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The programme offers students with undergraduate qualifications in both Law and Business (also including economics or finance) the opportunity for advanced study in both disciplines. Read more
The programme offers students with undergraduate qualifications in both Law and Business (also including economics or finance) the opportunity for advanced study in both disciplines. The Programme will be led by the McCann FitzGerald Professor of International Law Business, established with the generous sponsorship of leading Dublin law firm McCann Fitzgerald.

In the programme there are two core modules which link Law and Business from both a theoretical and applied perspective and in their international context. There is the opportunity to take four elective modules across the two disciplines and the programme is completed by a capstone project. On completion, students will have developed critical thinking abilities not only on the development of and relationship between the two disciplines, but also on the application of the knowledge to the worlds of law and business.

Globalisation has made it necessary to have a sound knowledge of international law and business, whether you wish to join a major law firm or be engaged in a company with european and international aspirations.

This interdisciplinary programme promotes critical analysis of different aspects of international law and business, and is directed at well-qualified graduates in law, business and associated disciplines.

See the website http://www.ucd.ie/law/graduateprogrammes/mscinternationallawandbusiness/

Your studies

The Sutherland School of Law and the Smurfit School of Business offer a wide range of modules for this Master’s programme. Students will take the core modules on International Law and Business to develop critical thinking abilities, both in respect of the
development of and relationship between the two disciplines. Optional modules to complete the programme include:
Corporate Governance; Supply Chain Management; Regulatory Governance; International Economic Law; Economic Foundations of Strategy; International Tax Law; Global Competitive Strategies; International Commercial Arbitration; and, Work and Employment in a Global Economy. Having completed six modules, you will complete the LLM by undertaking a supervised dissertation or a structured
and assessed period of internship linked to a project.

Your future

The enhanced knowledge and understanding of law and business and their interrelationship allows you to go on to careers in: leading international law firms; multinational professional services firms as professional advisers; and, inhouse counsel with major multinational businesses. The knowledge and skills acquired will also equip you to work with major international companies located in Ireland, Europe, and beyond.

Features

Our MSc International Law and Business graduates will be expected to be able to select and pursue appropriate learning to enhance their personal and professional competencies

Students will develop learning skills across a range of activities and assessment forms.

Students will demonstrate specialized, detailed knowledge and understanding of global legal systems, of the major branches of law in those systems and of the principles, concepts and methods of business.

Students’ knowledge and understanding of both the legal and business components of their learning will be underpinned by advanced theories, concepts or methods concerning the relationship between business and law and will include a clear awareness of ongoing controversies about how that relationship is to be properly understood and analysed and of the limitations of current knowledge in both fields.

Careers

Graduates from this Programme will go on to careers with leading international law firms, with multinational professional services firms, as professional advisers and in-house counsel with major multinational businesses and as entrepreneurs in fields where outstanding knowledge of and engagement with international law and business are highly relevant.

Find out how to apply here http://www.ucd.ie/law/graduateprogrammes/mscinternationallawandbusiness/apply,187034,en.html

See the website http://www.ucd.ie/law/graduateprogrammes/mscinternationallawandbusiness/

Scholarships

The University and UCD Sutherland School of Law have a list of scholarships that are open to Irish, EU and International applicants.
For further information please see http://www.ucd.ie/scholarships
International students may wish to visit: http://www.ucd.ie/international

Why you should choose UCD

In the state-of-the-art UCD Sutherland School of Law, graduate students engage in advanced study with internationally renowned
specialists to develop the transformative potential of law.

The School is ranked by the authoritative QS World University Rankings as Ireland's number one law school and amongst the world's 100 leading law schools. Students benefit from the School’s strong links with university partners; businesses; NGOs; and, domestic, EU and international governments.
We place particular emphasis on the quality and breadth of our graduate programmes across Diploma, Masters and Doctoral levels. Our graduate degrees are available on a full-time or part-time basis, beginning in either January or September.
We also offer part-time Diploma programmes and single subject certificates with the possibility of securing CPD points and building study up to achieve diploma or masters awards.

