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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 MSc in International Business and Law is aimed at graduates who have a business or law background and enables learners to develop a solid grounding in these two twin disciplines. Read more
The MSc in International Business and Law is aimed at graduates who have a business or law background and enables learners to develop a solid grounding in these two twin disciplines.

Why Study Business & Law at Griffith College

Our MSc programme in International Business and Law is available on a full and part-time basis over a 1-Year Period and combines the core operational and organisational aspects of international business management with advanced theoretical and practical legal knowledge.

Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the key principles of management accounting and control, international trade law and international strategy and corporate governance.

Students will develop the skills required to become independent-minded, knowledgeable and innovative business managers with a core grounding in International Law.

A flexible study model gives students the option of either full-time or part-time study with the possibility of choosing their own elective modules.

Students have the opportunity to further their studies by enrolling on our internationally recognised MBA in International Business.
A highly practical learning approach taught by a Graduate Business School lecturing team with outstanding industry experience.

Course structure

The MSc has three stages:

Stage 1 - Semester 1 of the Postgraduate Diploma in International Business and Law
Stage 2 - Postgraduate Diploma in International Business and Law
Stage 3 - MSc Dissertation in Business and Law

• Stage 1 taught modules:

Management Accounting and Control
International Marketing Management
Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility
International Trade Law

• Stage 2 taught modules:

Strategic Human Resource Management
International Strategy
Business Research Methods
European Union Internal Market and Competition Law
International Financial Services Law
International Intellectual Property Law
International Tax Law
International Commercial Arbitration
Corporate Governance

• Stage 3 Dissertation:

MSc Dissertation
MBA Progression Option

Academic Progression

Graduates of this course have the option to continue their studies in Griffith College. We offer a number of options including MBA in International Business and Law

Career Progression

Through the Msc in International Business and Law 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:

• Global Trade Manager
• Business Development Specialist
• Integration and Trade Sector Director
• Business and Legal Affairs Coordinator
• HR Manager
• Business Analyst
• Product Manager
• Operations Manager
• International Business Lawyer
• Corporate Lawyer

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Why Study International Media Management at Griffith College?. Our International Media Management is available on a full and part-time basis over a 1-2 Year period. Read more
Why Study International Media Management at Griffith College?

Our International Media Management is available on a full and part-time basis over a 1-2 Year period. The aim of the course is to equip students with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge allowing them to appreciate, understand and analyse the relationship between information, the media and the social, economic and political parameters in which it must function.

Students will gain the understanding necessary to work in a media environment and to anticipate and manage issues as they arise.

Students will acquire and develop strong business acumen and an appreciation of the economic and business context that media outlets operate in.

A flexible study model gives students the option of either full-time or part-time study with the possibility of choosing their own elective modules.

Students have the opportunity to further their studies by enrolling on our internationally recognised MBA in International Business.

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

Course structure

The MSc has three stages:

Stage 1 - Semester 1 of the Postgraduate Diploma in International Media Management
Stage 2 - Postgraduate Diploma in International Media Management
Stage 3 - MSc Dissertation in International Media Management

Year one core subjects:

Management Accounting and Control
International Marketing Management
Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility
Media Law and Ethics
International Strategy
Business Research Methods
Business of Digital Media
Communications and Audience Theories

Year two core subjects:

Dissertation in International Media Management

Academic Progression

On completion of the Level 9 MSc in International Media Management 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 MSc in International Media Management, 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:

• Public Relations Officer
• Market Research Analyst
• Brand Advertising Manager
• Sales and Marketing Executive
• Business Development Executive
• Business Analyst
• Product Manager
• Operations Manager
• Business Analyst
• Management Analyst

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This Masters programme has been designed for business graduates and/or graduates from a purchasing and supply management related discipline. Read more
This Masters programme has been designed for business graduates and/or graduates from a purchasing and supply management related discipline.

Why Study International Procurement and Supply Management at Griffith College?

Our MSc in International Procurement and Supply Management is available on a full and part-time basis over a 1-2 Year period and aims to equip students with the specialist skills required for successful careers in the procurement/purchasing and supply management fields across a broad base of industries.

Students will develop their knowledge and skills to work in this dynamic business arena across multiple service or manufacturing orientated industries.

Students will enhance their ability to research current trends and developments in procurement and supply management.

A flexible study model gives students the option of either full-time or part-time study

Students have the opportunity to further their studies by enrolling on our internationally recognised MBA in International Business.

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

Course structure

This MSc has three stages.

Stage 1 taught modules:

• Management Accounting and Control
• International Marketing Management
• Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility
• Economics and Risk Assessment 1
• Procurement and Supply Management
• Sustainable Development

Stage 2 PG Diploma in International Procurement and Supply Management taught modules:

• Strategic Human Resource Management
• International Strategy
• Business Research Methods*
• Economics and Risk Assessment 2
• Sustainable Procurement and Supply Management
• Strategic Procurement and Supply Management

Stage 3:

• MSc Dissertation

Academic Progression

On completion of the Level 9 MSc in International Procurement and Supply Management 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 MSc in International Procurement and Supply Management, 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:

• Supply Chain and Logistics Specialist
• Global Sourcing Manager
• Planning Manager
• Strategic Sourcing Manager
• Distribution Specialist
• Procurement Manager
• International Supply Chain Director
• Demand Planning Analyst
• Sourcing Manager
• Supplier Management

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This programme is aimed at Accounting and Finance graduates, with or without relevant business experience, and provides a flexible route to an internationally recognised qualification. Read more
This programme is aimed at Accounting and Finance graduates, with or without relevant business experience, and provides a flexible route to an internationally recognised qualification.

