Award Type and NFQ level : TAUGHT MASTERS (9)

CAO/PAC code : MH21D

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Closing Date : 30 June 2024

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The MSc Business provides the student with the opportunity to select from the wide range of modules available to our postgraduate students in the School of Business. Choice is dependent on the entry level of the candidate in terms of having prior business education/experience, but there are a wide range of modules available from seven distinct subject areas: Business Analytics, Finance, International Business, Management of Information Systems, General Management, Marketing (including Digital Marketing), and Strategy &Innovation. All students take three core modules plus our Summer Pathway of either a Business Consulting Project, an academic Dissertation or an industry-based placement (full-time mode only).

Candidates should have a minimum 2.2 grade honours (level 8) degree in any discipline. Candidates who do not have a degree in Business will have a restricted set of optional modules.

In exceptional circumstances consideration will be given to candidates who do not hold a primary degree, but who do have at least five years relevant work experience at least three of which must be in a management position. This is done through the Maynooth University Procedure for Non-Standard Entrants and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning.

International Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements:

Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study. For information about English language tests accepted and required scores, please see here. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and International applicants.

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

The MSc in Business offers a way to combine multiple interests in Business in a flexible manner. We offer a core suite of modules and a significant number of optional modules that allow you to tailor your degree to your own interests and your own career aspirations.  Modules are delivered over two semesters (September-January & February-May) with the Business Consulting Project/Dissertation/Placement conducted between May and August.  The programme will generally be delivered through lectures, presentations, and intensive workshops, generally in blocks of two full days every two weeks, followed by less structured supervision contact over the third (summer) semester for those taking the Project option, which is with a real client. Modules have been chosen to all a significant level of customisation. A key innovation is the opportunity to take one of our “Live” modules, which gives you the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice with a live client on a real business problem.

Course Duration: 24 months part-time

There is a wide variety of possible careers. Many business programmes offer specialism – the opportunity to focus and deepen your knowledge in one specific area of Business. Increasingly, however, successful managers are being asked to be able to contribute to organizational achievements across a number of fronts. They may be tasked with Finance but end up working to support Marketing and Sales. They may be tasked with a strategy for a firm in the fast moving information society space. These examples show that  having flexibility to tailor your Masters programme to integrate different business subjects can be an opportunity to differentiate.

Applications for all Maynooth University postgraduate programmes must be made online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) at 

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The following documents should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

Helpful information and guides to making an application, uploading documents, and accepting an offer are available at this link: How to apply.

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