwise have been unable to pursue
Sean Snee, Learning & Capability Development Advisor at Vodafone
The programme begins with an introduction to the key business disciplines. Accounting for Business Decision Making provides students with an introduction to and overview of financial and management accounting, focusing on the techniques of financial statement analysis and informed investment decision making for real life companies. The Economics module will further the students' understanding of economic principles and the application of economics to the business environment. People Management & Development aims to give future managers and personnel specialists the essential knowledge and understanding of HRM, which will then be developed and extended in the other cognate modules such as Consulting Skills, which focuses on developing conceptual understanding and skill proficiency for practising consulting. In Finance, students are introduced to the key financial issues faced by modern-day financial managers of corporations equipping them with conceptual and analytical skills necessary to make financial decisions, while the Marketing module enables students to gain an understanding of the major decisions faced by marketing managers in their efforts to balance the organisation's objectives against the needs and opportunities in the global marketplace.
In Semester Two, we address some of the importance changes in the business environment today. Knowledge and understanding of the key issues in the management of technology has become an integral part of managing a business. The Technology Management module helps participants to develop a clear understanding of technology’s role as a driver of change and increased productivity in business and as an enabler of business model evolution and increased business value. The Data Analytics & Visualisation module aims to equip learners with a variety of techniques and the knowledge of a variety of tools and statistical techniques to make sense of the emergence and exponential growth of big data. Additionally, students will analyse and select the most appropriate business modelling tool or technique for problem situations in the Business Process Innovation module.
The unique and highly regarded Next Generation Management module provides students with the opportunity to develop the competencies required for successful management and leadership careers. It focuses on four key themes: personal and career development; research skills; global and societal awareness; and digital media and communication. Particular emphasis is placed on reflective and critical thinking, collaborating with people, creating and sharing knowledge and dealing with complexity.
Both the Dissertation and Practicum affords students opportunity to exercise their creative, questioning, analytic, and writing skills in a focused and practical manner. Whereas the dissertation is a critical evaluation of a research question primarily from an academic perspective, the practicum is intended to expose the student to an analysis of a real-world problem. While their focus is different (primarily academic or applied) they must each contain a substantial piece of primary research and students are expected to put into practice the theoretical materials covered in earlier modules.View the current course structure →
Dublin City University has forged a reputation as Ireland's University of Enterprise, through its strong, active links with academic, research and industry partners both at home and overseas.
Our solid industry relationships have allowed us to instil an enterprising culture into our postgraduate courses which has resulted in DCU Business School’s reputation as being Ireland’s most innovative business school.
We provide a unique learning environment where students are encouraged to develop their creativity and skills as innovators.
The quality of our teaching, our small class sizes, our high levels of industry engagement make us stand out, and have been recognized by AACSB, the oldest and most prestigious global accrediting body for business schools.
DCU graduates are highly sought after in the job market, with many going on to pursue management roles in organisations both at home and abroad.
Coupled with their primary degree, graduates of the MSc in Management (Business) are members of an exclusive group of multi-disciplinary graduates. This is a significant differentiator in the increasingly competitive postgraduate employment market.
Of those graduates who we can track, 97% are currently in employment in a wide variety of industries and functions by leading indigenous and international organisations including eBay, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Google, Kerry Foods, Unicredit and GAM Fund Management.
Graduates of this programme (who would be holder of non-business undergraduate degrees on entry) can earn up to 8 exemptions, which is nearly half of the total required exams, for the CIMA qualification, across certificate, operational, managerial and strategic levels.
General Entry Requirements
The minimum entry requirements for the programme are:
- A second class honours grade 1 degree in a discipline other than Business, or an equivalent international qualification.
- If you have achieved a second class honours grade 2 honours degree in a non-Business discipline, your application may be considered if there are places available.
- International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. More information about DCU's English language requirements can be found here.
How to Apply and Closing Dates
Make an Application
- All applicants should apply through www.pac.ie.
- Search for course code DC510.
- Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation if applicable.
- Please include your CV and/or other details of relevant experience.
- Where relevant, evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements see link http://www.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until:
- Closing date for non EU applicants is 17th July 2020.
- Closing date for EU applicants is 14th August 2020.
Note applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at DCU, are advised to apply as early as possible.
Queries from EU applicants should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Queries from non EU applicants should be directed to email@example.com
Commencement of Programme
The programme commences with a compulsory Immersion Week in September 2020, which takes place one week before the standard University commencement date.
Fees & Payments
An Automated Telephone system is available 24 X 7 on the following number 01-253-0219. This number is for Student Fee payments only and you or a third party are required to have your student ID number, date of birth and a card on which the payment is to be made.
International students are advised to use our Pay to Study platform which is an easier and safer way to pay fees.
Master of Science in Management (Business) Course Fees
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