Why Study Accounting & Finance Management at Griffith College

Our MSc in Accounting & Finance Management programme is available on either a full or part-time basis over a 1-Year period and aims to prepare graduates for careers in International Accounting and Finance Management.

• Students will advance their functional management competencies in finance and accounting.
• Students will develop and refine transferable interpersonal and leadership skills which they can bring to the workplace
• Students will gain the experience of working in culturally diverse teams across a multicultural environment promoting a greater understanding of different business settings and contexts.
• Students have the opportunity to further their studies by enrolling on our MBA in International Business or gain exemptions from any future ACCA, CPA or other examinations.
• A highly practical learning approach taught by a Graduate Business School lecturing team with outstanding industry experience.

Course structure

There are 3 stages to this course:

• Stage 1

Taught modules:

Management Accounting and Control
International Strategy
International Financial Management
International Financial Reporting and Analysis
Audit and Assurance

• Stage 2: PG Diploma in Accounting and Finance Management

Taught modules:

Legal Environment and Corporate Governance
Strategic Managerial Finance
Taxation (IRL)*
International Tax Law*
Business Research Methods (+)
Business Planning and Entrepreneurship**
Leadership and Management Development**
eBusiness and eMarketing **
Technology and Business Innovation**

*Select one of two electives
**Select one of four electives
+ over two semesters

• Stage 3: MSc Dissertation in Accounting and Finance Management

MSc Research Dissertation
Individual supervision and supporting lectures and seminars.

Academic Progression

On completion of the Level, 9 MSc in Accounting & Finance Management 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 MSc in Accounting and Finance Management, 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:

• Financial Analyst
• International Banking
• Business Development Executive
• Business Analyst
• Product Manager
• Accounts Payable Accountant
• Operational Risk Officer
• Operations Manager
• Financial Controller
• Cost Accountant

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This Masters programme demonstrates strong links with the tourism and hospitality industry and has a flexible design in order to meet the educational and professional needs of each student. Read more
This Masters programme demonstrates strong links with the tourism and hospitality industry and has a flexible design in order to meet the educational and professional needs of each student.

Why Study International Hospitality Management at Griffith College?

Our MSc in International Hospitality Management is available on both a full and part-time basis over a 1-2 Year Period. The purpose of the course is to provide practical training to equip students with the necessary hospitality service skills to assist them in their future careers.

Students will gain knowledge and understanding of key areas of business management.

Students will up-skill in key tourism and hospitality disciplines such as revenue management, convention and event management, sports and leisure management, health and well-being tourism, and sustainable tourism policy and planning

A flexible study model gives students the option of either full-time or part-time study with the possibility of choosing their own elective modules.

Students have the opportunity to further their studies by enrolling on our internationally recognised MBA in International Business.

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

Course structure

The MSc has three stages:

Stage 1 - Semester 1 of the Postgraduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hospitality Management
Stage 2 - Postgraduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hospitality Management
Stage 3 - MSc Dissertation in International Tourism and Hospitality Management

Year one core modules:

• Management Accounting and Control
• International Marketing Management
• Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility
• International Strategy
• Strategic Human Resource Management
• Business Research Methods

Year two core modules:

• MSc Dissertation in International Tourism and Hospitality Management

Academic Progression

Graduates of this course have the option to continue their studies in Griffith College. We offer a number of options including MBA in International Business and Postgraduate Diploma in International Business.

Career Progression

Through the MSc in International Tourism and Hospitality Management 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:

• Accommodations Manager
• Event and Catering Director
• Customer Experience Specialist
• Retail and Sales Director
• Hotel Manager
• Hospitality Consultant
• Lecturer at an Higher Institute
• Restaurant Supervisor
• Customer Account Manager
• Operations Manager

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Students are given a thorough grounding in current theoretical brand management concepts, marketing models, and tools, as well as new ways of analysing, assessing and developing brand strategies, campaigns and insights. Read more
Students are given a thorough grounding in current theoretical brand management concepts, marketing models, and tools, as well as new ways of analysing, assessing and developing brand strategies, campaigns and insights.

Why Study Global Brand Management at Griffith College

Our MSc in Global Brand Management programme is available on either a full or part-time basis over a 1-Year Period and is focused on developing students' understanding, insights and skills to enable them to become an invaluable resource to global brands in a dynamic and rapidly changing world.

