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Strategy, Innovation and People Management, MSc
The long-established MSc in Strategy, Innovation and People Management is an innovative programme designed and developed to meet graduate and employer needs in the globalised Smart Economy. The programme aims to expose students to leading and innovative research and expertise within the J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics in the critical fields of strategy, innovation, people management and their interfaces. Graduates of this programme have found employment in a large range of professional and management positions, in a wide variety of industry settings and in leading, blue-chip, global organisations.
The programme aims to:
- Provide rigorous exposure to the critical determinants of enterprise success.
- Foster a critical mindset and approach to theory and practice.
- Develop appreciation of critical success factors in a globalised, knowledge-based world.
- Give exposure to a range of people-based organisational contexts, both local and global.
- Equip graduates to work in a variety of industry settings.
The MSc in Strategy, Innovation and People Management is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) at the advanced standards level. On successful completion of the programme, students are eligible for Associate Membership of CIPD. After graduation, as they build professional experience, they can progress through the professional stages of CIPD membership from Chartered Member to Chartered Fellow. Successful students can anticipate, after completing the necessary experience requirement, supplementing their MSc degree with the recognised professional qualification in the field of HRM.
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Requirements and Assessment
A range of assessment methods are integrated and assessed throughout the programme. These include essays, projects, reports, presentations, case studies, computer games and ‘away day’ activities. A research project is also required.
An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable, for international students.
An interview, if requested.
1 year, full-time
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The programme includes the following modules:
- Strategic Management
- Leading, Managing and Developing People
- Global Business and HR in Context
- Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
- Research Methods.
- Innovation Management
- Learning and Development
- Organisation Design and Development
- Research Project
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Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
What Our Graduates Say
Tara O'Carroll | Employee Insights Specialist, Qualitrics
This masters allowed me to hone in on my people management skills and learn how leading businesses triumph in the ever competitive and constantly changing market. I am now working in Qualtrics - which is a leading data insights platform for market research, customer experience and employee insights. On reflection of the last year, it was really a fantastic experience and I would encourage anyone to apply as you get a grounding in human resources aspect which has the CIPD accreditation and also all facets of strategy & innovation management.
Michelle McEneaney | MSc (Strategy, Innovation and People Management)
I was attracted to the course due to the small class size and the mix of strategy, innovation and HR. Also, the course was nominated twice by GradIreland for Best Postgraduate Course of the year in Business! The assignments in most of the modules were real-world assignments and we even got to present our findings in one of our modules to the management at Medtronic who where very impressed with our work. Also, we were the first Irish students to participate on a global cross culture project with students from many universities on 5 continents and this opened my eyes to the experience of working with people in many different countries at the same time. As well as gaining loads of practical experience, the staff and students on the course where wonderful and really friendly. I have really enjoyed the course and I have gained loads of confidence. The knowledge and experience I have gained on this course has helped me come on leaps and bounds in my interview skills and thanks to this, I have secured a job in Accenture starting in September.
National Postgraduate Course of the Year (Business) Award 2010 & 2012
The MSc in Strategy, Innovation and People Management is one of only a small number of programmes in Ireland accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD). It is one of very few programmes accredited by CIPD which focuses on other critical areas of management in organisations in addition to HRM.
Award of €1,000 annually for the top student in the class.