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GRADUATE PROGRAMMES 2020/2021 - Cork University ...
GRADUATE
    PROGRAMMES
    2020/2021

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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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Chandan Raj
       Graduate

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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                                       19
    – Economics                                     22
    – Management & Marketing                        23
    – Food Business & Development                   25

    Research Degrees (Level 9 & 10)                 28
    Doctoral Degrees (Level 10)                     29

    What our students and graduates say about us…   30
    Why study in Cork, Ireland?                     33
    Why study at Cork University Business School?   34

    Programme Applications
    – How do I apply?                               38
    – What will it cost?                            38
    – Where can I live?                             38

    Admission Procedure                             39
    International Students                          40

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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    CKL51              MSc             Business Information & Analytics Systems                                                                      •                                        •                                                                                  •                                      •
 18    CKL52              MSc             Cyber Risk for Business                                                                                       •                                        •                                                                                  •                                      •
 19    CKL40              MSc             Finance (Asset Management)                        •             ◊             ◊       • • • •                                              ◊           • •                        ◊                        ◊                              • • •                                                            ◊                    •
 20    CKL21              MSc             Finance (Corporate Finance)                       • •                                 • • • •                                                          • •                                                                                • • •                                                                                 •
 21    CKL19              MSc             Finance (Banking and Risk Management)             • • • • • • •                                                                                        • •                                                                                • • • • •
 22    CKL06              MSc             Business Economics                                • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
 23    CKL22              MSc             Management & Marketing                            • • •                                                       • • • • • • • • • • • •
 24    CKL07              MSc             Strategic Marketing and Practice                                ◊                     • •                                                                                         ◊

                                          Co-operatives, Agri-food and Sustainable
 25    CKL03              MSc
                                          Development                                       • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
 26    CKL04              MSc             Food Security Policy & Management                 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
 27    CKL02              MSc             Food Business and Innovation                      • • • • •                                                                     • •                                  • • • • •                                                                                                                             • •

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

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

                                                                Mr. Michael Farrell
                                                                T +353 (0)21 490 2614
                                                                E Michael_Farrell@ucc.ie

              Entry Requirements 2020

              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: M ACC
              for exemption from the CA Proficiency 1           NFQ Level: Level 9
              examination of Chartered Accountants Ireland      Programme Code: CKL26
              (CAI). Students who do not have full CA
                                                                Fees: Irish/EU ¤10,500
              Proficiency 1 exemptions from their
                                                                International (NEU) ¤18,000
              undergraduate degree can complete any
              outstanding CAP 1 subjects as an external
              student with Chartered Accountants Ireland
              before entering the programme.

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MASTERS DEGREES_LEVEL 9
ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

       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     Ms Michelle Gleeson
       opportunities for subsequent employment,      T +353 21 490 3906
       both internationally and nationally.          E michelle.gleeson@ucc.ie

                                                     Mr Oliver Browne
                                                     T +353 (0)21 490 2882
                                                     E oliver.browne@ucc.ie

       Entry Requirements 2020

       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 2020

              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
      innovative course offers a world-class            design innovative new business
      student experience. Having completed              models and processes.
      the course, students will have:
                                                       –T
                                                         he marketable skills to ensure
      – The knowledge, skills, and techniques          future employment opportunities,
         to design innovative new digital products      nationally 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

                                                       Dr. Carolanne Mahony
                                                       T +353 21 490 3339
      Entry Requirements 2020                          E carolanne.mahony@ucc.ie

      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 2020 (IT), 2019 (IT), 2018 (IT),
              of skills which are essential in building,
                                                                            2017 (IT), 2016 (IT), 2015 (Business),
              managing and leveraging effective
                                                                            2014 (IT) & 2013 (IT)
              and efficient information systems (IS)
              for organisations.                                          – Currently the most popular IT
                                                                            conversion programme
              MSc ISBP graduates will acquire the skills
              necessary to manage and leverage IS for                     – Strong links with industry
              problem-solving, value-generation and
                                                                          – Hybrid business / IT orientation
              cost savings.
                                                                          – Delivers a curriculum based on leading
              This is a 12-month intensive conversion
                                                                            edge technologies
              course with industry mentored
              collaborative projects.                                     – Emphasis on developing students’ ability
                                                                            to work as a team
              Students are taught from beginner level,
              and prepared to take up business analyst /                  – Access to an IS and business alumni
              programmer and management positions in                        of over 2,000 professionals
              IT departments in small, medium or large
                                                                          – Provides an understanding on how
              organisations, whether public or private,
                                                                            organisations operate
              in the financial services, manufacturing
              or any sector.

