MSc (International Management)

College of Business, Public Policy, & Law
J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics

Course overview


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OVERALL WINNER national Postgraduate Course of the Year (Business) Award 2013

The programme provides students with in-depth knowledge and expertise in international business and cross-cultural management and a solid foundation for a career in international management and multinational corporations more generally. It promotes cultural awareness and sensitivity in a dynamic global business environment. The perspective is multidisciplinary drawing on economic, political, organisational, strategy and anthropological theories. The theory is firmly rooted in best business practice.

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Key facts

Entry requirements

The programme is open to graduates of all disciplines. A Second Class Honours degree, usually a Grade 1, or a similar level of academic achievement in an equivalent degree is required (or equivalent international qualification). IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if applicable.

Duration: 1 year, full-time

Next start date: September 2014

Average intake: 25

Closing date:

Please refer to the offer rounds/closing date webpage.


Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

The programme comprises a mix of lectures, seminars, projects, case studies and presentations in each of the subject areas. Students also complete a research dissertation. Supplementing the formal curriculum are frequent opportunities to hear distinguished visiting academic and industry speakers.

The programme is comprised of a number of modules

Economic Policy
Global Business
Global Marketing
International Corporate Finance
International Cross-Cultural Management
International HRM
Research Methods
Strategic Management

Applications and selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Who teaches this course?

Natasha Evers
Josepheine Igoe
Mike Moroney
Geraldine Robbins
Hugh Scullion
Maura Sheehan

Requirements and assessment

Semester One exams: December. Semester Two exams: April/May. A range of assessment methods are employed throughout the programme. These include projects, reports, presentations, case studies, business simulations and field trips.

Find out more

Professor Maura Sheehan
T +353 91 495 385

PAC code


Fees for this course

EU (Total): €6,900 p.a. 2013/14 (inclusive of Levy)
 - Student levy: €224 p.a. 2013/14
Non-EU (Total): €13,250 p.a. 2013/14

EU Full time pgogramme:  €6,900 p.a.

Current students

Carol O'Sullivan

MSc (International Management)

"Every day, we engage in varied and interactive lessons which challenge us to think critically about the material being presented.  Subjects are interesting and practical application of theories is always addressed.  Our teachers include some prominent, published authors from the field of International Management.  They are very helpful and approachable.  Overall, a very challenging and enjoyable programme."

Past students

Sheila Kearney

Opportunity Development Representative, Qualtrics (Dublin) - "The World's leading enterprise survey technology provider" MSc International Management, 2013

"The MSc in International Management programme was an ideal choice for me in pursuing a global career. The practical elements of the course gave me genuine exposure to the international business environment, and proved fundamental in securing employment with a US technology company in the early phases of its international expansion. The guidance provided by the faculty is superb and the small class sizes facilitate interaction and a great class dynamic."