NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics College of Business, Public Policy and Law

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Transformation 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:

Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Transformation

Your Course Digital transformation has become a key strategic issue for companies as it disrupts competitive environments, value chains, business models and professions. The impact of Big Data on decision-making processes means that managers must rapidly acquire new skills and expertise. The ability to embrace digital transformation and put it to work is becoming ever more important. In a fast-changing marketplace characterised by the drive towards Industry 4.0, digital transformation demands a new way of working, necessitating leaders that are competent in the areas of business, technology and innovation management. Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to: • Understand how major frontier technologies work, as well as their business, economic and social impacts; • Use critical thinking skills to effectively and efficiently address substantive business problems through the deployment of ICT solutions; • Analyse business needs, organisational processes and user requirements; • Develop innovative strategic responses to exploit new digital possibilities; • Produce ICT project implementation plans; • Manage people-related issues within ICT projects; • Align organisational strategic plans and IT strategic plans; • Make insightful, data-driven business decisions and assess performance. Career Opportunities The Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Transformation is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as business analysts, consultants, IT project managers, or business analytics/data scientists using the concepts, tools and methodologies of digital transformation to tackle complex business challenges and create value for organisations. 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: digital-transformation.html

CONTACT Dr Eoin Whelan Lecturer in BIS E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Demand for graduates with technological proficiency and business know-how is at an all-time high. The skills students gain from this course provide a pathway to working in all industry sectors. 2. Students will be exposed to the latest research from the Business Information Systems discipline, and will learn how to leverage these insights to transform organisations to the rapidly evolving digital world. 3. Students who complete this course will be on a pathway to gaining a master’s qualification. Specifically, graduates of this course will be eligible for exemptions on two of NUI Galway’s master’s programmes: MSc Business Analytics, and MSc Information Systems Management.

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