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The MSc in International Business develops the students' functional skills in a range of component business disciplines in a dynamic learning environment. Read more
The MSc in International Business develops the students' functional skills in a range of component business disciplines in a dynamic learning environment.

Why Study International Business at Griffith College?

Our MSc programme in International Business is available on a full and part-time basis and prepares graduates by providing an educational experience which is strongly vocational, academically rigorous and intellectually challenging.

Students will develop the skills and knowledge to specialise in key business industries within International Business.

The offer of a Tripartite Experience allows students the unique prospect of studying abroad with work internships available in both Berlin and Paris.

Opportunity for students with previous academic studies at Masters level in a Business/Management discipline to apply for APL exemption to a maximum 30 ECTS Credits.

A flexible study model gives students the option of either full-time or part-time study with class size, structure and assessment tailored to each individual module.

A highly practical learning approach taught by a Graduate Business School lecturing team with outstanding industry experience.

Course Highlights

• International Diversity*
• Practical Industry Links
• Competitive Pricing
• Flexible Study Modes
• Student Focused Teaching Groups
• Accreditation of Prior Learning Experience (APL/APEL)

* Modules from SRH Hochschule in Berlin and INSEEC Grand Ecole in Paris

Academic Progression

On completion of the Level 9 MSc in International Business students may progress onto our MBA in International Business.
Academic Progression.

Career Progression

Through the Msc in International Business you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong foundation of communication and presentation skills, and covered a diverse range of topics. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

• International Accountant
• Customs Compliance Specialist
• International Economist
• Management Analyst
• International Banking
• Business Development Executive
• International Marketing Director
• International Sales Assistant
• Business Analyst
• Product Manager

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Biotechnology encompasses all aspects of the industrial application of living organisms and/ or biological techniques. It is a collection of technologies that capitalise on the attributes of cells and biological molecules, such as DNA, to work for us. Read more
Biotechnology encompasses all aspects of the industrial application of living organisms and/ or biological techniques. It is a collection of technologies that capitalise on the attributes of cells and biological molecules, such as DNA, to work for us. Ireland has experienced massive growth across the Biotechnology sector including Food, Environmental and Pharmaceutical industries in the last decade. Ireland is home to nine of the top 10 world pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, such as GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Genzyme, with seven of the 10 world blockbuster pharmaceuticals made here.
The MSc in Biotechnology and Business is an exciting programme designed for non-business graduates who want to become managers or entrepreneurs in complex business environments in technology and science-based fields. The MSc in Biotechnology and Business provides you with a solid knowledge of techniques used in modern biotechnology including hands-on experience of bioprocessing. You will also receive a comprehensive business education. You will learn to identify and solve business problems
in local and international settings, enhance your communication and leadership skills, and improve your ability for independent thinking and developing creative solutions. The programme is the result of a close collaboration between the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science and the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, which is Ireland’s leading business school.

Key Fact

The programme is the result of a close collaboration between the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science and the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, which is Ireland’s leading business school.

Course Content and Structure

90 credits 70 credits 20 credits
taught masters taught modules group business plan research project
You will spend 50% of your time studying biotechnology and 50% of your time studying business. You may choose optional biotechnology modules to ensure that you specialise in your area of interest.
Depending on your chosen subjects you will also gain experimental and theoretical knowledge in the following topics:
• Drug Discovery
• Medical Device Technology
• Biomedical Diagnostics
• Regulatory Affairs
• Bioprocessing
• Marketing Management
• Corporate Finance
• Entrepreneurship
• Business plan development
• Biotechnology Case Study

Career Opportunities

This advanced graduate degree in Biotechnology and Business has been developed in consultation with employers and therefore will be recognised and valued by them. A key feature is the opportunity to carry out a business development plan which will allow graduates to develop connections with prospective employers, thereby enhancing chances of employment on graduation.
Prospective employers include: Abbott; Allergan; Alpha Technologies;
Amgen; Avonmore Foods; Baxter Healthcare; Beckman Coulter; Biotrin International
Ltd.; Boston Scientifi c; Elan Corporation; Eli Lilly and Co.; Celltech; GlaxoSmithKline; Icon
Clinical Research; ImmunoGen Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceutical Ltd.; Johnson & Johnson Ltd.;
Kerry Group Plc.; Medtronic; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Olympus Diagnostica; Quintiles;
Quest International; Sandoz.; Seroba Kernel; Serology Ltd.

