Jan 03 2019 Posted: 11:46 GMT

The Management Discipline within NUI Galway’s J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics has announced the inaugural internship programme on its three MSc in Management courses. The internship will be available on the MSc in International Management, the MSc in Human Resource Management and the MSc in Strategy, Innovation and People Management.

Speaking at the launch of the internship, Professor Alma McCarthy, Head of the Management Discipline at NUI Galway, said: “We have completed a comprehensive curriculum review of our MSc suite of programmes. We have revised and updated the content to ensure our graduates are at the cutting edge of best practice in management, leadership, international business and strategy. The NUI Galway MSc Management internship programme is one of the first of its kind in the country at postgraduate level. The internship will ensure we produce work-ready graduates responding to industry needs and various national think-tank reports and policies on skill gaps and future skill needs. In addition, students are demanding more real-world and applied learning and the internship is an excellent opportunity to apply class-based learning to real-world organisational contexts. The internships will also develop well-rounded professionals.”

Students can avail of internships with leading indigenous and multinational companies regionally and nationally from September 2019. The majority of internships will be paid.  The internships will be completed from February to July and students will be provided with academic support throughout their internships. 

The NUI Galway MSc in International Management was recently awarded the ‘Postgraduate Course of the Year in Business, Finance and Management Award’ at the recent national gradireland Higher Education Awards 2019. This is the second time that this programme has won this accolade. Judges commented on the MSc in International Management being consistently strong throughout, and were impressed by its innovative approach and resources. The internship offering demonstrates NUI Galway’s focus on continuous improvement and excellence in its MSc in Management offerings. 

The MSc Human Resource Management and MSc in Strategy, Innovation and People Management at NUI Galway are one of a small number of Irish programmes accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for human resource practitioners.

Potential applicants interested in applying to participate in the internship and three MSc Management programmes can contact MScManagement@nuigalway.ie or visit http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/ for more details.

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