Information Systems Management

The MSc in Information Systems Management (ISM) is a conversion programme that is designed, with significant input from industry, to enhance graduate’s employability which is demonstrated by an excellent employment record. Now, more than ever, we continue to witness the need for information systems across business and society. Yet, we live in a world that is in constant change and evolution of customer preferences and requirements. For organisations to be competitive nowadays, they must clearly understand and leverage new technological advancements to survive in a market. Therefore, the design, implementation, and management of information systems is of central importance to how organisations successfully transform.

This innovative programme is designed to offer a unique blend of core skills such as programming, databases, web technologies, user experience, cloud computing, security and management of information systems. It provides a coherent set of contemporary technology management skills to meet the growing demand and expectations of industry which are essential to digitally transform modern organisations.

Upon completion of the MSc. Information Systems Management, students will have acquired industry-standard skills and in-depth knowledge to:

Apply effective decision making to global business problems.
Identify, analyse and solve applied problems in individual- and team-based settings.
Synthesise, evaluate and critically analyse technology solutions within a global context.
Employ appropriate strategies, tools, and technologies to develop and manage contemporary business information system solutions.
Demonstrate awareness of socially responsible and ethical factors within information systems development and management.

Subjects taught

Course Outline
Semester 1
Interactive Systems Design
Systems Development and Project Management
Database Systems
Business Applications Programming
Information Systems Management
Business Modelling and Analytics

Semester 2
Web Design & Development
Business Data Communications
Cloud Computing
Enterprise Systems
Information Systems Security and Ethics or Advanced Programming for Business Analytics
Applied Systems Analysis

Entry requirements

Normally a H2.1 degree (NFQ Level 8 or equivalent). However, candidates with a H2.2 honours degree and who have a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience will also be considered. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable. Similar to any modern work environment, we welcome diverse academic backgrounds to apply for the programme and believe your experience will enrich the diversity of what this programme offers.

Application dates

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Applications are made online via the University of Galway Postgraduate Applications System


1 year full-time.

Enrolment dates

Next start date September 2024
Closing Date Offers are made on a rolling basis.

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Career Opportunities
Extensive career opportunities exist for graduates of the MSc in Information Systems Management (ISM) 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.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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