The MSc in Strategic Management and Planning will equip you with the knowledge and skills to manage the strategic direction of a company. You will develop an understanding of the threats and opportunities facing companies in today’s complex and fast-changing global environment and the activities involved in the formulation and implementation of strategic initiatives with a focus on strengthening a company’s competitive position. The course will hone your teamwork and business communication skills by working on real-life business situations to identify and resolve strategic and operational business problems and offer recommendations.
This course is ideal for students with an undergraduate degree in business, economics or related areas, postgraduate business diplomas, or degrees with a significant proportion of business subjects. Applications from non-business graduates are also considered.
% Employed after 6 months
Full-Time Programme Duration
Part-Time Programme Duration
Based on class of 2017/18
42% / 58%
International class %
The Smurfit Experience
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Masters Open Evening November 2018
UCD Smurfit Executive Development Centre, Blackrock Campus
MSc Information Webinar November 2018
UCD Smurfit School on Tour in Vietnam, Japan & India
Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Tokyo, Delhi, Pune & Mumbai
Scholarships and Awards
- All students on the MSc in Strategic Management and Planning are eligible to apply for Graduate Membership of the IMCA (Institute of Management Consultants & Advisors in Ireland).
- Upon successful completion of this programme, you will become a member of the Strategic Planning Society (SPS) - the leading professional strategy association.