Dublin Business School

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Why this course - This unique programme allows you to study the pure MBA, or choose a specialist route for your MBA award within the following programmes: HRM; Project Management; Finance; Information Systems; Cloud Computing or Marketing. This ensures students are afforded the widest choice of specialisms from which to choose. A practitioner focus is part of this programme, and industry-led workshops and guest lecturers keep information current and applied.

This MBA includes:

  • Personal, academic and professional development.
  • Lectures and assessment methods that apply the business knowledge required for students to perform as an effective manager in any organisation.
  • Thorough, extensive study of key issues in business theories students will be capable of evaluation and application of important global management issues which impact on organisational effectiveness and performance.
  • Knowledge and understanding of global business, most especially on issues such as globalisation, standardisation and customisation of products and services.
  • Skills and knowledge to inform you how an organisation is best managed in a changing world.

With these in mind, the programme is designed to provide you with relevant knowledge, so that you are familiar with the latest theoretical and practical developments relating to business management and development.

Future - The award of MBA is synonymous world-wide with competency in the strategic management of a business. The complexity of a managerial role is captured within the range of modules contained within this programme. Graduates typically progress into positions of management across a diverse range of organisations, multinationals, domestically and internationally.

Having gained expert knowledge in international business and trade, graduates take their place at the forefront of organisational leadership internationally. Completing a research dissertation as part of their programme imbues learners with the ability to use scientific principals in conjunction with business models and expert knowledge resulting in excellent decision-making skills. Informed decision-making is at the heart of successful strategic management and this programme produces graduates that can take their place among peers internationally and excel in the disciplines of HRM, IT, Cloud Computing, Marketing, Finance and Project Management.

Careers sectors currently range from new systems or product development, marketing, finance, engineering and science supporting the widely applicable nature of the degree.

Master of Science (MSc) in Data Analytics

Why this course - The MSc in Data Analytics is an academic programme informed by the clinical and academic experience of the lecturers. Assessment is approached creatively with a range of assessment strategies including essay writing, in-class presentation, graded group dissertation and examination, module depending.

This is an innovative programme with an integrated delivery from end‐to‐end covering a wide range of data analytics topics. The programme aims to develop learners' knowledge of the theory and practice of Data Analytics necessary for them to secure employment and perform at postgraduate level in the areas of ICT /Data Analytics in a broad range of commercial, industrial and public sector environments. Graduates will have an in-depth knowledge of the practical and theoretical aspects of data analytics. The programme enables and supports learners in developing critical analytical skills and in applying theoretical concepts to the practice of data analytics.

The programme incorporates Personal & Professional Development (PPD) within modules to enhance the student’s employability, which will enable them to integrate seamlessly into an organisation by addressing skills such as leadership, self‐management and teamwork that are essential in the area of Data Analytics. It also comprises a Research Methods module integrated into the applied data analytics modules, focusing on literature review, research technique, and their application to real life situations, data sets and how applied research and entrepreneurship are linked. These modules will inform the learner’s Dissertation, which requires the production of an art effact.

Future -There is a global shortage of the skilled professionals required to fill direct high-end jobs in this area and the report, Assessing the Demand for Big Data and Analytics Skills, identifies measures to build up the Big Data and analytics talent pool in Ireland over the period up to 2020 in line with enterprise demand. The 21,000 potential job opportunities for skilled professionals could arise under the report’s high growth scenario, from both expansion and replacement demand in the period up to 2020 - comprising 3,630 for deep analytical roles and 17,470 for big data savvy roles.

  • Role types that may be suitable for graduates include:
  • Data Analysts/Engineers
  • Data Analytics Manager
  • Software Engineers
  • Hadoop Developers
Master of Science (MSc) Information Systems with Computing

Why this course - The MSc in Information Systems with Computing is an innovative programme with an integrated delivery from end to end covering a wide range of information systems and computing topics. The programme is designed to create a deep level of knowledge and understanding in core areas such as programming, databases, web technologies and security while also offering practical skills in contemporary topics such as data analytics, distributed systems and mobile and social computing. In addition, the programme allows students to explore the issues around the management of information technology in business and industrial contexts. The programme was designed with significant input from industry and reflects the driving ethos of DBS to provide learners with career focused programmes to enhance graduates employability.

  • The programme is applied in nature, delivering a graduate with pracitcal skills and expertise to augment theoretical knowledge and understanding
  • The differentiation of the programme lies in its ability to deliver a multidisciplinary, cross-functional and industry ready graduate.
  • The development of analytical and problem solving abilities as well as essential managerial skills such as team working, leadership and effective communication skills
  • As part of our learning philosophy, we encourage our students to learn through reflection on practice and experience.