Facilities and Resources

The UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science is closely linked to the UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, which provides cutting-edge core technologies including the premier Mass Spectrometry resource in the country, NMR spectroscopy, real-time PCR, electron microscopy, light microscopy, digital pathology and fl ow cytometry.

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This programme is focused on non-business graduates who wish to develop a career in business and management. The programme assumes no prior knowledge of business and management topics, but does assume the capacity for study and development of an honours degree graduate. Read more

Overview

This programme is focused on non-business graduates who wish to develop a career in business and management. The programme assumes no prior knowledge of business and management topics, but does assume the capacity for study and development of an honours degree graduate.

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/school-business/our-courses/msc-business-management-0

Consideration will be given on a case by case basis to students who have a minimum 2.2 honours degree in a business related discipline where the degree was completed at least 5 years previously.

Minimum English language requirements:
- IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
- TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
- TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
- PTE (Pearson): 62

National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850

Course Structure

The Masters in Business Management covers all of the core business disciplines considered essential by top employers. Modules provide insights into three dimensions of business and management: functional (e.g. finance, HRM amongst others), organisational (e.g. strategy, innovation amongst others), and external markets (e.g. marketing and international business amongst others). Learning from modules is applied in practice through a business research project-dissertation.

Career Options

Because this extensive and fast-paced programme enables you to develop an in-depth knowledge of up to date relevant theory and concepts in business and management it will make graduates attractive to a wide range of employers. Combined with your existing proficiency from your bachelor’s degree or experience it will signal to prospective employers that you have a grasp of the essentials of business and management.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MH53D Part-time

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

Applicants may be required to attend for interview as part of the admissions process.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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This programme is focused on non-business graduates who wish to develop a career in business and management. The programme assumes no prior knowledge of business and management topics, but does assume the capacity for study and development of an honours degree graduate. Read more

Overview

This programme is focused on non-business graduates who wish to develop a career in business and management. The programme assumes no prior knowledge of business and management topics, but does assume the capacity for study and development of an honours degree graduate.

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/school-business/our-courses/msc-business-management

Consideration will be given on a case by case basis to students who have a minimum 2.2 honours degree in a business related discipline where the degree was completed at least 5 years previously. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements:
- IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
- TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
- TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
- PTE (Pearson): 62

National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850

Course Structure

The Masters in Business Management covers all of the core business disciplines considered essential by top employers. Modules provide insights into three dimensions of business and management: functional (e.g. finance, HRM amongst others), organisational (e.g. strategy, innovation amongst others), and external markets (e.g. marketing and international business amongst others). Learning from modules is applied in practice through a business research project-dissertation.

Career Options

Because this extensive and fast-paced programme enables you to develop an in-depth knowledge of up to date relevant theory and concepts in business and management it will make graduates attractive to a wide range of employers. Combined with your existing proficiency from your bachelor’s degree or experience it will signal to prospective employers that you have a grasp of the essentials of business and management.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MH52D Full-time

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

Applicants may be required to attend for interview as part of the admissions process.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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The MBA in International Business Management programme provides an excellent route to an internationally recognised qualification, thoroughly preparing graduates for the world of international business. Read more
The MBA in International Business Management programme provides an excellent route to an internationally recognised qualification, thoroughly preparing graduates for the world of international business.

Why Study Business at Griffith College?

Our MBA programme in International Business is available on a full and part-time basis and prepares graduates by providing an educational experience which is strongly vocational, academically rigorous and intellectually challenging.

