Master of Science (MSc) Management Practice

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Next Steps


MSc. in Management Practice | DBS

Aims of the Programme

The MSc in Management Practice is a new specialised and innovative programme which has been created to meet the needs of graduates who seek to develop and expand their knowledge of the exciting field of Management at an advanced level. The broad objective of the MSc in Management Practice programme is to produce managers. The applied nature of the programme delivery ensures graduates are equipped to play a vital role in the management of any organisation. They will be equipped to interpret and synthesise information to confidently resolve complex issues which face today’s organisations.  Graduates will gain a deep level of knowledge and understanding of current issues within Management and then will apply this knowledge to real work situations to gain experience of practical applications.

The aim of the programme is to provide students with a  rigorous academic foundation  and a systematic understanding of core business disciplines, with a  focus on management practice and a contemporary skill set central to applied management.

Key Features of the MSc in Management Practice

  • The MSc in Management Practice is taught by a combination of experienced academic staff and senior industry practitioners, giving students a unique blend of learning to equip them to take up Management roles in any organisation or to manage their own businesses.

  • There is a distinctive applied nature across the entire programme – most modules will use case study analysis of current issues within business to ensure participants learn cutting edge material.

  • The Programme includes a Guest Lecturer Series where Managers from several business sectors will inform participants of the latest trends and issues in Management within their sector.

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the Masters of Science in Management Practice are:

• A Level 8 primary undergraduate honours degree with a minimum Second-Class Second Division classification (2.2) from a recognised third level institution in any discipline who wish to specialise in the field of management, or
• An equivalent professional qualification such as ACCA or CIMA will also be considered, or
• An equivalent professional qualification attributed to the business sector.
• For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, PTE or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.

Applicants who do not have a Level 8 qualification at a 2.2 award level and who have at least 3 years’ work experience may also be considered through the college’s normal RPL procedures.  Relevant professional experience may be taken into account and individuals will be assessed on a case-by-case basis through DBS RPL procedures


Student Testimonial

"Smaller institutes can have an organized focus on each candidate providing unlimited access over the various resources offered... I personally feel that DBS is one of them.        

I chose the Msc in Management Practice to gain knowledge on the different management domains required to tailor and shape the business. The most exciting part about the course is the enthusiasm of professors towards the students. I like the way professors handled students' queries.        

All the lectures are focused on ongoing topics around the world and based on interactive session rather than monotonous theoretical lectures. My favourite module was HRM taught by professor David Wallace. He is an excellent professor with in-depth knowledge about the subject.

I will definitely recommend DBS to other students as it is a student-oriented top private institution where student problems are the first priority.

DBS is one of the finest private institutions with excellent professors and resources. My journey of Masters with DBS was a sublime experience that will stay with me for the rest of life.       

The workplace needs an employee who can do multitasking, and the knowledge acquired during the course enabled me to enhance that particular ability.        

DBS qualification focused on existing business progression with diverse exposure to many concepts related to the business world. I can apply those contexts in building my own business."

Suraj Garad
Master of Science in Management Practice



Course Content

  • Global Issues for Management

  • Leading Change and Innovation

  • Managerial Financial Analysis

  • Human Capital Management and Organisational Behaviour

  • Information Systems and Project Management

  • Dynamic Leadership Development

  • Applied Strategic Management

  • Management Practice Seminars Series

  • Research Methods

  • Dissertation

  • Applied Research Project

Assessment Methods

The programme is assessed through continuous assessment with a mix between individual and group work. At present only one module is assessed via a mix of continuous assessment and examination. All remaining modules are assessed via continuous assessment.


Semester one lays the groundwork for the programme. This semester encompasses foundational modules such as Global Issues for Management, Managerial Financial Analysis, Leading Change and Innovation and focuses on providing a solid and comprehensive understanding of the relevant concepts, such as a proficiency in the use of theoretical models in real life practice and the interpretation of financial statements in order to make better business decisions. Semester two builds on this by covering modules in which the knowledge, understanding and skills acquired in the first semester can be employed. Further leadership skills are covered, specifically from a personal development perspective, including Information Systems and project management and applied strategic management provide key skills for enabling the execution of strategic management and change.

