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GRADUATE PROGRAMMES 2019/2020 - Cork University Business ...
GRADUATE
    PROGRAMMES
    2019/2020

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THE MISSION OF CORK UNIVERSITY BUSINESS
SCHOOL IS A COMMITMENT TO DISCIPLINARY
STRENGTHS AND ORGANISATIONAL AND
INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT. WE DEVELOP
THE CAPACITIES OF STUDENTS, PROFESSIONALS
AND ORGANISATIONS THROUGH HIGH-IMPACT
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AND EFFECTIVE
PRACTICE-ORIENTED RESEARCH.

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GRADUATE PROGRAMMES 2019/2020 - Cork University Business ...
Séan Nevin
    PhD Candidate

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Dr. Edel Walsh
Lecturer

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THE VISION OF CORK UNIVERSITY
BUSINESS SCHOOL IS TO BE A NATIONALLY
AND INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED BUSINESS
SCHOOL, KNOWN FOR THE EXCELLENCE OF
THE STUDENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE AND
FOR THE IMPACT OF OUR RESEARCH ON
BUSINESS AND SOCIETY.

              In pursuit of our Mission and Vision statements
              CUBS is committed to ensuring that:
              – All of our graduates will regard their
                experiences with us as among the most
                satisfying, challenging and rewarding time
                of their lives in terms of learning, personal
                development and intellectual growth;
                they will be the strongest of our advocates
                and continue to be supportive and
                engaged alumni
              – Our research will be known internationally
                and valued for its deep knowledge,
                rigour and relevance
              – Our strong engagement with business
                and government will be regarded nationally
                and internationally as an exemplar
                of best practice
              – The strengths of the University tradition
                and commitment to scholarly knowledge
                will be maintained and enhanced

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MAKE THE
  SMART MOVE
  GROW
  WITH US

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CONTENTS

    Welcome                                          9

    Masters Degrees (Level 9)
    – Accounting & Finance                          12
    – Business Information Systems                  14
    – Finance                                       20
    – Economics                                     22
    – Management & Marketing                        24
    – Food Business & Development                   26

    Postgraduate Diplomas (Level 9)                 29
    Research Degrees (Level 9 & 10)                 31
    Doctoral Degrees (Level 10)                     32

    What our students and graduates say about us…   34
    Why study in Cork, Ireland?                     37
    Why study at Cork University Business School?   38

    Programme Applications
    – How do I apply?                               42
    – What will it cost?                            42
    – Where can I live?                             42

    Admission Procedure                             43
    International Students                          44

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BRIGHT
          THINKERS

                                       Photo Credit: Donal , Irish Farmers Journal.

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WELCOME TO
CORK UNIVERSITY
BUSINESS SCHOOL

      Thank you for showing your interest in the graduate
      programmes of Cork University Business School (CUBS).
      CUBS is the new Business School of University College
      Cork and builds on over 100 years of business education
      here at UCC – we are one of the two largest university
      business schools in Ireland.

      At CUBS you will find that we offer over        We want you to remember your experiences
      twenty graduate degree programmes               with us as among the most satisfying,
      that are tailored to meet your plans and        challenging and rewarding periods of
      ambitions. Our goal is to give you a very       your life in terms of learning, personal
      challenging but supportive experience.          development and your intellectual growth.
      We strongly believe that we owe it to our
      students to challenge them so that we can       Our commitment to you is that we
      help you to achieve your full potential and     will make your time with us an enjoyable
      help to start you on a very successful career   and stimulating shared journey of discovery,
      in the global business economy.                 development, mutual support and respect.

      All of our teaching, which is research          So, please go ahead and analyse all of the
      led, is delivered by both scholarly and         programmes that we offer and please feel
      practitioner experts. You will find that all    free to contact the Programme Directors
      of our programmes offer you a range of          and enlist their help, if required, in making
      learning experiences through class work,        your choice. We know that this is a very
      individual assignments, group projects          important decision for you and we will
      and discussions with business managers.         give you every assistance that we can.

      Ultimately, you will become one of our          Wishing you every success,
      Alumni – Alumni who are known for their
      business readiness and very many of whom
      are in very senior positions across the
      spectrum of business. Our programmes are
      very responsive to the needs of business
      both in Ireland and globally – we continually   Prof Thia Hennessy
      interact with businesses nationally and         Dean of Cork University Business School
      internationally to ensure that our programmes
      are not just relevant but the best available.

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POSTGRADUATE
PROGRAMMES

Cork University Business School          LEVEL 9
                                         Postgraduate Diplomas further
offers a broad range of postgraduate     develop a student’s understanding
                                         of the discipline studied.
business programmes, both taught
and research based.                      LEVEL 9
                                         Taught Masters are specialist degrees
                                         designed to give you professional skills
Specific degree requirements depend      and knowledge about a particular
                                         area of business.
on the particular programme you wish
to study, but in many cases, it is not   LEVEL 9
                                         Research Masters are available
necessary to have previously studied     full-time and part-time to graduates.
                                         They provide an opportunity to
business or management.                  undertake advanced research on
                                         a particular aspect of business.

Whatever your background, Cork
                                         LEVEL 10
University Business School has           Doctoral Degrees A PhD by research
                                         can be pursued in a wide range of
a programme to suit you.                 subject areas within the Business School
                                         and provides students with an opportunity
                                         to do advanced, scholarly research
                                         on a particular aspect of business on
                                         a full-time or part time basis.

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PROGRAMMES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Information Systems & Technology
WHAT CAN I STUDY?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  History & Political Science

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mathematics & Statistics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sciences/Food Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          International Studies
                                                                                                                                                       Computer Science

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Medicine & Health
                                                                                                          Agri-business

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Engineering
                                                                                             Accounting

                                                                                                                                            Commerce

                                                                                                                                                                          Economics
                                                                                                                                                                                      Education
                                                                                                                                 Business

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Finance
                                                                                                                          Arts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Law
Pg.   STUDY AT CUBS:

12    CKL26                MACC             Accounting                                        ◊                                              ◊                                                                   ◊

13    CKL43                MSc              International Accounting Practice                 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
                                            Management Information & Managerial
14    CKL05                MSc
                                            Accounting Systems                                              • • • • • • • • • • •                                                                                                                                                                                  • • • •
15    CKL17                MSc              Design and Delivery of Digital Business           • • • • •                                                                     • • • • • •                                                                                                                            • • • •
                                            Information Systems for Business
16    CKL18                MSc
                                            Performance                                       • • • • •                                                                     • • • • • •                                                                                                                            • • • •
17    CKL25                MSc              Innovation in European Business                   • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
18    CKL51                MSc              Business Information & Analytics Systems                                                                      •                                        •                                                                                  •                                      •
19    CKL52                MSc              Cyber Risk for Business                                                                                       •                                        •                                                                                  •                                      •
20    CKL40                MSc              Finance (Asset Management)                        •             ◊             ◊       • • • •                                              ◊           • •                        ◊                        ◊                              • • •                                                            ◊                    •
21    CKL21                MSc              Finance (Corporate Finance)                       • •                                 • • • •                                                          • •                                                                                • • •                                                                                 •
22    CKL19                MSc              Finance (Banking and Risk Management)             • • • • • • •                                                                                        • •                                                                                • • • • •
23    CKL06                MSc              Business Economics                                • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
24    CKL22                MSc              Management & Marketing                            • • •                                                       • • • • • • • • • • • •
25    CKL07                MSc              Strategic Marketing and Practice                                ◊                     • •                                                                                         ◊

                                            Co-operatives, Agri-food and Sustainable
26    CKL03                MSc
                                            Development                                       • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
27    CKL04                MSc              Food Security Policy & Management                 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
28    CKL02                MSc              Food Business and Innovation                      • • • • •                                                                     • •                                  • • • • •                                                                                                                             • •
29    CKJ01                PG Dip           Economics of Business Practice                                                ◊       ◊          ◊                              •                                    ◊

30    CKC07                PG Dip           Health Economics Practice                         •                           ◊       • •                     ◊                 •                                    •                                                                    •                                                                •

 ◊     Only if correct subject choices are taken.

