Strategic Management and Planning, Master

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    17900
    Tuition (Year)
    12850
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The course is suitable for students with an educational track record 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.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Who is the MSc in Strategic Management and Planning for?

This programme is designed for students interested in strategic management and planning in the private and public sectors, and whose careers may involve them in the design and implementation of strategic planning systems. A background in business or economics is an advantage.

Objectives

We focus on management theories and how they can be used to solve practical problems and challenges. The programme will show you how to analyse and solve complex business problems, design and implement strategic planning systems, manage projects and evaluate current research.

What will I learn?

You will develop the knowledge, skills and ability to analyse and solve problems across many areas of business. The course also enables students to advise management on the process of formulating and implementing new strategies for a firm with the goal of improving future economic profits

How will I benefit?

The MSc in Strategic Management and Planning will expose you to new ideas and theory, develop your existing skills and ultimately boost your career prospects.

Accreditation

`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.

Programme Structure

Programme structure

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. To complete the MSc in Strategic Management and Planning you must complete five core modules and one option module. You must also complete either a dissertation or a research project plus one module in the Summer Term.

Core modules in the programme include:
Semester 1
  • Behavioural Foundations of Strategy
  • Economic Foundations of Strategy
Semester 2
  • Contemporary Issues in Strategy
  • Planning and Decision Making Techniques
  • Strategic Resource Allocation
Optional modules may include:
  • Project Management
  • Gender, Equality & Diversity
  • Employment Law
  • Managing Workplace Learning
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing in Society
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Technology Management & Innovation
  • Management of Banking Institutions
  • Regulation, Corporate Governance & Ethics in Finance
Summer Term:
  • Dissertation

or

  • Research Project
  • Managing the Negotiation Process

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

You will need one of the following:

  • A minimum second-class honours degree in business or a finance related area.
    or
  • An honours Higher Diploma in Business Studies.
    or
  • A primary degree with a minimum of three years´ work experience in the specialisation you are applying for a related area.
English Language Requirements
Teaching in Irish Universities is normally through the medium of English, therefore all applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of competence in English language. Applicants who have not passed English as a subject in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination must provide evidence of equivalent competence in English language through their school leaving examination or matriculation examination or by achieving the minimum standard in a recognised English language tes

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 17900 International
  • EUR 12850 EU/EEA

Part-Time Tuition Fees:

  • EU: €7000
  • Non-EU: €8950

Funding

Fees

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 www.ucd.ie/fees

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 http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. 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 www.iefc.com and www.internationalstudentloan.com

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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: http://www.dci.gov.ie/

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