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MSc in Global Management (Digital Disruption)



What will I learn?

Your chance to meet new people and experience new cultures. Study in two countries of your choice and learn the skills to be a successful global leader in the digital age.

In Industry 4.0, technology is disrupting, advancing and challenging business. Management practices are operating in an era when business is borderless. The next generation of aspiring leaders must understand the global and technological forces shaping the future of business.

While the MSc Global Management (Digital Disruption) is rooted in core management disciplines, global strategy and technological considerations underpin the programme, enabling graduates to excel in a business world where disruption, change and innovation are the only constants.

This programme is set apart by the ability to study at a partner Business School in North America or Europe. This is facilitated through DCU Business School’s membership of the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS), an international alliance of top business schools. This unique opportunity immerses students in other cultures, enhancing intercultural competency and ensuring that programme graduates will excel in global business.

The programme is offered through three pathways, including an option to graduate with a double degree award.

What will I study?

Semester 1:

  • International Business: Disruption & Challenges
  • Strategy in a Global Context
  • Marketing & Customer Experience Management
  • Cross Cultural Agility
  • Economic Geography & GeoPolitics
  • Business Process Innovation

Semester 2:

  • Statistics for Business
  • Data Analytics & Visualisation
  • International Corporate Finance
  • Consulting Skills
  • Technology Management
  • Design Thinking & Creativity for Innovation
  • Thesis / Practicum


Graduates will acquire advanced business knowledge and the prerequisite skills to prepare them to adopt leading roles in international management. They will learn during the programme how to use modern business solutions and acquire the data-driven digital competencies to deal with organisational and technological challenges which face corporations with international operations.

The programme promotes initiative-taking and creativity to identify and advance solutions for management problems. Through project and case study work, graduates will be adept at teamwork and interdisciplinary thinking. Graduates will be versed in and comfortable with data, analytics and statistics and will possess a strong understanding of innovation processes.

What skills will I learn?

  • International management and strategy
  • Data management
  • Technology management
  • Intercultural agility
  • Innovation, design thinking and marketing

Which department am I in?

DCU Business School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€17,000.00 (US$ 18,543) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 July 2023

More details

Start date

11 September 2023, 15 January 2024


Dublin City University

Glasnevin Campus,

Dublin 9, D09 V209,



Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an honours primary degree (any discipline) or equivalent. English Language Requirements: IELTS academic Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6.0 or above; TOEFL (Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above, TOEFL CBT: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above, TOEFL IBT: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CAP)/Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Overall score of 180 with a minimum of 176 in Speaking and Writing and 169 in Listening, Reading; Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): 63 (with a minimum of 63 in speaking and writing and 59 in listening and reading).

For international students

The Minimum entry requirements for the programme are:

  • For admission to the MSc in Global Management (Digital Disruption) candidates must hold an second class Honours degree, grade 1 (H2.1) or higher in a Business discipline.
  • If you have achieved a second class honours degree, grade 2 (H2.2) in a Business discipline, your application may be considered if there are places available.

International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.

  • Irish Leaving Certificate English: Ordinary Level Grade D3
  • GCE A-Level English Language: Grade D
  • IELTS: Composite score of 6.5 or above, with no less than 6.0 in any one component
  • TOEFL: 237 (computer-based), 580 (paper-based test)
  • TOEFL iBT: Total Score of 92
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CAP): Overall score of 180 with a minimum of 169 in all components.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Overall score of 180 with a minimum of 169 in all components.
  • English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes (ETAPP): C1
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): 63 (with a minimum of 59 in all components)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Dublin City University

Three-time winner of the Sunday Times University of the year, DCU is a gateway to fantastic opportunities.

  • 20 percent of student population is international
  • Ranked as one of the world’s top young universities
  • Based in Dublin, one of the friendliest cities in the world
  • Five faculties offering 80 dynamic programmes

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