Master of Science in Management

MQF Level 7

Master of Science

Management

Start
October 2024
Price  (Local/EU)
Part-time
€9,775
Price  (Non-EU)
Full-time
€11,300
Part-Time
Part-Time: 26 months
Full-Time
Full-Time: 18 months
ECTS Credits
90 Credits (ECTS)
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Course Description

Modern organisations demand high-level management to run business smoothly, efficiently, and effectively. This Master of Science focuses on formulating strategies, policies, business plans, and developing strong managers to lead successful businesses. This course is open to business, management and economics graduates and individuals with relevant experience.

This is a specialist programme that will build and develop your existing skills, knowledge, and expertise to Masters level. This programme provides students with modern and useful management concepts through a combination of core compulsory subjects before selecting four of the elective modules. Students also have the opportunity to select a Specialisation which is suitable for their requirements.

This Master’s degree enhances opportunities for acceptance into doctoral degree as well as career development.

The overall course objectives are:

Knowledge:

  • Criticaly reflect on and appraise the utility of management , its functions and leadership theory in the development of policies and procedures.
  • Analyse management functions in global and local context in relation to operations management within the organisation.
  • Evaluate the importance of managing change in the fast-paced business world at different management levels in the context of change management and implementation theory.
  • Critically discuss different leadership management theories.
  • Critically evaluate the forces that lie behind the demand function for high performance management.
  • Critically analyse the forces that lie behind the demand function for higher workforce productivity.
  • Assess the introduction of blockchain technology in organsations and its implications. (Blockchain Specialisation)
  • Critically judge how cryptocurrencies can be used as a modern tool to conduct transfers and payments. (Blockchain Specialisation)
  • Interpret Human resources management models and their application in the business setting. (Human Resources Specialisation)
  • Critically analyse, compare and contrast different business models and technologies as used in entrepreneurship; (Entrepreneurship Specialisation)
  • Critically evaluate project methodologies and approaches in entrepreneurship and how to apply them to boost innovation and agility. (Entrepreneurship Specialisation)

Skills:

  • Apply an in-depth knowledge and understanding of management theories informed by current scholarship and research.
  • Critically assess current issues and developments in the subject of management in relation to change management theories.
  • Critically interpret and apply methodologies for evaluating, analysing and appraising organisational practice.
  • Critcally understand and apply leadership, research and management theories to practice.
  • Critically discuss project managment processes and procedures in own organisation. (Project Managmenet Specialisation)
  • Apply human resources management techniques and analyse its impact. (Human Resources Management Specialisation)
  • Critically Assess the nature of modern digital transactions and the way it can be monitored (Blockchain Specialisation
  • Critically interpret the regulations in cryptocurrency-based payments system. (Blockchain Specialisation)
  • Apply an in-depth knowledge of blockchain technologies in financial institutes. (Blockchain Specialisation)
  • Critically evaluate the nature, determinants and consequences of sustainable innovation and digital taxonomies and propose how this can be used to run innovative entrepreneurial enterprise; (Entrepreneurship Specialisation)
  • Critically assess the functions of project management in a fast-evolving environment and propose the methodology which fits with the organisation culture. (Entrepreneurship Specialisation)

Competences:

  • Analyse, interpret and assess the value of evidence in scholarship and research related to organisations, leadership, strategy, finance and operations to inform problem solving.
  • Evaluate and apply subject specific knowledge of the organisational environment including leadership, planning & marketing, innovation, diversity, project management, and finance.
  • Critically examine the development of the body of knowledge that relates to the globalisation and internationalisation of industries.
  • Develop / design and implement an independent postgraduate research project that integrates relevant literature and appropriate methodologies with the purpose of addressing specific issues.
  • Critically evaluate the forces that lie behind the demand function for high performance.
  • Develop a set of methodologies to identify and develop opportunities for revenue optimization in different business contexts.
  • Analyse critically the requirements to adjust to modern technologies in the financial industry. (Blockchain Specialisation)
  • Assess a variety of approaches towards new regulatory systems governing digital currency. (Blockchain Specialisation)
  • Critically analyse the relationship between strategy, innovation, technology and sustainability how this knowledge is applied to entrepreneurship; (Entrepreneurship Specialisation)
  • Critically analyse potential challenges, obstacles and barriers which could hinder the project process in a fast-evolving environment and recommend solutions to resolve these issues. (Entrepreneurship Specialisation)

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess one of the following:

  • a Level 6 degree;

OR

  • a Level 5 diploma or higher diploma and 5 years’ work experience in a supervisory or managerial role.

