Strategic Management / Bainistíocht Straitéiseach

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 programme 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 programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirements is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme 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 programmes.

This programme is suited to high-potential applicants who wish to develop their capabilities in the field of strategic management. The programme 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 programme will be well placed to undertake strategic planning for businesses whether they are in the public, private or voluntary sectors.

This programme is also available part time.

Graduates from this programme 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 programmes 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

Semester 2

  • February - May

Semester 3

  • June – September


Module List

  • Strategic Management 1 (Decision Making)
  • Leading for High Performance
  • Innovation Management
  • Project Management
  • Finance for Strategic Decision Making
  • Commercialisation 


  • Strategic Management 2 (Global Analysis)
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Analytics for Strategic Decision Making
  • Critical & Responsible Management 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Seminar Series


  • Consultancy Project is submitted in August

In addition participants may select an area of specialism or choose modules from a range of Optional Modules. Current offerings include:

  • Financial Services
  • Retail Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

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 open from Monday, 4th November 2019.

I would highly recommend the DIT MSc in Strategic Management to any prospective student. 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. In addition, I have found that the learning experiences that I picked up during my time on the MSc in Strategic Management have stood to me in my current job, and I utilise many of these experiences on a day to day basis working in the Central Bank of Ireland.
The skills sets and insights into several industries helped me on many levels in my career. The holistic focus of the course has allowed me in my current role to consult on many areas including finance, ICT and project management. The course provided a fantastic insight and foundation to understand the dynamics of business and the drivers that shape industry.

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



NFQ Level 9




1 year

Course Type


Mode of Study

Full Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date



City Centre: Aungier Street


Fees EU

Fees Non EU

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Lorraine Sweeney