The MSc in Management has been developed to satisfy the demand for courses which combine a strong theoretical foundation with a firm focus on practical application. You will be exposed to the most current schools of thought in disciplines such as international business, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship and strategy.
The course also provides a series of elective modules for students to explore other areas of interest or to emphasise their development on a specific area of their choice. Development of effective managerial skills, which include analytical problem solving, decision-making, effective communication and leadership, are encouraged throughout the course. Such skills provide strong tools which can be applied in real day-to-day management situations and serve graduates to aim at higher management positions within the organisation.
Block teaching is used to provide the opportunity for more in-depth development of knowledge within modules. An applied approach to teaching is used within the programme with lectures interspersed with exercises, use of case study analysis, group activities in class, debate on contemporary issues as well as independent learning.
For information on the modules taught on this course view our module descriptors.
The course is aimed at anyone following a
career path which requires them to step
into middle to top management positions.
Additionally, the course can provide a
transition stage for graduates from other
disciplines who wish to move into the
management arena either as practitioners,
researchers or consultants.
The MSc in Management course is
awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National
Framework of Qualifications. This award
will allow transfer to level 9 research
degrees and in some cases progression to
taught doctoral courses at level 10 on the
Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a 2.2 honours degree in either a cognate or non-cognate area at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning non-graduates with extensive professional experience and other prior qualifications may also be considered for the course.
NCI is prepared to adhere to Government directives for course delivery in September 2021. Investments have been made in technology for online learning, as well as campus enhancements if face-to-face classes are permissible.
If remote learning remains a feature of the course timetable, the College recommends the following laptop requirements for incoming students:
Intel 7th (or higher) generation processors (Core i-3, i-5, i-7,i-9-7x)
or AMD Ryzen 3rd generation processors, running at 2.0GHz and above (Intel Atom/Celeron or AMD Athlon/Sempron Processors may cost less, but may not meet your requirements)
Random Access Memory (RAM):
8 GB minimum
Solid State Drive (SSD) Capacity:
256 GB minimum
802.11 a/b/g/n compliant with Bluetooth Capability (incompatibilities have been noted with the Qualcomm Atheros Wireless Adapters and software device drivers)
Direct X9 or later
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 10 Home/Pro
Students need to be
Monday - Friday. Full-time students may also be required to attend classes after 5pm (class days and times vary).
Please note that exams can be scheduled during the morning, afternoon or evening Monday to Saturday.
This course runs over 1 year of 2 semesters and a final dissertation.
For students starting this course in January, classes run over 20 months.
The cost of this course is €7,900.
(Fees revised annually)
You can spread the cost of this course with a direct debit plan.
The fee for this course for international students is €15,000.
Find out more about studying at NCI as an international student.
Studying at NCI was one of the best decisions I have ever taken. Coming from a different country it can be initially difficult to settle in but the lecturers really helped me adjust to my new environment. I would definitely recommend NCI to anyone that is considering studying a part-time or full-time course because the kind of practical knowledge that NCI provides is excellent.