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Strategic Management / Bainistíocht Straitéiseach

Course Title: Master of Science in Strategic Management

Graduates of bachelor degree courses in business, economics (or an undergraduate programme where business subjects account for at least 50% of the subjects) who have achieved an honours degree (2.2 grade or higher) are eligible to apply. Applications from candidates who have an equivalent qualification at honours level (for example ACCA, CIMA or other professional bodies) are also eligible to apply. Applicants who do not have an honours degree in business (or equivalent) but who have substantial business experience can be considered by our Exceptional Entry Committee.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6.5 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate courses satisfying the minimum entry requirements is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the course of study applications will be assessed on their academic grades and work/life experience may also be considered. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific courses.

This course is suited to high-potential applicants who wish to develop their capabilities in the field of strategic management. The course is open to recent graduates as well as experienced managers.

Expertise in strategic management and planning has never been more important given the turbulent and challenging environments within which businesses now operate. At EU level change is now an ever present feature in relation to the money markets, banking and economics in general. At a global level businesses are faced with new competitors and different configurations of technologies generating new products. All this change has to be anticipated and managed by business at a strategic level to survive and indeed thrive. Graduates of this course will be well placed to undertake strategic planning for businesses whether they are in the public, private or voluntary sectors.

This course is also available part-time. The Masters in Strategic Management is accredited by the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors.

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Graduates from this course will enhance their career opportunities within the full range of public and private sector organisations. Past graduates have taken up management positions in a range of sectors including technology, communications, finance, government organisations and departments, consultancy houses, public sector bodies and non-profit organisations. It is envisaged that graduates will hold senior management positions once they obtain sufficient experience.

Graduates are employed in a diverse range of companies including:

Technology and Communications

  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Oracle
  • Vodafone
  • Intel
  • Telefonica O2


  • AIB
  • Central Bank
  • Department of Finance
  • Citi
  • Consultancy Houses
  • Accenture
  • Deloitte
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers

General Management

  • CRH Plc
  • BMW Group
  • Mitsubishi
  • HSE

Please note due to the great demand for our courses early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

Semester 1

September - January

  • Strategic Management 1
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leading for High Performance
  • Finance for Strategic Decision Making
  • Innovation Management
  • Analytics for Strategic Decision Making
  • Project Management

Semester 2

February - May

  • Strategic Marketing
  • Strategic Management 2
  • Critical & Responsible Management
  • Seminar Series of Leading Industry Speakers
  • Two Optional Modules
  • Choose from a broad range of disciplines including;
    Finance, Emerging Technology & Organisational Change, Human Resources Management, Supply Chain Management and Marketing
  • Consultancy Project

Semester 3

June – September

Optional Modules offered subject to demand and minimum numbers.

Consultancy Project

This will enable you to carry out in-depth research in an area of strategic management of interest to yourself or your company.

Lectures normally take place Monday – Friday from September to May. You will then undertake an individual Dissertation or Company Project over the Summer.

Applications for this course are now open.




TU Dublin prepared me perfectly for the working world. Smaller classes, quality lecturers and guest speakers provide students with a level of insight & interaction that I believe cannot be matched anywhere else

Jason Yorke Saint Gobain Life Sciences Ireland


The course is in depth & really challenges the students strategic thinking especially with the use of case studies

Marlene Smith, Oliver & Bonacini


The course enabled me to have an integrated strategic perspective on management, build intellectual formation and knowledge of the business discipline and also deepen my understanding and knowledge of Strategic Management

Marlyne Kalonzo, State Street


I would highly recommend the MSc in Strategic Management. I found the course to be both challenging and rewarding, with excellent lecturers and facilities, and I feel that the course gave me something of an edge when applying for jobs against other graduates.

Brian Gallagher, Central Bank

How do I secure my place if I am offered one?

You will pay a deposit of €300 to secure your place. The €300 is then deducted from your fees.

When do I choose my specialist modules?

You generally select your optional modules towards the end of your first semester.

TU Code



Level 9


Master of Science


1 Year

Course Type


Mode of Study

Full Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

September 2024


City Centre: Aungier Street

Virtual Tour

Aungier Street


€8,550 Total Fee

Fees (Non-EU)

€13,500 Total Fee

Contact Us

Dr. Joe Fitzgerald - Head of Discipline for Strategy & Leadership School of Management, People and Organisations