       2H1 Degree minimum.

       Please see specific programme entry criteria for further information.

       Consideration will be given to applicants who do not meet the minimum criteria but who have relevant professional
       experience, subject to approval by the Cork University Business School. Please refer to the individual programme’s
       entry requirements.

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MASTERS DEGREES_LEVEL 9
ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

              MAcc MASTER OF
              ACCOUNTING
              CKL26

                                                                   BRIGHT
                                                                   THINKING
              This one-year full-time programme offers            Unique aspects of the Programme:
              students a route to a career in professional
                                                                  – This programme prepares students
              accounting, incorporating much of the
                                                                    for employment as a trainee accountant,
              study and examination requirements
                                                                    designed with significant contributions
              required to qualify as an Accountant.
                                                                    from partners, directors and training
              Upon successful completion of all                     managers in major accounting firms
              requirements of the programme, students
                                                                  – Exemptions from the professional
              will gain full exemption from all but the
                                                                    examinations of global accountancy
              Final Admitting Examination (FAE) of
                                                                    bodies (ACCA, CAI and CPAI)
              Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI).
                                                                  – Graduates also qualify for exemption from
              This programme however offers more than
                                                                    all papers in part 1 of the AITI Chartered Tax
              exemptions. Students will receive an intensive
                                                                    Adviser (CTA) qualification
              tuition in the core technical materials
              assessed in the professional examinations           – Each of the “Big 4” firms (Deloitte, Ernst
              and gain exposure to the emerging                     & Young, KPMG and PwC) has indicated
              contemporary issues in accounting and                 a willingness to support students who wish
              finance that will help shape the working              to complete this programme at UCC prior
              environment and the future economy.                   to undertaking professional training

              This programme offers personal
              competencies and skills in commercial
              judgment, providing graduates with a
                                                                  PROGRAMME DIRECTORS
              competitive edge as they embark on
              their career in accounting.                         Mr. John Doran
                                                                  T +353 (0)21 490 2506
                                                                  E jdoran@ucc.ie

                                                                  Dr. Ray Donnelly
                                                                  T +353 (0)21 490 2506
                                                                  E rdonnelly@ucc.ie

              Entry Requirements 2019

              Minimum 2H1 (GPA 3.25 out of 4.0) in a degree       Duration: 12 months
              [NFQ Level 8 or equivalent], with a significant     Teaching Mode: Full-time
              accounting specialisation AND expect to qualify     Qualification: MACC
              for exemption from the CA Proficiency 1             NFQ Level: Level 9
              examination of Chartered Accountants Ireland        Programme Code: CKL26
              (CAI). Applicants who do not meet the
                                                                  Fees: Irish/EU ¤10,500
              exemption requirement in full by the registration
                                                                  International (NEU) ¤18,000
              date may only be admitted in exceptional
              circumstances following approval by the
              Programme Board and the Cork University
              Business School.

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MSc INTERNATIONAL
     ACCOUNTING PRACTICE
     CKL43

                                                    BRIGHT
                                                    THINKING
     The MSc International Accounting              Unique aspects of the Programme:
     Practice is a 12 month programme for
                                                   – Exemptions from the professional
     those preparing to work as accounting
                                                     examinations of global accountancy
     professionals. The programme is a taught,
                                                     bodies (ACCA, CIMA, CAI)
     conversion programme, so requires
     significant participation and engagement.     –	A UCC organised placement in an
                                                      accounting role or a practice-oriented
     This programme is designed to combine
                                                      research project
     technical skills in accounting and business
     analysis, with the development of key         –	Employment-relevant skills and
     competencies in teamwork, business               competencies, enabling an ability to
     acumen, effective communication and              identify, clarify, evaluate and manage
     critical thinking.                               business and financial risk

     Building on our excellent reputation for      – Academically and professionally
     producing high calibre accounting graduates     qualified lecturers
     recognised by all of the major accounting
                                                   –	Extensive professional skills development
     practices and industry partners, the MSc
                                                      and specialised career advice
     International Accounting Practice provides
     students with the skills required to gain a
     number of exemptions from the main
     international accountancy bodies such as
                                                   PROGRAMME DIRECTORS
     ACCA, CIMA and CAI, and invaluable work /
     research experience; creating significant     Dr. Peter Cleary
     opportunities for subsequent employment,      T +353 (0)21 490 2506
     both internationally and nationally.          E p.cleary@ucc.ie

                                                   Dr. Margaret Healy
                                                   T +353 (0)21 490 2506
                                                   E margaret.healy@ucc.ie

     Entry Requirements 2019

     Minimum 2H2 (GPA 3.00 out of 4.00)            Duration: 12 months
     degree or higher; or expectation of           Teaching Mode: Full-time
     graduating with a 2H2 degree [NFQ Level 8]    Qualification: MSc
     or equivalent. No prior study of business /   NFQ Level: Level 9
     accounting is required. However, all          Programme Code: CKL43
     applicants must submit a personal statement
                                                   Fees: Irish/EU ¤10,500
     (minimum of 200 words).
                                                   International (NEU) ¤18,000

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MASTERS DEGREES_LEVEL 9
ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

              MSc MANAGEMENT INFORMATION AND
              MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS
              CKL05

                                                                 BRIGHT
                                                                 THINKING
              The MSc Management Information and                Unique aspects of the Programme:
              Managerial Accounting Systems (MSc
                                                                – MIMAS is unique in its professional nature,
              MIMAS) is unique in combining digital
                                                                  its focus on career and its diversity
              capabilities with management accounting.
                                                                – Students hone their analytical and
              The hybrid skills empower students to design
                                                                  communication skills with industry panels,
              systems and decision support tools, whilst
                                                                  guest lecturers and group projects
              assimilating the relationship of data to
              management decision making. Through               – Work on placements starts immediately,
              research and practical work, students also          leveraging past experience and new skills
              become confident communicators, capable             to build career opportunities
              of analysing complex processes and
                                                                – The programme attracts a diverse audience,
              implementing organisational change.
                                                                  who, by working closely together, acquire
              The applied nature of the MSc MIMAS                 confidence in team work and collaboration
              has evolved in response to market needs.
                                                                –	Exemptions from the professional examinations
              For example, as data analytics became
                                                                   of global accountancy bodies. Including entry
              increasingly prevalent, the MSc MIMAS
                                                                   into CIMA’s Gateway Programme
              incorporated advanced data visualisation
              and dashboard content into its curriculum.

