If you are interested in a career in business, but did not take an undergraduate degree in business then this is the programme for you. This MSc introduces students to a range of business management topics, including organisational behaviour, IT and operations, finance, strategy, marketing, international business, project management, career management, and business research. We start at a foundational level and rapidly escalate to develop student knowledge to the level of postgraduate expertise. A variety of teaching approaches are applied across the programme with the aim of helping participants to develop a clear career strategy that will increase their employability in the short-term, and sustainable success in the long-term.
This MSc provides key business learning to non-business graduates (and experienced professionals who do not have an undergraduate degree). Through its course content and programme delivery, our students access leading business thinking, apply contemporary management theory and practices, and research business solutions through team and individual assignments and a Business Research Project / Dissertation.
The MSc Business Management develops future executives in organisations of different sizes and sectors. The course takes a cross-sectoral, domestic and international approach. Students learn key theories and concepts relating to core business disciplines as well as how different disciplines connect within organisations to deliver overall business goals. Accordingly, the course prepares graduates for a wide range of roles and organisations. Students also take a career management module designed to enhance employability at the outset and throughout their career. This module guides students to optimise their first step into the professional labour market or build on their professional experience and consider future goals. Students will identify their personal career priorities and apply career planning and development tools that can be enacted throughout their working life. In doing so, students will enhance their employability through analysing, developing, and articulating how they can best contribute to an organisation.
All students on the MSc are entitled to free Graduate membership of the IMCA (Institute of Management Consultants & Advisors) for the duration of the programme and for the 12 months following completion.
Combined with your existing proficiency from your bachelor’s degree and/or professional work experience, completing this master’s signals your ambition, work ethic, and expertise to prospective employers and positions graduates to undertake a range of business management roles.
It is our aim to be at the forefront of delivering innovative, engaging programmes for future leaders in the fields of commerce, business, management, and marketing. We undertake research and deliver teaching with the aim of making a difference, and innovation underpins everything we do.
‘The MSc Business Management proved to be extremely valuable in helping me find my job. I am now working at an incredible non-profit in Manhattan. The information I learned, and the experiences I gained in my year at Maynooth were invaluable. Specifically, the summer pathway allowed me to explore a topic that I am extremely interested in and allowed me to interact and form relationships with NGOs’.
Stephanie Poland, MSc Business Management Student
The MSc in Business Management is designed for candidates who do not have a previous business qualification. If you do not have a business degree, this programme is for you. Candidates should have a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree in a non-business discipline or equivalent. In exceptional circumstances, consideration will be given to candidates who do not hold a primary degree, but who do have at least 10 years’ relevant work experience, at least three of which must have been within a management position. Consideration will be given on a case-by-case basis to students who have an honours degree in a business related discipline where the degree was completed at least five years previously. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
The programme is intensive and fast-paced, bringing students on a high growth learning experience across the 12 months of the programme full-time or 24 months part-time. Modules are delivered over two semesters (September - May), with the business research or placement project conducted between May and August. Modules are generally taught in blocks of two days (full-time) every second week during term. Themes may include:
- Career Planning and Development
- International Business
- People, Organisations and Society
- Strategic Management
- Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
- Financial Management
- Actionable Insights through Research
- Business Research Project / Dissertation / Placement
Students complete a summer pathway, either a Business Research Project, Dissertation or a Placement. Placement is only available to full time students. Student allocations to one of these pathways are made by the School of Business based on student academic performance and academic guidance.
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PAC Code: MH52D full-time / MH53D part-time