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Business Management, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Limerick, Ireland
The MA in Business Management at University of Limerick is specifically designed to meet the needs of NON-BUSINESS graduates who wish to develop an understanding of major business disciplines and pursue a business career.

Overview

 Provides a grounding in the knowledge and application of management principles, systems and techniques to a variety of organisational settings and contexts.

Objectives

The core aims of the Business Management programme at University of Limerick 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.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Economics for Business
  • Information Management
  • Management Principles
  • Marketing Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Financial Management & Decision Making
  • Knowledge Management
  • Business Communication
  • Strategic Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Simulation
  • MA Confirmation Paper

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13007 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13007 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7625 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7625 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Limerick

  • 850 - 1150 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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