Our innovative MSc in Strategic Management will equip you to lead an organisation in today’s increasingly complex and digitised world, one characterised by change and disruption. The programme has been designed to serve the needs of companies operating in innovative, international, and entrepreneurial markets. The curriculum includes modules taught by internationally reputable academics and industry practitioners, such as competitive strategy, behavioural strategy and leadership, technology and innovation strategy, resource allocation. In the summer term, students may also have the option to work directly with companies through a company-oriented practical module or to complete a dissertation.
The programme is ideal for students seeking to acquire strategic competencies and who wish to work in leading international companies or to develop their own entrepreneurial business. Our typical students tend to have an undergraduate degree in Business, Economics, Engineering or related areas, postgraduate business diplomas, or degrees with a significant proportion of business subjects. Strong applications from graduates of other disciplines are also considered.
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The Smurfit Experience
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Galmont Hotel, Galway city
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Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick City
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River Lee Hotel, Cork City
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Scholarships and Awards
- All students on the MSc in Strategic Management are eligible to apply for Graduate Membership of the IMCA (Institute of Management Consultants & Advisors in Ireland) for the duration of the course and one-year post-qualification.
- UCD Smurfit Scholarships offer a life-changing opportunity to prospective students. We offer a wide range of both merit and financial need scholarships each year.