Master of Business (Business Management)

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 24 months

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 1 year

  • Level 9 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From 11,500 € / year

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The WIT Master of Business (Management Stream) program is intended for individuals who wish to 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 program is offered to both full-time and part-time students, especially executives aspiring to front-line management positions. The course provides students with an analytical understanding of general management techniques and the scope to creatively apply this knowledge to real work situations.

As part of the program, students:

  • Participate in a business simulation management exercise where you have the opportunity to work as a team and make strategic decisions about your business.
  • Participate in a Dragons Den event and compete with your colleagues to attract funds for your new business idea.
  • Travel on an international study tour program 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 graduate students http://www.leuveninstitute.eu/site/index.php
  • Analyze a real-life company as part of your entrepreneurship and innovation “live” business case study exercise. Each year, students participate in a case exercise involving real-life companies drawn from the ArcLabs Innovation Center, as well as other start-ups from across the South East of Ireland.

WIT School of Business hosts a CEO in residence program, and this course offers students the unique opportunity to network and interact with a designated CEO on a variety of topics, including leadership, management and business practice. The MBS – (Management Stream) program stands out for its pace, rigor, and depth, and if you want to pursue a career in management, this program is perfectly suited to your needs.

Program structure

  • Business simulation 1
  • Seminar series
  • Search methods
  • Innovation design and management
  • Administrative knowledge
  • Development of management skills
  • International field trip
  • Business simulations 2
  • Applied Consulting
  • Leadership development
  • Change of management
  • Manage corporate creativity
  • Dissertation

or

  • Applied Business Project

or

  • Research Series 1: Applied Research Methods Document
  • Research Series 2: International Business and Policy Paper
  • Research Series 3: Governance and Ethics Paper

Please note: In semester 3, students will complete a thesis or applied business project of the 3 research papers.

Career opportunities

The career prospects for MBS (Management Stream) graduates are excellent, with over 90% of our graduates obtaining a job within six months of completion program (recent survey conducted by the school in partnership with Careers Center). Graduates of the program are employed in roles such as operations management, team leadership, continuous improvement, supply chain management and logistics at 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 academic content, the course also includes elements designed to provide practical work experience and develop professional skills. As part of the program, students have access to the WIT Career Management Center and work closely with career advisors to support them in professional development from initial self-assessment to job search and beyond.

Students benefit from a series of personalized seminars that brings together guest keynote speakers from a wide range of business and public policy organizations, so students have the opportunity to learn from the leading professionals in the industry. Past MBS students have benefited from these close ties to the industry and many of our partner organizations have been pleased to consider our students for the first jobs alongside more experienced applicants.

The course also incorporates a series of professional development workshops (including a day-long team development event at induction, an international study tour, and a training event). ‘Dragons Den’ competition) throughout the year to expand students’ communication and presentation skills, enhance self-awareness, teamwork, and cultural sensitivity, and enable graduates to function effectively in organizations upon graduation. A graduate can also apply for more Level 10 postgraduate studies, such as a PhD by Research at WIT or other third-level institutions, either nationally or internationally.

Admission requirements

  • An H1 or 2.1 overall award in a specialized Bachelor of Business Administration or a General Business degree with a minor in Management.
  • Students with a non-business degree (for example, BA or BSc), but who have taken Management modules during their studies and have obtained a minimum grade of 60% in these subjects.
  • In some cases, graduates who have earned a 2nd-class honors degree 2 in the degrees listed above and who can demonstrate a high level performance in management-related subjects may be considered for an interview and a short list.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English proficiency; see WIT’s English Language Requirements for more details.

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