Future - The MSc in Information Systems with Computing will provide you with the skills and knowledge to further develop your personal interests and career prospects in areas with skills gaps as identified by the government and industry. Typical career paths include software engineering, software design, systems support engineer, database developer, technical consultancy and project management roles.

Dublin Institute of Technology

Interior Design

Why this course -The MA Interior Design is a twelve-month, full-time or twenty four-month, part-time programme divided between core modules, including Discourses in Contemporary Art and Design, Research Methods, and a Discipline-Specific Seminar Series, and modules designed to provide core and advanced studio skills. In the final semester/s, students deliver a final project in their specialisation.

Interior Design students will benefit from state-of-the-art printing and 3-D workshops, off-campus Project Spaces, and individual on-campus studios during the third semester, when students will deliver their final project.

Future -

  • Interior Designer
  • Furniture Designers
  • Exhibition Designers
  • Lighting Designers
  • Kitchen Designers
Computing (Applied) for Technologists

Why this course - This programme is a one-year full-time course leading to a Master of Science Degree. It is specifically aimed at candidates holding a professional qualification or equivalent in Technological or related disciplines. The course is aimed at providing graduates with a high level of applied computing skills. The successful graduates will be able to apply and develop these technologies successfully in their own professional areas.

Future- This course will provide engineers and technologists with a strategic understanding of applied computing. It will equip the successful graduate for a career as a computing specialist in engineering, technology or the computing industry. The graduates of this course have been particularly successful in gaining employment in the IT industry in Ireland.

Griffith College

MSc in Computing

Why this course - Designed specifically to address a growing need in the industry, the MSc in Computing at Griffith College is a 1-2 year programme which aims to give students an insight into the world of academic and industrial computing research. Delivered on a full and part-time basis, as a graduate of this course, you will:

  • Obtain specialist knowledge and skillsessential for a career in computing or IT.
  • Establish an analytical mindsetnecessary for independent academic and professional research.
  • Gain a practical understanding of how toresearch and master technical issues, analyse and present your findings coherently, and document your work in a professional manner.
  • Develop a team player attitude necessary to communicate problems, ideas and solutions to all levels of the industrial team.
  • Build upon your knowledge of supporting topicsin the many disciplines of computing.
  • Fantastic job prospects with a 100% employment record from a sample of 35 graduates from our class of 2017

Future - Through the MSc in Computing you will have gained valuable professional experience, specialised in a key emerging field and developed many technical skills. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

  • Technical Applications Developers
  • Computing Consultant
  • Systems Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Network Managers
  • Head of Data Science
  • Digital Designer
  • IT Operations Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
MSc in Big Data Management and Analytics

Why this course - This programme contains eight taught modules and a final Dissertation / Dissertation by Practice. Four modules are taught per semester; so learners complete eight taught modules over two semesters and then complete a project over a period of twelve weeks. The overall programme is one calendar year long if studied on a full-time basis and two years if studying on a part-time basis.

Learners who successfully complete eight taught modules and do not wish to submit their dissertation may decide to exit with an award of Post Graduate Diploma in Big Data Management and Analytics (60 ECTS, level 9).

Future - Through the MSc in Big Data Management and Analytics, you will have gained valuable professional experience, specialised in a key emerging field and developed many technical skills. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

  • Data Analytics
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Big Data Solutions Lead Engineer
  • Technical Product Manager
  • Big Data Architect
  • Data Analytics Consultant
  • Video Analytics and Data Scientist
  • Data Science Expert
  • Multimedia Systems Developer
  • IT Operations Manager
MSc in International Pharmaceutical Business Management

Why this course - The MSc in International Pharmaceutical Business Management is available on both a full and part-time basis and is conducted over a 1 or 2.5 year period respectively. The programme develops learners’ abilities to research current trends and developments in the Pharmaceutical Business Management Industry and to develop their knowledge, skill and competencies to work in this dynamic business arena across multiple industries, whether they are service or manufacturing oriented. As a graduate of the course you will:

  • Expand your knowledgeof marketing, technological developments, product release and regulatory affairs in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Master business development and launchingactivities within an ever-expanding industry
  • Become an expertin regional management, forecasting and budgeting
  • Develop yourinterpersonal, professional and leadership skills by working independently, and as part of a team on a range of challenging projects.
  • Part-time learningallows students already working in the area extra time to hone skills.
  • Pharmachem Skillnet fundingis available for this programme

Future - Graduates of the Master of Science in International Pharmaceutical Business Management are well positioned to start, or advance, a highly attractive career in an expanding pharmaceutical industry both nationally and internationally.

