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Our graduates, who possess cross-disciplinary skills, are highly valued by employers today. They are employed in both multinational organisations and small- and medium-size enterprises in a variety of roles and functions.

86% of our graduates from this programme were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors. Source: Latest Graduate Outcomes Survey, published in December 2023.

Potential careers for our graduates include:

Alumni Insights

Kate Lenehan

MSc Management 2016, Sales Manager (EMEA) at Shopify

“Exactly what I was looking for. A really solid base in all subjects related to management. It provided me with an opportunity to develop my leadership, communication, creative thinking and problem-solving skills. The class itself was extremely diverse and provided a multi-cultural dynamic in which to develop teamwork skills, crucial in today’s business environment.” 

Abhiraj Mandyam

MSc Management 2020, Risk Assurance Associate at PwC Ireland

"The MSc Management course gives you a strong foundation in Business management studies. The joy of discussing subjects like economics, corporate finance , strategy and marketing within a multicultural student and teacher community is unparalleled. The UCD Smurfit experience is world class because it’s not limited to just the classroom. I learned just as much outside. Be it via giving speeches in the Smurfit Toastmasters club, attending the Global Leadership Programme or even playing tag rugby with my classmates. These experiences have led me to believe that the MSc management course and the UCD Smurfit Community help create an environment that encourages curiosity and rewards initiative."


Umme Hani Yusuff

MSc Management 2020, Global Supply Chain Project Specialist at Abbott 

"The MSc in Management course gives a solid theoretical foundation with an overview of different disciplines in management studies. With a non-business background and desire to maneuver my career trajectory, this course assisted me to leverage on a field of interest while I worked around everything from economics, accounts,  to supply chain and marketing. Throughout the course, I had various assignments to evaluate and interact with real-time company data whilst recommending insights on the subject. Moreover, in the final semester, the business simulation project culminates all the learnings while you compete to survive in a mock-up business world and evaluate your decisions based on company finance, HR, marketing, pricing, market demographics and so on. Additionally, UCD Michael Smurfit promotes your holistics development in leadership, literature, soft skills and not to forget the extremely diverse and multi-cultural dynamic in your classrooms."

UCD Careers Network

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 UCD Careers Network 

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