Award Type and NFQ level : TAUGHT MASTERS (9)

CAO/PAC code : MH52D

CAO Points :

Closing Date : 30 June 2018

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This programme provides key business insights and career management skills to both non-Business graduates and experienced professionals who do not have an undergraduate degree. Through its course content and programme delivery, students access leading business ideas and skills and work alongside managers in the workplace to apply management theory, research, and design business solutions.


This programme 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.

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 a minimum 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.

Minimum English language requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score  - applicants for Business Masters programmes must also have a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing 

TOEFL (Paper based test): 560
TOEFL (Internet based test): 92
PTE(Pearson): 59
Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

The programme is intensive and fast-paced, bringing students on a high growth learning experience across the 12 months of the programme. 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. Modules may include the following:

People, Organisation and Society

Financial Management

International Business


Operations Management and IT

Career Planning and Development


Actionable Insights through Research

Business Research Project / Dissertation / Placement


Course Duration: 1 year Full-time

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.


The course develops future executives in organisations for all sectors. The course material takes a broad, cross-sectoral, and international approach. 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. The 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. Students are empowered to undertake a range of learning activities that target their personal CPD priorities. In doing so, students will enhance their employability through analysing, develop-ing, and articulating how they can best contribute to an organisation.

Online application only

PAC Code
MH52D Full-time

The following information 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.

Applicants may be required to attend for interview as part of the admissions process.


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