Dublin City University

MSc in Management (Business)

Why this course - The MSc in Management (Business) is designed for people who do not have an undergraduate degree in management or business, but who would like to have a thorough preparation for a career in management.

You'll be introduced to the core disciplines of business such as accounting, economics, HRM and marketing, while developing the range of skills necessary to operate successfully in a business environment. These include analytical, technical, teamworking, presentation, report writing and communication skills.

You'll gain applied knowledge through real work with assigned industry clients and by the end of the programme, you will have developed into a strong and confident business professional.

Future - Coupled with their primary degree, graduates of the MSc in Management (Business) are members of an exclusive group of multi-disciplinary graduates. This is a significant differentiator in the increasingly competitive postgraduate employment market.

Of those graduates who we can track, 97% are currently in employment in a wide variety of industries and functions by leading indigenous and international organisations including eBay, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Google, Kerry Foods, Unicredit and GAM Fund Management.

Graduates of this programme (who would be holder of non-business undergraduate degrees on entry) can earn up to 8 exemptions, which is nearly half of the total required exams, for the CIMA qualification, across certificate, operational, managerial and strategic levels.

MSc in Computing (with Major Options)

Why this course - The strong practical focus of the programme culminates in a project, carried out over the summer months. Typically, students will develop a prototype software system in their Major area that targets a real-world problem. They may also analyse processes or techniques, and propose and evaluate alternatives. Most projects are individual but, exceptionally, may be carried out as part of a team.

Students may also be sponsored by external clients or develop their own ideas. Typically, projects commence with a feasibility study, followed by the creation of a project plan and development of a software application or rigorous theoretical analysis.

Over the duration of the programme, students will develop employment-enhancing skills across a number of key areas. These include:

  • Enhancement of proven ability to engineer software
  • Improvement of knowledge of operating systems and networks
  • Development of strong, team-based skills, developed through significant project work during the course
  • Enhanced communication skills through scheduled presentations to lecturers and peers
  • Improved understanding of the business and social context of their work and awareness of new directions
  • Development of research skills to enable contribution of novel ideas, methods and tools to new challenges in their professional careers.

Future - The MSc in Computing (with Major), MCM, aims to help meet the demand from industry for recruitment of personnel with significant exposure to relevant, advanced topics in computing. The MCM Programme is suitable for both experienced professionals and recent graduates. It enables software professionals with a number of years' experience to improve proficiency across a range of key disciplines in the field and to update skills beyond the narrow remit of training courses.

It also supports recent graduates of computing and cognate disciplines to gain specialised knowledge and skills for higher-level industry entry at an early stage in their careers.

Trinity college Dublin

Computer Science - Data Science

Why this course - The new MSc in Computer Science has a common set of entry criteria and leads to a Master's degree in Computing specializing in one of four exciting areas: Data Science, Intelligent Systems, Graphics and Vision Technologies and Future Networked Systems.

The course is designed and taught by staff who are renowned research leaders in their fields. The course content is inspired by their cutting-edge work as well as their contacts with leading industry researchers around the globe.

In the first semester, students gain the necessary skills in Research Methods (to enable students to produce their own dissertation), Innovation (to equip students with skills in company formation or innovating within a large company) and Machine Learning (a foundational technique for each of the specializations).  In addition, students will make a start on their specialist modules in their chosen strand. During the 2nd semester, students will begin foundational work on their dissertation, and immerse themselves in modules of their chosen strand.
The 3rd semester will be exclusively focussed on the Dissertations, doing experimental work, building prototypes and writing up the work.

Future - We expect our graduates to be in high-demand for top-end research and development positions within leading multi-national companies and from startup-companies alike.  There will also be opportunities to progress to PhD study with many funded positions available locally.

  • Data Scientist.
  • Data Architect.
  • Data Administrator.
  • Data Analyst.
  • Business Analyst.
  • Data/Analytics Manager.
  • Business Intelligence Manager.
Hospital Pharmacy (M.Sc.)

