UCC Postgraduate courses

Management and Marketing

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Management and Marketing

  • Code

    MSCMG

  • College

    Business and Law

  • Duration

    1 year Full-time

  • Teaching Mode

    Full-time

  • Qualifications

    MSc

  • EU Fees 2021

    €10,630
    See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Non-EU Fees 2021

    €18,130

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    Currently open for late EU applications

  • Non-EU Closing Date

    Extended until 31 July 2021

  • Start Date

    13 September 2021

Course Outline

This course is designed for graduates who have taken no, or a very limited amount of management or marketing in their undergraduate degree. If you wish to pursue a career in management or marketing, or to focus on a specific strategic innovation, enterprise or marketing capability, the course is suitable for you. People from a variety of academic backgrounds, including science, arts, engineering, law and social science attend this course. It is also suitable for those with professional or academic qualifications like medicine or accounting. This unique programme places great emphasis on the creative and innovation aspects of management and marketing which are essential for business careers and for the development of a knowledge-based economy.

View downloadable brochure here: MSc Management and Marketing Brochure

The MSc (Management and Marketing) is delivered using a combination of:

  • lectures and tutorials
  • interactive workshops
  • case-studies and class discussion
  • industry presentations
  • company visits
  • guest speakers
  • research seminars

The MSc (Management and Marketing) programme is of 12 months, full-time duration and is divided into two parts:

In Part 1, from mid-September until early the following March, you will study a core selection of subjects in both management and marketing, and you can also choose from a range of elective subjects depending on which area you aim to specialise in.

To help prepare and enhance students' prospects of employability, students will take a module entitled "Personal and Professional Development". 

The key skills developed on these modules include how to:

  • make effective presentations
  • undertake in-depth research into both organisational and consumer behaviour 
  • work effectively in a team 
  • create, edit and manage online video content 
  • create persuasive CVs 
  • engage in job interviews with confidence 

These modules are delivered by a combination of academic staff and industry practitioners in the field, and avail of the most up-to-date techniques, with a strong applied focus.  One-to-one coaching and ‘mock’ interviews form a part of the Workplace Skills module. 

In Part II of the programme, students will complete the Applied Research Project.  If students have successfully secured a placement, the Applied Research Project must be completed outside of their normal working hours.

In Part I students take taught modules to the value of 60 credits. In Part II, students take MG6825 (30 credits).

Students take 90 credits as follows:

Part I
Students take modules to the value of 60 credits in Part I.

Core Modules
Students take 60 credits as follows:
MG6302 Introduction to Marketing (5 credits)
MG6303 Ethical Issues in Business (5 credits)
MG6304 Market Research (5 credits)
MG6305 People and Organisations (5 credits)
MG6306 Consumer Behaviour (5 credits)
MG6308 Marketing Communications (5 credits)
MG6309 Strategy (5 credits)
MG6315 Project Management (5 credits)
MG6320 Foundations of Management (5 credits)
MG6329 Organisational Dynamics (5 credits)
MG6335 Professional and Personal Development (5 credits)
MG6336 Digital Marketing (5 credits)

Part II
Students take 30 credits as follows:
MG6825 Applied Research Project (30 credits)

Note: Where a student has taken and passed a module previously, the student will be required to take a substitute module as directed by the Programme Director.

 

Further information on the College Calendar

 

 

Modules

Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.

University Calendar

You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.

Course Practicalities

The MSc in Management and Marketing is a full-time 12 month programme.  In Part 1, you will need to be available to attend classes and seminars from Monday to Friday (inclusive).   

During Part 2 of the course, students will work on their Applied Research Project.  

You will have formal lecture, tutorial and workshop hours. Outside of this, you will have several project groups for different modules. You will be expected to arrange group meetings, etc., outside formal hours. You will also be expected to read required texts as well as engage in independent study/research for modules where required.

Assessment

You will be assessed by continuous assessment, end-of-year exam and either a work placement report and assessment or a research thesis.

Who teaches this course?

You can search UCC's Institutional Research Information System for staff profiles.

Why Choose This Course

MSc (Management and Marketing) is designed for those who have taken no, or only a very limited amount of management or marketing in their undergraduate degree. If you wish to pursue a career in management or marketing, or to focus on a specific strategic innovation, enterprise or marketing capability, this course will suit your needs.

This unique course places great emphasis on the creative and innovative aspects of management and marketing which are essential for business careers and the development of the new knowledge-based economy.

Skills and Careers Information

The nature of any management and marketing course means that on completion of the course you will be broadly equipped to seek employment in the widest possible range of industries. The theoretical foundation and skills provided will enable you to approach career opportunities with vision and flexibility, and to switch careers with greater ease, in line with your own changing career plans and with the entrepreneurial expectations of the modern economy.

People who have graduated from this course have found employment in a wide variety of industries, including:

  • education
  • food and drink
  • financial services
  • information technology
  • travel and tourism
  • management consultancy
  • retail and manufacturing industries.

Recent graduates have found employment in a variety of companies, including 2FM Radio, Apple, Cork County Council, Kerry Group, Musgrave Group, Linklift, Aon Hewitt, etc.

Support continues after you graduate. We maintain regular communication with our graduates and aim to keep them informed of employment opportunities relevant to their career plans and ambitions. Where graduates desire it, we maintain a database of their current status as information for prospective employers.

Requirements

The minimum requirement for applicants is a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) without a significant management or marketing component (as adjudicated by the Programme Director, but normally less than 30 ECTS credits).

Consideration under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be given to applicants who do not meet the above criteria but who have sufficient relevant professional experience, subject to approval by the School of Business.

As places are limited, all eligible candidates are not guaranteed a place on the programme. Participants will be selected on the basis of the information supplied in their application.

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here

International/non-EU applicants

For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.

For more information please contact the International Office.

Fees and Costs

The EU fee for this course is €10,630.

The Non-EU fee for this course is €18,130.

Deposits:

If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.

EU student fee payment:

Fees for EU students are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in August and the second in January.

International student fee payment:

Fees for Non-EU Students are payable in one instalment in August.

How can I pay?

By Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.

Questions?

If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at fees@ucc.ie .

There is a non-refundable deposit on acceptance of an offer of €500.

Non-EU Fees

The fee schedule for 2019/2020 is available here.

How Do I Apply

1. Choose Course

Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to two courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.

2. Apply Online

Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the online application portal. Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a non-refundable €50 application fee for all courses apart from the Education - Professional Master of Education - (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 application fee.

Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing must apply on the PAC website when the programme opens for applications.

3. Gather Supporting Documents

Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to the online application portal in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.

  • Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
  • Any supplementary items requested for your course.

Please log into the online application portal for more details.

4. Application processing timeline

Our online application portal opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details. 

5. Rounds

For courses that are in the rounds system (Irish and EU applicants), please check the rounds closing dates here.

Questions on how to apply?

Please use our web enquiry form to contact us.

Deposit

Please note that successful EU applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €500 on acceptance of their place.

 

 

The closing date for non-EU applications is Extended until 31 July 2021

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