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The programme is designed for non-business graduates who want to pursue a career in business. Students have joined from a wide range of academic backgrounds, including arts, engineering, law, science and the social science.
What is the programme about?
The MSc in Management is an exciting programme designed for non-business graduates who want to follow a career in business. It is designed to deliver a well-rounded knowledge of the theories, practices and skills of business and management, and is delivered by a faculty of leading academics and industry experts.
The programme focuses on giving you a comprehensive business education. We teach you to identify and solve business problems in local and international settings, enhance your interpersonal, communication and leadership skills and complete independent research and project work.
What will I learn?
The MSc in Management will build on your enthusiasm, creativity and analytical skills and academic experience. You will learn to solve complex business problems using practical tools and business models.
How will I benefit?
You can take advantage of the diverse backgrounds and experiences of your classmates and learn from them as well as from the course material. The solid grounding you get in business will help you to advance your career prospects across different industries.
Where can I go?
Our graduates, who possess cross-disciplinary skills, are highly valued by employers today. Our graduates are employed in both multinational organisations and small and medium size enterprises in a variety of roles and functions.
When you graduate from the programme, you will be equipped to pursue a career in specialist areas of business, including financial services, operations, human resources, sales and marketing. Our recent graduates are employed in companies such as:
* Apple Inc.
* Bord na Mona
* Enterprise Ireland
* Ernst & Young
* Johnson & Johnson
* Merrill Lynch
* Morgan McKinley
* Procter & Gamble
* Food Safety Promotion Board
Examples of positions secured by our recent graduates:
Trainee Accountant, Microsoft Business Manager, Financial Analyst, IT Recruitment Consultant, Analyst, Supply Chain Graduate Trainee, Art Director, Digital Team Executive, Quality Assurance Tester, Investment Analyst, Marketing and Sales Auditor, Administration and Communications Manager, Trainee Accountant, Business Support Executive, Project / C&Q Coordinator, Business Development Specialist, Product Manager, Ethics Coordinator, Territory Manager, Sales Development Specialist, Fashion Intern, Junior Associate in Business Performance and IT, New Market Researcher, Graduate Trainee (various business areas).
There is a Professional Development Programme Skills for Working Life designed especially for the Masters in Management students. Sessions that have been offered on the Programme are:
* CSI Lab - getting innovative about career development!
* Meet the Alumni,
* Interview Skill and CV Seminar,
* Career and Personality Profiling,
* CV Clinic - meet the recruiters,
* Personal Branding,
* Dragon Den Personal Marketing Workshop
Our Career Development Centre aims to provide a high quality information, advice and guidance service to all our students and graduates.
This is a full-time, one-year programme, divided into three semesters (from the start of September until the end August). As well as lectures, you will undertake case studies, group projects, presentations and written reports.
To complete the Master in Management you must complete 12 core modules that cover material in the following areas:
* 4 Core Modules
* 4 Core Modules
* 4 Core Modules
* Accounting Information for Managers
* Management and Organisational Behaviour
* Ops and Supply Chain Mgt
* Corporate Finance
* Business & Financial Environment
* Human Resource Management
* Business Info Systems Management
* Marketing Management
* Project Management (MiM)
* Business & Society
* Business Simulation
* Global Strategic Mgt
The MSc in Management programme is specifically designed for non-business graduates who wish to pursue a career in business. This programme is open to applications from graduates of Computer Science, Social Science, Psychology, Economics, Engineering, Medicine, Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Accounting, Physics, Architecture, Law & Arts.
The entry requirements for the MSc in Management programme are as follows:
* You must have a minimum second-class honours degree (or equivalent). Applications are invited from graduates with non-business primary degrees keen to pursue a career in business or those who wish to obtain a business qualification.
* Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements may be considered on a case by case basis, dependent on work experience and/or other qualifications.
Please Note: Degree awards (levels, categories, classification) vary greatly across countries. International students are urged to contact the Admissions Office to get clarification on equivalent grades and the grades required for entry to this Masters programme. The UCD GPA system ranges from 4.2 downwards, unlike many other universities for which it is 4.0.
The Admissions Office can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If English is not your first language an English language qualification is required for admission to all of our programmes. The exception to this rule is if you have completed your primary degree or an entire third level qualification through English, in an English speaking country.
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Financing - Irish Students
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has agreed flexible student loan rates with AIB. AIB UCD branch staff members have extensive experience providing finance to UCD students.
* Flexible repayment options
* Quick decisions
* No set up charges
* Loan terms 1-5 years
Phone Cynthia Smith or Georgina Butler on 01 2694499.
For further information please look at AIB financing information
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.
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:
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.