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Minimum of a second class honours primary degree (2.2) (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in any field other than Business or Commerce related fields. In the case of international students, the overseas equivalent as determined by the Course Team in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions. Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, certified demonstrable achievement in a Standard English Language Competency Test will be required.
Months of entry
The core aims of the Business Management programme are:
- To expose candidates to the fundamental principles underpinning modern management within a variety of organisational settings
- To introduce wider environmental factors affecting organisations, including core aspects of the macro economic environment
- To provide an understanding and appreciation of business process interdependencies
- To provide candidates with an understanding of marketing as a 'management technology'
- To examine the nature of the employment relationship, workplace behaviour and the management of human resources
- To develop a thorough understanding of the rationale and methods of aspects of information and knowledge management
- To introduce candidates to the fundamental concepts and practices of management accounting and finance
- To introduce candidates to Communication theory and to critically evaluate key issues in the field
- To explore issues impacting the management and handling of organisational strategy
- To develop and apply business skills to decision making and planning problems in a business environment; and
- To develop research and writing skills which will culminate in the submission of the MA Confirmation Paper
The MA in Business Management is a one-year, full-time programme. It covers the fundamental business disciplines: accounting, business communications, economics, human resource management, information management, knowledge management, management principles, marketing management, organisational behaviour and strategic management.
The emphasis is on a practical approach to business coupled with a theoretical understanding. Students attend lectures and laboratory sessions. Case studies and project work on an individual and group basis form a significant part of the programme. The diversity of students backgrounds greatly enriches the learning experience.
Information for international students
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Further details of qualification
The programme is specifically designed to meet the needs of NON-BUSINESS graduates who wish to develop an understanding of business disciplines and pursue a business career. The programme will provide a grounding in the knowledge and application of management principles, systems and techniques to a variety of organisational settings/contexts.
Course contact details
- Dr Michael P O'Brien