Strategic Management and Planning, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    18300
    Tuition (Year)
    13350
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

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.

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

Courses include

  • Economic Foundations of Strategy
  • Planning and Decision Making Techniques
  • Project Management - Open Elec
  • New Venture Dynamics
  • Leadership Development Skills
  • Behavioral Foundations of Strategy, Planning and Control
  • Strategic Resource Allocation
  • Contemporary Issues in Strategy
  • Economics of Entrpreneurship
  • Creativity Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Technology & Innovation Strategy
  • Mindfulness & Resilience at Work
  • International HRM

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 12 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A minimum second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline

OR

A primary degree with a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience. 

Work Experience

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

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 18300 International
  • EUR 13350 EU/EEA

Funding


StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.