This full-time programme is structured to enable participants to develop advanced key core competencies in business and to build on specialisations already achieved at honours Bachelor of Business (or related discipline) level. The curriculum offers a richness and variety of learning which will ensure that the student develops and demonstrates a range of high-level knowledge and skills in areas such as research, strategic thinking and reflective learning, thereby establishing the foundation for a successful business career, as well as for continuing academic and professional development.
Graduates are expected to have:
a critical understanding of advanced theories, concepts, principles, methods and techniques of business and related research
the ability to apply strategic thinking and to choose techniques for the analysis and interpretation of information
the capacity to assess and contrast the impact of decisions, with particular reference to business ethics and social responsibility
the ability to conduct further research and self-directed, life-long learning
Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants should have a minimum of an Honours Bachelor degree (Level 8) in business or a cognate discipline at 2.2 level or an approved equivalent qualification. Applicants will be ranked in order of merit, based on academic attainment and the outcome of a selection interview.
Prior to commencement of the programme, students undertake a two-day induction course. The induction course is an integral part of the programme which commences in early September each year.
Services Marketing Management, International Corporate Strategy, New Venture Creation and Growth, The Enterprise Environment, Research Methodology, Information Systems for Managers, Applied Corporate Strategy, Innovation and Creativity, Research Project.
As the availability of honours primary degree holders becomes more widespread in the job market, employers are becoming more selective and this enhances the employment and career prospects of postgraduate degree holders. This programme is expected to provide students with the expertise to survive and progress in an increasingly competitive job market.
Graduates with a Master’s degree (Level 9) can reasonably be expected to rise to more advanced positions, including senior executive level, in private industry, in the public and private sectors, and in education.
For the academic year 2014/2015, the fees for the Master of Business are €5,500 for EU students and €10,000 for Non-EU applicants. These fees are subject to an annual review.