Why this course - The M.Sc. in Hospital Pharmacy consists of a practice-based teaching programme complemented by lectures, tutorials and workshops. The course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake all aspects of hospital pharmacy. Subjects covered include medical and surgical therapeutics, medicines information, pharmacoeconomics, purchasing skills, good manufacturing practice and aseptics, immunology and biotechnology. Management issues as they relate to hospital pharmacy and the broader context of healthcare systems are also addressed. Coursework is underpinned by a comprehensive practice-based element where students rotate through a variety of specialist areas to ensure that broad, practical experience is obtained in such areas as medicines information, dispensary, aseptic compounding and clinical specialities. Assessment is on a continual basis through formal examinations, written assignments, oral presentations and competency-based assessments. Students are required to undertake a research project and must demonstrate research competency. Research and methodological skills are addressed in a dedicated module that also covers an introduction to statistical evaluation. This is a two-year, part-time course with lectures and tutorials taking place on one half day per week in central locations. Courses are conducted on a biennial basis.

Future -

  • Research & Development
  • Analytical R&D and Formulation Development (F&D)
  • Manufacturing, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Academia
  • Hospital/ Clinical / Community Pharmacy

National College of Ireland

MSc in Cloud Computing

Why this course - This course will provide you with the latest knowledge and competencies required by the fastest growing global industry: the cloud. Cloud computing has become a multi-billion euro industry and this course offers specialisations in two key areas: Infrastructure (IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service) and Development (SaaS - Software as a Service).

Studying at our state-of-the-art Cloud Competency Centre, you will gain experience with the latest design principles, models, and technologies in cloud computing. The course is delivered by faculty and industry practitioners with proven expertise in cloud computing.

This computing course will appeal to computer science or engineering graduates, ICT industry practitioners, system administrators, and those with an interest in gaining practical experience in cloud computing. To be admitted as a student, an applicant must have earned a degree or equivalent qualification at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students in their final year of undergraduate study can be admitted on the condition that their degrees are awarded before they enrol at NCI.

Future - As a graduate of this course you will be able to:

  • Create and deploy commercial multi-tier applications onto multiple (public/hybrid) cloud platforms
  • Plan and architect highly-scalable computing/data analytics solutions for business and scientific needs
  • Design pattern-based application code to run efficiently in a cloud environment
  • Evaluate security strategies associated with cloud computing and apply them to ensure the technical sustainability of an organisation
  • Perform a migration from a traditional ICT environment to a cloud-based platform
  • Manage the process of running an IT department from a cloud environment
MSc in Data Analytics

Why this course - The course structure accommodates a wide audience of learners whose specific interests in data analytics may be either technically focused or business focused. All students will also gain exposure to pertinent legal issues and product commercialisation considerations associated with the data analytics field.

The course will be delivered using academic research, industry-defined practical problems, and case studies. This approach will naturally foster a deeper knowledge of the subject area and create transferable skills for work such as critical thinking, problem-solving, creative thinking, communication, teamwork and research skills. The course is completely delivered by faculty and industry practitioners with proven expertise in data analytics.

This course is ideal for graduates that are looking to progress into the emerging data analytics market to increase their employment potential. The course is suitable for graduates who have technical or mathematical problem solving skills. Graduates from disciplines that have not developed these skills will need to be able to demonstrate an aptitude for technical or mathematical problem solving.

Future - 5 career options for graduates of Data Science.

  • Business intelligence reporting professional. ...
  • Data Analyst. ...
  • Data Mining or Big Data Engineer. ...
  • Program/Project Manager.

Maynooth University

Msc Computer Science (Software Engineering) (One Year Programme)

Why this course - The Master of Science in Software Engineering degree at Maynooth University exposes graduates in Computer Science and related disciplines to the many facets of this complex area – the technical, the methodological, the organizational – so that successful participants will subsequently be able to lead major projects in software engineering in many industrial and commercial sectors.

Future - Students are qualified for many jobs in the software industry. Many students gain full-time employment with the company who sponsor their work placement. Past graduates in the Masters programme have been accepted for membership of the IEI. Associate membership (AIEI) has been granted to those graduates with less than 2 years work experience, with Ordinary membership (MIEI) granted after a minimum of 2 full years work experience.

MSc FINANCE

Why this course - The 2-year MSc Finance programme is structured to provide an international quality education in Finance, Economics and Econometrics for students with an interest in, and aptitude for, Finance but no necessary prior background. This programme provides rigorous graduate level training in Finance to a standard appropriate to a professional practitioner.

The programme is designed to help the student become a problem solver and therefore enhance their flexibility in the job market. It is a stimulating and challenging degree that equips successful graduates with economic, financial, quantitative and communication skills that are highly sought by employers in the public and private sectors.

Future - The 2-year MSc Finance at Maynooth University is a great opportunity for interested candidates to ready themselves for a career in financial services. Without requiring any background in Finance, students who are ready to make this important investment can expect to earn high returns in their future careers.