                                                                          PROGRAMME DIRECTORS

                                                                          Mr. Bill Emerson
                                                                          T +353 (0)21 490 2631
              GradIreland Award Winner For 8 Years                        E b.emerson@ucc.ie
              2020 Winner PostgradIreland Course of the Year
              Computer Science/Technology                                 Dr. Stephen Treacy
              2019 Winner PostGradIreland Course of the Year
              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 2020

              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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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. Stephen McCarthy
      the technical skills and techniques needed
                                                       T +353 (0)21 490 3214
      by organisations to explore organisational
                                                       E stephen.mccarthy@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 2020

      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.

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MASTERS DEGREES_LEVEL 9
BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

              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 2020

                  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.
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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
                                                                     –	A curriculum designed with industry and
       students for careers in international
                                                                        having a practical focus ensures graduates
       investment, finance and banking.
                                                                        have the skills sought by employers
       Students focus on developing analytical and
                                                                     –	The programme maintains an up-to-date
       professional skills, culminating in an applied
                                                                        curriculum by incorporating the syllabus of
       quantitative research project or placement.
                                                                        leading professional bodies
       This finance course has been designed
                                                                     –	Strong emphasis on practical and professional
       in conjunction with industry to ensure
                                                                        skills, including interview technique,
       graduates have the skills sought by
                                                                        presentation skills and applied projects
       employers. On completion of the MSc
       Finance (Asset Management), you can expect                    –	Students study towards a professional
       to have excellent career prospects in the                        qualification (CFA®, CAIA®, QFA or
       investment management, banking, insurance,                       equivalent) while on the programme and
       proprietary trading, wealth management and                       receive academic credits for taking career
       alternative investment industries.                               enhancing professional examinations

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

       Entry Requirements 2020

       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

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MASTERS DEGREES_LEVEL 9
FINANCE

             MSc FINANCE
             (CORPORATE FINANCE)
             CKL21

                                                                  BRIGHT
                                                                  THINKING
             The MSc Finance (Corporate Finance)                 Unique aspects of the Programme:
             course has been designed in conjunction
                                                                 – Excellent employment record since
             with industry to ensure it meets the
                                                                   inception
             corporate finance skills needs of
             employers. Upon completion of the                   –	Winner of the Postgraduate Course of the
             course, students have excellent career                 Year: Business, Finance & Management 2017
             prospects with business advisory,
                                                                 –	Applied job market relevant syllabus
             consultancy, corporate, investment
                                                                    accredited by professional bodies
             banking and venture capital firms.
                                                                 –	Extensive professional skills development
             Students will examine questions such as: how
                                                                    and specialised career advice
             financial markets work and how companies
             access them to finance their operations, how        –	Regular networking opportunities with senior
             to value firms and investment projects, what           industry speakers
             IPOs and mergers and acquisitions are, how
                                                                 –	Group project or industry relevant placement
             to value financial products, such as stocks
             and derivatives.

             The quality of the programme is
             demonstrated by the course winning                  in a corporate finance project or a corporate
             the best Postgraduate Course of the Year –          finance internship.
             Business, Finance & Management by
                                                                 This programme has been accepted into
             GradIreland Higher Education Awards 2017.
                                                                 the CFA® Institute University Affiliation
             Students on the programme will gain insight         Programme and the CAIA® Academic
             into the financial sector through case studies      Partner Programme. Upon graduation
             and guest lectures from industry leaders.           from the programme students also have
             In addition, students focus on developing           exemptions from certain ACCA examinations.
             analytical and professional skills, culminating

                                                                 PROGRAMME DIRECTORS

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

                                                                 Mr. Michael O'Connell
                                                                 T +353 (0)21 490 2506
                                                                 E mcf@ucc.ie
             Entry Requirements 2020

             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
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MASTERS DEGREES_LEVEL 9
FINANCE

       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 2020

       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 may   NFQ Level: Level 9
       be considered.                                    Programme Code: CKL19

                                                         Fees: Irish/EU ¤10,500
                                                         International (NEU) ¤18,000
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MASTERS DEGREES_LEVEL 9
ECONOMICS

             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 DIRECTORS

             Accreditation                                  Dr. Bernadette Power
             Students on this programme are eligible for    T +353 (0)21 490 2986
             ‘Graduate Membership’ of the IMCA (Institute   E: b.power@ucc.ie
             of Management Consultants & Advisers in
                                                            Dr. Catherine Kavanagh
             Ireland) for the duration of the programme
                                                            T +353 (0)21 490 1868
             of study, and for one year post-graduation.
                                                            E c.kavanagh@ucc.ie