Preference is given to applicants having a Level 6 degree in a discipline related to the study programme and a minimum of 3 years’ work experience in management.

Students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate English language capability at IELTS level 6.0 or equivalent.

Target Audience

This course is targeted at management professionals with supervisory and/or middle management experience such as:  

  • Operations Manager/ Coordinator 
  • Financial Manager 
  • Supply Chain Manager 
  • Shop Floor Manager/ Supervisor 
  • Marketing and Sales Manager 
  • Services Manager/ Supervisor. 
  • Retail Managers/ Supervisors 
  • Transport Managers 
  • Maintenance Managers 
  • Marketing Managers 

The target group focuses primarily on people already employed within supervisory and managerial roles who wish to have a more thorough background in the subject in order to progress further in their careers. 

Career Paths

The programme aims to prepare you for senior posts such as that of General Manager, Head of Department or Director of any organisation, both in the private and public sector.

Modules

You are required to complete all 7 compulsory modules (42 ECTS), and only 1 selected area of specialisation with 3 specialisation modules (18 ECTS), as well as the Dissertation (30 ECTS) to fulfil the requirements of this master’s degree.

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MQF Level 7

Master of Science in Management


Structure and Assessment

This is a part-time programme and will typically take 30 months to complete. The programme comprises a total of 10 modules. The method of assessment is assignment-based.

The course comprises:

  • 6 lectures per module;
  • 3-hour lectures (evening);
  • 12 hours of guided learning, presentations, comprising synchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos;
  • Self-study hours comprising research, reading and assignment work.

The course also includes additional, specialised support to help you write your Dissertation, including classes on Qualitative/Quantitative data analysis tools, as well as Dissertation Workshops.

 

Assessment

Overall assessment of this programme consists of two main components: 1. Modular Assessment carries 60% of the final grade. 2. The Dissertation carries 40% of the final grade.

The formative and summative assessment tasks may include an in-class assignment and/or a home-based written assignment using diverse assessment tools which may take the form of online and in-class discussions, examinations, case studies, reports, proposals, essays, and presentations, etc., as applicable to the diverse modules.

1. Modular Assessment

The modular score achieved at the end of the study programme modules is calculated by summing up and working an average of the overall grades obtained in all of the study modules. The final grade achieved by the modular component of the programme is calculated by working out 60% of the modular score obtained for the study modules. Overall assessment weighting for each module consists of two assessment tasks, each carrying a weighting as below:

a) One Formative assignment carries 20% of total module mark achieved. b) One Summative assignment carries 80% of total module mark achieved.

2. Dissertation Assessment

Assessment of dissertations is primarily based on:

  • Depth of critical understanding of the theoretical framework;
  • Application of appropriate research tools;
  • Critical approach to analysis, interpretation and evaluation of research findings;
  • Depth and level of argumentation build-up;
  • Original contribution to the generation of new knowledge/hypothesis/models;
  • Scholarly presentation meeting academic standards.
Assignments
Discussions
Dissertation

Course Intake Dates

October 2024
Local/EU
Part-time
€9,775
Non-EU
Full-time
€11,300

Learning Outcomes

For Communication Skill:

The learner will be able to:

  • Communicate with a large variety of people at different levels within own organisation as well as external stakeholders;
  • Prepare and communicate information on complex contemporary issues in management, strategy and leadership to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

For Learning Skills:

  • Undertake independent and self-directed study through research, both primary and secondary
  • Apply critical reflective thinking and be in a position to challenge and critique management models, concepts and ideas;
  • Enhance their career by developing advanced knowledge and understanding to systematically and creatively inform their management practices;
  • Become independent, self-directed learners with the tools and motivation to continue learning, developing and reflecting throughout their careers.
  • Critically evaluate marketing strategies and apply relevant marketing models, theories and concepts.
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