Master of Arts in Management for the Non-Profit Sector-Technological University Dublin


Course code: BN527
Duration: 2 years (3 taught semesters) and dissertation to be submitted by the end of Semester 2 in second year.

Entry Route into programme:

• 2nd Class Honours Grade 2 (GPA 2.5) or equivalent in any Level 8 primary degree + work experience

NFQ level: 9
Fee: €3,000 per year
Schedule: Online Lectures: Wednesday 7pm-9pm

On Campus Lectures: 8 Fridays per semester 9am – 5pm
Award title: Master of Arts in Management
Credits for Full Award: 90 @ NFQ Level 9
Awarding Body:
Technological University Dublin

Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants should have achieved a second class Honours Grade 2 (GPA 2.5 or above) or equivalent in any level 8 primary degree. Applicants should be working or have a minimum of 1 years work experience in an NPO or equivalent. To determine eligibility, applicants may be required to be interviewed.
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.

For details about the programme structure and delivery please email Dr. Francis McGeough
Note :
This course is offered jointly with TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus. Students may spend time on both campuses.