For learners completing the full Masters programme (as opposed to those exiting with the Postgraduate Diploma) the third semester provides a special focus on synthesizing learning from previous modules in a capstone research project focused on critical enquiry and creative problem solving. Taken together these skills will enable graduates to secure job positions in industry in the field of general management and other related positions. 


Career Opportunities

Management Practice professionals are equipped with the knowledge and skills to ensure that followers are facilitated and motivated to engage fully in order to create competitive advantage. They can critically appraise strategies within financial planning and execution, project management, ethics, marketing, and people management to create innovative responses to management challenge. If graduates of the programme have work experience they will generally return to the area as Junior Managers or Trainee Managers. Where graduates do not have any prior work experience they will be eligible for mid-level roles with a view to Junior Management roles within 2-3 years.


The course fees for the next academic year are €8,900 full-time and €5,550 (per annum) part-time for EU students.

Click here to view international fees.  

Click here to view EU fees.

You can also contact our admissions team who would be happy to discuss the options available for you.

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration offered by Dublin Business School (DBS) are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) (b) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby in the event that DBS ceases to provide the programme, for any reason, after learners have started on that programme, Kaplan Inc., as guarantor, will refund the moneys most recently paid by or for the learner.   More details are included in the terms and conditions of learner admission to DBS ( and on programme handbooks provided at induction.

Improve your employability

All of our postgraduate courses offer strong links with industry and the professional world and often carry accreditation from professional bodies. By choosing to study at postgraduate level, not only do you gain valuable skills and experience but you also demonstrate your determination to succeed in a chosen career.Far from being a postponement to employment, postgraduate study can help you progress further and faster in your chosen career. And, if you're not certain what direction you would like your future to take, further study can provide a secure and structured space to help you find out through exploring your strengths and interests.

Get your foot on the career ladder

A large number of our postgraduate programmes include a work placement option, giving you the opportunity to gain vocational experience, make valuable contacts and gain transferable skills. It is also worth considering that some postgraduate qualifications are essential requirements to getting on the career ladder.

Gain skills for success

During your undergraduate degree you will have developed a strong foundation of transferable skills. Postgraduate study will build on this base, giving you the opportunity to put these highly valuable skills in to practice. You will also gain invaluable practical working examples that you can go on to use at interview to set you apart from other candidates.

Next Steps

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Open days are a great way to help you make your decision about DBS and learn more about the Master of Science (MSc) in Management Practice. As well as experiencing our outstanding facilities, you'll have the opportunity to receive personalised advice from academics from your subject area, meet current postgraduate students and also have your questions answered on general subjects such as entry requirements, student support and the admissions process.

EU Applicants

Applicants should complete the appropriate application form and return it to the Postgraduate Admissions Office along with the following documentation: 

  • Academic Transcripts (Original & Official English Translation where issued in another language). Applicants who have previously attended DBS need not provide this documentation. 

  • Proof of Identification (Birth Certificate, Drivers Licence or Passport) 

  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae 

  • Proof of English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent) where full time study has been conducted in a language other than English or applicants whose first language is not English 

  • Academic/Business References - Ideally one Academic & one Business 

Please see programme content for any course-specific additional application procedures.

In addition to the above, in the instance of Non-EU applicants who have residency in Ireland:

  • A copy of your GNIB (Garda National Immigration Bureau) Card, Work permit (if applicable) & Passport 

  • The letter that was issued to you by the Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform stating why you were provided with the above documentation 

International Students/ Non EU Applicants

Applicants should complete the appropriate application form and return it to the Postgraduate Admissions Office along with the following documentation: 

  • Academic documents   

  • Academic transcripts  

  • Proof of English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent)  

  • A Curriculum Vitae  

  • A copy of your passport

Please note that copies of all documentation must be submitted, and that it must be translated into English where issued in another language. Please do not send original documents as these will not be returned.

Dublin Business School has a number of overseas offices and representatives worldwide. Please contact us if you wish to receive further details on your closest DBS representative.

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Course overview


Awarding Body: 
Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
Award: Masters Degree
NFQ Level: 
Level 9
Award Title: 
Master of Science in Management Practice
Award Type:
Full-time: 1 Year
Part-time: 2 Years
Next Intake: September 2022

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