Graduates of bachelor degree courses in business, economics (or an undergraduate programme where business subjects account for at least 50% of the subjects) who have achieved an honours degree (2.2 grade or higher) are eligible to apply. Applications from candidates who have an equivalent qualification at honours level (for example ACCA, CIMA or other professional bodies) are also eligible to apply. Applicants who do not have an honours degree in business (or equivalent) but who have substantial business experience can be considered by our Exceptional Entry Committee.
If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this programme should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6.5 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.
Non EU applicants must have documentary proof of Irish residency or an Irish work permit to be eligible to apply. It is the responsibility of the candidate to maintain such eligibility across the life cycle of the programme.
Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirements is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed on their academic grades and work / life experience may also be considered. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.
Expertise in strategic management and planning has never been more critical given the turbulent and challenging environments in which Irish businesses now operate. Brexit, trade wars and GDPR are significant issues affecting business that require leaders with strategic vision to manage. Technological, economic and regulatory changes mean that businesses need management specialists who can develop long-term strategies that fully anticipate these developments.
The DIT Part-Time Masters in Strategic Management was designed to equip busy working professionals with a deeper understanding of strategy formulation and implementation with the specific aim of accelerating progression to senior management in the private or public sectors, consultancy and various advisory and research roles. Participants will study a range of business modules and undertake group and individual assessments to develop the functional competencies, specialist knowledge, research skills, analytical skills, leadership and soft skills necessary to respond to the needs and challenges of modern organisations.
**Irish Times Postgraduate Options 2016 and 2017 listed the Masters in Strategic Management as most popular programme in DIT.
Hear from our graduates Muhammet Koese and Stephanie Ledwidge on their experience of the programme and the opportunities it brought.
Who should study this programme?
The programme is designed to suit busy, working professionals who wish to develop their capabilities in the field of strategic management. Applicants for our part-time masters in Strategic Management typically have 3 years plus work experience and individuals come from all sectors including Financial Services, Consultancy, Technology, Arts, Pharmaceutical, Public Sector and Not-for Profit sectors.
Some students choose to remain with their existing employers and many are promoted either during the course or soon after completion. Graduates have also commenced their own companies. Students have gained employment in companies nationally and internationally in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Some have set-up their own business or consultancy company. Past employers include Facebook, Google, Oracle, Vodafone, AIB, Central Bank, HSE, Department of Finance, Hibernian Life, 3E Mobile Ltd, Depfa Bank, Deloitte, Allianz Plc, Standard Life, New Ireland Insurance, FMB Chartered Accountants, CHR Plc, Citi Hedge Fund Services, Telefonica O2 and Paypal. A small number of graduates have undertaken doctoral study.
Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.
- September -December
- January - May
- September – December
- January - May
- May - Sept
Strategy & Leadership 1
- Understanding & Leading Organisations
Strategy & Leadership 2
- Two modules from chosen stream
- Undertaking dissertation or company project
- Strategic Marketing
- Project & Consultancy Management
- Business Research Methods
- Analytical Tools for Business Management
- Corporate Finance
In year 2 you will undertake one of our specialist streams*
Current offerings include:
- Financial Services
- Retail Management
- Supply Chain Management
*Streams are run subject to demand
1 module from stream taken this semester
Tuesday 6.00 – 8.00pm
Thursday 6.00 – 10.00pm
Lectures take place from September to December and then from February to May. You will then undertake an individual Dissertation or Company Project over the Summer of year 2.
Colm undertook the MSc in Strategic Management (part-time) on the recommendation of his employer who is a former graduate of the programme. Colm graduated from the programme with a 1st class honours degree. He undertook his undergraduate studies in NUI Galway and graduated with an honours degree (2.1) in Financial Mathematics and Economics.
Colm is currently Principle, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation