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What will I learn?

On successful completion of this course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of important management ideas, frameworks and models.  You will have expanded your analytical capacity to comprehend and assess real business environments and challenges and will be supported in your learning through a range of supports from faculty and staff.  In addition, by working in groups and participating in a range of extra curricular workshops and seminars, you will be encouraged to develop your personal and professional skills.

How will I benefit?

This course offers a broad range of management subjects and the experience of a very diverse classroom environment.  Both contribute to an especially rich learning experience that typically results in a host of employment opportunities in highly reputable international companies.  Our MSc Management programme is:

  1. One of the most comprehensive courses with one of the most diverse student bodies at UCD Smurfit School.  This makes for a truly unique academic and practical grounding in business.
  2. Facilitated by internationally educated academics and industry experts who bring a range of experiences and industry-relevant know-how to their classrooms.
  3. An attractive recruitment ground for an array of international companies, including AIB, Coca-Cola, Henkel, Unilever, Ernst & Young, Accenture, JP Morgan, Paypal, Microsoft, LinkedIn and Google.

Curriculum

The intensive grounding in management provided is reflected in the breadth and depth of the 12 core modules that all students have to take over the 12 months on the course.

Semester 1Semester 2Summer Term

Note: option modules listed are indicative of what has been delivered in previous years. What is offered each academic year is subject to change.

The MSc Management programme is aimed at students who are looking to enhance their prior qualifications with a business/management specialisation (Purpose).

We encourage students to be active, courageous and autonomous learners, whose objective is to both understand and challenge current approaches to management and to make strides in reimagining a future practice of management (Education and subject/discipline/professional values).

We value research-led learning and thus aim to provide a learning environment that will nurture informed and critical approaches to the study of management (the nature of the learning environment for students).

This programme focuses on approaches such as case study analysis, group project work and business skills development. By participating in a strategy simulation exercise, students have an opportunity to experience the difficulties associated with management in a dynamic competitive market (key approaches to teaching, learning and assessment).

On successful completion of the programme students should be able to:

Programme Goal 1: To develop management knowledge - On graduating this programme, students will be current in management theory and practice.

Programme Goal 2: To expand communication capacity - Graduates will have experience working in terms and be competent in preparing and delivering oral/written presentations using appropriate media.

Programme Goal 3: To nurture strategic thinking - Our graduates will be attentive to the importance of synthesis.

Programme Goal 4: To promote ethical and socially responsive behaviour - Students will be exposed to ethical and social dilemmas and will explore the implications for managerial action.

Articulate and explain current theory and practice underpinning management (PG1).  

Analyse different business/organisational contexts by drawing on a variety of frameworks, concepts and tools. Make recommendations on potential courses of action (PG1).

Prepare and communicate oral/written presentations on a variety of management/business topics (PG2).  

Effectively engage and contribute in multi-cultural teams (PG2). 

Appreciate and be able to synthesise the multiple perspectives that exist in organisations and appreciate how decisions and actions in one function can impact outcomes in others (PG3).

Understand ethical codes of conduct and standards in private/non-private organizational contexts and be able to demonstrate an ability to apply appropriate ethical codes of conduct (PG4).

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