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Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course are equipped with an excellent foundation for a career in strategic consultancy, general management, business analysis and project management.

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).

88% 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:

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Alumni Insights

Tran Minh Hoang

MSc Strategic Management 2022, Marketing Director at Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk)

"Pursuing the MSc in Strategic Management was one of the best decisions I have made. After working for 14 years in various multinational corporations, such as PepsiCo, Unilever, and Marico, I have realized the importance of competitive and corporate strategy, technology and innovation strategy, strategic resource allocation, negotiation and decision-making techniques, and intercultural competency to become a leading edge and responsible leader in an increasingly complex and digitalized world. Completing this master’s degree has equipped me with these valuable learnings and given me the competitive advantage in the labor market to take the Marketing Director role at Vinamilk, the number one Food brand in Vietnam and the sixth largest dairy company globally."

Liam Coyle

MSc Strategic Management 2022, Strategy Consultant at KPMG Global Strategy Group

“This is a world-class programme which develops strategic skills, leadership, and an understanding of the processes, techniques, and strategies that can decide the failure versus the success of an organisation. I recommend this course to anyone who wants to become a future business leader as it equips you to succeed."

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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Building Career Skills & Professional Networks

Success at Interview and Professional Brand Building

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