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:
- 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.
- Facilitated by internationally educated academics and industry experts who bring a range of experiences and industry-relevant know-how to their classrooms.
- 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.
Below reflects the curriculum for the 2021/22 Academic Year. The Programme is undergoing a Curriculum Review at present. Final details of the new Curriculum will be published early in 2022.
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.
- Exposure to current management thinking and perspectives.
- Encouragement to develop your capacity to identify and critically analyse a variety of business problems and to provide solutions in both local and international settings.
- An opportunity to develop your interpersonal, communication and management skills through group interactions, case discussions, presentations and our end of year business simulation exercise.
- The chance to develop the range of skills required to undertake and complete independent research and project work.
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Please be advised that option modules listed are indicative of what has been delivered in previous years. What is offered each academic year is subject to change.
Note that on-campus teaching is delivered under prevailing public health guidelines. In the event of a required change to planned delivery, further information about alternative delivery methods (including online delivery) will be confirmed with prospective and incoming students.
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:
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Programme Goal 1: To develop management knowledge - On graduating this programme, students will be current in management theory and practice.
Articulate and explain current theory and practice underpinning management.
Analyse different business/organisational contexts by drawing on a variety of frameworks, concepts and tools. Make recommendations on potential courses of action.
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.
Prepare and communicate oral/written presentations on a variety of management/business topics.
Effectively engage and contribute in multi-cultural teams.
Programme Goal 3: To nurture strategic thinking - Our graduates will be attentive to the importance of synthesis.
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.
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.
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.
Intercultural Development Programme (ICD)
Being the first and only programme of this kind in Ireland, ICD is an innovative research-driven and theory-based intercultural professional development training programme which aims to help you to stand out among the crowd by developing your Key 21st-Century Skills. These skills are valued by companies, NGOs and governments around the world who operate internationally, together with national companies and organisations who employ and serve an increasingly diverse population. The ICD programme will strengthen your CV and give you an edge over graduates from other Business programmes in the global job market.
Global Leadership Programme (GLP)
Our Global Leadership Programme (GLP) offers you a unique opportunity to engage in a diverse range of cocurricular activities i.e. development activities outside the modules you take on the Master's programme.
It's all about helping you become an impactful leader with a global mindset. This optional programme is designed to build your capacity for effective personal and organisational leadership. When it comes to seeking employment and attending job interviews, the GLP will help give you an edge over other similarly qualified candidates and will considerably strengthen your CV.