             Entry Requirements 2020

             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
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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        PROGRAMME DIRECTORS
      Ireland) for the duration of the programme
                                                     Dr. Patrice Cooper
      of study, and for one year post-graduation.
                                                     T +353 (0)21 490 3000
                                                     E p.cooper@ucc.ie

                                                     Dr. Linda Murphy
                                                     T +353 21 490 3272
                                                     E linda.murphy@ucc.ie
      Entry Requirements 2020

      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
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MASTERS DEGREES_LEVEL 9
MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING

             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 2020

             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
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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. Noreen Byrne
      Ireland) for the duration of the programme          T +353 (0)21 490 3356
      of study, and for one year post-graduation.         E n.byrne@ucc.ie

                                                          Dr. Olive McCarthy
                                                          T +353 (0)21 490 3354
                                                          E o.mccarthy@ucc.ie

      Entry Requirements 2020

      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
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MASTERS DEGREES_LEVEL 9
FOOD BUSINESS AND DEVELOPMENT

             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 2020

             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
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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 2020

      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.

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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 CUBSpgrresearch@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: ¤5,770 (full-time) / ¤3,000 (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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DOCTORAL DEGREES_LEVEL 10

       PhD (BUSINESS
       INFORMATION SYSTEMS)
       CKN18

       The PhD Business Information Systems                 IRISH/EU STUDENTS
       (BIS) is a full-time programme taken over
                                                            A candidate who is the holder of a degree
       four years (48 months) from the date of
                                                            or other professional qualification or
       first registration for the programme.
                                                            appropriate relevant experience and who
       The PhD Business Information Systems                 has a minimum of three years professional
       (BIS) degree programme aims to enable                business / administrative experience is
       students become proficient in research.              eligible for the PhD (Research), subject
                                                            to the approval of the Business School.
       Students will develop an in-depth knowledge
       of a specific area of concentration, as well
       as the problem solving and analysis skills           INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
       that will enable them make significant
                                                            English Language Requirement:
       innovative contributions to the Information
                                                            All applicants whose first language is not
       Systems field.
                                                            English must provide evidence of English
       This programme provides support to the               language proficiency. English language tests
       student’s PhD research and thesis submission         must be undertaken no more than two years
       over three parts.                                    prior to commencement of a programme.

       Part 1 familiarises students with the research       IELTS: 6.5
       topics, issues and methods underpinning              With no individual section lower than 5.5
       Information Systems research.
                                                             OEFL: 90
                                                            T
       Part 2 provides modules that are designed            With minimum scores as follows:
       to assist students in refining the research          – Listening: 17 – Reading: 18
       topics developed.                                    – Speaking: 20 – Writing: 17

       Part 3 focuses on conducting thesis                  Cambridge Proficiency Exam: Grade C
       research and writing.                                Cambridge Advanced Exam: Grade B

                                                            Pearson PTE: Minimum Score of 63
       FOR MORE INFORMATION:                                With no section score below 59

       Dr. Ciara Heavin
       T +353 (0)21 490 3826
       E c.heavin@ucc.ie

       Entry Requirements 2020

       Minimum 2H1 (GPA 3.25 out of 4.0) in an          New Entrants Year 1 only & fixed fee pa
       approved degree [NFQ Level 8] or Masters         for the duration:
       [NFQ Level 9]                                    Irish/EU ¤5,770 / International (NEU) ¤15,000
                                                        Note: PhD Students are liable for the full fee for
       Duration: 4 years (Full-Time)
                                                        four years
       Teaching Mode: Classroom, Research
       Qualification: PhD                               PhD Subsequent Years:
       NFQ Level: Level 10                              Irish/EU ¤1,700 / International (NEU) ¤3,000
       Programme Code: CKN18                            Note: PhD students pay a continuation fee of
                                                        ¤1,700 pa for Year 5 & subsequent years

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WHAT OUR STUDENTS & GRADUATES
SAY ABOUT US…

                                                                  “THE PLACEMENT OPTION
                                                                  IS GREAT AS YOU CAN
                                                                  THEN APPLY EVERYTHING
                                                                  YOU HAVE LEARNT
                                                                  IN A REAL BUSINESS
                                                                  ENVIRONMENT AND
                                                                  POTENTIALLY HAVE A
                                                                  JOB AT THE END OF IT.”

                                                                  It can be quite stressful at times but you
                                                                  gain fantastic skills in time management and
                                                                  working efficiently towards deadlines – great
                                                                  to talk about in a job interview!

