NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics College of Business, Public Policy and Law Strategy, Innovation and People Management (SIPM)

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MSc DURATION: 1 year, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 30 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MIP1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.

Your Course This acclaimed, globally accredited programme delivers analytical and applied understanding of strategy, innovation and people management, a six-month work internship opportunity and global Human Resource Mangement (HRM) accreditation. The programme provides rigorous exposure to and insight into theory and practice, fosters critical thinking, and equips graduates to work in the knowledge-based global economy. It also offers a six-month work internship opportunity. The university will secure internship opportunities; it is at the discretion of employers whether they shortlist and offer a position to applicants. (In the event of a position not being secured, a research project must be completed.). The MSc SIPM is approved and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) at the highest level, leading to a recognised, global professional qualification in HRM, following requisite experience. The programme comprises ten modules taught over two semesters, a research project and a continuous professional development (CPD) log. A variety of teaching approaches are employed, and each module has its own combination of learning and assessment methods, many involving an applied dimension with external companies. Career Opportunities A range of career opportunities are open to graduates in areas such as graduate management trainee programmes, financial services and business analysis, management consultancy, retail management, hotel management, human resource management, policy development, and research and academia. Employers of graduates of the programme include Accenture, AIB Capital Markets, Aldi, Amazon, Bank of Ireland, Diageo, Dell, Deloitte, Enterprise Ireland (New York), Google, IDA Ireland, Jumeirah Hotels, Mercer Consulting, Oracle, Qualtrics, Cambridge University (PhD), NUI Galway and University of Limerick. Minimum Entry Requirements Normally a Second Class Honours undergraduate degree, usually a Grade 1, or a H2.1 in the Higher Diploma in Business Studies, is required (or equivalent international qualification). IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable. FIND OUT MORE AT: corporate-strategy-people-management.html “This master’s allowed me to hone my people management skills and learn how leading businesses triumph in the ever-competitive and constantly changing market. The course was really a fantastic experience, and I would encourage anyone to apply as you get a grounding in the human resources aspect which has the CIPD accreditation and also all facets of strategy and innovation management.” Tara O’Carroll, People Operations at Google MSc (Strategy, Innovation and People Management) Graduate

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programme is approved by the CIPD at the advanced standards level. 2. New work internships opportunity: internship opportunity (up to six months) incorporating an applied research project. 3. Applied exposure to the critical areas for organisational success and the template for higher-level achievement.

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