• Students will develop the skills and knowledge to specialise in key business industries within International Business.
• The offer of a Tripartite Experience allows students the unique prospect of studying abroad with work internships available in both Berlin and Paris.
• Opportunity for students with previous academic studies at Masters level in a Business/Management discipline to apply for APL exemption to a maximum 30 ECTS Credits.
• A flexible study model gives students the option of either full-time or part-time study with class size, structure and assessment tailored to each individual module.
• A highly practical learning approach taught by a Graduate Business School lecturing team with outstanding industry experience.

Course highlights

• International Diversity*
• Practical Industry Links
• Competitive Pricing
• Flexible Study Modes
• Student Focused Teaching Groups
• Accreditation of Prior Learning Experience (APL/APEL)

Academic Progression

On completion of the Level 9 MBA in International Business, students may progress onto a range of Level 10 Doctoral programmes on the National Qualifications Framework. The Postgraduate QQI validation means that your qualification is recognised not only in Ireland and Europe but throughout the world.

Career Progression

Through the MBA in International Business, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong foundation of communication and presentation skills, and covered a diverse range of topics. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

• International Accountant
• Customs Compliance Specialist
• International Economist
• Management Analyst
• International Banking
• Business Development Executive
• International Marketing Director
• International Sales Assistant
• Business Analyst
• Product Manager

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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. Read more
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.

The MSc in Business and Entrepreneurship is an exciting one-year programme dedicated to transforming Science, Engineering, Social Science and Technology graduates into leaders who will guide and create tomorrow's businesses (Note: business graduates, or those with a substantial business component to their undergraduate degree, are not eligible for this programme). It aims to achieve this through providing participants with the acumen to successfully move ideas and innovations into commercial practice. In doing so, it addresses Ireland's need to maintain competitiveness by cultivating cross-functional, entrepreneurial graduates. This programme draws on the unique capability and reputation of the Dublin Institute of Technology, which was founded from the fusion of Ireland's oldest and most successful business and technology colleges.

Career Opportunities

The programme provides participants with the skills and orientation towards enterprise creation, either in an existing business or as a start-up. Graduates will have enhanced career prospects for a wide range of posts in Irish and international businesses.

Course Content

Studies in Semester 1 cover the subjects of Strategy, Marketing, Technology and Operations Management, Venture Finance and Law. Such accelerated learning is designed to give participants the conceptual tools needed to analyse business situations and to undertake business planning. In tandem, participants engage in the initial stages of work on two separate substantive elements of the programme within a seminar/workshop format: (i) the product development project and business development plan; and (ii) the dissertation.

Building on learning from the first semester, studies in Semester 2 cover the subjects of Creativity, Marketing, Technology and Operations Management, Accounting, Law and Taxation. Work also continues on the product development project and business development plan, with support available through weekly group sessions with the module advisors for the 12 class weeks of the semester. Participants then work on their own through to submission of the joint project/plan document in early September. In tandem, participants move to greater engagement with their dissertation research and have the opportunity to work 1-to-1 for a total of four hours with an assigned advisor up to mid-June, at which point participants work on their own through to submission of the dissertation in early September. Submission of both the joint project/plan document and the dissertation marks the end of the programme.

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The Postgraduate Diploma in International Business develops the students' functional skills in a range of component business disciplines in a dynamic learning environment, giving them the option of a further study path and progression onto the MSc award. Read more
The Postgraduate Diploma in International Business develops the students' functional skills in a range of component business disciplines in a dynamic learning environment, giving them the option of a further study path and progression onto the MSc award.

Why Study Business at Griffith College?

Our Postgraduate Diploma in International Business programme is available on both a full and part-time basis over 2-4 semesters. The course is specially designed to prepare graduates for the world of international business by providing an educational experience which is strongly vocational, academically rigorous and intellectually challenging, providing a key stepping stone to a career in international business management.

Students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary for further study in International Business.

Students will learn through an interactive teaching style that encourages significant contributions and presentations in class in order to promote the exchange of ideas and build confidence.

Students will have the opportunity to display their managerial ability and the application of skills and knowledge in the workplace through the completion of individual management competency reports.

A flexible study model gives students the option of either full-time or part-time study with class size, structure and assessment tailored to each individual module.

