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MSc in Management (Strategy)DC514 | Postgraduate Full Time
Our MSc in Management is ranked in the top 90 in the world in this year’s Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2020.
The prestigious Financial Times ranking system evaluates and ranks postgraduate Management programmes against a number of criteria which include graduate outcomes and alumni evaluation of the programme, international outlook, and female participation in the programme.
DCU Business School has also been ranked in the top 90 Business Schools in Europe in the 2020 Financial Times Ranking, one of only three Irish Business Schools to achieve this ranking.
The MSc in Management (Strategy) enhances the knowledge skills, and competencies of students who already have an undergraduate degree in business, but who wish to develop a deeper competency in business strategy and management at Master’s level. The programme provides you with highly sought-after skills and competencies to assess and contribute to strategic thinking, analysis, decision-making, strategy formulation and strategy execution in organisations.
You’ll gain applied knowledge through real work with assigned industry clients and by the end of the programme, you will have developed into a strong and confident business professional.
The DCU Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics is accredited by the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors (IMCA) and has been designed to meet their criteria. Students of the Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics are entitled to free Graduate membership of the Institute for the duration of their course of study and for 12 months following completion. After this period they are entitled to transfer to Associate membership for a further year at a preferential rate.
“I am really enjoying working in Dublin Airport Authority. I’m getting a huge amount of experience and the opportunity to work on some really exciting projects. Completing the Masters in Strategy has been a key enabler for my success to date in the company.”
Sarah McGinn, Concessions Strategy Executive, Dublin Airport Authority
Why Do This Course?
Students will take a number of key strategic management based modules. Strategy and Competition will provide students with a thorough grounding in the nature of business strategy, strategic interaction, competition, and competitive advantage, while Strategy and Leadership deepens students’ understanding of the strategy process in its wider context, developing skills in business analysis and strategic thinking. How to implement strategic plans will be explored in Consulting Skills, which develops students’ conceptual understanding and skill proficiency for practising consulting.
In addition, there are a number of domain specific modules, which take a strategic perspective. In Marketing Strategies, students develop skills in analysis, creativity, and communications as well as providing practice in the application of marketing concepts, techniques and principles, while students will analyse and select the most appropriate business modelling tool or technique for problem situations in Business Process Innovation.
Knowledge and understanding of the key issues in the management of technology has become an integral part of strategic management and there are a number of modules that address this. Technology Management helps participants to develop a clear understanding of technology’s role as a driver of change and increased productivity in business and as an enabler of business model evolution and increased business value. Digital Business equips students with a strong conceptual foundation by studying in detail the concepts underpinning the electronic marketplace and the associated business, technological and societal implications. The challenges organisations face when introducing information technology and the choices management make when leading such large-scale IT-enabled change initiatives are explored in the Organisation and Management in the Networked Era module. Students will have the unique opportunity to learn and practice the skills and expertise involved in the successful commercialisation of new ICT technologies by developing a commercialisation plan for a product, process or service idea in E-Commerce and Entrepreneurship. Finally, in Data Analytics & Visualisation, learners are equipped with a variety of techniques and the knowledge of a variety of tools and statistical techniques to make sense of the emergence and exponential growth of big data.
The unique and highly regarded Next Generation Management module provides students with the opportunity to develop the competencies required for successful management and leadership careers. It focuses on four key themes: personal and career development; research skills; global and societal awareness; and digital media and communication. Particular emphasis is placed on reflective and critical thinking, collaborating with people, creating and sharing knowledge and dealing with complexity.
Both the Dissertation and Practicum affords students opportunity to exercise their creative, questioning, analytic, and writing skills in a focused and practical manner. Whereas the dissertation is a critical evaluation of a research question primarily from an academic perspective, the practicum is intended to expose the student to an analysis of a real-world problem. While their focus is different (primarily academic or applied) they must each contain a substantial piece of primary research and students are expected to put into practice the theoretical materials covered in earlier modules.
*This programme will run subject to sufficient numbers of students enrolled
Graduates are expected to be strong strategic thinkers and formulators of high level directional plans and thus are attractive to large organisations seeking strategy management or consultancy. Coupled with their primary degree, graduates of the M.Sc. in Management (Strategy) will be part of a specialised and valuable select group of graduates with a strategic comprehension and knowledge skill set specializing in strategy.
The career path of a graduate of the programme would ideally be suited to senior management at a strategic level within an organisation or independently at a consultancy firm or as an entrepreneur.
The University has launched a new student application portal. Applications for entry to this course can be made here.
General Entry Requirements
For admission to the M.Sc. in Management (Strategy) candidates must hold –
A 2.1 Honours degree in a Business discipline (which include introductory Economics, Accounting and Finance), or equivalent international qualification
Applicants who have achieved a 2.2 Honours degree may still obtain a place. This will depend on availability of places and on obtaining high grades in relevant modules on their undergraduate programme.
International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. More information about English language requirements for DCU Business School can be found here.
All Applicants must submit
- Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation if applicable.
- A detailed Personal statement, details of professional qualification/s or significant work experience.
- Please include your CV and details of relevant experience.
- Where relevant, evidence of competence in the English language as per entry requirements for DCU Business School. Please see link http://www.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml.
- Please upload one academic reference and one professional reference.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until:
- Closing date for EU applicants is 15th August 2021.
- Closing date for non EU applicants is 16th July 2021.
Note applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at DCU, are advised to apply as early as possible.
Queries from EU applicants should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queries from non EU applicants should be directed to email@example.com.
Commencement of Programme
The programme commences in September 2021.
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