              The six-month placement is the culmination
              of the MSc MIMAS programme, challenging           PROGRAMME DIRECTORS
              students to apply their newly acquired
                                                                Dr. Yvonne O’Connor
              confidence and enthusiasm in industry.
                                                                T +353 (0)21 490 3344
              The dual focus of the MSc MIMAS                   E y.oconnor@ucc.ie
              programme on Management Accounting
                                                                Dr. Michelle Carr
              and IT skills, allied to the emphasis on
                                                                T +353 (0)21 490 2506
              communication skills and professionalism,
                                                                E m.carr@ucc.ie
              nurtures a well-rounded, commercially aware
              and technically robust graduate ready to slot
              into the workforce and add value from the
              start to any organisation they join.

              Entry Requirements 2019

              Minimum 2H2 (GPA 3.00 out of 4.00) primary        Duration: 15 months
              degree [NFQ Level 8] or equivalent. You may       Teaching Mode: Full-time
              also be admitted to the course on the basis of    Qualification: MSc
              extensive practical or professional experience.   NFQ Level: Level 9
              No prior knowledge of Accounting /Information     Programme Code: CKL05
              Systems is required.
                                                                Fees: Irish/EU ¤10,500
                                                                International (NEU) ¤18,000
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MASTERS DEGREES_LEVEL 9
BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

      MSc DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
      OF DIGITAL BUSINESS
      CKL17

                                                        BRIGHT
                                                        THINKING
      The MSc Design and Development of                Unique aspects of the Programme:
      Digital Business (MScDDDB) is a 12-month
                                                       –	Offers a unique opportunity for graduates
      full time postgraduate programme.
                                                          from non-computing disciplines
      It provides creatively-minded students from
                                                       –	Technology courses are grounded in a
      non-technical backgrounds the skills and
                                                          practical, real-world business context and
      technical knowledge to explore interesting
                                                          designed for students with little or no prior
      real-world problems and create innovative
                                                          experience in computing technology
      new digital products and services.

      Students learn how to gather requirements,
                                                       Graduate Roles Include:
      analyse markets, design business models,
      prototype specific solutions, develop            –	Business Analyst
      websites and online communities, develop
                                                       –	Web/Mobile Software Developer
      mobile apps, and build databases. These
      practical skills are balanced with overarching   –	User Experience Designer
      values of design thinking, human centrism,
                                                       –	Database Administrator
      and user experience.
                                                       –	Technical Writer
      To bring these values and skills together,
      we coordinate with a range of industrial         –	Technology Consultant
      partners so students can gain hands-on
      experience designing and developing for
      complex, contemporary, and meaningful
      real-world problems. This intensive and          –T
                                                         he critical understanding to design
      innovative course offers a world-class            innovative new business models and
      student experience. Having completed              processes.
      the course, students will have:
                                                       –T
                                                         he marketable skills to ensure future
      – The knowledge, skills, and techniques          employment opportunities, nationally
         to design innovative new digital products      and internationally.
         and services.

      – The technological skills to develop           PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
         complex digital solutions, complete with
                                                       Dr. Andrew Pope
         user-friendly interfaces and sophisticated
                                                       T +353 (0)21 490 3733
         data structures.
                                                       E a.pope@ucc.ie

      Entry Requirements 2019

      Minimum 2H2 (GPA 3.00 out of 4.00)               Duration: 12 months
      primary degree [NFQ Level 8] or                  Teaching Mode: Full-time
      equivalent,in any discipline except those        Qualifications: MSc
      with high levels of software development         NFQ Level: Level 9
      content (eg. computer science, business          Programme Code: CKL17
      information systems, etc).
                                                       Fees: Irish/EU ¤10,500
                                                       International (NEU) ¤18,000
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MASTERS DEGREES_LEVEL 9
BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

              MSc INFORMATION SYSTEMS
              FOR BUSINESS PERFORMANCE
              CKL18

                                                                           BRIGHT
                                                                           THINKING
              The MSc Information Systems for                             Unique aspects of the Programme:
              Business Performance (MSc ISBP)
                                                                          – Awarded the Best Postgraduate Course
              provides students with a coherent set
                                                                            in Ireland for 2019 (IT), 2017 (IT), 2016 (IT),
              of skills which are essential in building,
                                                                            2015 (Business), 2014 (IT) & 2013 (IT)
              managing and leveraging effective
              and efficient information systems (IS)                      – Currently the most popular IT
              for organisations.                                            conversion programme

              MSc ISBP graduates will acquire the skills                  – Strong links with industry
              necessary to manage and leverage IS for
                                                                          – Hybrid business / IT orientation
              problem-solving, value-generation and
              cost savings.                                               – Delivers a curriculum based on leading
                                                                            edge technologies
              This is a 12-month intensive conversion
              course with industry mentored                               – Emphasis on developing students’ ability
              collaborative projects.                                       to work as a team
              Students are taught from beginner level,                    – Access to an IS and business alumni
              and prepared to take up business analyst /                    of over 2,000 professionals
              programmer and management positions in
                                                                          – Provides an understanding on how
              IT departments in small, medium or large
                                                                            organisations operate
              organisations, whether public or private,
              in the financial services, manufacturing
              or any sector.

                                                                          PROGRAMME DIRECTORS

                                                                          Mr. Bill Emerson
                                                                          T +353 (0)21 490 2631
                                                                          E b.emerson@ucc.ie
              GradIreland Award Winner For 7 Years
              2019 Winner PostGradIreland Course of the Year              Dr. Stephen Treacy
              Computer Science/Technology                                 T +353 (0)21 490 3339
              2018 Winner PostGradIreland Course of the Year
                                                                          E stephen.treacy@ucc.ie
              Computer Science/Technology
              2017 Winner PostGradIreland Course of the Year - IT
              2016 Winner PostGradIreland Course of the Year - IT
              2015 Winner PostGradIreland Course of the Year - Business
              2014 Winner PostGradIreland Course of the Year - IT
              2013 Winner PostGradIreland Course of the Year - IT

              Entry Requirements 2019

              Minimum 2H2 (GPA 3.00 out of 4.00) primary                  Duration: 12 months
              degree [NFQ Level 8] or equivalent. Open to all             Teaching Mode: Full-time
              graduates except graduates holding a degree                 Qualifications: MSc
              in business information systems or equivalent.              NFQ Level: Level 9
              Note that meeting minimum requirements does                 Programme Code: CKL18
              not guarantee entry onto the programme.
                                                                          Fees: Irish/EU ¤10,500
                                                                          International (NEU) ¤18,000
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MSc INNOVATION IN
     EUROPEAN BUSINESS
     CKL25

