Why is this subject for you?
- You want to understand how organisations operate in today’s global marketplace and how the different functions of management (such as strategy and operations) link together.
- You have little or no prior experience in business or management but want a successful management career (this is a good conversion course for those students from other academic disciplines who want to widen their employment opportunities after graduating).
- You want to be taught and supervised by leading academics who use innovative teaching methods including a mini-consultancy project on a real-life issue.
Management is about working with and through others in an efficient and effective manner to achieve organisational goals.
The MSc in Management is aimed at students from a non-business or management background who want to either enhance their first degree or transition towards a successful management career. This programme educates students on the many facets of management while also developing important management skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication.
- Entry requirements
- 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any discipline except Business or Management.
- English language requirements
- An IELTS* score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component. *Taken within the last 2 years.
- Tuition fees
- £19,900 / ¥181,071
Semester 1 (CATS)
- Accounting (15)
- Finance (15)
- Operations Management (15)
- Marketing (15)
Semester 2 (CATS)
- People Management (15)
- Research Methods and Techniques (15)
- Strategy Making for Managers (15)
- Global Innovation Management (15)
- Dissertation (60 CAT points)
- Traditional Consultancy Project (60 CAT points)
- Academic Research Project +2 modules taught in Semester 3 (60 CAT points)
Assessment is by a variety of methods and can include individual coursework, group work, oral presentations, poster presentations, simulations, case studies, class tests, examinations and dissertation.
- Human Resource Management
- 1 year
- Risk and Investment Management
- 1 year
Teaching methods include lectures, workshops, tutorials, case studies, industry speakers, organisation visits and computer simulations. Lectures are also often interspersed with discussion, group exercises and case studies which allow you to engage with theories and concepts and reflect on their application in practice. You will have opportunities to make presentations and to work on a variety of group tasks, both assessed and non-assessed, improving your communication and leadership skills.
The programme offers a unique opportunity to engage with local organisations, through the module ‘Winning Markets’ which is taken in semester one. This mini-consultancy project runs over the course of the module and students, working in groups, are afforded the chance to present their actionable recommendations based on primary research, to the client company at the module end. These are real-life problems and not simulated for the purpose of assessment. Not-for profit and charitable organisations have greatly benefited from the programme engagement.
The course attracts students from a range of academic backgrounds from languages to law, creating a stimulating social and learning environment. International students bring an exciting and diverse perspective to the overall programme; especially within group work.
Queen’s Management School is committed to the continuous improvement and enhancement of all of its degree programmes. New modules may be developed and included to replace or enhance those which are mentioned here.
Core management skills are highly sought after by employers in the private and public sectors. This MSc provides an opportunity for graduates to increase their employment and career prospects, giving themselves a competitive advantage in the graduate labour market.
Our graduates are now playing important roles in a wide range of careers including marketing, supply chain management, operations management, consultancy and general management.
Examples of employers include Aldi (Dublin), BAE Submarine Systems, BDO, Bombardier Aerospace, Centrica plc, Citigroup, Galway County Council, Jameson Whiskey, Lidl (Dublin), Lloyds of London, local and national government offices, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Randox Laboratories Ltd, Rolls Royce, SAP Software Solutions, The Central Bank of Ireland, Accenture, First Derivatives, Google and Amazon.
“The depth and breadth of business topics taught over the year is extensive and for students coming from a non-business background, it is great to get an insight into various areas of the business world. The use of both academic staff and industry experienced staff really enhances the learning experience and the support they provide throughout the course is excellent!” Laura McAneney, MSc Management