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The MSc in Management is aimed at students from a non-business or management background who want to either enhance their first degree or transition towards a successful management career. This programme educates students on the many facets of management while also developing important management skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.

You want to understand how organisations operate in today’s global marketplace and how the different functions of management (such as strategy and operations) link together. You have little or no prior experience in business or management but want a successful management career (this is a good conversion course for those students from other academic disciplines who want to widen their employment opportunities after graduating)You want to be taught and supervised by leading academics who use innovative teaching methods including a mini-consultancy project on a real-life issue.

Management is about working with and through others in an efficient and effective manner to achieve organisational goals.

Course Structure

Students must complete 60 CATS per semester. The award of MSc is based on the accumulation of 180 CATS.

Semester 1

  • Accounting for Managers (10 CATS)
  • Finance for Managers (10 CATS)
  • Operations Management in the New Economy (20 CATS)
  • Winning Markets (20 CATS)

Semester 2

  • People and the 21st-Century Organisation (20 CATS)
  • Research Methods for Business (20 CATS)
  • Strategy-making for Tomorrow's Managers (20 CATS)

Semester 3

  • Dissertation (60 CATS)

Learning and Teaching

Innovative Teaching: You will progress by expanding your knowledge through case studies, learning from visiting speakers from industry, lectures, workshops and tutorials.

Assessment

Can include individual coursework, group work, oral presentations, poster presentations, simulations, case studies, class tests, examinations and dissertation.

Career Prospects

Core management skills are highly sought-after by employers in the private and public sectors. This MSc provides an opportunity for recent graduates to increase their employment and career prospects, giving themselves a competitive advantage in the graduate labour market.

Our graduates are now playing important roles in a wide range of careers including marketing, supply chain management, operations management, consultancy and general management.

Examples of employers include Aldi (Dublin), BAE Submarine Systems, BDO, Bombardier Aerospace, Centrica plc, Citigroup, Galway County Council, Jameson Whiskey, Lidl (Dublin), Lloyds of London, local and national government offices, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Randox Laboratories Ltd, Rolls Royce, SAP Software Solutions and The Central Bank of Ireland.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/careers/

Global Opportunities

The course attracts students from a range of academic backgrounds from languages to law, creating a stimulating social and learning environment. International students bring an exciting and diverse perspective to the overall programme; especially within group work.

Career Development

The programme offers a unique opportunity to engage with local organisations, through the module, Winning Markets, which is taken in semester one. This mini-consultancy project runs over the course of the module and students, working in groups, are afforded the chance to present their actionable recommendations based on primary research, to the client company, at the module end. These are real-life problems and not simulated for the purpose of assessment. Not for Profit and charitable organisations have greatly benefited from the programme engagement.

Student Experience

Teaching methods include lectures, workshops, tutorials, case studies, industry speakers, organisation visits and computer simulations. Lectures are also often interspersed with discussion, group exercises and case studies which allow you to engage with theories and concepts and reflect on their application in practice. You will also have opportunities to make presentations and to work on a variety of group tasks, both assessed and non-assessed, improving your communicating and leadership skills.

How to Apply

Apply using the online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.


Visit the Management (MSc) page on the Queen’s University Belfast website for more details!

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