Business and Management

The MSc in Business and Management is a two-stage programme that will provide students with advanced and significant expertise in the concepts, tools and skills essential to contemporary business strategies and functions. The first stage of the course provides a mixture of quantitative subjects and more general management subjects. On successful completion of this stage students will specialise in either HRM or Financial Management. In the second stage, they will take three subjects and prepare a minor dissertation.

The six subjects of the first stage cover topics essential to any advanced business and management qualification, including cost-benefit analysis, financial policy, human resource planning, the management of cash and assets, decision-making in organisations, strategic management, leadership and change, and the principles of research. The second stage builds on the knowledge obtained in the first and allows students specialise in an area they are most interested in. The minor dissertation will likely address an issue relevant to the student’s professional formation and will draw upon the theories and principles students have learned. The Research Methods module will be a very useful preparation for the dissertation phase.

Master of Science in Business and Management

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

This programme is delivered through blended learning and can be taken from anywhere in the country. Students receive comprehensive course manuals and all the essential textbooks. They study this material at a time and place of their own choosing. 

Students also attend the IPA on six weekends over the course of the academic year for lectures and seminars. These weekend events also allow them to meet with their classmates and obtain advice from lecturers and subject coordinators.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a primary degree or equivalent qualification.

 

Accreditation

UCD

Place on NFQ

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Commences

September 2017

Application Deadline

September 2017

Fees

The cost of the programme is €5,000 per stage (€10,000 total). Includes all matriculation and examination fees, all seminars, textbooks and course material, payable in two instalments. 

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The Programme

The MSc in Business and Management is a two-stage programme that will provide students with advanced and significant expertise in the concepts, tools and skills essential to contemporary business strategies and functions. The first stage of the course provides a mixture of quantitative subjects and more general management subjects. On successful completion of this stage students will specialise in either HRM or Financial Management. In the second stage, they will take three subjects and prepare a minor dissertation.

The six subjects of the first stage cover topics essential to any advanced business and management qualification, including cost-benefit analysis, financial policy, human resource planning, the management of cash and assets, decision-making in organisations, strategic management, leadership and change, and the principles of research. The second stage builds on the knowledge obtained in the first and allows students specialise in an area they are most interested in. The minor dissertation will likely address an issue relevant to the student’s professional formation and will draw upon the theories and principles students have learned. The Research Methods module will be a very useful preparation for the dissertation phase.

Is This Programme for you?

Yes, if you want to obtain a high level of expertise in the contemporary principles and practices that determine business strategies and operations. On successful completion of the MSc, graduates will be able to:

  • Critically appraise advanced business theory and practice
  • Demonstrate expertise in key business functions
  • Apply quantitative methods and subjects to contemporary theories in the relevant social sciences
  • Interrogate common business norms from the perspective of the most current scholarship
  • Situate business problems and solutions within a variety of different contexts: economic, financial, statistical, managerial, legal and organisational
Subjects

Stage One

The first stage of the MSc programme is divided into two semesters and each semester is devoted to the study of three key business and management subjects:

Semester One:
  • Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance
Semester Two:
  • Organisation and Strategy
  • Leadership and Strategy Implementation
  • Research Methods

Stage Two

The second stage of the course is also divided into two semesters. Students choose to follow the HRM stream or the Financial Management stream.

HRM Stream
Semester One: 
  • Human Resource Strategy
  • Managing People
  • Employment Law
Semester Two: 

Students write a minor dissertation on an agreed topic in HRM.

Financial Management Stream
Semester One
  • Corporate Finance
  • Governance and Auditing
  • Financial Reporting and Decision-Making 
Semester Two:

In the second semester, students write a dissertation on an agreed topic in financial management.

 
Assessment

Students are assessed by means of assignments, examinations and a dissertation. 

Prospectus

Postgraduate Prospectus 2017 / 2018

Full details on all IPA postgraduate programmes are available in the prospectus, which you can view or download here.

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