Students will have the option to further their studies with progression onto our MSc in International Business

Course content

Core modules:

• Financial management
• International strategy
• International marketing management
• HR management
• Corporate responsibility
• Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

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This unique Masters Degree Course is delivered by the Griffith Innopharma Faculty of Science and blends the subjects of pharmaceutical technology and business. Read more
This unique Masters Degree Course is delivered by the Griffith Innopharma Faculty of Science and blends the subjects of pharmaceutical technology and business.

Why Study Pharmaceutical Business and Technology at Griffith College?

The MSc in Pharmaceutical Business and Technology is conducted over three thought semesters plus one additional semester to complete the dissertation.

The blended learning programme is delivered through evening class room learning supported by live online broadcasts and weekend group work and tutorials. The course will focus on core competencies such as pharmaceutical processes and production, pharmaceutical business introduction & technology transfer, emerging trends, operational excellence (Lean & Six Sigma), regulatory affairs, data analytics, strategic thinking and leadership development.

• Gain priceless practical experience within an ever-expanding industry
• Develop your professional skills to enhance career opportunities through the development of CVs, interview skills, and networking, presentation and communication skills.
• All classes are broadcast live online offering the learners the opportunity to either physically attend or join the class online.
• Extensive coaching and mentoring workshops will be provided with a specific focus on individual assessment and improvement.
• Part-time learning allows students already working in the area extra time to hone skills.

Course Structure

This two-stage programme is delivered two evenings per week and two Saturdays per month.

Stage 1: A three-semester taught programme in Pharmaceutical Business & Technology (60 ETCS Credits) leading cumulatively to a Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Pharmaceutical Business & Technology.

Stage 2: A one-semester dissertation stage leading to an MSc of Science in Pharmaceutical Business & Technology (30 ETCS Credits).

Modules:

• Process, Production & Pharmaceutical Quality
• 21st Century Dynamics & Emerging Trends
• Regulatory Landscape of Pharmaceutical Business
• Clinical Research Management
• Pharmaceutical Technology Transfer
• Strategy, Leadership & the Culture of Innovation
• Operational Excellence & the Science of Innovation
• Research Methods
• Dissertation

Timetables

Part Time Offering:
This two-stage programme is delivered 2 evenings per week (in class or online ) and 2 Saturdays per month.

Full Time / International Offering:
Four days per week on campus

Springboard Offering:
A PGDip in Pharmaceutical Business and Technology is currently available to those who meet Springboard eligibility requirements.

Career Progression

Potential Roles for graduates of this course include:

• R & D Product Management
• Production/ Supervisory Management
• Quality/ Regulatory Affairs Roles
• Supply Chain Roles
• Project Management
• Process Improvement roles

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The MSc in Biotherapeutics and Business educates students on the practical uses of molecular advances in the discovery of proteins and other biomolecular drug candidates and their development into biotherapeutics. Read more
The MSc in Biotherapeutics and Business educates students on the practical uses of molecular advances in the discovery of proteins and other biomolecular drug candidates and their development into biotherapeutics. It will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the development of biotherapeutics, beginning with pre-clinical modelling and target identification together with antibody engineering, biochemical and biophysical characterisation, and development issues for bioprocessing.
Systems biology of biotechnological processes and approaches to the analysis of proteomicsbased discovery data will be covered in detail, together with mathematical modelling, bioinformatics analysis and data integration strategies. Regulatory issues, and innovation and commercialisation strategies, will also be covered. Mammalian cell culture and bioprocess laboratory structure will be comprehensively covered in addition to novel approaches to therapeutic development. You will also receive a comprehensive business education. You will learn to identify and solve business problems in local and international settings, enhance your communication and leadership skills, and improve your ability for independent thinking and developing creative solutions.

Key Fact

The programme is the result of a close collaboration between the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science and the UCD
Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, which is Ireland’s leading business school.

