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Who is the MSc in Management Consultancy for?
The programme is suitable for business and economics graduates who have a keen interest in becoming successful consultants in the competitive consulting industry.
Course Objectives We aim to give you the skills and knowledge you need to initiate and implement organisational, behavioural and technological changes in business.
What will I learn? The MSc in Management Consultancy teaches you how to solve business problems and improve performance, using the tools and techniques applied by some of the most successful managememt consultancies in the world.
How will I benefit? You will gain the ability to think about business problems in different ways and communiate complex issues in a constructive manner, making you a valuable asset to prospective employers.
The programme is offered as a one-year full-time programme or on a two-year part-time basis. You will be assessed by examination and continuous assessment. All students will gain valuable consulting experience by managing and completing a consulting assignment for a client company.
Some students may also be selected for an internship with one of Ireland's top consulting firms, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, BDO Simpson Xavier, Mazars, Grant Thornton, Farrell Grant Sparks and InterTrade Ireland.
To complete the programme students must complete seven modules (six core and one option) and the MC Research Project.
* Diagnostic Techniques in Consulting
* Economic Foundations of Strategy
* Management Consulting Principles
* Organisational Behaviour
* Managing Change
* Project Management
Option Modules for this programme may include:
* Managing the Negotiation Process
* Project Management
* Gender, Equality & Diversity
* Employment Law
* Managing Workplace Learning
* Social Entrepreneurship
* Marketing in Society
* Employee Resourcing
* Cross Cultural Management
* Technology Management & Innovation
* Financial Management
* Management of Banking Institutions
* Regulation, Corp Governance & Ethics in Finance
* Management Consultancy Project plus one option module
You will need one of the following:
* A minimum second-class honours degree in business or a finance related area.
* An honours Higher Diploma in Business Studies.
* A primary degree with a minimum of three years´ work experience in the specialisation you are applying for a related area.
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At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.
Full time programmes:
Students must pay in 3 installments. The first instalment of their fees, i.e. one third (1/3), must be paid at the point of registration. They must pay the second installment the following January and the remainder of the fees by the end of May.
Candidates must pay a non-refundable booking deposit to secure their place on a programme. This deposit will be deducted from the first installment. Students pay their fees online at
Fees Table 2010
Financing - Irish Students Local Authority Grant: You may be eligible for a local authority grant. Click here for further details: Department of Education and Science. Qualification is subject to means, age, academic attainment and residence.
Mature Student Grant scheme: You may qualify if you are over 23 years of age and live independently of your parents´ home. Contact your local authority for more information.
Student loans: If you are applying for a student loan, the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has agreed student loan rates with AIB. AIB UCD branch staff have extensive experience providing finance to UCD students. Contact AIB UCD at 01 2694499 for further information or download the following leaflet - AIB financing information
Tax relief: You can apply to the Revenue Commissioners for tax relief on your tuition fees. Click here for further details: Revenue Commissioners.
Students from the US and Canada You may be eligible for a US Federal Loan from the Department of Education or you can take out a private education loan from a bank in the US. To obtain information about Federal Loans please see Please also review (attach pdf)
Canadian students can apply for a loan from the Canadian Student Loan Program. Click here for further details: CanLearn .Students may also be able to take out a private loan from the Canadian Higher Education Loan Program. Application forms are available from and
Development Cooperation Ireland Fellowships The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, under the aegis of its Development Cooperation Ireland (DCI) Programme, offers annual funding to selected nationals from certain developing countries for post-graduate academic programmes in Irish third level institutions. Please consult the DCI website:
`Triple crown´ of Accreditation
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is one of a small group of schools worldwide to hold the `triple crown´ of accreditation from the three centres of business and academic excellence. These accreditations benchmark us against the best in the world and position UCD Smurfit School on the global map. Attaining these accreditations requires us to continually evaluate and enhance our own courses and programmes.
* AACSB: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International is the USA-based body, which awards accreditation following a review of the quality of Degree programmes delivered by each Management School.
* EQUIS: This is the quality improvement system administered by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) throughout Europe. EQUIS is awarded on the basis of quality controls on the entire range of activities within an institution.
* AMBA: The Association of MBAs is a British-based organisation which concentrates specifically on MBA programmes and accredits those which reach its standards.
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