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The programme is designed to meet the needs of NON-BUSINESS graduates who wish to develop an understanding of major business disciplines and pursue a business career. Read more
The programme is designed to meet the needs of NON-BUSINESS graduates who wish to develop an understanding of major business disciplines and pursue a business career. This MA programme will provide a grounding in the knowledge and application of management principles, systems and techniques to a variety of organisational settings and contexts. It covers the fundamental business disciplines: business communications, human resource management, information management, knowledge management, management principles, marketing management, organisational behaviour and strategic management.

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This Masters programme will prepare graduates to pursue a variety of careers in the tax profession and progress to study for the professional qualification, AITI Tax Consultant, and/or to engage in further tax research. Read more
This Masters programme will prepare graduates to pursue a variety of careers in the tax profession and progress to study for the professional qualification, AITI Tax Consultant, and/or to engage in further tax research.

This programme aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in the knowledge and application of taxation theory, law and practice as applied to individuals and corporate entities both nationally and internationally. Among the core aims of the programme are to equip students with the following:

The sustainable tax technical skill required for personal and corporate tax compliance and consulting work;
An understanding of the underlying theory behind the discipline, the techniques of taxation and their implications in a social context;
An ability to appreciate the ethical aspects of personal and corporate tax planning and the protection of the national tax base;
The tools necessary to research technical tax issues;
The research skills necessary to formulate, conduct and report on an independent piece of academic research;
Key personal and professional skills including decision-making, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and presentation skills.

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The programme provides a specialist knowledge and a practical understanding of the key tasks required to establish, manage and grow a new ventrue in a challen ging international business environment. Read more
The programme provides a specialist knowledge and a practical understanding of the key tasks required to establish, manage and grow a new ventrue in a challen ging international business environment. Participants will develop knowledge in the fields of product development, innovation, marketing, financial analysis, business planning, leadership and strategy and enhance their capacity to be dynamic, creative entrepreneurs capable of transforming a business concept into a viable business proposition to generate employment. The programme facilitates the development of skills and perspectives such as creative problem-solving, diagnostic skills, communication, project management and people management skills that are needed to grow a small business internationally.

Core Modules: Establsihing International Ventrues, Managing Creativity & Innovation, New Venture Marketing & Sales Strategies, Professional Development 1, Information Management for Small & Medium Enterprises, Leadership, Influence & Change, Strategic International Venture Growth, Small Business Consulting, Financial issues for Small & Medium Enterprises, Human Resource Management for Small & Medium Enterprises, Research Methods, Business Simulation
Elective Modules: Corporate Responsibility, International Economic Issues, Project Management
Optional Module: Professional Development 2

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The programme is designed to prepare graduates for rewarding careers in tourism management, tourism development, tourism planning and policy analysis. Read more
The programme is designed to prepare graduates for rewarding careers in tourism management, tourism development, tourism planning and policy analysis.

The MA in International Tourism is a one-year, full-time programme. Lectures & exams are delivered over two semesters (September-May), plus a further period of 4 months for completion of the research dissertation. Normally the deadline for submission of dissertation is 30 September, which enables students to complete the programme in 12 months.

Part-time option: part-time students are expected to complete the MA programme over a two-year period with lectures being delivered one day per week (Monday-Friday) between the hours of 09h00-18h00 in each semester.

International students, whose native (spoken) language is not English will be required to submit evidence of proficiency in the English language through a recognised testing mechanism.

Careers include: Marketing Executives in Hotel Groups; Airline Executives; Travel Agency managers; Incoming Tour Operators; Third-level lecturing; Tourism Consultancy; Tour Guide Management; Tourism Facility Management; Managerial/ project management roles in rural, regional and national tourism organisations.

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The MSc in Computational Finance is an intensive 12 month, full-time programme which combines theoretical rigour with a practical emphasis on the acquisition of advanced computational finance skills. Read more
The MSc in Computational Finance is an intensive 12 month, full-time programme which combines theoretical rigour with a practical emphasis on the acquisition of advanced computational finance skills. It is this blend of advanced analytical and quantitative skills, combined with the innovative use of experiential-learning techniques such as simulated 'live' financial markets trading workshops, which will differentiate graduates of this programme from other programmes in the field.

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The MSc in Economic Analysis is specifically designed to equip studetns with the practical skills required for a career in economics. Read more
The MSc in Economic Analysis is specifically designed to equip studetns with the practical skills required for a career in economics. The current global economic crisis demonstrates the need for well-educated and trained economists in a number of spheres. This programme has a strong applied public policy focus which will prepar graduates for positions that require the application of economic knowledge and practical skills. Special features of the programme include a unique collaboration with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in the delivery of a module in data access and analysis. In addition, students will avail of a specifically designed economics laboratory as well as Ireland's only purpose built trading room.

