Applications are now open for IPBS MGM 2023/24
Choose from the following track and degree options according to your individual goals.
If you click on your preferred business school, you will be directly linked to its website to get more details.
For full information about the programme structure and content/curriculum please visit the schools’ websites.
Please note that for tracks with ESB applicants with 180 ECTS (3 year bachelor) have to complete an additional internship during the programme (relevant work-experience post graduation may be pre-accredited).
Generally, the starting dates vary from school to school, from September/October. The exact starting dates for next intake (first semester) will be communicated once they are set.
The schools will contact you with specifics concerning the semester schedule.
The Admissions Committee, composed of people from the two schools involved in your track choice, will review your completed online application.
In the Application Form, you will be required to upload the following PDF documents: please provide us with all your files in English and only as PDF files!
Letter of motivation (minimum 250 and maximum 750 words) in which you discuss both your short-term and long-term professional goals.
Current Résumé/Curriculum Vitae: current up to the date of application.
We require only one academic recommendation letter (provided by a business professor/lecturer). But if you have a professional letter of support available, you can also submit it.
It is preferable that the referees use the form available here: download pdf.
However, they may also use a less standardized recommendation such as a letter, written on letterhead paper.
Academic Transcripts: scanned copies of all academic transcripts (provisional or final) in one pdf file. Please note that all tracks with Brock University require a minimum bachelor grade the equivalent of 2.3 (German grading system). All other tracks require a minimum grade the equivalent of 2.5 (German grading system) or upper second class honours grade 1 (2.1H or 60% Irish grading system). Applicants must be business graduates or have taken at least 4 business modules at bachelor level (2 of which must be from the quantitative area).
English Language Certificate: the MSc Global Management curriculum is taught entirely in English. As evidence of fluency, applicants must achieve either:
Only tests that are maximum two years old at the time of application can be recognized.
Please note that for tracks with Goodman School of Business, Canada only non-native English-speaking applicants who have completed at least 3 years of their bachelor studies in an English-speaking country are exempt from doing a language test.
For all other tracks, applicants are exempt from doing one of the above stated English language tests if they have completed their entire studies in English or completed at least 50% of their bachelor programme in an English-speaking country. Proof must be provided.
Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, many language testing locations are currently closed until further notice. However, we have learned that TOEFL is offering a Home Edition test which could be an acceptable option for your application. Please visit their website for additional information: https://www.ets.org/s/cv/toefl/at-home/
Please kindly note that your language certificates can be handed in later (if not yet available). In this case, your acceptance to the programme is conditional on the fulfillment of our minimum requirements.
Please note that students applying to ESB need to submit all documents (incl. language certificates) except their final degree transcript by the closing dates of 15th June/15th July. For the other schools, students have until end of July to submit their language certificates.
Application Fee: your non-refundable €50 application fee, to be paid electronically (by PayPal or via bank transfer) is due when you submit your online application (as last step).
If you do not have a PayPal account please contact our central IPBS MGM office at firstname.lastname@example.org that will provide you with the bank details.
Please note the following application deadlines depending on your track choice
For Single Degree tracks with Brock, UCSC, and UDLAP
For Double Degree tracks DCU/ESB, NEOMA/DCU and NEOMA/ESB :
If you are a non-EU applicant for a Double Degree track with DCU, please note that your application must be submitted by 1 July at the latest (with accepting places and paying deposits by 7 July 2023).
Find out more about our master in general management through the experience of our former students.
“This program allowed me to enhance technical skills in Finance and Statistics as well as professional skills such as the ability to present to a large audience. I had the opportunity to improve soft skills such as applying an open mindset, creativity and empathy. The Digital Disruption concentration at DCU focused on subjects that are in high demand in the job market. Data Visualization for example was strongly appreciated by the company that hired me. I recommend to all hesitant students to jump into this life-changing experience!”
“I chose this MSc because of the diversity of subjects studied during the year and the possibility to discover Dublin more as I had lived there briefly and loved the city and its people. I particularly enjoyed meeting and working with people and companies from different countries and cultures which makes this programme even more challenging and fulfilling. The DCU practicum, was a real-word team consultancy project, and the best way to finish this year: contributing to a tangible work challenge that an Irish company was facing at the moment.”
Your application will be screened by the Programme Directors of the track you have applied to and, if successful, you will receive a study place offer generally within two weeks. If unsuccessful, you will also be notified generally within two weeks.
Upon your admission to the IPBS MSc Global Management Programme you will receive a formal Study Place Offer with all terms and conditions by email.
To proceed to enrolment you must sign the Study Place Offer and pay the first payment instalment of EUR 1,000.
Please note that the deadline for enrolment varies based on the track choice.
In case of withdrawal, the first instalment is refundable only if you subsequently fail to meet the entry requirements (e.g. final degree grade below the required minimum, an unsatisfactory language test result).
When enrolled in the MSc in Global Management Programme, students are expected to abide by the rules and regulations in force at each partner school.
The total cost of the study programme varies based on whether the applicant is from an EU country or non-EU country:
Some schools are also required by law to charge a registration fee.
Please also note that extracurricular activities must be paid for separately.
Upon formal registration, you must pay a first instalment of EUR 1,000, a second instalment no later than 15 September of the respective year and a third instalment no later than 30 November of the respective year.
Full details of payment amounts will be given in your official study place offer.
Please note that the initial EUR 1,000 deposited to confirm your decision to accept your study place and proceed to the enrolment phase, is not refundable in case of withdrawal unless you do not meet the minimum enrolment requirements stated in your study place offer (e.g. final bachelor grade or English language test is too low).