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Course Details

Masters of Arts in Management for the Non-Profit Sector

Course code: BN527 Entry Route into programme:
  • 2nd Class Honours Grade 2 (GPA 2.5) or equivalent in any Level 8 primary degree

 

Duration: 2 years (3 taught semesters) and dissertation to be submitted by the end of Semester 2 in second year.
NFQ level: 9
Fee: €2,875 per year
Schedule: 8 Fridays per Semester (2 per month) plus online delivery for the first 3 semesters.
Award title: Master of Arts in Management
Credits for Full Award: 90 @ NFQ Level 9
Awarding Body: ITB  

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants should have achieved a second class Honours Grade 2 (GPA 2.5) or equivalent in any Level 8 primary degree.

Overview

This course is aimed specifically at people working in the not-for-profit sector (NPOs). This course will enable participants to develop advanced core competencies in Management in the NPO sector, to build on learning and management skills already gained and to further develop the analytical skills and academic knowledge of students. The curriculum offers a richness and variety of learning that will ensure students develop a range of high-level knowledge and skill in research, strategic thinking and reflective learning. Students will further develop an ability to integrate knowledge, manage complexity and formulate judgements thereby establishing the foundation for a successful career.

The MA in Management course focuses on equipping students with the essential skills necessary to make an increased contribution to their NPO. In addition to the academic content of the programme the MA in Management equips its students with the requisite practical skills for a career in the ever changing environment faced by NPOs. The course is structured to develop competitive managerial leaders and decision-makers who can help their NPO meet the challenges facing them. The course will be assessed through work based projects which will allow the students to apply the knowledge learnt in class to their work situations.

Course Schedule

The course will be delivered through eight Fridays per semester – 2 per month. In addition, there will two hours of online delivery every week during the semester. There will be three semester of taught modules. During the fourth semester students will work on a research project with the guidance of a supervisor.

Career Opportunities

The Non-Profit sector employs a substantial number of people in Ireland. This course will enhance students’ ability to make an increased contribution to their organisation and is likely to improve career prospects as NPOs try to balance the needs of their clients and the available resources.

Course Content

Semester 1
  • Policy, Politics and NPOs
  • Leadership and Change Management
Semester 2
  • Strategic Management
  • Financial Management and Governance
Semester 3
  • Social Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
Semester 4
  • Dissertation

An award with the title ‘Postgraduate Diploma in Management’ may be granted if learners leave this programme after successfully completing the taught modules in semesters 1 , 2 and 3 and attain 60 ECTS credits with a minimum GPA of 2.00.

 

How to Apply ?

Apply Online

For details about the programme structure and delivery email Dr. Francis McGeough francis.mcgeough@itb.ie

For further details please contact our marketing team on 01 885 1530 or e-mail: info@itb.ie

Note :

This course is offered jointly with the Institute of Technology Tallaght. Students will spend time in both campuses.

What our students say...

Lisa Kelly

"On the course, everything is like really different and you think it's going to be really hard, but the resources that are available to you are really great. Like the maths teacher has a website for maths, and like that's grand and the way things are taught, it’s not the same all the time."

Lisa Kelly,
Business Student

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