Course Content and Structure

90 credits 60 credits 30 credits
taught masters taught modules project modules
The structure of the programme is as follows:
Semester 1
• Professional Career Development
• Management & Org. Behaviour
• Corporate Accounting & Finance
• Business of Biotechnology & Science
• Biotherapeutic Pipeline I
• Recombinant DNA Technology
• Biomedical Diagnostics
• High Content Screening Microscopy
• Pharmacology & Drug Development
Semester 2
• Professional Career Development
• Biotherapeutic Pipeline II
• Systems Biology in Drug Development
• Bioprocessing Laboratory
• Emerging Issues in Biotechnology
• Regulatory Affairs
• Microbial & Animal Cell Products
Semester 3
• Valuation and Commercialisation of Biotherapeutics
• Biotherapeutics Case Study
Modules and topics shown are subject to change and are not guaranteed by UCD.

Career Opportunities

This advanced graduate degree in Biotherapeutics and Business has been developed in consultation with employers and therefore will be recognised and valued by them. A key feature is the opportunity to carry out a business development plan, which will allow graduates to develop connections with prospective employers, thereby enhancing chances of employment on graduation.
Prospective employers include: Abbott; Allergan; Amgen; Baxter Healthcare;
Eli Lilly and Co.; Dignity Sciences; GlaxoSmithKline; Icon Clinical Research;
ImmunoGen Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceutical Ltd.; Johnson & Johnson Ltd.; Merck
Sharp & Dohme; Quintiles; Quest International; Sandoz; Seroba Kernel.

Facilities and Resources

Students on this programme will benefi t from the use of a research skills laboratory in the prestigious UCD Conway Institute, as well as state-of-the-art teaching and laboratory facilities in the new O’Brien Centre for Science.

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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. Read more
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.

This course is an exciting one-year programme dedicated to growing business graduates into the international business people of the future. Internationally Ireland and Irish business is renowned for having a global outlook, illustrated by the country's success at attracting MNC's, and the accomplishments of indigenous champions. This programme will capitalise on this well-deserved reputation to attract an international diverse mix of business graduates, which is just part of the key philosophy of the programme- 'Everything global'.

Career Opportunities

The target audience for this pre-experience and postgraduate qualification is primarily graduate students who wish to build on their existing learning and have an aspiration to reach a senior management position in an international business. We envisage that graduates of the course are likely to be attracted into a diverse range of International Business environments, including international markets management, international management, international marketing, international operations management, enterprise management, general management, cross cultural management, managing subsidiaries, cross cultural product and brand management and international finance and economics roles. There is also a range of opportunities in the public sector; analytical and promotional roles would be available to the participants in enterprise/industrial agencies and in the educational sector. The career path chosen by the participant will depend on the graduate's background and the topic chosen for the dissertation.

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Please note due to 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. Read more
Please note due to 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.

The programme provides the opportunity for graduates in Engineering, Science, IT, Humanities, Law and other non-business disciplines to experience an accelerated business studies programme over two Semesters of part-time studies leading to a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and Marketing. You will be challenged by a full and rigorous business curriculum and by a peer group of like-minded professionals seeking to develop their business credentials. There will be a pathway to Masters level study for students achieving honours level performance.

Course Content

This programme is delivered over one year. Two semesters are delivered in the academic year and is followed by a largely self-directed learning focus on the Management Project element. The underlying philosophy is to provide a diverse and challenging range of learning experiences in which students explore an appropriate body of knowledge drawing on their working experience.

The programme is divided into two broad areas – core business/management elements and marketing theory and practice. The modules in Semester One include Marketing Fundamentals, Contemporary Management, Introduction to Finance and Essentials of Economics. In Semester Two the programme covers Strategic Marketing Management, Consumer Behaviour, Doing Business Globally and Integrated Marketing Communications. In conjunction with these modules a series of seminars are held throughout the academic year.

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The objective of the structured research programme in Business is to create a framework which complements and supports independent research, whilst providing milestones through which the graduate student will advance, and structured educational inputs to support and develop the student. Read more

Overview

The objective of the structured research programme in Business is to create a framework which complements and supports independent research, whilst providing milestones through which the graduate student will advance, and structured educational inputs to support and develop the student. In doing so, the student will be
provided with a robust structure for guiding them through the key stages of the PhD programme towards completion.

