Information Systems for Business Performance - Conversion Course
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. Students are taught from beginner level, and prepared to take up business analyst/programmer and management positions in IT departments in small, medium or large organisations, whether public or private, in the financial services, manufacturing or any sector.
Part I of this programme consists of taught modules to the value of 70 credits. Part II consists of a collaborative industry research project to the value of 20 credits.
Why Choose This Course
The MSc ISBP is currently the most popular IS course, business course, IT conversion course and UCC postgraduate course.
Key elements of course are:
-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
Consists of 7 taught modules in semester 1 followed by Christmas Examinations; 7 taught modules in Semester 2 followed by Summer Examinations, and then a collaborative industry research project during the summer months.
Part I of this programme consists of taught modules to the value of 70 credits.
Part II consists of a collaborative industry research project to the value of 20 credits.
IS6152 Business Analysis Requirements, Skills, and Techniques
IS6137 IT Sourcing and Project
IS6155 Database Analysis and Design
IS6154 Storage Technology
IS6150 Electronic Business Models & Systems
IS6139 IS for Organisational Performance
IS6121 Leveraging IT Seminar Series
IS6153 Application Design
IS6138 IT Governance and Compliance
IS6156 Databases for Management Information Systems
IS6135 Optimising the Business Value of IT
IS6151 Business Models for Disruptive Technology
IS6140 Enterprise Business Intelligence
IS6136 Professional Practice Skills
IS6122 Collaborative Industry Research Project
Part II consists of an industry research project that allows for 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.
Consult the ?Postgraduate College Calendar (MSc ISBP) for further course & module content.
To be eligible for the MSc in Information Systems for Business Performance candidates must hold at least 2.2 honours primary degree or equivalent, except graduates holding a degree in business information systems or equivalent.
Candidates who do not meet or achieve the 2.2 honours degree standard may be admitted to the programme on the basis of extensive practical or professional experience as deemed appropriate by the Professor of Business Information Systems and the School of Commerce under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.
For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland
Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here.
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1. Choose Course
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3. Gather Supporting Documents
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Questions on how to apply?
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The closing date for non-EU applications is 15 June.
The assessment methods vary in order to facilitate group and individual applied learning. Report writing, presentations, development projects and in-class exams are examples of the types of assessments used.
1 year full-time.
Start Date 7 September 2020
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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.