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    Programme Title  Master of Science in Management Practice
    CAO Code  Add-on programme. Not available via CAO
    LYIT internal code  
    Standard Code Places:  
    National Framework Level  9
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This new Masters programme is aimed at business graduates who want to specialise in Management. The programme focus is on developing graduates into professional management practitioners; bridging the gap between management theory and professional practice.  Placements and hands-on projects form an integral part of the programme, providing an opportunity for a deeper understanding of contemporary management practices.  The MSc in Management Practice provides a real opportunity for business graduates to grow their employment and career prospects.
    The duration of the programme is one-year full-time (12 months commencing in September) or two-years part-time.  It involves learners undertaking taught modules, a work placement and a research dissertation. Learners will complete five taught modules in semester one, followed by a 12 week work placement in semester two.  During the work placement support is provided through a series of Friday workshops in LYIT.
    mgmt_practice_1The range of modules on the MSc Management Practice programme are very appropriate and will address the key issues faced by the modern manager.
    MSc Management Practice Course Brochure 2016_17
    Key Features
    • Significant Industry Placement
    • Small class sizes, facilitating a learner centred approach
    • Exposure to leading National & International practitioners
    • Excellent academic delivery & tailored support
    • Hands on projects
    • Best practice seminar series
    • Focus on reflective learnin
    • Access to an extensive range of Management and Management related materials
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    The minimum entry requirements are a Level 8 Honours Degree in Business, or equivalent, second class honours (2.2).  If you don’t have an honours degree but have relevant experience you may also be eligible to apply.
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of credits
     Semester 1  Managing the Innovation Process  Mandatory  5
     Sustainable Operations Management  Mandatory  10
     Accounting Information for Decision Making  Mandatory  5
     Managing Change  Mandatory  5
     Research Methods  Mandatory  5
     Academic Writing  Elective  5
     Semester 2  Applied Strategic Business Planning  Mandatory  10
     Business Analytics  Mandatory  5
     Behavioural Economics  Mandatory  5
     Work Placement  Mandatory  10
     Dissertation  Mandatory  15
    Learning Outcomes
      Having successfully completed the MSc in Management Practice participants will be able to:
    • Apply their problem solving and analytical skills consistently in a business context
    • Demonstrate strategic thinking and creative ability along with originality in complex problem situations
    • Make sound judgements based on management information and communicate these effectively to a range of stakeholders
    • Engage in independent learning and communicate effectively.
    • Operate effectively in a variety of team roles when completing and implementing projects
    • Take responsibility for career and professional development
    Industry Placement
    mgmt_practice_2The MSc in Management Practice provides a real opportunity for graduates to grow their employment and career prospects.  The Work Placement not only exposes the graduate to real-life management challenges but also provides an opportunity to embed best practice management techniques in local (and national) organisations..
    The Programme commences in September each year and the fee for the Master of Science in Management Practice is currently €5,000.  The fee for Non-Eu students is €9,000.  Tax relief is available on fees paid – up to €5,000 at the standard rate.
    You may be eligible for a grant, subject to means test – please contact your local grant awarding authority. If you qualified for a grant as an undergraduate then you may qualify again – this is subject to the grant regulations which are not administered by LYIT.
    You can find relevant information at http://www.studentfinance.ie/
    Mature students (over 23 years) who are long term unemployed may also receive subvention (contact your local welfare officer for further information).
    Postgraduate Scholarship
    Pushing Boundaries is LYIT’s Full-time Postgraduate Taught Masters Programme Scholarship.  This year LYIT is offering up to 30 MSc or MA Scholarships to the value of €2,000.  You can apply for the Scholarship using the Postgraduate Programmes Application Form.
    Note: This scholarship has been designed for those students who are in receipt of no other form of financial assistance to study from a grant awarding body. It is also only available to EU Students.
    Application Procedure
    The closing date for applications is 1st June 2017.
    Some applicants may be called to interview.
    Download the application form here: Postgraduate Programmes Application Form

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