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MSc in Global Management (Digital Disruption)

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Your chance to meet new people and experience new cultures.  Study in two countries of your choice and learn the skills to be a successful global leader in the digital age.

In Industry 4.0, technology is disrupting, advancing and challenging business.  Management practices are operating in an era when business is borderless.  The next generation of aspiring leaders must understand the global and technological forces shaping the future of business.

While the MSc Global Management (Digital Disruption) is rooted in core management disciplines, global strategy and technological considerations underpin the programme, enabling graduates to excel in a business world where disruption, change and innovation are the only constants.

This programme is set apart by the ability to study at a partner Business School in North America or Europe.  This is facilitated through DCU Business School’s membership of the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS), an international alliance of top business schools.  This unique opportunity immerses students in other cultures, enhancing intercultural competency and ensuring that programme graduates will excel in global business.

The programme is offered through three pathways, including an option to graduate with a double degree award.

What will I study?

Semester 1: 

International Business: Disruption & Challenges

Strategy in a Global Context

Marketing & Customer Experience Management

Cross Cultural Agility

Economic Geography & GeoPolitics

Business Process Innovation

Semester 2: 

Statistics for Business

Data Analytics & Visualisation

International Corporate Finance

Consulting Skills

Technology Management

Design Thinking & Creativity for Innovation

Thesis / Practicum

Programme formats

This programme is unique in its format and can be studied through three paths:

1.  Full time, one year programme completed at DCU Business School.  This programme confers a single MSc degree from DCU (apply through PAC).

2.  Spend semester one in either Universidad de las Americas Puebla in Mexico, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Italy or Goodman Business School at Brock University in Canada before coming to DCU in semester two.  This programme confers a single MSc degree from DCU (apply at

3.  Spend one semester in DCU* and either ESB Business School** at Reutlingen University, Germany OR NEOMA Business School** in Reims, France (apply at

* Options include

Semester one in DCU Business School and Semester two in ESB Business School, Reutlingen Germany

Semester one in NEOMA Business School, Reims France, and Semester two in DCU Business School

**NEOMA Business School, France, and ESB Business School, Germany, are both AACSB accredited universities.

All programmes are taught entirely through English.  Students complete their thesis in the second partner university they attend.

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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 Business School is along standing member of the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS), which is an alliance of 13 leading business schools through Europe and North America.

Building on the success of the suite of Global Business undergraduate programmes, the MSc Global Management (Digital Disruption) offers an exciting new opportunity to experience a truly unique international programme.

Graduates will acquire advanced business knowledge and the prerequisite skills to prepare them to adopt leading roles in international management.  They will learn during the programme how to use modern business solutions and acquire the data-driven digital competencies to deal with organisational and technological challenges which face corporations with international operations.

The programme promotes initiative-taking and creativity to identify and advance solutions for management problems.  Through project and case study work, graduates will be adept at teamwork and interdisciplinary thinking.  Graduates will be versed in and comfortable with data, analytics and statistics and will possess a strong understanding of innovation processes.

What skills will I learn?

International management and strategy

Data management


Technology management

Intercultural agility

Innovation, design thinking and marketing


General Entry Requirements

The mimimun entry requirements for the programme are:

  • For admission to the MSc in Global Management (Digital Disruption) candidates must hold an second class Honours degree, grade 1 (H2.1) or higher in a Business discipline.
  • If you have achieved a second class honours degree, grade 2 (H2.2) in a Business discipline, your application may be considered if there are places available.
  • Candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.  More information about English language requirements for DCU Business School can be found here.
MSc in Global Management (Digital Disruption)


Full time

Non EU Fee
For full time MSc at DCU (no study abroad option) fees for Non-EU status applicants are €16,000. For fees associated with study abroad or double degrees options please see

Next Steps

Make an Application

To apply for this programme:

Application Deadlines

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until:

  • Closing date for EU applicants is 15th August 2021.

  • Closing date for non EU applicants is 16th July 2021.

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

Queries from non EU applicants should be directed to

Commencement of Programme

The programme commences in September 2021.