                                                                BRIGHT
                                                                THINKING
     Delivered by three international partners:                Unique aspects of the Programme:
     UCC, Ireland; Institut Supérieur du
                                                               – MSc IEB includes staff participation from:
     Commerce de Paris, Paris, France; and HU
                                                                 IBM, SolarWinds, Microsoft, Accenture,
     University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht,
                                                                 Enterprise Ireland, the Industrial Development
     The Netherlands, the MSc Innovation in
                                                                 Agency, and many other organisations
     European Business (MSc IEB) is designed
     to meet the needs of industry by training                   “Citibank are very encouraged by the
     students to understand innovation and                       development of the MSc Innovation in
     change within an international perspective.                 European Business. Innovation is key to
                                                                 the smarter economies of the future and
     The MSc IEB is a 15-month programme
                                                                 this programme will prepare you to fill
     delivered across locations in Ireland,
                                                                 a wide variety of positions related to the
     France and the Netherlands.
                                                                 management of the innovation cycle in
     Businesses often find that young                            modern organisations. The skills you will
     professionals have management skills                        acquire in this ground breaking programme
     and knowledge but lack creativity and an                    are critical skills for many industries
     awareness of the specific challenges required               and businesses.”
     to implement and manage innovation.
                                                                 Gavin Callan
     MSc IEB students will be trained to                         Head of Research & Academic Collaboration
     understand how to manage dynamic                            for Citi’s Research, Development, innovation
     environments. Students will gain state-of-                  and Learning (RDiL) Centre, Dublin
     the-art knowledge on how to implement
     and manage sustainable innovation, learning
     to focus on business deliverables and                     PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
     business interactions through a company
                                                               Dr. Fergal Carton
     placement and also by presenting a
                                                               T +353 (0)21 490 3734
     research project as a dissertation.
                                                               E f.carton@ucc.ie
     Accreditation
     Students on this programme are eligible for
     ‘Graduate Membership’ of the IMCA (Institute
     of Management Consultants & Advisers in
     Ireland) for the duration of the programme
     of study, and for one year post-graduation.

     Entry Requirements 2019

     Minimum 2H2 (GPA 3.00         Taught modules run from     of the following academic   NFQ Level: Level 9
     out of 4.00) primary          September to December in    year – the programme        Programme Code:
     degree [NFQ Level 8] or       Cork, January to March in   running over 15 months      CKL25
     equivalent, in a Business-    Paris, followed by a 5      in total.
                                                                                           Fees: Irish/EU ¤10,500
     related discipline, a         month internship and a
                                                               Duration: 15 months         International (NEU)
     relevant area of the Social   final session of taught
                                                               Teaching Mode: Full-time    ¤18,000
     Sciences and Humanities       modules running from
                                                               Qualifications: MSc
     or Science / Technology.      September to December

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MASTERS DEGREES_LEVEL 9
BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

              MSc BUSINESS INFORMATION
              ANALYTICS SYSTEMS
              CKL51

                                                                BRIGHT
                                                                THINKING
              Business Analytics enables organisations         Unique aspects of the Programme:
              exploit the data and IS systems at its
                                                               – Students develop a skill set appropriate
              disposal to maximise organisational
                                                                 for roles such as business analyst, data
              performance. Students will develop the
                                                                 analyst, consultant, project manager
              skills necessary to gain business insights
                                                                 and IT manager
              to improve decision-making.
                                                               – Strongly associated with business where
              The MSc Business Information and Analytics
                                                                 data and information plays a critical part
              Systems (MSc BIAS) provides students with
              a portfolio of business and analytical           – Active input on programme content and
              methods for solving problems and                   specialisms is continuously incorporated
              supporting decision making. The MSc BIAS           from multinational industry leaders
              provides students with a specialism in
                                                               – Considers the technical enabling capability
              Business Analytics as well as an extensive
                                                                 of IS and the behavioural aspects of
              knowledge of business and IS concepts.
                                                                 management that support informed
              At the core of this programme is a selection       decision making
              of topics covering cloud technologies,
                                                               – Places an emphasis on design thinking and
              Business Intelligence and Business Analytics,
                                                                 a cognitive approach to decision making
              IT performance management, data
              management and IT project management.

              A research project will allow student
              groups to explore and develop an IT              PROGRAMME DIRECTORS
              solution to a specific business problem
                                                               Dr. Mary Daly
              in an area specific to the Business
                                                               T +353 (0)21 490 3631
              Information and Analytics area.
                                                               E mary.daly@ucc.ie
              This programme provides students with
                                                               Dr. Simon Woodworth
              the technical skills and techniques needed
                                                               T +353 (0)21 490 3830
              by organisations to explore organisational
                                                               E s.woodworth@ucc.ie
              issues and support decision-making within
              a business context. These skills are essential
              in any organisation where IT is integral to
              the success of the business.

              Entry Requirements 2019

              Minimum 2H2 (GPA 3.00 out of 4.00)               Duration: 12 months
              primary degree [NFQ Level 8] or equivalent,      Teaching Mode: Full-time
              with appropriate information systems or          Qualification: MSc
              computing technology skills content. You         NFQ Level: Level 9
              may also be admitted to the course on the        Programme Code: CKL51
              basis of extensive practical or professional
                                                               Fees: Irish/EU ¤10,500
              experience, as deemed appropriate by the
                                                               International (NEU) ¤18,000
              Professor of Business Information Systems
              and the Business School.

18 CUBS_GRADUATE PROGRAMMES_2019/2020
MSc CYBER RISK
     FOR BUSINESS
     CKL52

                                                         BRIGHT
                                                         THINKING
     The MSc in Cyber Risk for Business (MSc            Unique aspects of the Programme:
     CRB) provides students with the skills they
                                                        –	Provides students with the skillset to be
     need to become Information Systems (IS)
                                                           successful in roles such as Data Protection
     security analysts, IS risk auditors and to
                                                           Officer, IT Risk Analyst, Security Analyst
     understand IS risk and data governance
                                                           and Threat Intelligence Analyst
     and project management.
                                                        –	Strong emphasis on hands-on learning,
     The programme provides students
                                                           group work and teamwork
     with a portfolio of business and project
     management skills, as well as enhancing            –	Practical lab approach to Ethical Hacking
     knowledge of IS concepts and core                     and Threat Analysis
     technical skills.
                                                        –	Aligned with ISACA COBIT 5 on Risk
     At the core of this programme is a                    Auditing and Information Systems and
     selection of topics covering cloud                    Data Governance
     technologies, IT performance management,
                                                        –	Course materials informed by and frequently
     data management as well as IT project
                                                           reviewed by industry partners
     management. Students specialize in
     the topic of Information Systems (IS)              –	Opportunities to visit local security industry
     Cyber Risk. This allows students to fulfil            sites to see Cyber Risk management
     the industry need for professionals who can           techniques in practice
     establish and manage robust systems that
     are secure against data loss and data breach.

     A research project will allow students to
     explore and develop an IS solution to a            increasingly costly scenarios which ultimately
     specific business problem in the domain            can prove fatal to some organisations.
     of information security and risk management.