An MSc in Finance is a passport to career opportunities across the globe. As financial markets become more integrated, the career prospects of our graduates have become greatly enhanced. Graduates of this programme have excellent employment records at home and abroad, with graduates working in most of the major financial centres of the world, e.g. New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, London as well as Dublin.

Recent graduates are currently enjoying successful careers in stockbroking, bond trading, investment strategy, investment and retail banking, portfolio fund management in the private sector. Others have taken up research positions at the Central Bank of Ireland, some continue to Ph.D. programmes to pursue an academic career. The diverse career paths reflect the adaptability and flexibility of our graduates.

Athelon Institute of Technology

Masters of ScienceData Analytics (full time)

Why this course - Data Analytics is the process of examining vast quantities of data, often referred to as Big Data, in order to draw conclusions and insights about the information they contain. Some examples of Data Analytics applications include real-time fraud detection, complex competitive commercial analysis, website optimisation, intelligent air, road and other traffic management and consumer spending patterns.

Big Data presents three primary problems: there’s too much data to handle easily; the speed of data flowing in and out makes it difficult to analyse; and the range and type of data sources are too great to assimilate. With the right analytics and techniques, these big data can deliver hidden and unhidden insights, patterns and relationships from multiple sources using Data Analytics techniques.

Future - As Data Analytics is a relatively new and emerging field, the application of analytics spans a vast range of industries including finance, marketing, healthcare and biopharma. Career opportunities for graduates of this programme include:

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Performance and Analytics Analyst
  • Data Operations Analyst
  • Financial Market Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Customer Insight Analyst
Masters of ScienceData Analytics (full time)

Why this course - Data Analytics is the process of examining vast quantities of data, often referred to as Big Data, in order to draw conclusions and insights about the information they contain. Some examples of Data Analytics applications include real-time fraud detection, complex competitive commercial analysis, website optimisation, intelligent air, road and other traffic management and consumer spending patterns.

Big Data presents three primary problems: there’s too much data to handle easily; the speed of data flowing in and out makes it difficult to analyse; and the range and type of data sources are too great to assimilate. With the right analytics and techniques, these big data can deliver hidden and unhidden insights, patterns and relationships from multiple sources using Data Analytics techniques.

Future - As Data Analytics is a relatively new and emerging field, the application of analytics spans a vast range of industries including finance, marketing, healthcare and biopharma. Career opportunities for graduates of this programme include:

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Performance and Analytics Analyst
  • Data Operations Analyst
  • Financial Market Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Customer Insight Analyst

Waterford Institute of Technology

Master Of Business(Management Stream)

Why this course - The WIT Master of Business  (Management Stream) programme is aimed at individuals who wish pursue a career in general management. It has been developed with a strong focus on applied learning showing students how they can make the connections between theory   and practice. The programme is offered for both full-time and part-time students especially for executives who aspire to first-line management positions. The course provides students with an analytical understanding of general management techniques and the scope to apply this knowledge creatively to real-work situations.

The aim of this programme is to provide an opportunity for computer professionals and engineers to enhance their knowledge and expertise in areas of current active research and development in software engineering. Participants gain exposure to the various techniques for performing academic research. The course also aims to provide an environment in which the participant is exposed to new technological developments, to ethical and social issues affecting the computer industry, and to the requirement to uphold general professional standards.

Future -

  • Management Analyst.
  • Marketing Manager.
  • Human Resources Manager.
  • Financial Analyst.
  • Policy Analyst.
Master Of Scienceconstruction Project Management (Full Time)

Why this course - This programme is at NQF Level 9 and it has been designed for participants who want to develop their Construction Project Management knowledge and skills at postgraduate level. While it is open to NQF Level 8 degree holders from construction related disciplines (e.g. Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Architecture, Architectural Technology, Construction Management), it is also open to those with either NQF Level 7 qualifications or Professional Body qualifications in addition to relevant work experience.

Applicants for this one-year full-time programme are a mix of recent graduates as well as others who are returning to higher education. Completing this programme and gaining the MSc qualification will enable the successful participants to obtain employment in the dynamic Engineering and Construction Industry (Irish and International) and generally enhance their overall career prospects.

Future -

  • Part-Time Summer and Internship Jobs For Students
  • Constructionand Remodeling
  • Project ManagementInternship
  • Warehouse and Manufacturing Jobs
  • HelpDesk and Customer Service
  • Academic Research
  • Dedicated Volunteering
  • Entry Level Project ManagementJobs