MSc Business Management

This programme, is primarily for non-business graduates of any discipline who wish to pursue a career in business and management. The programme assumes no prior knowledge of business and management topics, but does assume the capacity for study and development of an honours degree graduate. The programme is extensive and fast paced bringing the students on a high growth learning experience across the 12 months of the programme.

The complexity of the modern economic environment requires successful business executives to have an in-depth knowledge of up to date relevant theory and concepts and to deploy an enormous array of analytical, conceptual, technical and social skills. This programme will introduce students to this broad range of business and management topics and develop their understanding of the application of these concepts through group and individual assignments.

The programme contributes to the development needs of future mangers and employees in both public and private sector organisations. Providing graduates with disciplinary expertise with an additional set of management and business tools which will significantly enhance their employment and career development potential. The programme is available as both a full-time, and a part-time, course of study. It is taught in full-day blocks (generally on two full Tuesdays and Wednesdays a month/4 full days a month) on a full-time or part-time basis (generally one full Tuesday and Wednesday a month/2 full days a month).

The MSc in Business Management falls under the suite of School of Business postgraduate programmes and is now open for application via    If interested/for further information, check out

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About Graham Heaslip

Graham is Deputy Head of the School of Business at NUI Maynooth and programme director for the MSc in Humanitarian Logistics and Emergency Management NUI Maynooth. He also supervises on the MA (Leadership, Management and Defence Studies) run in conjunction with the Military College of the Irish Defence Forces’. He is Ireland’s foremost expert on Humanitarian Logistics. Graham obtained his B.E. and M.Eng.Sc degrees in Industrial Engineering from the National University of Ireland Galway. Graham completed his PhD studies in the area of Civil Military Cooperation / Coordination at the Logistics Institute, University of Hull, for which he was awarded the James Cooper Memorial Cup for best PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Prior to entering academia Graham spent fourteen years working in the Irish Defence Forces both at home and abroad in a variety of logistical appointments, as well as spending time seconded to Humanitarian agencies in a logistical capacity. Graham’s research interests are broadly in the intersections between global logistics/supply chain management, humanitarian logistics and organisational management development. Graham is widely published in various management and logistics journals and international conferences over the past years. His consultancy interests span mainstream commercial, defence and other public service contexts examining supply chain management, operations management and quality management issues which impact on organisational effectiveness or innovative practices.