     This programme allows students to gain a           PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
     critical understanding of audit controls and
                                                        Dr. Ciara Fitzgerald
     security measures to help organisations
                                                        T +353 (0)21 420 5203
     minimise Cyber Risk in an increasingly hostile
                                                        E cfitzgerald@ucc.ie
     and unstable environment. Systems failure
     or data breach due to attack or leakage are        Dr. Simon Woodworth
                                                        T +353 (0)21 490 3830
                                                        E s.woodworth@ucc.ie

     Entry Requirements 2019

     Minimum 2H2 (GPA 3.00 out of 4.00) primary         Duration: 12 months
     degree [NFQ Level 8] or equivalent, with           Teaching Mode: Full-time
     appropriate information systems or computing       Qualification: MSc
     technology skills content. You may also be         NFQ Level: Level 9
     admitted to the course on the basis of extensive   Programme Code: CKL52
     practical or professional experience, as deemed
                                                        Fees: Irish/EU ¤10,500
     appropriate by the Professor of Business
                                                        International (NEU) ¤18,000
     Information Systems and the Business School.
19
MASTERS DEGREES_LEVEL 9
FINANCE

             MSc FINANCE
             (ASSET MANAGEMENT)
             CKL40

                                                                             BRIGHT
                                                                             THINKING
             The MSc Finance (Asset Management) is a                       Unique aspects of the Programme:
             one-year programme designed to prepare
                                                                           –	Students will study towards the CFA®,
             students for careers in the international
                                                                              CAIA®, QFA (or equivalent) exams while
             investment, asset management, finance
                                                                              completing the MSc Finance (Asset
             and banking industries.
                                                                              Management)
             Students in this programme focus on
                                                                           –	First Masters programme in Ireland,
             developing analytical and professional
                                                                              and one of the first in the world, to offer
             skills, culminating in an applied quantitative
                                                                              academic credits for studying towards
             research project or placement.
                                                                              professional exams
             This finance course has been designed
                                                                           –	Only programme in Ireland that utilises
             in conjunction with industry to ensure
                                                                              leading US based international financial
             it meets the skills needs of employers.
                                                                              services industry professionals as lecturers
             On completion of the MSc Finance (Asset
             Management), you can expect to have excellent                 –	Students can complete an applied
             career prospects in investment management,                       finance project and/or an industry relevant
             banking, insurance, proprietary trading, wealth                  placement as part of this programme
             management and alternative investment.

             The MSc Finance (Asset Management) is
             a member of the CFA® Institute University
                                                                           students on the programme who wish to
             Affiliation Programme and is a CAIA®
                                                                           sit the CFA® or CAIA® examinations.
             Association Academic Partner. These
             partnerships ensure the programme content
             remains up to date with industry and relevant
                                                                           PROGRAMME DIRECTORS
             to the needs of employers.
                                                                           Dr. Mark Mulcahy / Dr. John O’Brien
             Uniquely, this MSc Finance programme
                                                                           T +353 (0)21 490 2506
             provides the opportunity for students to
                                                                           E mam@ucc.ie
             study for CFA® and/or CAIA® professional
             examinations in conjunction with their
             MSc degree. Faculty are eligible to grant
             a number of scholarships each year to

             Entry Requirements 2019

             Applicants must normally      Marketing,Information          – Applicants from other         Duration: 12 months
             have (or expect to have in    Systems, Management               degree disciplines may        Teaching Mode: Full-time
             the year of entry) a 2H1      etc.) OR                         be considered on a case        Qualifications: MSc
             degree in:                   – A programme with a             by case basis
                                                                                                           NFQ Level: Level 9
             – A business related           significant quantitative     – Applicants who achieve        Programme Code: CKL40
                programme (i.e.              element (i.e. Mathematics,      a 2H2 degree but meet
               Commerce, Law, Business       Statistics,Engineering,         all other requirements will   Fees: Irish/EU ¤10,500
               Studies, Economics,           Science, Computing etc.)        be assessed on a case by      International (NEU)
               Accounting, Finance,                                          case basis.                   ¤18,000

20 CUBS_GRADUATE PROGRAMMES_2019/2020
MSc FINANCE
     (CORPORATE FINANCE)
     CKL21

                                                          BRIGHT
                                                          THINKING
     The MSc Finance (Corporate Finance)                 Unique aspects of the Programme:
     course has been designed in conjunction
                                                         – Full employment record since inception
     with industry to ensure it meets the
     corporate finance skills needs of                   –	Winner of the Postgraduate Course of the
     employers. Upon completion of the                      Year: Business, Finance & Management 2017
     course, students have excellent career
                                                         –	Applied job market relevant syllabus
     prospects with business advisory,
                                                            accredited by professional bodies
     consultancy, corporate, investment
     banking and venture capital firms.                  –	Lecturers with Investment Banking experience
                                                            including Adjunct Professors from Wall Street
     The quality of the programme is
     demonstrated by the course winning                  –	Extensive professional skills development
     the best Postgraduate Course of the Year               and specialised career advice
     – Business, Finance & Management by
                                                         –	Regular networking opportunities with senior
     GradIreland Higher Education Awards 2017.
                                                            industry speakers
     In deciding the winner judges stated that
     the MSc Finance (Corporate Finance)                 –	Group consultancy project or industry
     “100% employment rate - very strong.                   relevant placement
     The consultancy project is an excellent
     way to build industry relationships and
     get real work experience.”
                                                         This programme has been accepted into
     Students on the programme will gain insight         the CFA® Institute University Affiliation
     into the financial sector through case studies      Programme and the CAIA® Academic
     and guest lectures from industry leaders.           Partner Programme. Upon graduation
     In addition, students focus on developing           from the programme students also have
     analytical and professional skills, culminating     exemptions from certain ACCA examinations.
     in a real-life corporate finance consultancy
     project or a corporate finance internship.
                                                         PROGRAMME DIRECTORS

                                                         Dr. Celine McInerney
                                                         T +353 (0)21 490 2506
                                                         E mcf@ucc.ie

                                                         Dr. Geraldine Ryan
                                                         T +353 (0)21 490 2506
                                                         E mcf@ucc.ie

     Entry Requirements 2019

     Minimum 2H1 (GPA 3.25 out of 4.0) in a degree       Duration: 12 months
     [NFQ Level 8] or equivalent in a business course,   Teaching Mode: Full-time
     or a cognate discipline.                            Qualifications: MSc
                                                         NFQ Level: Level 9
     Applicants who achieve a 2H2 degree but meet
                                                         Programme Code: CKL21
     all other requirements will be assessed on a case
     by case basis.                                      Fees: Irish/EU ¤10,500
                                                         International (NEU) ¤18,000
21
MASTERS DEGREES_LEVEL 9
ECONOMICS

             MSc FINANCE (BANKING
             AND RISK MANAGEMENT)
             CKL19

                                                               BRIGHT
                                                               THINKING
             The MSc Finance (Banking and Risk                Unique aspects of the Programme:
             Management) programme involves the
                                                              –	Close to 100% employment record
             advanced study of the practices of
                                                                 since inception
             investment, banking and risk management,
             including topics such as: Asset Pricing;         – At the top end of graduate study in
             Portfolio Management; International                business and finance in Ireland
             Finance; Financial Institutions; Capital
                                                              – Provides students with the practical
             Markets; Treasury Management; Derivative
                                                                skills and techniques widely used in
             Securities; Risk Management.
                                                                financial markets
             This programme also involves an applied
                                                              – Manage a simulated asset portfolio
             research project, using cutting-edge
                                                                on-line throughout the year to put
             techniques and software.
                                                                theory into practice
             As well as providing a rigorous grounding
             in theory and methods, the programme will
             provide students with the practical skills and
             techniques widely used in financial markets.     PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

             The programme covers much of the CFA             Dr. Don Walshe
             Levels 1-3 syllabus and includes regular         T +353 (0)21 490 2068
             presentations and workshops from                 E don.walshe@ucc.ie
             external practitioners.

