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New graduates have a valuable opportunity to step up the ladder to management with the launch of a Masters of Business Studies (MBS) programme at the University of Ulster's Magee campus.

The University's Ulster Business School has unveiled plans for a one-year full-time course aimed chiefly at recent graduates who want to develop their business skills to an international standard.

Course Director Grainne Tuohy, from the Ulster Business School, says: "Ideally it’s for people who want a career in business management and want to develop key skills in leadership, strategy and finance. "Managers need to demonstrate commitment and resilience and that is precisely what the studies and practical work on this course will entail. They must be able to develop their own skills and to encourage skills building among their staff.

"The MBS is all about enhancing balanced decision-making, and it will facilitate you in acquiring knowledge, expertise and confidence. Part of the programme is an opportunity to participate in a ‘Brightspark’ internship and complete a live company project that will test candidates' management abilities, powers of innovation and, very importantly, communication skills. "

It is also about increasing employability strengths and making you more attractive as a new recruit. When the economy emerges from the current trough and the upturn comes, as it must, there will be even greater need for qualified, imaginative and inspirational people to take up the challenges of management.

"You don't necessarily have to come from a business background but you will need at least a 2.2 honours degree to get on it. After that, it's up to you."

Course details are available from Grainne Tuohy, Tel: 028 7137 5541:  E: or the School Office, Tel: 028 7137 5028: E: