This programme is suited to high-potential applicants who wish to develop their capabilities in the field of strategic management. The programme is open to recent graduates as well as experienced managers.
Expertise in strategic management and planning has never been more important given the turbulent and challenging environments within which businesses now operate. At EU level change is now an ever present feature in relation to the money markets, banking and economics in general. At a global level businesses are faced with new competitors and different configurations of technologies generating new products. All this change has to be anticipated and managed by business at a strategic level to survive and indeed thrive. Graduates of this programme will be well placed to undertake strategic planning for businesses whether they are in the public, private or voluntary sectors.
Graduates from this programme will enhance their career opportunities within the full range of public and private sector organisations. Past graduates have taken up management positions in a range of sectors including technology, communications, finance, government organisations and departments, consultancy houses, public sector bodies and non-profit organisations. It is envisaged that graduates will hold senior management positions once they obtain sufficient experience.
Graduates are employed in a diverse range of companies including:
Technology and Communications -Facebook -Google -Oracle -Vodafone -Intel -Telefonica O2
Finance -AIB -Central Bank -Department of Finance -Citi
General Management -CRH Plc -BMW Group -Mitsubishi -HSE
Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.
Aim of this Programme
The overall aim of the Programme is to prepare business graduates for a career in management with the specific aim of accelerating their progression to senior management in the private or public sectors, consultancy and various advisory and research roles. The overarching aim is to develop participants’ understanding and expertise of strategy formulation and implementation and the role of the leader in this.
Participants study a range of business modules and undertake group and individual assessments to develop the functional competencies, specialist knowledge, research skills, analytical skills, leadership and soft skills necessary for strategic management and leadership.