businessPostGraduate Business Open Evening

PostGraduate Business Open Evening

PostGraduate Business Open Evening

The Graduate Business Department at WIT School of Business is dedicated to the continuing development of learning at post-graduate level. In collaboration with industry, we have developed relevant, leading-edge programmes that provide our students with the knowledge, confidence and skills to succeed in business and in life. As a student with us, you benefit from our professionally oriented programmes and learn from fellow students who have extensive international and career experience.

To learn about our Postgraduate Business Programmes, join us for our Open Evening from 5.30-7.30pm in the Main Building, Cork Road Campus, WIT,  Waterford on May 23rd 2017.

Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn more about our range of full and part-time programmes and will also meet with staff who can answer questions regarding the curriculum, student life, and networking opportunities available at WIT School of Business.

We look forward to meeting with you at our open event on May 23rd or alternatively if you cannot visit us on that date, please register your interest with us for next year by calling Ms Margo O’Dowd on 051 302424 or email [email protected]

Prof. Denis Harrington,  Head of Graduate Business, WIT

Course Code Name Duration  Level
WD560 Doctorate in Business Administration (part time) 4 yrs Level 10
WD504 Executive MBA (part time) 2 yrs Level 9
WD506 Master of Business in Marketing 1 yr Level 9
WD507 Master of Business in Economics and Finance 1 yr Level 9
WD510 Master of Business in Management 1 yr Level 9
WD508 Master of Business in Corporate Administration 1 yr Level 9
WD509 Master of Business in Human Resource Management 1 yr Level 9
WD501 Master of Business in Accounting 1 yr Level 9
WD502 Master of Business in Internationalisation 1 yr Level 9
WD511 Master of Business in the Management of Change (part time) 2 yrs Level 9
WD562 MSc in Business, Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship 1 yr Level 9
WD572 MSc in Global Financial Information Systems (GFIS) 1 yr Level 9
WD573 Master of Business in Lean Practice 2 yrs Level 9
WD586 Higher Diploma in Business in Operational Excellence 1 yr Level 8
WD578 Higher Diploma in Business in Service Design and Innovation 1 Yr Level 8
WD514 Higher Diploma in Business in Management 1 yr Level 8
WD567 Higher Diploma in Business in Accounting 1 yr Level 8
WD568 Higher Diploma in Business in Accounting (Part-time) 2 yrs Level 8
NA Certificate in Management Development 12 wks Level 8

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Our consistent approach has been to focus on producing exceptional graduates who have made an impact in organisations like Goldman Sachs, State Street Bank, PWC, Procter and Gamble, Microsoft and Google , as well as across thousands of organisations across the south east and beyond.

Supported by an exceptional careers service, WIT Graduate Business students are in demand.

 


“I cannot overstate the value gained from the MBS programme that I completed with the School of Business at Waterford Institute of Technology. The graduate business programmes are innovative and intellectually challenging. The student centred approach encourages both personal and professional development and fully prepares you to compete for senior positions in industry.”

Denise Molloy, Investment Banker, Barclays Capital, Investment Banker, London UK


“The subjects and experience I gained during my time in the MBS course have proved to be an invaluable learning experience and an important stepping stone for my career. The resources provided to students by the MBS program including the dedicated library section and easy access to lecturers make WIT the ideal institution for students looking to make an immediate impact in the workplace. My experiences from WIT have allowed me to enter the workforce as a valued member of the team with the opportunity of real input into the direction of the organisation.”

Paul Doheny –Rabobank.


“My time at WIT was challenging and rewarding. I certainly worked hard but I also learned a lot. The lecturers and staff were extremely helpful and I felt that they always had my best interests at heart. The standards set were high but this has stood to me in my subsequent working life - in the workplace high standards are always expected. I also developed many other skills (project management, time management, presentations) which are key elements of my daily work. I made lots of friends, many of whom I am still in contact with. I will always look back on my time in WIT with fondness and pride.”

