What is the Master of Business (Management Stream)?
The WIT 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:
- Engage in a business simulation management exercise where they have the opportunity to work in teams and make strategic decisions about their business.
- Participate in a Dragons Den event and compete with your colleagues to attract funding for your new business idea.
- Travel on an International study tour programme to Brussels where you will have the opportunity to take lectures at the Irish Institute in Leuven and participate in a case exercise with other postgraduate students http://www.leuveninstitute.eu/site/index.php
- Analyse a real-life company as part of your Entrepreneurship and innovation ‘live’ company case study exercise. Every year students engage in a case exercise involving real-life companies which are drawn from the ArcLabs Innovation Centre as well as other start-up companies from across the south east of Ireland.
WIT 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.
Who is the MBS (Management Stream) for?
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.
WIT Faculty and students photographed at the recent Dragons Den event which is co-ordinated as part of the business simulation module on the MBS programme.
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|
|Seminar Series||International Study Trip|
|Research Methods||Qualitative Research Methods or Quantitative Research Methods|
|Innovation Management and Design||Applied Consultancy|
|Knowledge Management||Leadership Development|
|Management Skills Development||Managing Change|
|Managing Corporate Creativity|
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 WIT’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.wit.ie/pgfees
How to Apply
Applications for this programme are made online by going to www.pac.ie
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 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 WIT’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 WIT 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
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