M.Sc. On Campus

Strategic Management

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

12 months
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The MSc in Strategic Management from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School equips students with the knowledge and competencies necessary tosuccessfully run a business in an increasingly complex and digitalized world where both MNCs and start-ups compete and cooperate to face major challenges.


The MSc in Strategic Management from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has been recently re-designed to serve the needs of companies operating in innovative, international, and entrepreneurial markets. 

Our exclusive offer includes modules taught by internationally reputable academics and ex-managers, such as competitive, corporate and behavioural strategy, technology and innovation management, strategic resource allocation, entrepreneurship and new venture creation, negotiation and decision-making techniques.

Every year, this Programme attracts high-potential Irish and International students, often also with relevant work experience. In terms of academic background, it is ideal for students with an undergraduate degree in business, economics, engineering, science, law, as well as for students with postgraduate business diplomas. Applications from non-business graduates are also considered on a one-to-one basis.

Career opportunities

The MSc in Strategic Management from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School gives you the specialised skills and knowledge you need for a career in a wide variety of business and finacial sectors.

Potential careers for our graduates include:

  • Management Consultant
  • Project Management
  • Business Analyst
  • General Management
  • Credit Analyst
  • Commercial Banking
  • Entrepreneur in Residence

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Competitive and Corporate Strategy 
  • Technology and Innovation Strategy
  • Decision Making Strategies and Techniques
  • Strategic Resource Allocation
  • Behavioural Strategy and Leadership
  • Economics of Entrpreneurship
  • Creativity Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Mindfulness & Resilience at Work
  • The Human Side of Innovation
  • International HRM

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or
  • A primary degree with a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience. 

Tuition Fee

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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