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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

    Computer Science

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 Year

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    EU: €10,500
    International: €18,000 (Scholarship Available)

  • Last Updated

    01 February 2019

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

Awarded the Best Postgraduate Course in Ireland in 2018 (IT), 2017 (IT), 2016 (IT), 2015 (Business), 2014 (IT) & 2013 (IT)

This is a conversion course with an excellent employment record. It provides you with a coherent set of skills which are essential in building, managing and leveraging effective and efficient information systems (IS) for organisations. MSc ISBP graduates will acquire the skills necessary to manage and leverage IS for problem-solving, value-generation and cost savings.

This is a 12-month intensive course with industrially mentored collaborative projects.

Part 1 takes place from September to May.

  • Business Analysis Requirements, Skills and Techniques
  • IT Sourcing and Project
  • Data Analysis and Design
  • Storage Technology
  • Electronic Business Modesl & Systems
  • IS for Organisational Performance
  • Leveraging IT Seminar Series
  • Application Design
  • IT Governance and Compliance
  • Databases for Management Information Systems
  • Optimising the Business Value of IT
  • Business Models for Disruptive Technology
  • Enterprise Business Intelligence
  • Professional Practice Skills

Part 2 consists of a collaborative industry research project. This will give you a practical experience of a research project in a business context. This collaborative project will allow groups of students to specialise in an assigned industry sector (e.g. financial services, technological, pharmaceuticals, government, retail/distribution) in the context of a research project carried out under the supervision of an industry expert and an academic specialist. Groups will develop a proposal and carry out fieldwork in order to produce a report on their topic.

UNIQUE ASPECTS OF THE PROGRAMME

  • hybrid business/IT orientation
  • focused on understanding how organisations operate
  • strong links with industry
  • curriculum based on leading-edge technologies
  • emphasis on developing students’ ability to work as a team
  • develops technical skills from scratch
  • customised career and professional workshops
  • challenging and collaborative industrial projects
  • mentored by leading industrial entrepreneurs, Chief Executive Officers, IT managers, Chief Information Officers and business consultants
  • access to an IS and business alumni of over 2,000 professionals

SKILLS AND CAREERS INFORMATION

MSc ISBP develops highly competitive and desired business and IT graduates. In fact, the 2016 and 2017 graduating classes have achieved virtually 100% employment.  MSc ISBP graduates are employed nationally and internationally as business analysts, programmers, managers, web and database developers, project managers, auditors, researchers, business intelligence consultants, marketing managers and consultants in industry sectors reliant on IS.


Visit the MSc Information Systems for Business Performance page on the University College Cork website for more details!

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