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Summary

The MSc Management course offers an advanced qualification combined with practical managerial experience, which will be extremely useful for graduates wishing to pursue managerial and entrepreneurial careers in industry and commerce. 

The course builds on graduates’ existing experience by equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage and lead within a range of industries, the modules on the course are practical in nature and require students to carry out tasks which deliver real value and are not just academic exercises.

There is a strong practical focus on skills development. We believe that students who can demonstrate the ability to add value within a ‘live’ organisational context will always be a more attractive employment proposition than those who cannot. We provide ample opportunity for students to develop and demonstrate managerial-level knowledge and skills within the course itself. For example, students will engage in ‘live’ in-company projects with organisations throughout and within semester 1, they will be provided with the opportunity to create, and actively trade with, their own business start-up (and keep any profits!). 

A 12 week ‘Internship and Management Project’ in semester 3 enables students to apply knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course to an organisational issue or problem, and, additionally, provides students with valuable experience of selling themselves to employers, gaining employment and acquiring and developing important workplace skills which will enhance their future career prospects.

About

Lectures follow the standard semester pattern, usually running over two days each week. Some modules may also be delivered in a “block” format (consecutive days rather than consecutive weeks).

In addition to lectures, seminars, directed reading and IT based resources, knowledge and understanding of the subject are acquired and further developed through case studies, extra-curricular project activity and student work/internship and employability experiences. Visiting speakers and practitioners’ masterclasses will be used to further develop a sound theoretical understanding of contemporary issues within business and management.

Attendance

Full-time

One calendar year - three semesters. 

Part-time

Two calendar years – six semesters.

Work placement / study abroad

A unique feature of this course is the inclusion of a 12 week internship built into semester 3. This gives students the opportunity to put theory into practice and gain some valuable work experience.

Students have completed internships with a range of organisations from large multinationals to SMEs, some have even used the opportunity to develop their own business.

Career options

The course places a strong focus on enhancing the employment prospects of its graduates. Previous alumni have secured positions within large multinational organisations such as Diageo, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Accenture, Deloitte and KPMG as well as small to medium sized enterprises. Others have used the programme as a valuable springboard to gain a thorough understanding of business and management principles before starting up their own business.


Visit the Management - MSc page on the Ulster University website for more details!

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