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 award winning MSc in International Management provides students with in-depth knowledge and expertise in the principles and application of international business and management. The degree provides a solid foundation for a career in international management with multinational corporations, as well as internationally focussed and newly internationalising domestic firms. It promotes cultural awareness and sensitivity in a dynamic and global business environment. The perspective is multidisciplinary, drawing on economic, organisational, political, sociological and strategic theories.

Key facts

Entry requirements

Candidates for the MSc in International Management will normally hold, or expect to hold before the programme commences, an undergraduate degree, usually a Grade 1 or a H2.1 that can be in any discipline. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if applicable.

Duration: 1 year, full-time

Next start date: September 2016

Average intake: 35

Closing date: Please refer to the offer rounds/closing date webpage.

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

You will critically examine the complexities of international management and the impact of culture, and local and global norms on business. You will develop critical insights into key functional aspects of international management (e.g., strategy, global marketing, international corporate finance, international HRM), set within a framework of cross cultural management and how to link these dimensions to the key driver of organisational competitiveness sustainability: innovation.

In addition, you will assess the ethical complexities involved in managing global organisations and the factors involved in responsible decision making. You will have the opportunity to synthesise theory and practice through an international study tour (which, in previous years, has been to Hong Kong).

Semester I modules:

  • Global Business and HR in Context
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Irish Economic Policy
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Management

Semester II modules:

  • International HRM
  • Innovation Manage-ment
  • Global Marketing
  • International Corporate Finance
  • Doing Business Abroad
  • or Research Project.

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

Gerry Campbell
T: +353 91 493 771


PAC code


Fees for this course

EU (Total): €6,900 p.a. 2015/16 (inclusive of Levy)
 - Tuition: €6,676 p.a. 2015/16
 - Student levy: €224 p.a. 2015/16
Non-EU (Total): €13,250 p.a. 2015/16

Postgraduate students in receipt of a SUSI grant – please note an F4 grant is where SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your tuition.  You will be liable for the remainder of the total fee.  An F5 grant is where SUSI will pay TUITION up to a maximum of €6,270.  SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.

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Current students

Claire Garrity testimonial

Claire Garrity
MSc (International Management)

“Choosing this course was a no-brainer, as the MSc in International Management was voted best business postgraduate course in Ireland in 2013. I would definitely recommend this Conversion Course. Coming from a Science background I was worried about being out of my depth, however I found the material really easy to understand (if you put your mind to it!). The lecturers are very approachable and I really felt like I got a good grasp on the material. Our international trip was another enticing factor, however even without this element I would still highly recommend this course to anyone considering furthering their business studies, or who wants to jump into the deep end and immerse themselves in international management.”

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."


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