If you are interested in a career in business, but did not take an undergraduate degree in business then this is the programme for you. This MSc introduces students to a range of business management topics, including organisational behaviour, global operations, finance, strategy, marketing, international business, career planning and development, and research techniques. We start at a foundational level and rapidly escalate to develop student knowledge to the level of postgraduate expertise. A variety of teaching approaches are applied across the programme with the aim of helping participants to develop a clear career strategy that will increase their employability in the short-term, and sustainable success in the long-term.
This MSc provides key business learning to non-business graduates (and experienced professionals who do not have an undergraduate degree). Through its course content and programme delivery, our students access leading business thinking, apply contemporary management theory and practices, and research business solutions through team and individual assignments and a Business Research Project/Dissertation or Placement.
Please check out the Postgraduate Open Day Page for details on our upcoming open days and postgraduate information and resources shared at previous open days which includes information on Fees, Funding, Scholarships and Student Life.
What our Graduates say?
‘The MSc Business Management proved to be extremely valuable in helping me find my job. I am now working at an incredible non-profit in Manhattan. The information I learned, and the experiences I gained in my year at Maynooth were invaluable. Specifically, the summer pathway allowed me to explore a topic that I am extremely interested in and allowed me to interact and form relationships with NGOs’. Stephanie Poland
The MSc in Business Management is designed for candidates who do not have a previous Business qualification. If you do not have a Business degree, this programme is for you. Candidates should have a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree in a non-Business discipline or equivalent. Consideration will be given on a case-by-case basis to students who have a minimum honours degree in a business-related discipline where the degree was completed at least five years previously. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
In exceptional circumstances, consideration will be given to candidates who do not hold a primary degree, but who do have at least 10 years’ relevant work experience, at least three of which must have been within a management position. These applicants are managed through the Maynooth University Procedure for Non-Standard Entrants and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning.
The programme is intensive and fast-paced, bringing students on a high growth learning experience across the full-time programme (12 months, typically delivered in blocks of two full days every two weeks) or the part-time programme (24 months, delivered two full days every 4 weeks). Students are encouraged to learn independently, through significant reading and assignments, both on their own and working in teams, prior to a class and afterwards.
For details on module overviews, learning outcomes, teaching and learning methods and assessment please visit Course Finder.
Applications for all Maynooth University postgraduate programmes must be made online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) at http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
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.
Helpful information and guides to making an application, uploading documents, and accepting an offer are available at this link: How to apply.
Applicants may be required to attend for interview as part of the admissions process.