Edel Brewer -PricewaterhouseCoopers


“I found the WIT MBS in

“The MBS Marketing was a very demanding but rewarding course. You were straight in at the deep end with class and projects, most of which struck a nice balance between research and creativity, I think this is very important especially in the field of marketing. There were regular guest speakers from industry who brought a practical dimension to it all and a research field trip to Brussels. Some of our classes were mixed with other MBS streams, and through group projects and socialising I made some great friends. Overall it was an experience that was daunting at first, but in retrospect, one I also thoroughly enjoyed.”

Luke Abbot - Social Media Brand Manager, Paddy Power


“My personal experience at WIT has been a very memorable on, where I have made great life long friends with both students and lecturers. I spent four years studying the BBS programme before deciding to proceed to the MBSI course. As a result of studying the MBSI programme, I have gained significant knowledge and expertise in a range of key business areas.  The course not only gave me an excellent knowledge of international business - but it substantially improved my organisational, presentation and management skills. Do not stop your education at primary degree level. Take the opportunity to consider the MSBI course.  I know I am glad I did as it has paved the way to a successful career.”

Karen Carpendale, BBH Advertising


“Truly the learning has been hugely beneficial on many fronts and benefiting not only Chamber but all the stakeholder organisations’ understanding of the opportunity that place branding presents to Waterford”.

Monica Leech, CEO Waterford Chamber of Commerce


“I found completing the MBS very challenging and hugely rewarding. It has helped me in a very practical way to keep up a momentum of change within my own area of responsibility at work. I also got great enjoyment out of the lectures and from interacting with people working in many different areas. The lecturers were very facilitating and helpful to all students. The course has enhanced my confidence as a manager and has widened my horizons in terms of potential future career options. The benefits I gained from pursuing this course definitely outweigh all the effort entailed.”

Aileen McHugh, Group Manager, Property Registration Authority


“I found the EMBA programme at WIT to be very beneficial – the strong staff-student interactions, the emphasis on teamwork and the focused dissertation - gave me the skills and confidence to deal with a variety of management issues in my organisation.”

Tom Healy, Vice President Custody, State Street Bank, Kilkenny – Graduate (Executive MBA)

At Waterford our focus is on producing graduates who make an impact. Over and above the in-depth knowledge that you get in most graduate business schools, at WIT we focus on the whole student, building personal and professional effectiveness through a challenging curriculum, delivered by exceptional faculty who provide an amazing learning experience.

 

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Our Institute and region offer many attractions both as an academic institution and a geographically and culturally attractive location in which to live. Many of the things that attract you to study in Ireland, the South East and Waterford have been the same things that have attracted our academics.

Very simply Waterford and its region offer an outstanding quality of life. The great outdoors, sport, the arts, vibrant urban centres of Kilkenny and Waterford City, relaxed pace of life, reasonably priced property and world class enterprise, WIT has it all on its doorstep.


 

Graduate Business Brochure 

Students are advised to consult this information on questions concerning eligibility to particular postgraduate business courses. The section below also provides information on the application process for postgraduate programmes within the School of Business.

 
How do I apply?


Applications are made online to the Postgraduate Application Centre (PAC). If you are having difficulty making the application, you can contact the School of Business via email ([email protected]) and we will endeavour to help you with the application process.
 


When do I apply?

Applications open in December for the following September entry. You are welcome to apply once applications open. Early applicants may be made provisional offers (provisional on achieving a 2H1 degree). The closing date for applications is 14th June. However, we would be pleased to consider application related queries at any time throughout the year.


Where do I send my application?

 We only accept applications through the online PAC system (www.pac.ie). These are sent automatically to the Department of Graduate Business. You will receive a confirmation of your application to the email address specified in your online application.


Can I speak to someone about the application process?

Please contact the relevant Programme Director listed for the programme on the School of Business website.  Alternatively contact Ms Margo O'Dowd at the Department of Graduate Business, email: [email protected] or telephone 051-302424.


Will there be an interview as part of the application process?

Students who may be required to undertake an interview as part of the process are: 

  1. Students whose first language is not English
  2. Applicants who do not have the minimum entry requirement of H1 or 2H1 award at degree level 
  3. Participation on the programme is partly dependent on a satisfactory performance at the admission interview.

What are the fees for my programme of postgraduate study?

Programme fee details are available on the Postgraduate Fee Schedule displayed on our website at www.wit.ie/pgfees


When will I hear if my application is successful?