The programme will equip students with the balance of academic knowledge and technical skills that are required for a career as an economist. Candidates will learn to understand the historical and social context of economic analysis and to critically analyse economic issues from different perspectives. The programme has a strong emphasis on applying the tools of economic analysis in areas of public policy. It will provide candidates with the quantitative and qualitative skills required to undertake analysis of important economic issues.

The programme will be delivered through interactive lectures and tutorials, guided reading, small group team work, seminars and workshops, e-learning and 'action learning' through case studies. The student experience will be enhanced through experiential learning on the Kemmy Business School Trading Floor, an international business workshop, professional development modules and guest speakers from industry and related academic areas. Students will participate on an international workshop during the programme.

Core Modules: Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory, Evolution of Economic Theory, Global Finance & Capital Markets, Data Management for Policy Analysis & Evaluation, Econometrics, Public Finance & Regulation, Industry Policy: Theory, Practice & Evaluation, Labour & Education Economics, Dissertation Preparation
Optional Modules: Professional Development 1 & Professional Development 2

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The MSc in Financial Services is a one-year full-time programme of study designed to equip students with the careful balance of academic knowledge and technical skills that are required for more high value-added positions available in the financial services industry in Ireland and abroad. Read more
The MSc in Financial Services is a one-year full-time programme of study designed to equip students with the careful balance of academic knowledge and technical skills that are required for more high value-added positions available in the financial services industry in Ireland and abroad.

Our graduates have found successful careers in the global finance industry as:

Financial Analyst
Risk Analyst
Credit Derivatives Analyst
Systems Specialist
Futures Trader
Price & Evaluations
Compliance Officer
Risk Manager
Asset Manager
Academic Researchers

Although primarily intended for business graduates, including recent graduates working in the financial services industry, the MSc will also appeal to graduates from quantitatively-oriented disciplines, such as engineering and the mathematical sciences, who have prior relevant training and/or academic knowledge in the field of financial services. The unique combination of subjects offered in the MSc facilitates subsequent professional accreditation within the international financial services industry.

We have pioneered the practical use of trading simulation within the University sector. This allows our students to actively manage a portfolio of stocks, bonds, futures and derivative instruments. This experience has given our students a significant advantage in understanding the dynamics of the marketplace.

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The MSc in HRM is designed to be completed through 12 months full time or 24 months part time study. Full time students are required to take four modules and part time students to take two modules per semester. Read more
The MSc in HRM is designed to be completed through 12 months full time or 24 months part time study. Full time students are required to take four modules and part time students to take two modules per semester. Attendance for the part time variant is one day per week. A variety of teaching methods are employed such as seminars, experiential learning, case studies, self-directed learning, supervised research and taught modules. Assessment methodologies include examinations, individual and group written reports, individual and group presentations, class participation, and on independent research thesis.
The objectives of the MSc in HRM are to develop among current and future human resource professionals:
1)A sophisticated understanding of the competitive, economic, and regulatory contexts in which organisations operate.
2)A comprehensive knowledge of the latest developments occurring within the human resource profession, and the analytical and evealuative skills needed to assess the applicability of these developments in differing organisational contexts.

The MSc in HRM in fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), allowing successful students to receive the award of Graduate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (Grad. CIPD), The programme also has EPAS accreditation.

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The MSc in International Management & Global Business provides an in-depth understanding of the successful management of the global enterprise and seeks to develop an international, cross-cultural and global mindset among international managers of the future. Read more
The MSc in International Management & Global Business provides an in-depth understanding of the successful management of the global enterprise and seeks to develop an international, cross-cultural and global mindset among international managers of the future. This programme offers an excellent blend of the academic and the practical in order to enhance your international career potential. The programme consists of eight taught modules, completed over 2 academic semesters, an international study trip undertaken between semesters and a research paper that will be completed during the summer semester submitted in September.

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The MSc in Marketing, Consumption & Society takes a 360 degree view of the business of Marketing, addressing pertinent issues from the perspectives of organisations, consumers and society. Read more
The MSc in Marketing, Consumption & Society takes a 360 degree view of the business of Marketing, addressing pertinent issues from the perspectives of organisations, consumers and society.

This programme brings together a strong foundation in Marketing principles and theories, a variety of research approaches, a range of practical applications and a focus on experiential learning techniques enabling us to deliver both a thorough Marketing education and a set of key transferable skills required for the world of Marketing work.

A number of internships with leading Marketing companies are available to selected candidates on completion of the programme.