             Students will also manage their own
             simulated asset portfolio on-line throughout
             the year, putting theory into practice.

             Entry Requirements 2019

             Minimum 2H1 (GPA 3.25 out of 4.0)                Duration: 12 months full-time / 24 months part-time
             in a degree [NFQ Level 8] or equivalent          Teaching Mode: Full-time / Part-time
             in a business subject or subject with a          Part-time option is 24 months by day (part-time
             quantitative element. Applicants who             options open to EU applicants only)
             do not meet criteria above but who have          Qualification: MSc
             sufficient relevant professional experience      NFQ Level: Level 9
             may be considered.                               Programme Code: CKL19

                                                              Fees: Irish/EU ¤10,500
                                                              International (NEU) ¤18,000
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MSc BUSINESS
     ECONOMICS
     CKL06

                                                     BRIGHT
                                                     THINKING
     The MSc Business Economics is an               Unique aspects of the Programme:
     integrated course applying economics
                                                    – Application of concepts and frameworks
     to the business environment.
                                                      to an actual business situation- translating
     Designed in consultation with leaders            learning into practice
     from the business community and public
                                                    – External business advisors to provide
     sector organisations, this unique course
                                                      guidance and advice, ensuring the
     equips students with key skills for career
                                                      relevance and effectiveness of the skills
     development in an ever-changing
                                                      developed during this programme
     business world.

     This is a challenging research-orientated
                                                      “The MSc Business Economics provides
     programme, which is both theoretically
                                                      the sophisticated techniques necessary to
     grounded and evidence-based.
                                                      evaluate alternatives and communicate the
     The focus is on analysing, understanding         results necessary to make sound business
     and explaining business performance              decisions. This is a high-intensity application
     in a competitive environment.                    oriented but hugely enjoyable course”

     Programme participants are expected              Christina O’Keeffe
     to utilise the many opportunities for            Risk & Compliance Officer,
     self-development. The programme                  Fexco Merchant Services
     also provides a good foundation for
     those interested in undertaking further
     study at PhD, DBA or professional
     development level.                             PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

     Accreditation                                  Dr. Catherine Kavanagh
     Students on this programme are eligible for    T +353 (0)21 490 1868
     ‘Graduate Membership’ of the IMCA (Institute   E c.kavanagh@ucc.ie
     of Management Consultants & Advisers in
     Ireland) for the duration of the programme
     of study, and for one year post-graduation.

     Entry Requirements 2019

     Minimum 2H2 (GPA 3.00 out of 4.00)             Duration: 12 months full-time / 24 months part-time
     primary degree [NFQ Level 8] or equivalent.    Teaching Mode: Full-time / Part-time
     Note that there is NO requirement for          Part-time option is 24 months by day (part-time
     Economics or Business subjects to be part      options open to EU applicants only)
     of the primary degree. Consideration will be   Qualification: MSc
     given to applicants not meeting the above      NFQ Level: Level 9
     criteria (i.e. no primary degree) but with     Programme Code: CKL06
     extensive relevant professional experience.
                                                    Fees: Irish/EU ¤10,500
                                                    International (NEU) ¤18,000
23
MASTERS DEGREES_LEVEL 9
MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING

             MSc MANAGEMENT
             AND MARKETING
             CKL22

                                                             BRIGHT
                                                             THINKING
             The MSc Management and Marketing               Unique aspects of the Programme:
             programme is a one-year degree
                                                            – Full-time professional placement or
             programme for graduates who have
                                                              a supervised research dissertation
             taken no, or limited, management
             or marketing modules in their                  – Practical assessments, participative
             undergraduate degree.                            and real world team-based learning
                                                              involving both individual and group-
             This programme is designed for
                                                              based project work
             students wishing to pursue a career
             in management or marketing or focus            – Practitioner and specialist delivery
             on a specific strategic innovation,              of certain course elements, including
             enterprise or marketing capability.              workshops and field trips

             Students of this programme typically           – Personal development, including
             come from a variety of academic                  presentation and communication skills,
             backgrounds, including science, arts,            along with one-on-one coaching sessions
             engineering, law and social science.             for placement and interview preparation

             It is also suitable for those with
             professional or academic qualifications          “I would like to thank you for an amazing
             like medicine or accounting.                     year. I thoroughly enjoyed the course
                                                              and feel it was the best thing I have ever
             This unique programme places great
                                                              done. I would also like to thank you for
             emphasis on the creative and innovation
                                                              all your help and support throughout the
             aspects of management and marketing
                                                              year. I look forward to meeting you all
             which are essential for business careers
                                                              in the future.”
             and for the development of a knowledge-
             based economy.                                   Bronwen Cruise O’Shea
                                                              2018 Graduate, Musgrave employee
             Accreditation
             Students on this programme are eligible for
             ‘Graduate Membership’ of the IMCA (Institute
             of Management Consultants & Advisers in
             Ireland) for the duration of the programme     PROGRAMME ADMINISTRATOR
             of study, and for one year post-graduation.    T +353 (0)21 490 3375
                                                            E mandmadmin@ucc.ie

             Entry Requirements 2019

             Minimum 2H2 (GPA 3.00 out of 4.00)             Duration: 12 months
             primary degree [NFQ Level 8] or equivalent.    Teaching Mode: Full-time
             Applications without the supplementary         Qualification: MSc
             questions section completed will not be        NFQ Level: Level 9
             processed.                                     Programme Code: CKL22

                                                            Fees: Irish/EU ¤10,500
                                                            International (NEU) ¤18,000
24 CUBS_GRADUATE PROGRAMMES_2019/2020
MSc STRATEGIC MARKETING
     AND PRACTICE
     CKL07

                                                           BRIGHT
                                                           THINKING
     The MSc in Strategic Marketing and                   Unique aspects of the Programme:
     Practice is a one-year degree programme
                                                          –	An advanced education in the contemporary
     designed for recent graduates who are
                                                             practice of strategic marketing
     already familiar with core marketing
     concepts and wish to progress their                  –	Participative and live learning with external
     knowledge and immerse themselves                        business clients
     in strategic marketing and practice.
                                                          –	The use of blended and interactive teaching
     The unique programme is designed to give
                                                          –	The development of valuable personal
     students the specialised skills and knowledge
                                                             skills for marketing careers – analytical
     to become a successful marketing leader.
                                                             capabilities, problem-solving skills critical
     It will build on the marketing knowledge                thinking, communication skills, group-work
     and skills acquired at an undergraduate                 skills, IT skills and the ability to manage
     level enhancing employability through                   major marketing research projects
     developing students’ ability to contribute
                                                          –	Master classes with reputable industry
     to real needs of the business community.
                                                             partners provide insight into leading-edge
     The blended nature of the programme                     marketing practice and innovative marketing
     will turn marketing graduates into                      techniques
     marketing practitioners with an array
     of learning methods including live
     assignments, specialised workshops,
     marketing strategy simulation, and                   PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
     industry based marketing practice.
                                                          Dr. Helen McGrath
     This unique programme, designed with                 T +353 (0)21 490 3372
     senior marketing practitioners, places               E helen.mcgrath@ucc.ie
     emphasis on marketing practice.

