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Strategic Management and Planning, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
University rank #193 (QS) ,
The MSc in Strategic Management and Planning at University College Dublin will equip you with the knowledge and skills to manage the strategic direction of a company. 


In this MSc in Strategic Management and Planning at University College Dublin, you will develop an understanding of the threats and opportunities facing companies in today’s complex and fast-changing global environment and the activities involved in the formulation and implementation of strategic initiatives with a focus on strengthening a company’s competitive position. The course will hone your teamwork and business communication skills by working on real-life business situations to identify and resolve strategic and operational business problems and offer recommendations.

This course is ideal for students with an undergraduate degree in business, economics or related areas, postgraduate business diplomas, or degrees with a significant proportion of business subjects. Applications from non-business graduates are also considered.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course are equipped with an excellent foundation for a career in strategic consultancy, general management, business analysis and project management.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will become a member of the Strategic Planning Society (SPS) - the leading professional strategy association. All students on the MSc in Strategic Management and Planning are eligible to apply for Graduate Membership of the IMCA (Institute of Management Consultants & Advisors in Ireland).

Potential Careers for our Graduates:

  • Management Consultant
  • Project Management
  • Business Analyst
  • General Management
  • Credit Analyst
  • Commercial Banking

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Economic Foundations of Strategy
  • Planning and Decision Making Techniques
  • Project Management 
  • New Venture Dynamics
  • Leadership Development Skills
  • Behavioral Foundations of Strategy, Planning and Control
  • Strategic Resource Allocation
  • Contemporary Issues in Strategy
  • Economics of Entrpreneurship
  • Creativity Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Technology & Innovation Strategy
  • Mindfulness & Resilience at Work
  • International HRM.
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                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        • Programme intensity

                          You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                          • Full-time duration 12 months
                          • Average part-time duration 24 months
                          • Intensity Flexible
                          • Duration description
                            12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
                        • Credits
                          90 alternative credits
                        • Languages
                          • English
                        • Delivery mode
                          On Campus

                        English Language Requirements

                        You only need to take one of these language tests:

                        • Minimum required score:


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                        • Minimum required score:


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                        Academic Requirements

                        • A minimum second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline
                        • A primary degree with a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience.
                        Documents Required:
                        • Transcripts
                        • CV
                        • English Language Test
                        • References
                        • Additional Documentation.

                              Work Experience

                              At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

                              Tuition Fee

                              • International

                                19200 EUR/year
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 19200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                              • EU/EEA

                                13950 EUR/year
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 13950 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                              Part-time fees:
                              • EEA: €7,580
                              • Non-EEA: €9,600

                              Living costs for Dublin

                              • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
                                Living Costs

                              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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