For our full-time Masters programmes:

If you applied early (before end of May) and received a provisional offer (provisional on achieving a 2H1 degree), then it is your responsibility to inform us of your degree results once they become available. If you achieved a 2H1 then the provisional offer will become a firm offer. You will then have approximately 2 weeks to accept the firm offer by paying a €500 non-refundable deposit. Note: this deposit does not apply to International students.

If you applied before mid June first round offers will be made in early July. You will then have approximately 3 weeks to accept the firm offer by paying a €500 non-refundable deposit. Note this does not apply for International students.

Late applications will only be considered subject to available space, a final round of offers will be made in late August. You will then have approximately 1 week to accept the firm offer by paying a €500 non-refundable deposit. However, leaving your application until July – August is not recommended as it is most likely we will be unable to offer you a place on the programme

For our part-time Masters programmes:

If you applied early (before end of May) and received a provisional offer you will then have approximately 2 weeks to accept the firm offer by paying a €500 non-refundable deposit. Note: this deposit does not apply to International students.

If you applied before mid June first round offers will be made in early July. You will then have approximately 3 weeks to accept the firm offer by paying a €500 non-refundable deposit. Note this does not apply for International students.

Late applications will only be considered subject to available places being available.  A final round of offers will be made in late August. You will then have approximately 1 week to accept the firm offer by paying a €500 non-refundable deposit. However, leaving your application until July – August is not recommended as it is most likely we will be unable to offer you a place on the programme.

The Graduate Business Department at Waterford Institute of Technology has provided Irish and international students with the knowledge and the skills to innovate, change and excel in the business environment.

Designed for the thinking professional, we have a variety of cutting edge programmes specifically focused across a broad range of disciplines to maximise potential within any industry.

In an effort to assist high performing students to undertake postgraduate study at the School of Business, the School has initiated a range of new postgraduate scholarships.

These scholarships are awarded to top performing students across the range of business programmes at postgraduate level.


Eligibility for scholarships

  • Applicants for the scholarships should be intent on studying a full-time postgraduate programme and have been in receipt of a grant in their final year of undergraduate study.

  • Those students who have already commenced a Masters programme or those who have previously undertaken a postgraduate programme will not be eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Evaluation and Adjudication

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit.

Scholarships will be awarded up to the available number, to the best performing students who meet the eligibility criteria as evaluated by a School Selection Panel comprising the Head of School, Head of Graduate Business and the appropriate Programme Leader.

Evaluations will be made based on student results in final year examinations.

The closing date for Scholarship Scheme Applications is June 30th. Late applications will not be considered.

Application process
 

Applicants will have to:
 

1: Apply through PAC (www.pac.ie) for their programme of choice and satisfy the appropriate entry requirements. Applications should be made by June 30th.

For students graduating this academic year, all relevant documentation should be uploaded to the PAC system by no later than July 1st.

2: Apply for the scholarship scheme by submitting a CV and one page statement in support of your application. This should be sent to [email protected] clearly marked ‘Graduate Business Scholarship Scheme’.

Successful applicants will be required to show evidence that they have previously been in receipt of a grant and that they have applied for the Student Grant Scheme for the forthcoming year.


Evaluation and Adjudication

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit.

Scholarships will be awarded up to the available number, to the best performing students who meet the eligibility criteria as evaluated by a School Selection Panel comprising the Head of School, Head of Graduate Business and the appropriate Programme Leader. Evaluations will be made based on student results in final year examinations.

The closing date for Scholarship Scheme Applications is June 30th. Late applications will not be considered.


Scholarship Awards

The scholarship amount for each student is €1,500. The student will be required to undertake postgraduate study in the School of Business, WIT.  

The scholarship awards will be announced on July 31st and successful candidates will be notified by the school office.  If a successful candidate does not accept the Scholarship, the award may be made to the next ranked candidate.

Please note that the award may not be deferred and those who accept an award and fail to complete their studies will not be eligible to apply again. The Scholarship will be paid in two instalments.


Contact

Head of Graduate Business: Prof. Denis Harrington, email: [email protected]

Graduate Business Office Ms Margo O'Dowd, Tel. 051 302424 email: [email protected]