NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

Higher Diploma in Business Information Studies J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics College of Business, Public Policy and Law

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Higher Diploma in Business Information Studies DURATION: 1 year NUMBER OF PLACES: 30 FEES AND FUNDING: Course is partially-funded under the Springboard Courses scheme. WHEN TO APPLY: Check Springboard for details: .

Your Course The worlds of business and digital technology have become inseparable. Almost all organisations now depend upon business information systems (BIS) to control and manage their data, which means that the demand for graduates with technological proficiency and business know-how is at an all-time high. Studying BIS involves, among other things, learning how to design and build ICT systems, as well as understanding how to exploit the business opportunities provided by the ever increasing digitisation of society. To do this, we must develop an intricate understanding of how organisations work, the business processes that generate and consume information, the roles of people and working groups in these processes, and the efficiency of these processes. The main goal of the Higher Diploma in BIS is to prepare graduates for employment in an ICT-related business context. This course will introduce students to the principles, methods, tools and architectures used in the development and management of ICT. Upon graduating, course participants will be equipped to manage digital technology across all industry sectors and in a range of business functions. Career Opportunities Graduates get jobs in a diverse range of industries, such as marketing, financial services, information systems and human resources. Graduates have been employed by Allied Irish Bank, Bank of Ireland, Central Bank of Ireland, AVIVA and Jameson. Every year a number of graduates pursue further postgraduate study at master’s level, such as the MSc Marketing Practice, MSc Information Systems Management, MSc International Management and MSc Human Resources Management. Minimum Entry Requirements The programme is open to degree holders from a university or other recognised degree-awarding body. Applicants should hold an NQAI Level 8 qualification or equivalent; IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable. FIND OUT MORE AT: business-information-studies.html

CONTACT Dr Eoin Whelan Lecturer in BIS E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. There is a shortage of graduates with skills in areas such as IT project management, business systems analysis, data analytics, and cybersecurity. This course covers all these areas, while affording students the opportunity to specialise in their preferred area by choosing from a list of elective modules. 2. Students will be exposed to the latest research from the BIS discipline, and will learn how to leverage these insights to exploit the business opportunities provided by the ever increasing digitisation of society. 3. Graduates can identify, analyse and solve business, technology, and technology management problems in applied and other settings.

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