MSc in Strategic Management and Planning

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

Program Description
EFMD Equis Accredited
AACSB Accredited

MSc in Strategic Management and Planning

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

MSc in Strategic Management and Planning

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.

What is the programme about?

Strategic management and planning requires knowledge and skills in areas such as marketing, finance, human resource management and organisational behaviour. The programme enables you to advise management on the process of formulating and implementing new strategies and covers a broad range of general business subjects, which gives you a launch pad for a career in strategic consulting, general management or in running your own business.


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.


Fees Full Time : €11,900 EU
€14,500 Non EU

Fees Part Time : €6,500 pa EU
€7,800 pa Non EU


Applications are now being accepted for this programme for the 2013/14 academic year. All applications must be submitted on-line.
This programme is ideal for students with an undergraduate degree in Business/Commerce, Economics, Accounting or a related discipline. Applications will also be considered from graduates with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Architecture and Arts where the student has completed a Business component/business modules as part of their degree.

The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:

  • A minimum second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in any one of the disciplines mentioned above OR
  • An honours Graduate Diploma in Business Studies. OR
  • A primary degree with a minimum of three years’ work experience.

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.

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 13, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
12 - 24 months
Part time
Full time
11,900 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Ireland Dublin
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 12 - 24 months
Price 11,900 EUR
- EU, €14,500 - Non EU