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The MSc in Project Management is aimed at new graduates who wish to pursue a career in a project related discipline. Specifically it will. Read more
The MSc in Project Management is aimed at new graduates who wish to pursue a career in a project related discipline. Specifically it will:
Introduce the fundamental principles of project management, frameworks processes and developing theories used in explaining how new project assets achieve business benefits in a change environment.
Provide learners with the competences to manage groups and teams and to interact effectively with projec stakeholders.
Demonstrate project management best practice in managing human, physical and financial resources throughout the project lifecycle.
Introduce the principles of how to manage change through portfolios, programmes and projects in line with organisational strategic objectives.
Explore commercial management of projects including capital budeting, project appraisal, business case developments.
Show how project and project management maturity models can be interpreted and integrated within individual and organisational development initiatives.
Introduce concepts and theories of corporate and social responsibility and provide a framework for planning and evaluating the actions and performance of a project in the context of sustainable and socially responsible activity.
Introduce learners to the importance of how to use organisational and project management knowledge systems to manage and evaluate projects.
Develop the learner's research capability in conceptualising, formulating, conduting and reporting on independent research in a project environment.

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The MSc in Risk Management and Insurance offers you a unique blend of insurance, risk management and financial services content. These areas are becoming increasingly interconnected and the prominence of risk management as a specialised profession has continued to grow in a complex and volatile economic environment. Read more
The MSc in Risk Management and Insurance offers you a unique blend of insurance, risk management and financial services content. These areas are becoming increasingly interconnected and the prominence of risk management as a specialised profession has continued to grow in a complex and volatile economic environment. Ireland is a key location for insurance and reinsurance services and is establishing itself as a location for research and development in the insurance of emerging industries and technologies.

The MSc in Risk Management and Insurance has been designed to:
Develop students with the technical capacity, objective reasoning and contextual overview for roles within the growth areas of risk management and insurance.
Enable students' comprehension of the prominent risk exposure models used and their regulatory context.
Facilitate the development of specialised technical and analytical skills with a strong appreciation of underpinning assumptions.
Promote the development of self-managed learning skills including time management, prioritisation, critical thinking and reflection

Our future graduates could expect to gain employment in many types of businesses including international insurance, reinsurance and insurance broking firms, risk management departments of major corporations, investment and retail banks, regulatory authorities, climate change planning and many other fields

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The cross disciplinary collaboratioin between the Kemmy Business School and the Faculty of Science & Engineering will leverage the expertise in both computing and entrepreneurship disciplines to ensure students obtrain a more enrished and holistic industry ready educational experience. Read more
The cross disciplinary collaboratioin between the Kemmy Business School and the Faculty of Science & Engineering will leverage the expertise in both computing and entrepreneurship disciplines to ensure students obtrain a more enrished and holistic industry ready educational experience. Students will attend modules which are core to the topics of Software Engineering and Entrepreneurship, and will then be given options to take electives from both streams. A key emphasis in the delivery of the entrepreneurship and innovation modules is on action and experiential learning which includes a combination of interactive presentations, case studies, team work, individual assignments and entrepreneurship and small business-related projects which stimulate innovative thinking and more effectively develop participants' entrepreneurial potential. The focus for students taking the MSc in Software Engineering and Entrepreneurship will be on Software Engineering problems.

Innovative teaching techniques may be used such as Problem-Based Learning and Case Study development. Additionally, students will attend Research SEminars which will give insight into current Software Engineering Research.

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The MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology offers a unique behavioural lens through which to examine, understand and shape the complex work organisation. Read more
The MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology offers a unique behavioural lens through which to examine, understand and shape the complex work organisation. It is dedicated to providing a thorough grounding in the knowledge and application of psychological principles to organisational settings in order to enhance human wellbeing and organisational performance. It seeks to equip candidates with a sound understanding of theory and research and develop core competences and professional skills in the domain areas of organisational theory, organisational change, emploment relations, selection & assessment, training, employee wellbeing and research design and methods.
Successful applicants with an undergraduate psychology degree, accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) will be eligible for enrolment on the MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology. (Please note the onus is on the applicant to prove recognition of their degree by the PSI). All other successful applicants will be eligible for enrolment on the MSc in Work & Organisational Behaviour.
On completion of the taught component of both the MSc in Work & Organisational Behaviour and the MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology programmes, candidates complete a programme in Psychometric Testing to acquire British Psychological Society (BPS) Psychometric Testing Accreditation Levels A & B

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The Professional Diploma in Accounting is a one year. “conversion” programme of study designed to equip non-accounting. graduates with a thorough grounding in accounting. Read more
The Professional Diploma in Accounting is a one year
“conversion” programme of study designed to equip non-accounting
graduates with a thorough grounding in accounting
theory and practice. The programme is delivered on a fulltime
basis. Students will gain a high level of competence in the
accounting discipline through a challenging learning environment,
thus allowing them the opportunity to progress to study for a
professional accounting qualification.

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