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Pathway to a Master's Degree

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 around a framework of twelve selected diploma programmes. By completing any three of these twelve diplomas, within a recommended 5-year timeframe, you will earn 90 credits (the national standard for a Masters Qualification) and will be conferred with the qualification of MSc Business (Leadership & Management Practice) accredited & awarded by UCD at NFQ Level 9.

How does it work?

Our MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice) is made up of 3 steps:

Successfully complete one of our ten 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 unlike any other.

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

Diplomas in Pathway

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 & Business Development
  4. Professional Diploma in Business & Executive Coaching
  5. Professional Diploma in Leadership Development
  6. Professional Diploma in Business Finance
  7. Professional Diploma in Organisational Change & Transformation
  8. Professional Diploma in Management Excellence
  9. Professional Diploma in Digital Innovation & Transformation
  10. Professional Diploma in Aviation Finance - more information coming soon
  11. Professional Diploma in Artificial Intelligence and Analytics - more information coming soon

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