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DCU Business School has performed strongly in the latest global business masters rankings.

It features in the Top 100 in the world for three of its Masters programmes – E-Commerce, Strategic Procurement and Finance.

The School’s MSc in eCommerce was ranked 14th in the world, and first in Ireland, by the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking which evaluates the best business Masters and MBA programmes internationally.

Amonth the top-100 ranked programmes at DCU were: MSc E-Commerce – ranked 14th globally and the MSc Finance – ranked 68th globally.

The Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking classifies Masters and MBA programmes which develop and graduate the best new professionals in the global labour market by evaluating employer attitudes, employment prospects on graduation and student satisfaction. It measures the academic excellence and quality of 4,000 programmes in 30 fields of study across 1 000 academic institutions in 154 countries, with final rankings determined through a survey of 5,000 international recruiters and 800 000 students.

Dr Anne Sinnott, Executive Dean of DCU Business School said: “These rankings are a very welcome endorsement, by employers and graduates, of both the academic excellence of the Business School’s postgraduate programmes and the quality of student experience delivered. Our international ranking is improving year on year and I am particularly pleased to note the continuing improvement in the rankings of the MSc in Electronic Commerce and the MSc in Emergency Management, both of which are placed first in Ireland.”

My name is Fintan Cleary, I’m 21 and am from Templeogue. I am currently in my final year of my Bachelor of Business Studies. I completed my INTRA year in McNally Business Services Limited, a small accounting firm based in Dundrum Business Park. My role was of a marketing and administration intern.

I chose DCU based on it’s reputation particularly in the field of Business. I had heard great things from DCU graduates about both the degrees they studied and the college as a whole. I chose Business Studies as I was torn between studying accounting and other business fields that interested me such as consulting and HR. I was aware that the course offered a work placement year through INTRA which swayed my decision as I knew this would offer me valuable experience for entering the working world on completion of my degree.

[pullquote]Having a years work experience to my name has given me greater confidence with regards to obtaining a graduate role on completion of my degree[/pullquote]

From the beginning, I was conducting tasks for both the accounting team and senior management. My tasks included processing data in the accounting software,creating/updating spreadsheets which was crucial to the decision making of fellow staff members such as reports from Revenue and CORE, filing forms related to company formation and company annual returns, ensuring all AML related documentation for our clients were up to date as was required by law and following protocol for the various tasks related to a new client set up in a time efficient manner.

My favourite part of my INTRA placement was the exposure to how a set of financial statements were produced.For certain clients, I was responsible for collecting raw data from them and processing it in an efficient and accurate manner for a member of the accounting team. As time went on, I was given further responsibilities such as querying various aspects with clients, and inputting the final data into the financial statements to be sent to the client and the CRO.

[pullquote]I chose DCU based on it’s reputation particularly in the field of Business. I had heard great things from DCU graduates about both the degrees they studied and the college as a whole[/pullquote]

My biggest achievement was incorporating a new CRM software for the firm. I was given this task approximately half way through my placement and the project lasted right up to the final week. At first this was quite daunting, but with the help of a member of senior management, I was able to split the project into manageable segments that I carried out according to set deadlines. Examples of these segments include: finding the most cost efficient/suitable software on the market, queries with the CRM company in question, ensuring suitability with our IT advisor, transfer in data into the system and training of staff members on the system.

The INTRA experience has unquestionably helped me choose my career path. Having gained great exposure to an accounting firm and the various tasks carried out by an accountant, I feel that it is the career for me. Having a years work experience to my name has given me greater confidence with regards to obtaining a graduate role on completion of my degree.

With regards to me final year, it has greatly increased my confidence and boosted a variety of skills such as time management and communication. It has also helped me focus more on relating modules currently studied to a workplace environment.

My advice for current leaving cert students looking at their CAO options now would be to look to a career that both excites and challenges you in equal measures.The transition from school to college can seem daunting but with a little preparation and thought you will be fine. Also, never leave something off your CAO form because you feel that you won’t obtain the points, set your standards high!

We are delighted to announce that we are holding an Information Session for our leading part-time Postgraduate Programme in Human Resource Strategies, this Wednesday at 5.45pm. This is a great opportunity to meet with current students and graduates of the course and DCU Business School faculty. You will also have the opportunity to attend a taster session on ‘Leadership challenges for HR Managers‘ delivered by Professor Patrick Flood.

The Irish HR landscape has dramatically changed over the past few years, so for this reason, DCU Business School has extensively updated the MSc in Human Resource Strategies programme.  The programme, which has been running since 1997, has established a reputation as the leading programme in Ireland for managers and professionals who are interested in pursuing a strategic approach to human resource issues in their organisations. It has attracted a wide variety of participants including human resource professionals and consultants, training and development professional, and employee relations specialists, in addition to line managers and those involved in managing their own companies.

The focus of the programme is closely aligned with CIPD’s HR professional map and contributes towards the development of the behaviours required to undertake key leadership roles in organisations. This will be achieved by a focus on the following areas:

  • Organisational Behaviour and Change
  • Talent Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management and Employee Engagement
  • Employee Relations and Employment Law
  • Strategic Management
  • International HRM
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Research and Consulting Project

The tools and techniques that are used during the programme enable participants to gain insights into, and feedback on, their strengths and weaknesses in an environment that is removed from the political issues that may predominate in their own work organisations. These tools many include methods to explore learning styles, creativity and innovation, systems thinking, leadership profiles and team-working.

The MSc in Human Resource Strategies programme equips managers and professionals with the competencies needed to take on challenging roles in turbulent times. These competencies drive other skills and abilities including creativity, mental agility, balanced learning habits and self-knowledge. These higher level competencies are particularly critical for success at senior management level and are crucial to establishing personal credibility. A participant in the programme is therefore not only embarking on an education programme but is also engaging in a management development process that is designed to enhance personal learning and development.

If you would like more information about the course and our upcoming Information Session, just complete the form below:

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Recently students of the MSc in Humanitarian Logistics and Emergency Management participated on Exercise Viking 2014 in the Curragh from April 2nd to April 5th.  VIKING 14 is a Command Post Exercise/Computer Assisted Exercise in the “Spirit of Partnership for Peace” combining 6 different militaries, 13 different nationalities, 4 UN agencies and over 20 non-governmental originations.

The Exercise is built on a fictitious scenario, BOGALAND, involving several countries in deep crisis in the need of Joint Combined Civilian and Military Peace Support. The MSc students performed the role of the UNWFP and were the Logistics Cluster Lead in the exercise. As part of the exercise students experienced joint and interagency coordination challenges, performed assessments of the logistical needs of the humanitarian community as well as being responsible for the movement of food in the exercise.

Sign up for more information on the MSc in Humanitarian Logistics and Emergency Management