NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

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

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MSc DURATION: 1 year NUMBER OF PLACES: 45 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MIS1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. Two scholarships are available for this programme, see course website for details. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.

Your Course This MSc is designed as a specialist course that assists students in combining their existing talents with the range of technical skills and business knowledge needed to successfully design, develop, use and manage information systems within modern organisations. Subjects: Web Design and Development; Interactive Systems Design; Business Data Communications; Systems Development and Project Management; Database Systems; Business Applications Programming; Information Systems Management; Enterprise Systems; Applied Systems Analysis; Project; Information Systems Strategy and Innovation; Information Systems Security and Ethics; Decision Systems and Business Analytics; and Advanced Applications Programming. A major group project must also be completed by the end of June. Technical skills are taught using examples, practical exercises and projects drawn from the world of business. Our focus is on the application of technology to business. Career Opportunities Extensive career opportunities exist for graduates of the MSc in Information Systems Management with companies in a variety of sectors, in Ireland and abroad. Employers of recent graduates include Fidelity Investments, Google, Accenture, Hewlett Packard, SAP, AIB, MetLife, Diageo, Lidl, Oracle, Boston Scientific, IBM and Microsoft. Minimum Entry Requirements Normally a Second Class Honours undergraduate degree, a minimum H2.2 but preferably a H2.1 or H1 (or equivalent international qualification). IELTS score of at least 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable. It is expected that successful applicants will come from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, ideally with prior exposure to information technology and/or business. The personal statement made on application is important to express your conviction that the programme is right for you and to explain how it fits into your career plans. FIND OUT MORE AT: information-systems-management.html

CONTACT Dr Noel Carroll T: +353 91 495 679 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. The programme involves a major group project, typically to produce a website, for a local firm or not-for-profit organisation, during which many of the ideas and skills learned from the programme are applied in practice. 2. Learn about cutting edge topics such as agile methods, NoSQL databases, machine learning, mobile technologies and security risk management. 3. A prestigious academic prize, the HPE Chris Coughlan Prize in Systems Analysis, is awarded to the graduate who achieves the highest grades across a number of modules.

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