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Master of Business Administration

Programme Purpose

The Master of Business Administration is a one year full-time or two year part-time programme of nine taught modules (60 ECTS) plus dissertation (30 ECTS) totalling 90 ECTS. Learners may also exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration having successfully achieved 60 ECTS if they are unable to complete the full Master in Business Administration. The programme is designed for managers, business innovators and leaders or those who aspire to enter managerial roles within a broad spectrum of industries. The programme is intended for learners who wish to acquire in depth knowledge of business administration, theories, concepts and practical applications to enable an analytical application of such knowledge in context to generate valuable insights. Graduates will be equipped to make high level strategic business decisions, increasing productivity, profitability and an organisation’s value and market share. Programme Structure Semester one: Total 30 ECTS ? Four mandatory modules total 20 ECTS (5 ECTS per module): ? Global Issues for Management ? Strategic Marketing Analysis ? Managerial Financial Analysis ? Research Methods 1 ? One elective 10 ECTS Semester two: Total 30 ECTS ? Three mandatory modules total 20 ECTS: ? Applied Strategic Management (10 ECTS) ? Dynamic Leadership Development (5 ECTS) ? Research Methods 2 (5 ECTS) ? One elective 10 ECTS Semester three: Total 30 ECTS ? Dissertation Electives emanate from the following subfields of business: Marketing, HRM, Cloud Computing, Information Systems, Finance or Project Management. Should a learner choose two electives from the same specialism they will be on a specific learning pathway. The programme contains a wide range of formative and summative assessments including individual and group work, projects, presentations, case studies and examinations. Learners will synthesise their postgraduate studies with experiential learning gaining critical analysis and self-reflection skills to embrace lifelong learning to progress professionally or undertake further studies and/or research. Through the dissertation, learners will develop independent research and problem-solving skills reflective of their expansion of management competencies and contribute to their chosen field of enquiry, which will be valuable in a variety of contexts in the workplace.

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Centres offering Master of Business Administration

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Dublin Business School Exams Office, 13/14 Aungier Street,, Dublin 2 , D02 WC04. 01 417 7500