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Graduates of this course are equipped with an excellent foundation for a career in strategic consultancy, general management, business analysis and project management.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will become a member of the Strategic Planning Society (SPS) - the leading professional strategy association. All students on the MSc in Strategic Management and Planning are eligible to apply for Graduate Membership of the IMCA (Institute of Management Consultants & Advisors in Ireland).

In 2015, 83% of our graduates from this programme were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors.  (Source:  First Destination Report 2015).

Career opportunities

The MSc in Strategic Management and Planning from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School gives you the specialised skills and knowledge you need for a career in a wide variety of business and finacial sectors.

In 2016, 77% of our graduates from this programme were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors. (Source:  First Destination Report 2016)

Potential careers for our graduates include:

  • Management Consultant
  • Project Management
  • Business Analyst
  • General Management
  • Credit Analyst
  • Commercial Banking
  • Entrepreneur in Residence

Companies hiring our graduates

Smurfit Career Development Centre

The UCD Smurfit Career Development Centre team will work with you to define your career path and support you in developing the career-related skills, know-how, and confidence to pursue your post-MSc career goals.

Our holistic programme is designed to support you at key points in your career development.  Our programme is structured into three key stages, designed to support you in building and driving your own career.

A variety of workshops, events, one-to-one career appointments and access to a range of online tools and resources prepare you for future opportunities. 

Learn more about the Smurfit Career Development Centre

Getting Started: Set-up for Success

Building Career Skills & Professional Networks

Success at Interview and Professional Brand Building

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