     Entry Requirements 2019

     Minimum 2H1 (GPA 3.25 out of 4.0) in a degree        Duration: 12 months
     [NFQ Level 8] or equivalent, in a Business-related   Teaching Mode: Full-time
     discipline (e.g. business, management or             Qualification: MSc
     marketing).                                          NFQ Level: Level 9
                                                          Programme Code: CKL07

                                                          Fees: Irish/EU ¤10,500
                                                          International (NEU) ¤18,000
25
MASTERS DEGREES_LEVEL 9
FOOD BUSINESS AND DEVELOPMENT

             MSc CO-OPERATIVES, AGRI-FOOD
             AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
             CKL03

                                                              BRIGHT
                                                              THINKING
             This one year MSc course will give              Unique aspects of the Programme:
             participants a deeper understanding of
                                                             –	Only programme of its kind, which fully
             co-operatives, sustainable development
                                                                integrates co-operative approaches into
             and the agri-food system.
                                                                the study of sustainable development
             This is a unique course, with a very               and agri-food
             strong practical emphasis, and will equip
                                                             –	Especially practical in delivery, including
             participants with the organisational,
                                                                practice-based research project in an
             management and research and policy
                                                                organisational setting (placement) and
             analysis skills needed to make innovative
                                                                applied assessment
             contributions to the development of
             local economies.                                - O
                                                                n-going exposure to practitioners
                                                               and specialists in the field
             It is aimed at graduates from a wide range
             of disciplines who wish to pursue careers       - C
                                                                areer and personal development
             in sustainable development and innovative         opportunities
             practice leading to positions in the food
             sector (ranging from local food enterprises
             to large multi-nationals), local and
             international rural development, shared         Scholarships
             and collaborative economy, NGOs,                Applicants may apply for a range of
             innovative community businesses including       scholarships to undertake this programme.
             co-operatives and social enterprises, local     These include the Jack Murphy FDC
             and regional enterprise development,            Group Scholarships which are valued at
             consultancy, corporate social responsibility,   ¤12,500 each and include a highly relevant
             policy formulation and analysis.                placement opportunity.
             Accreditation
             Students on this programme are eligible for     PROGRAMME DIRECTORS
             ‘Graduate Membership’ of the IMCA (Institute
             of Management Consultants & Advisers in         Dr. Olive McCarthy
             Ireland) for the duration of the programme      T +353 (0)21 490 3354
             of study, and for one year post-graduation.     E o.mccarthy@ucc.ie

                                                             Dr. Noreen Byrne
                                                             T +353 (0)21 490 3356
                                                             E n.byrne@ucc.ie

             Entry Requirements 2019

             A minimum second class honours degree           Duration: 12 months
             (level 8) or equivalent, in a wide range of     Teaching Mode: Full-time
             disciplines. Consideration may be given to      Qualification: MSc
             applicants who do not hold a second class       NFQ Level: Level 9
             honours degree but who have sufficient          Programme Code: CKL03
             relevant experience, subject to approval
                                                             Fees: Irish/EU ¤10,500
             by the School of Business.
                                                             International (NEU) ¤18,000
26 CUBS_GRADUATE PROGRAMMES_2019/2020
MSc FOOD SECURITY POLICY
     AND MANAGEMENT
     CKL04

                                                       BRIGHT
                                                       THINKING
     This one-year MSc programme will                 Unique aspects of the Programme:
     prepare students to work in the critical
                                                      –	Practice-based research project in
     areas of food and nutrition security and
                                                         association with development organisations
     international development.
                                                      –	Applied focus
     This is a unique course with a strong applied
     focus, which will equip participants with        –	Only course in Ireland primarily focussed
     practical skills particularly in policy             on food and nutrition security policy and
     development and implementation, project             management
     and programme management, and impact
                                                      –	Regular inputs from development
     assessment. These skills will be critical for
                                                         practitioners ensures focus on real-world
     people working to address the challenges of
                                                         challenges and innovative solutions
     achieving food and nutrition security globally
     and locally, in line with the UN Sustainable     –	Competitive fees
     Development Goal of Achieving Zero Hunger.
                                                      –	Location in Business School with linkages
     The programme is aimed at graduates from            to wide range of organisations in public
     a wide range of relevant disciplines, as well       and private sectors and civil society.
     as early and mid-career professionals
     already working on food security,
     malnutrition and related issues. Graduates
     from this programme will be well equipped        PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
     to pursue careers in a wide range of national
                                                      Dr. Nick Chisholm
     and international organisations working
                                                      T +353 (0)21 490 3347
     in this field – multi-lateral organisations,
                                                      E n.chisholm@ucc.ie
     Government, NGOs, private sector
     companies and research institutions
                                                      PROGRAMME ADMINISTRATOR
     Collaboration with the International             Niamh Kiely
     Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)           T +353 (0)21 490 2788
     IFPRI has been conducting food policy            E n.kiely@ucc.ie
     research in developing countries over the
     past 40 years. It offers selected sessions
     as well as to provide research materials
     and methods for the design and delivery
     of the courses under this programme.

     Entry Requirements 2019

     A minimum Second Class Honours degree            Duration: 12 months
     (Level 8) or equivalent in a relevant subject.   Teaching Mode: Full-time
     Consideration may be given to applicants         Qualification: MSc
     who have not attained this level but who         NFQ Level: Level 9
     have sufficient relevant experience, subject     Programme Code: CKL04
     to College approval.
                                                      Fees: Irish/EU ¤7,500
                                                      International (NEU) ¤15,000
27
MASTERS DEGREES_LEVEL 9
FOOD BUSINESS AND DEVELOPMENT

             MSc FOOD BUSINESS
             AND INNOVATION
             CKL02

                                                                 BRIGHT
                                                                 THINKING
             This MSc course prepares students for a            Unique aspects of the Programme:
             career in dynamic food businesses to play
                                                                –	A central aspect of the programme is an
             a lead role in the analysis of key sectorial
                                                                   Applied Food Industry Centred Research
             issues and strategic management of the
                                                                   Project with the opportunity to either work
             food industry.
                                                                   in or complete research for a food firm,
             The balance of modules on this programme              food agency, university, bank or related
             reflects the global nature of the food industry.      establishment, where students gain valuable
             Students will expand their knowledge of               work experience and apply the theoretical
             food, the food consumer, entrepreneurship,            skills developed through lectures and
             innovation in food and the decision-making            capstone style seminars
             processes in companies that develop, brand,
                                                                –	Additional unique features of the MSc in
             distribute, and sell food products.
                                                                   Food Business and Innovation programme
             Through practical application, this                   include: an in-depth introduction to the
             programme will equip graduates with                   national and international food sectors;
             analytical, communication, business and               a unique blend of relevant courses that
             presentation skills, which are required               are relevant to both established food firms
             and highly valued by the industry.                    and start-ups; and an introduction to leading
                                                                   edge food research issues
             Graduates from the MSc in Food
             Business and Innovation course pursue
             employment opportunities in the food
             sector (international corporations, SMEs,
                                                                PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
             start-ups and food agencies) and non-food
             sector (banks, market research firms and           Ronan O’Farrell
             higher education) as the skills acquired           T +353 (0)21 490 2750
             are highly transferable.                           E ronan.ofarrell@ucc.ie

             Entry Requirements 2019

             To be eligible for the MSc in Food Business        Duration: 12 months
             and Innovation, candidates must hold at            Teaching Mode: Full-time
             least a Second Class Honours Grade II in           Qualification: MSc
             a primary degree (level 8). Consideration          NFQ Level: Level 9
             may also be given to applicants who have           Programme Code: CKL02
             a minimum of three years’ relevant
                                                                Fees: Irish/EU ¤10,500
             professional experience, subject to the
                                                                International (NEU) ¤18,000
             approval of the Programme Director.

