The SETU Waterford Master of Business (Management Stream) programme is aimed at individuals who wish pursue a career in general management. It has been developed with a strong focus on applied learning showing students how they can make the connections between theory and practice. The programme is offered for both full-time and part-time students especially for executives who aspire to first-line management positions. The course provides students with an analytical understanding of general management techniques and the scope to apply this knowledge creatively to real-work situations.
As part of the programme, students will:
SETU Waterford School of Business hosts a CEO-in-Residence programme, and this course offers students the unique opportunity to network and engage with an appointed CEO on a range of issues, including leadership, management and business practice. The MBS - (Management Stream) programme stands apart for its pace, rigour and depth and if you would like to pursue a career in management, then this programme is ideally suited to your needs.
If you have a degree in management or a general business degree with a management major/specialisation and you would like to pursue a career in management, then this programme has been designed with you in mind.
Prof Fitzgerald Chair of National Expert Council on Climate Change, ESRI/Trinity College deliveries a talk to students as part of the Seminar Series in Graduate Business
Please note: The Master of Business (Management Stream) is offered both full time and part time mode. If you are interested in pursuing the programme part time please contact Dr. Paul Morrissey at [email protected]
|Semester 1||Semester 2||Semester 3|
|Business Simulation 1||Business Simulations 2||Dissertation|
|Contemporary Issues in Business||International Study Trip||or|
|Research Methods||Applied Consultancy||Applied Business Project|
|Innovation Management and Design||Leadership Development||or|
|Knowledge Management||Managing Change||Research Paper Series 1: Applied Research Methods Paper|
|Management Skills Development||Managing Corporate Creativity||Research Paper Series 2: International Business and Politics Paper|
|Research Paper Series 3: Governance and Ethics Paper|
Note: In semester 3 students will complete a dissertation or applied business project or the 3 research papers.
A H1 or 2.1 overall award in a strong specialist Business Management undergraduate degree or a General Business undergraduate degree with a Management specialism.
Students from a non-business degree (example – BA or BSc), but have taken Management modules during their studies and have achieved a minimum grade of 60% in those subjects.
In some instances graduates who have achieved a 2nd class honours grade 2 in the degrees listed above and who can demonstrate a high level of performance in the Management related subjects may be considered for interview and short listing.
Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see SETU Waterford’s English Language Requirements for details.
If you wish to pursue this programme in a part time capacity please contact the programme director Dr. Paul Morrissey at [email protected] who will discuss this in more detail with you.
Programme fee details are available on the Postgraduate Fee Schedule displayed on our website at www.setu.ie/pgfees
Graduate career prospects from the MBS (Management Stream) are excellent with in excess of 90% of our graduates gaining employment within six months of completion of the programme (recent survey undertaken by School in association with Careers Centre). Graduates from the programme are employed in roles such as operations management, team leadership, continuous improvement, supply chain management and logistics in companies such as Eirgen Pharma, NearForm, HSBC Global Banking, Nypro Healthcare, Sanofi, Taxback International, TELUS International, Wells Fargo, Facebook, Lake Region Medical, TSSG and Glanbia.
In addition to the academic content, the course also includes elements designed to give practical employment experience, and develop professional skills. As part of the programme, students have access to SETU Waterford’s Careers Management Centre and they work closely with careers advisers to support them with career development from initial self-assessment through the job search and beyond.
Students benefit from a customised Seminar Series which brings together invited keynote speakers from a diverse range of businesses and public policy organisations, so that students have the opportunity to learn from industry-leading practitioners. Previous MBS students have benefited from these close links with industry and many of our partner organisations have been happy to consider our students for first job positions alongside more experienced applicants.
The course also incorporates a number of professional development workshops (including a day-long team development event at induction, an international study tour and a ‘Dragons Den’ competition event) during the year to extend student communication and presentation skills, enhance self-awareness, teamwork and cultural sensitivity, and allow graduates to perform effectively in organisations upon graduation. A graduate may also apply for further post graduate Level 10 studies, such as a PhD by Research at SETU Waterford or to other third level institutions, either nationally or internationally.
“The MBS (Management Stream) programme allowed me to develop skills which greatly increased my chances of gaining employment and ultimately has allowed for a seamless transition from 3rd level education into a real business environment. The strong emphasis on group work, presentations and time management and the direct links to a wide variety of industry leaders made my time on the programme a highly worthwhile experience. I would have no hesitation in recommending the MBS programme to anyone seeking to further develop their business skills and expertise”
Gavin Smith, Accounts Manager at VisionID