The students will be introduced to the components of advanced research and will be encouraged to actively participate in academic communication and publishing where applicable. The rigorous nature of the structure aims to ultimately extend the students capability to contribute to theory and develop new knowledge as they proceed through
their research project. Alongside exceptional research training and support, the structured doctorate in business, design and mediation also aims to provide research graduates with the requisite skills to engage with broader business and civil communities outside academic contexts.

Closing date:
Research applications are generally accepted at any time

Minimum English language requirements:
• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
• PTE (Pearson): 62

Course Structure

The student, on registration, holds an introductory meeting with the primary supervisor and / or a research committee, where a customized and individualized programme of research investigation is balanced with supporting taught modules. These supported modules are identified from a suite of modules that make up the structured PhD programme in business, design or mediation. Annual progress reviews are part of the research masters programme in business, design or mediation and completion of requisite generic/transferable skills modules will be taken into account when assessing student progress. Students will not be permitted to submit their thesis (or equivalent) for examination without having accumulated the required amount of credits.

In addition to developing their own research topic with their supervisor(s), students’ will be required to take 10 credits worth of modules over the duration of their programme of doctoral research. 5 of these will be generic/transferable modules, and 5 in subject/specialist modules. Applicants should note that MN810 is not available to business students.

Career Options

Graduates usually move into Consulting, Senior Management and Academic posts.

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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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The MSc in Food Business will provide you with the skills to analyse the key issues impacting on an evolving food chain such as changing consumer demand, the need for better value, the emerging food service markets, food supply chain management, food safety, food and health issues, product innovation, and the application of those skills to the food industry. Read more
The MSc in Food Business will provide you with the skills to analyse the key issues impacting on an evolving food chain such as changing consumer demand, the need for better value, the emerging food service markets, food supply chain management, food safety, food and health issues, product innovation, and the application of those skills to the food industry.

The balance of business and computer skills and a European language on this programme reflects the global nature of the food industry and the dynamic nature of the Irish food industry.

Visit the website: http://www.ucc.ie/en/ckr23/

Course Details

The Department of Food Business and Development offers a full-time MSc in Food Business which is ideally suited to graduates interested in pursuing a career in strategic management or marketing in the food sector. The needs of the food sector in the future involve the development of an efficient and responsive food chain (from farm to processor to consumer) in which market changes are reconciled with strategic and production decisions along all stages of the food business chain.

On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

- evaluate current food consumer and food industry trends, policy issues and drivers and strategies impacting on the evolving food supply chain
- design and implement innovative marketing strategies for competitive markets
- evaluate the role of market orientation and strategic marketing in new product success
- identify the ethical, regulatory and environmental responsibilities of modern food enterprises
- evaluate your personal and employment skills development as a result of working in some facet of the food supply chain
- apply new research techniques to new marketing situations
- analyse the research process and its key components and design a piece of research to answer a specific research question

Format

The course is divided into two parts. You will complete modules to a total of 60 credits in Part I (year 1). You must undertake a food industry-centred research project after the end of Part I university examinations. In Part II (year 2) of the course you will submit a report on your food industry-centred research project and a dissertation on a research project.

Assessment

Various methods of assessment are used, depending on the chosen modules.

For more information, please see the Book of Modules 2015/2016 - http://www.ucc.ie/calendar/postgraduate/Masters/food/page05.html

Careers

Employment opportunities from this course can be in the food or non-food sectors as the skills acquired are highly transferable. Recent graduates have secured employment in international food firms (Glanbia, Kerry), banks, food agencies (Bord Bia, UK Home-Grown Cereals Authority), non-food agencies (Enterprise Ireland, IBEC), market research firms (AC Nielsen) and in higher education. A central part of the MSc in Food Business is a food industry placement in a food firm, food agency, university, bank or related establishment, where you gain valuable work experience.

How to apply: http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/how/

Funding and Scholarships

Information regarding funding and available scholarships can be found here: https://www.ucc.ie/en/cblgradschool/current/fundingandfinance/fundingscholarships/

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