MSc in Management Consultancy from UCD Michael Smurfit for experienced candidate


I'm an experienced professional in Telecom/IT domain and working as Sr Consultant in a German based consultancy org. However I don't work in Germany and having no work rights at EU. I'm having 15 years of total exp and 10 years at various overseas location (mostly at APAC). I'm an India.

I found the subject program recently and was quite excited to see such a program. I always aspire to be a Management Consultant. My boss in my organization is in Management Consultant position. I was bit surprised to see that despite being such a senior position, this MSc program has set under graduate degree as eligibility and three years of exp in some cases. Is it really possible to be a Management Consultant just with three years of experience? At the same time I found in the university site that many of their students have joined at junior positions and not Management Consultant.

I need your suggestion, if this program would be ideal for candidate like me, if I'm accepted by the university. Also, I prefer to get a job in Ireland as well in the same domain.

I have seen quite some members actively responding to the queries here and I really appreciate that. Thanking you in anticipation.

I'm an experienced professional in Telecom/IT domain and working as Sr Consultant in a German based consultancy org. However I don't work in Germany and having no work rights at EU. I'm having 15 years of total exp and 10 years at various overseas location (mostly at APAC). I'm an India.

I found the subject program recently and was quite excited to see such a program. I always aspire to be a Management Consultant. My boss in my organization is in Management Consultant position. I was bit surprised to see that despite being such a senior position, this MSc program has set under graduate degree as eligibility and three years of exp in some cases. Is it really possible to be a Management Consultant just with three years of experience? At the same time I found in the university site that many of their students have joined at junior positions and not Management Consultant.

I need your suggestion, if this program would be ideal for candidate like me, if I'm accepted by the university. Also, I prefer to get a job in Ireland as well in the same domain.

I have seen quite some members actively responding to the queries here and I really appreciate that. Thanking you in anticipation.
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Duncan

Obviously, there are people in management consultancies with one day's experience and other people with 50 years'. They don't consult as individuals, but as parts of teams. Junior people work on data collection and analysis, while more senior people manage the client relationship and deliver recommendations. The best firms recruit from the best schools, and UCD is a very good school. With an MSc, you would go into a slightly more junior role, and with an MBA you would go into a more senior one. 

Obviously, there are people in management consultancies with one day's experience and other people with 50 years'. They don't consult as individuals, but as parts of teams. Junior people work on data collection and analysis, while more senior people manage the client relationship and deliver recommendations. The best firms recruit from the best schools, and UCD is a very good school. With an MSc, you would go into a slightly more junior role, and with an MBA you would go into a more senior one. 
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Duncan

One option at UCD is the MSc in strategy: the students there are older than the students in the consultancy degree: https://www.smurfitschool.ie/programmes/masters/mscstrategicmanagement/ 

PS But, just to be clear, the MBA would be better for someone with your experience. 

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One option at UCD is the MSc in strategy: the students there are older than the students in the consultancy degree: https://www.smurfitschool.ie/programmes/masters/mscstrategicmanagement/&nbsp;<br><br>PS But, just to be clear, the MBA would be better for someone with your experience.&nbsp;
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Thanks for your response. If I understood correctly, you are suggesting me to go for MBA instead of the MSc for better outcome. I'm working on that as well.


<div>Thanks for your response. If I understood correctly, you are suggesting me to go for MBA instead of the MSc for better outcome. I'm working on that as well.</div><div>
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laurie

An MSc is typically designed more for somebody in the early stages of their career, or who doesn't have any work experience at all. An MBA builds on practical / managerial experience. You can imagine that, as somebody with 15 years of experience, being in a class with students who have little to no work experience might be a bit strange. 

An MSc is typically designed more for somebody in the early stages of their career, or who doesn't have any work experience at all. An MBA builds on practical / managerial experience. You can imagine that, as somebody with 15 years of experience, being in a class with students who have little to no work experience might be a bit strange.&nbsp;
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