• Students will gain knowledge and understanding of key areas of international business management.     
• Students will apply learning to real and complex problems experienced by global brands and use their knowledge to find creative solutions.
• Visiting Global Brand Teams devise and monitor real-life practical assignments enabling students to prove themselves on global assignments and gain the confidence, skill and experience to further their personal and professional development in this field.
• Students have the opportunity to further their studies by enrolling on our MBA in International Business.
• A highly practical learning approach taught by a Graduate Business School lecturing team with outstanding industry experience.

About the course

The MSc has three stages which accumulate towards the final award:

Stage 1: Semester 1 of the Postgraduate Diploma in Global Brand Management*
Stage 2: Postgraduate Diploma in Global Brand Management
Stage 3: MSc Dissertation in Global Brand Management plus one taught module

Stage 1 taught modules:

Management Accounting and Control
International Marketing Management
Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility
Global Marketing Methods and Mindsets
Archetypes of Culture Analysing
Story and Myth

Stage 2 taught modules:

Strategic Human Resource Management
International Strategy eMarketing and Marketing Metrics
Business Research Methods*
Global Marketing Practice: Understanding the Local
Global Marketing Practice: Understanding the Global

* over two semesters Stage

Stage 3 taught module:

Transmedia Storytelling

Academic Progression

On completion of the Level 9 MSc in Global Brand Management 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 MSc in Global Brand Management, 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:

• Brand Advertising Manager
• Sales and Marketing Executive
• HR Manager
• Market Research Manager
• Business Development Executive
• Business Analyst
• Product Manager
• Operations Manager
• Market Research Analyst
• Employer Brand Communications Manager

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The one-year CEMS Masters in International Management (CEMS MIM) degree aims to develop multicultural and multilingual managers with a key understanding of European issues and the skills to thrive in tomorrow’s business environment. Read more
The one-year CEMS Masters in International Management (CEMS MIM) degree aims to develop multicultural and multilingual managers with a key understanding of European issues and the skills to thrive in tomorrow’s business environment. It’s a natural choice for high achieving students who possess the potential and desire to take on a senior international management role.With course offerings and business projects designed jointly by faculty and corporate partners, the CEMS MIM programme bridges university education and practical management, offering insights into leadership best practice.

The programme facilitates international mobility, with each student spending one semester at the ‘home’ university and one semester at a partner university. Ultimately a fast track to success internationally, the unique features of the CEMS MIM include a ten-week internship overseas, skills seminars, and completion of a Group Business Project.

Students participating on the CEMS MIM at UCD Smurfit School will pursue the MSc in International Management. Graduates, on successfully meeting the requirements for both degrees, are awarded the CEMS Masters in International Management and an MSc in International Management.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

• A minimum second class honours (2.1) in business or related discipline
or
• An honours Higher Diploma in Business Studies

Plus students should demonstrate fluency in three languages including mother tongue, as stipulated by CEMS.

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Programme Structure. Start Date. September 2017. Duration. 12 months. Delivery. 12 taught modules. Mixture of written exams and continuous assessment. Read more
Programme Structure
Start Date: September 2017
Duration: 12 months
Delivery: 12 taught modules. Mixture of written exams and continuous assessment. A dissertation is requirement for the completion of the programme.

Who should apply?
The uniqueness of the programme is the great combination between research and practice. The structure of the programme is designed to build student's knowledge and understanding of human resource management and also provide students great opportunities to go beyond the classroom and empower them to learn Human Resource Management in real organizations via Human Resource Management in Practice module.

What will I study?
A total of 12 modules will provide you with the specialist knowledge and practice-based ability that are vital in the world of human resources and business performance. Focusing on key themes such as organisational business strategy, innovation and growth, strategic decision-making and diversity and inclusion management. The programme also develops students’ important business soft skills including communication, negotiation and ethics.

Trinity College Dublin
As a Global Top 100 university, Trinity College Dublin has an international reputation for academic excellence. The stunning campus is listed in the Lonely Planet’s Top 500 Best Places on the Planet and we have over 160,000 tourists visiting the 400 year old campus each year. Did you know over 1,000 multinationals are based in Ireland? Recruiters know Trinity produces a diverse range of outstanding graduates. Many of our international graduates choose to work in Ireland utilising the one year stay back option called the Graduate Visa scheme. This enables students to expand their work experience in a European setting and coupled with the Trinity Masters careers service you can fast-track your career.

Trinity Business School
Located in the heart of Europe’s digital and business hubs, Trinity Business School is minutes away from the top global financial, multinational and tech start-ups. Many of these contribute to our programmes and global business network. Trinity Business School is the No. 1 business school in Ireland and in the Top 40 Business Schools Globally (Eduniversal 2016).
- MSc Finance is ranked 3rd Best Masters in Corporate Finance in Western Europe
- MSc Management is ranked 1st Best Masters in General Management in Western Europe
- MSc International Management is ranked 5th Best Masters in International Management in Western Europe
- The Trinity Full-Time and Part-Time MBA are ranked 5th in Western Europe

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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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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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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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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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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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This programme is suited to high-potential applicants who wish to develop their capabilities in the field of strategic management. Read more
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.

Career Opportunities

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

Consultancy Houses
-Accenture
-Deloitte
-PriceWaterhouseCoopers

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.

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