28 CUBS_GRADUATE PROGRAMMES_2019/2020
POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS_LEVEL 9

       PG Dip ECONOMICS
       OF BUSINESS PRACTICE
       CKJ01

                                                           BRIGHT
                                                           THINKING
       The Postgraduate Diploma in Economics of           Unique aspects of the Programme:
       Business Practice is designed to provide a
                                                          –	Develop and apply an entrepreneurial
       distinctive, practice orientated programme,
                                                             skillset that can be used within existing
       through which students can develop an
                                                             businesses or to create a new business
       applied knowledge and comprehensive
       understanding of how business operates.            –	Focus on personal and professional
                                                             development including presentation
       The programme is designed for students
                                                             and communication skills as well as
       wishing to pursue a career in business or
                                                             CV and interview preparation
       those seeking to establish their own business.
       Participants develop an entrepreneurial            –	The MSc Economics of Business
       skillset, through the creation of their own           Practice offers students the opportunity
       campus based business, which can be used              to complete a 6-month work placement
       in employment or to set up their own business.        and research project

       This unique programme emphasises the
       knowledge and skills, including those
       related to their personal and professional
                                                          Students are challenged and supported
       development, that business ready graduates
                                                          on their professional journey by a team
       need to succeed in their chosen career.
                                                          of careers service advisors, academic
       Assessment modes reflect the strong                mentors and business placement mentors.
       practice orientation of the programme
       which focuses on continuous assessment
       with few end-of-semester exams.                    PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

       The MSc in Economics of Business Practice          Dr. Marie O’Connor
       is a natural progression route. After fulfilling   T +353 (0)21 490 2998
       the criteria for progression, students can         E marie.oconnor@ucc.ie
       transfer to the MSc which is a 6-month
       work placement and research project.

       Entry Requirements 2019

       A level 8 primary degree with at least             Duration: 12 months full-time / 24 months part-time
       10 credits in microeconomics and a further         Teaching Mode: Full-time / Part-time
       10 credits of intermediate level economics,        Qualification: PG Dip
       or the equivalent.                                 NFQ Level: Level 9
                                                          Programme Code: CKJ01
       The MSc Economics of Business Practice is
       available as a follow on qualification subject     Fees: Irish/EU: ¤7,000
       to achieving a required minimum standard           International (NEU): ¤13,000
       in the Postgraduate Diploma.
                                                          Note: The PG Diplomas is the entry point
                                                          for MSc. Additional MSc fees if students progress to
                                                          the MSc as exit award.

                                                          Irish/EU: ¤3,500
                                                          International (NEU): ¤5,000
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POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS_LEVEL 9

             PG Dip HEALTH
             ECONOMICS PRACTICE
             CKC07

                                                               BRIGHT
                                                               THINKING
             The Postgraduate Diploma in Health               Unique aspects of the Programme:
             Economics Practice is a practice-oriented
                                                              – Practice-oriented programme, delivered
             programme, designed to give students an
                                                                online and designed to prepare students
             excellent grounding in the use of economic
                                                                for applying economics in the
             decision-making in the health sector.
                                                                healthcare sector
             Economic decision-making is becoming
                                                              – Provides skills, which help
             increasingly important in the health area,
                                                                to develop the student in a personal,
             with scarce resources being available for
                                                                professional and intellectual capacity
             ever-increasing needs.

             This programme provides students with
             skills that can be used in a healthcare
             business or policy environment.                  PROGRAMME DIRECTORS

             Online delivery and continuous assessment        Dr. Brian Turner
             offer those working in the health sector the     T +353 21 490 2974
             flexibility to complete this programme while     E b.turner@ucc.ie
             continuing in their existing roles.

             The MSc Health Economics Practice
             is available as a follow-on qualification,
             subject to achieving a required minimum
             standard in the Postgraduate Diploma.

             Entry Requirements 2019

             You will need a degree in business and / or
                                                              Duration: 12 months full-time / 24 months part-time
             economics OR a degree with at least a 2H2
                                                              Teaching Mode: Online
             grade in a health related discipline OR for
                                                              Qualification: PG Dip
             those with degrees or equivalent outside the
                                                              NFQ Level: Level 9
             above categories, applicants should have a
                                                              Programme Code: CKC07
             minimum of 4 years’ experience as health
             sector practitioners or professionals in which   Fees: Irish/EU: ¤7,000
             case they may be accepted on the basis of        International (NEU): ¤13,000
             recognition of prior experiential learning.
                                                              Note: The PG Diplomas is the entry point
                                                              for MSc. Additional MSc fees if students progress
                                                              to the MSc as exit award.

                                                              Irish/EU: ¤3,500
                                                              International (NEU): ¤5,000

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RESEARCH DEGREES_LEVEL 9 & 10                                   MSC                    PHD

       RESEARCH DEGREES
       MSc & PhD

                                                         BRIGHT
                                                         THINKING
       The masters & doctoral research                  Unique aspects of a Research Programme:
       programmes afford students the
                                                        –	Pursue research on a specialist topic in
       opportunity to work closely with
                                                           Accounting, Economics, Food Business
       academics to design and execute
                                                           and Development, Finance, Information
       a unique piece of scholarly research
                                                           Systems, Management and Marketing
       on a full-time or part-time basis.
       Balancing both rigour and relevance,             –	Expert supervision from leading scholars
       students will strive to make an impact,             in their fields, engaged in cutting-edge,
       through their research, by tackling                 international-quality research
       interesting research problems and
                                                        –	A large, friendly and diverse graduate
       publishing the results.
                                                           community
       In completing a research programme
                                                        –	Access to research centres and institutes
       students will enhance their critical
                                                           that conduct multidisciplinary research
       thinking and analytical skills, along
       with their communication, writing
       and presentation skills.

       MSC RESEARCH                                     FOR MORE INFORMATION:
       12 months (full-time) or 24 months               For further information on masters & doctoral
       (part-time).                                     research in specific disciplines within the
                                                        Business School please contact:
       A candidate with a minimum 2H1 (GPA 3.25
       out of 4.0) in a degree [NFQ Level 8] or         E CUBSresearch@ucc.ie
       other professional qualification or
       appropriate relevant experience is eligible
       for the MSc (Research), subject to the           FEES:
       approval of the Business School.
                                                        Irish/EU: ¤7,500 (full-time) / ¤4,000 (part-time)

                                                        International (NEU): ¤15,000 (full-time) /
       PHD RESEARCH                                     ¤7,500 (part-time)
       36 months (full-time) or 72 months               Subsequent Years: Irish/EU ¤1,700 / International
       (part-time).                                     (NEU) ¤3,000
       A candidate with a minimum 2H1 (GPA 3.25
       out of 4.0) in a degree [NFQ Level 8] or other
       professional qualification or appropriate
       relevant experience is eligible for the
       PhD (Research), subject to the approval
       of the Business School.

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