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Master of Science in Management pathway

Master Programme

Master of Science in Management pathway

Course Registration No. 270025

Part Time

Master of Science - Management pathway

The MSc in Management pathway from the University College Dublin (UCD) is primarily aimed at current professionals of a non-business academic background with a keen interest in the business world and looking to build upon their prior qualifications with a business/management specialisation.  The key takeaways from the programme comprise a theoretical grounding in business models and the analytical capacity to review and solve actual problems, underpinned by essential personal and professional skills.

This programme covers a full spectrum of management topics essential to managing a company in a complete and innovative approach. It will explore different types of organisational structures and how these structures lead to various management practices and styles. The curriculum is highly relevant to all business-related fields, particularly when efficient resources management is essential to all companies.

This Master of Science in Management qualification is important for whom aspiring to take up management roles. The programme provides you the knowledge in understanding different management practices that are highly applicable to all leadership roles. It is suitable for management staff at all levels including supervisors, managers, administrators and top management.

Why MSc - Management pathway at UCD?

  • An advanced knowledge of theoretical business models and conceptual frameworks and the ability to apply them to real business situations
  • The capacity to identify and critically review business problems and provide solutions in local and international settings
  • The acquisition of essential interpersonal, communication and leadership skills via group and case study-based learning, presentations and simulation exercises

Programme Details

Programme Structure
Term 1 Organisational Behaviour
Global Strategic Management*
Term 2 Corporate Financial Management* 
Project Management
Research Paper 1 & 2** (Session 1)
Term 3 Managing Organisational Change
Planning and Decision-Making
Term 4 Research Paper 1 & 2** (Session 2)
Research Paper 1 & 2** (Session 3)
* The selected module has been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund purposes (CEF course code: 21Z02916-9)
** Research Papers will be prepared concurrently from Term 1 and to be finalised for submission at the end of Term 4
# This programme will run on a rolling system
^ Please note that courses and programme intakes shall be offered subject to satisfactory enrolment and solely at the discretion of the University


Can be completed in 18 months

Medium of Instruction

Teaching Mode

  • 24 face-to-face teaching hours per module
  • 50% of the modules are taught by UCD Faculty lecturers and professors, while the rest by international associates
  • Each module is provided with 24 hours of seminars and workshops (usually held over 5 consecutive days after office hours in the evening and/or over weekends/public holidays)

Assessment Method
Each module is assessed by:

  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Examinations

Accreditation & Award
University College Dublin Master of Science (Management pathway) graduates at Kaplan Higher Education (HK) may apply for the professional qualification award (Fellow membership status) with Institute of Management Specialist.


It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.


Programme Start Date
Nov 2017 Intake 41

Entry Requirement

  • A minimum 2nd class honours degree in business or a related discipline; OR
  • An honours Higher Diploma in Business Studies; OR
  • A primary degree with a minimum of 3 years’ work experience; OR
  • A professional qualification with a minimum of 3 years’ work experience
  • Applications may also be considered on the basis of work experience alone. In this case, a minimum of 3 years work experience in a business related area and at management level or above must be met

Programme Fee

Application Fee and Registration Fee HK$ 3,000
A sum of HK$2,750 is refundable if the application is unsuccessful. For accepted applicants, this is not refundable.
1st instalment HK$ 24,050
2nd instalment HK$ 24,050
3rd instalment HK$ 24,050
4th instalment HK$ 24,050
Total: HK$ 96,200
Grand Total: HK$ 99,200
This programme is eligible to apply for Extended Non-Means-Tested Loan Scheme(ENLS).
Students who do not comply with the fee schedule will not be permitted to proceed with the programme.

Refund Policy

  • The programme allows for full refund of tuition fee (excluding application fee) if withdrawal notice in writing is received by Kaplan Higher Education (HK) Limited 2 weeks prior to the start of each of the terms.  There will be no refund of tuition fee if withdrawal notice is received after the start of each of the terms
  • All fees paid less application fee will be refunded if the course is withdrawn or not offered
  • On premature cessation of the course, all fees and charges that have been collected in respect of any part of the course failing to be conducted on or after the date of cessation will be refunded within 1 month of the premature cessation
  • Cases of exceptional hardship and/or deferral may be given special consideration on a case-by-case basis based on the documentary evidence provided by students at the sole discretion of the University and Kaplan Higher Education (HK) Limited. The maximum allowable length for students to complete the program is 24 months from the date of registration


Originally known as the Catholic University of Ireland and subsequently as the Royal University, the University became UCD in 1908 and a constituent college of the National University of Ireland (NUI). UCD has produced numerous Irish Presidents and Taoisigh (Prime Ministers) in addition to generations of Irish business, professional, cultural and sporting leaders. 

Today UCD is Ireland’s largest university with almost 30,000 students. Its international standing has increased rapidly in recent years and the University is currently ranked within the top 1% of institutions worldwide in the Times Higher Education rankings.

University Excellence

  • Ranked Top 1% of the Universities in the World (QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017)
  • Ranked 29th in European Business School (European Business School Rankings 2016 by Financial Times)
  • ​Ranked 48th in Executive Education (2017 Financial Times)
  • A Triple-Accredited Business School (Triple Crown Accreditation), only 1% of the world's business schools awarded AACSB, AMBA & EQUIS accreditation

Graduate Sharing

Graduate Sharing

"I was attracted to the NUID Masters programme for a number of reasons - Firstly, I knew and respected the institution; secondly the content / lecturers and finally the programme structure. As with many of my fellow students, I undertook the MSc whilst working. I also have a son aged six and a husband that travels extensively in the region. Having taken my first qualification whilst working and knowing how taxing it can be, in order to enjoy as well as endure the process, I knew I needed to find some space in my work/home schedule."

Sheena Graham


Programme Management

Our programmes are strictly complying with the regulatory requirements of Hong Kong Education Bureau. We are actively working with our partner universities to deliver high quality programmes which can be integrated into student’s practical needs. Apart from the lecturers who come from our partner universities, our international associates are highly-qualified with relevant academic qualifications, practical and teaching experiences.

Conductive study environment, thoughtful programme management and administrative services are the key promises which Kaplan Higher Education is proud to deliver. Our Programme Management Team assigns dedicated programme manager for each programme as the bridge between students and universities.

Dr. Markus Vanharanta

Dr. Markus Vanharanta

Assistant Professor in Marketing,

University College Dublin (UCD)

Master of Science | 2003 Graduate

Teaching at the institution I graduated from allows me to put myself in my students’ shoes.

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