Pathway to MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice)

As Ireland’s premier provider of executive development open programmes, we can help you master the right skills for the most complex global business challenges with our unique and flexible MSc pathway.

If you’re an experienced professional who wants to continue in your chosen career while undertaking part-time study, then this flexible MSc pathway option will offer you the very best learning experience and a world-class qualification.

What is the MSc Pathway?

Our MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice) is based on a framework of eleven selected diploma programmes. By completing any three of these within a specified timeframe, you earn 90 credits (the national standard for a Masters Qualification) and will receive the qualification of MSc Business (Leadership & Management Practice) accredited and awarded by UCD at NFQ Level 9.

How does it work?

Our MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice) comprises 3 steps:

Successfully complete one of our eight selected 30 credit diploma programmes in the pathway framework

Successfully complete a second diploma in the pathway

Successfully complete a third diploma in the pathway

Key Benefits

From corporate governance to leadership development, our diplomas deepen your understanding of contemporary business challenges and will help you become a stronger leader who can deal with complex issues in rapidly-changing environments.

Our unique learning method, immersive environment and world-class faculty all come together to deliver a learning experience like no other.

A key feature of the MSc pathway is its flexible timeframe, which enables you to tailor your participation around work-life demands. Whilst each of the individual diplomas takes approximately 10-12 months to complete, we advise participants of a 5-year window within which to complete all three steps and be awarded the
MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice).

The Diplomas within the MSc pathway are as follows:

The diplomas within the MSc pathway are as follows:

  1. Professional Diploma in Strategy Development and Innovation
  2. Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance
  3. Professional Diploma in High Performance Sales and Business Development
  4. Professional Diploma in Business and Executive Coaching
  5. Professional Diploma in Leadership Development
  6. Professional Diploma in Business Finance
  7. Professional Diploma in Organisational Change and Transformation
  8. Professional Diploma in Management Excellence
  9. Professional Diploma in Digital Innovation and Transformation
  10. Professional Diploma in Aviation Finance 
  11. Professional Diploma in Artificial Intelligence and Business Analytics 
  12. Professional Diploma in Sustainable Supply Chain Management


Contact Us

To learn more about our MSc pathway and for information on individual diplomas, please contact a member of our team on +353 1 716 8889 or email 

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