Information Technology Management
What is this programme about?
This exciting Masters programme in Information Technology Management will provide students with a comprehensive skillset to fulfil and succeed in a variety of roles in the field of IT Management. Drawing on best practise from Ireland and abroad, the programme is designed to meet current industry needs and is aimed at developing academic knowledge and practical skills in areas such as:
• IT management
• Leadership strategies and techniques
• IT related project management and tools
• Operational and resource management of data and information systems
• Data security.
Special features of the programme
Students on this programme have exclusive use of the UNUM Software Development Centre. This is a new state-of-the-art centre that provides the students with a real-world working environment using the latest technology.
What subject areas will I study?
Strategy, Process and Leadership
Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management
Information Security Management
Data and Information Systems Management
Vendor and Service Management
The MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Embedded Exit Award) are designed for graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computing Level 8 or equivalent programmes (minimum 2nd class honours) or the Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering Level 8 or equivalent (minimum 2nd class honours). Candidates with significant professional experience in the computing field (as determined by RPL), in addition to an honours primary degree in another discipline area, may also be considered for entry. Applicants who do not meet the above standard entry requirements will also be considered if they have an undergraduate degree (at Level 7 or Level 8) and a minimum of 5 years verifiable relevant industrial experience. Applicants who do not have a primary degree will only be considered with a minimum of 10 years verifiable relevant industrial experience. Applicants applying for entry via routes other than those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The department reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.
Post Course Info
What will be able to do when I finish this programme?
The programme provides graduates with the necessary skills to fulfill a range of roles in IT Management. Graduates will also understand how IT Managers are perceived by business, demonstrate an understanding of business and be able to support the setting of the business agenda nationally and internationally. Graduates who identify business spinoff opportunities from the programme will have access to follow through on opportunities through the Institute of Technology Carlow Innovation Centre.
Progression routes from this programme
Graduates may pursue NFQ Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities on successful completion of this programme.
The postgraduate Diploma in Science in Information Technology Management is an Embedded Exit Award. Students who complete 60 credits of the programme will be eligible for this exit award, should they opt to leave the programme at this stage.
Potential employment opportunities Graduates of this programmes are prepared for roles in:
• IT Management
• IT Project Management
• Management Analyst/Information Systems Management
• Chief Technology Officer/Chief Information Officer.