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 2015

Average intake: -

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 following are Indicative Modules on the programme

Semester I
Business Ethics & CSR
International & Cross-Cultural Management
Irish Economic Policy
Research Methods
Strategic Management

Semester II
Global Business & HR in Context
Global Marketing
Innovation Management
International Corporate Finance
International HRM
Dissertation or Major Report

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. 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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