                                                                  Coming from an Arts undergrad, it was great
                                                                  to be in a small class where the lecturers treat
                                                                  you more like colleagues than students with
                                                                  a great open door policy.
             Emma Oliver
                                                                  It is a great learning environment where
             MSc Management & Marketing
                                                                  we are constantly taught to challenge
                                                                  the status quo. It is the type of course
             After graduating from UCC in 2013 with a             that the more you put into, the more
             BA in French and Politics, I still was not settled   you will get out of!
             on what career path I wanted to pursue.
             I decided to move to Paris for the year – not
             a bad place to live while figuring things out!

             While out there I decided that I wanted to
             go down a more business type route, which
             is why this course was perfect for me. It is
             a conversion masters, which is great for
             anyone who wants a second chance to do
             something business related in college.

             I had held marketing roles throughout college,
             which originally drew me to the marketing
             side of things, however since starting the
             course I’ve found my management classes
             to be my favourites! Everyone has come
             from different disciplines which is great
             for lively debates in class.

30 CUBS_GRADUATE PROGRAMMES_2020/2021
Maeve O’Connell                                    Fiona Corcoran
     MSc Information Systems for                        Microsoft, MSc MIMAS graduate
     Business Performance
                                                        The Financial Auditor Internship was a unique
     After ten years in the workforce and with          opportunity. Not only have I had the chance
     a desire to change my career path, ISBP            to visit corporate HQ in Seattle, but also to
     was the perfect choice for me. I found it          meet colleagues in subsidiaries in Europe
     incredibly relevant to the IT industry,            and the Middle East.
     almost every day I touch on something
                                                        From the outset of my internship I have had
     that I learned during the year.
                                                        meetings with senior staff members from
     The employment opportunities are great,            many areas of business, improving my
     with many of my classmates finding jobs            business communication skills and opening
     before the course had finished and many,           up many networking opportunities. At the end
     including myself, very shortly after. I wouldn’t   of my internship, I had the chance to interview
     hesitate in recommending it to anyone who          for three different roles and accepted a role
     is interested in working in IT.                    with the Credit Services team.

     Muireann MacAuliffe                                Mr Peter Corcoran,
     MSc Finance (Corporate Finance)                    MSc Finance (Banking and Risk Management),
                                                        Corporate Treasury, Investec Bank
     The MSc Finance (Corporate Finance) has
     provided me with the ideal platform upon           When I started looking into the available
     which to enter the financial services industry.    masters in finance, the highly quantitative
     This course has a great balance between the        nature of this course caught my eye straight
     theoretical side, acquiring vast knowledge         away. Every employer at the time was looking
     on different financial areas, and the practical    for candidates with strong quantitative and
     side which involves interesting case               analytical skills. These credentials are still very
     studies and presentations.                         much in demand today, if not more so than
                                                        when I graduated.
     Furthermore, there is a strong focus on
     your future career with constant advice
     and support from both lecturers and other          “THIS COURSE GAVE ME A
     advisors. This help, combined with the
     financial knowledge and practical skills,
                                                         MUCH GREATER UNDERSTANDING
     such as group work, that I have acquired            OF HOW GLOBAL MARKETS
     throughout the course have undoubtedly              ACTUALLY WORK AND THE
     helped me to obtain my desired career
                                                         FINANCIAL THEORIES UPON
     in the exciting financial world.
                                                         WHICH THEY ARE BASED.”
     Anup Ranjan Das
     MSc Asset Management                               During the lectures we were encouraged to ask
                                                        questions and to get involved. In addition, the
     I found the quality of the academic staff to
                                                        assignments were very well thought out.
     be superb and that the programme is very
     well designed to combine academic teaching         The vast majority were real work problems that
     with hands-on learning experiences. With           pushed us to think outside the box and not just
     such a small class, the lecturers and staff        to come back with generic solutions. Having
     truly get to know the students and are very        completed this course, it helps me every day
     available to help and assist students.             in my role with Investec Bank where I am
                                                        responsible for providing cash & foreign
     I particularly enjoyed the relationships
                                                        exchange management, and other treasury
     established with fellow students from
                                                        services to the bank’s corporate and
     diverse academic and cultural backgrounds.
                                                        institutional clients, to help them achieve
     Lastly learning in UCC’s beautiful campus
                                                        their strategic goals. Each client has
     right at the heart of Cork city made the
                                                        different needs so every solution has
     whole experience truly unforgettable.
                                                        to be tailor made.

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