The table below shows the pathway a student should take depending on their month of entry.
For example, if you are a September intake student, you should follow the first table below and register for OSC1 and OSC2 in your first year, followed by OSC12, OSC3 and 0SC20 in your second year (OSC20 is optional, this can be taken in the third year if required).
If you are a January intake student, you should follow the second table below and register for OSC2 only in your first year, followed by OS12 and OSC3 in your second year. Finally, you should register for OSC1 and OSC20 in your third year.
OSC1(Modules commence in September)
OSC2(Module commences in January)
OSC10 &OSC20* (Modules commence in September)
OSC3 (Module commences in January)
* Students can opt to take OSC20 in either year two or three.
OSC2 (Module commences in January)
OSC12 (Module commences in September)
OSC3 (Module commences in January
OSC1 & OSC20
(Modules commence in September)
Should you successfully complete OSC1 and OSC2 modules it is possible to request to exit the programme with a Graduate Certificate.
Should you successfully complete OSC1, OSC2, OSC12 and OSC3 it is possible to request to exit the programme with a Postgraduate Diploma.
Module Syllabi - Subject Outlines:
Project and Change Management (15 credits) OSC1
Project Management and Risk Assessment
Electives: Enterprise Systems/Supply Chain Management/Business Analysis and Informatics/Social Context of Information and Internet Systems/Transport and Logistics
Sustainable Business (15 credits) OSC2
Research Methods 1
Business and the Environment
Management of Internet Enterprise Systems (15 credits) OSC12
Evidence Based Evaluation and Entrepreneurship (15 credits) OSC3
Research Methods II
DISSERTATION (30 credits) OSC20
Figure 1: M.Sc. in Management of Internet Enterprise Systems Programme Structure
Project and Change Management - OSC1
This module consists of three elements with one assignment per element. In Project Management and Risk Assessment you are introduced to how key project management principles are applied to project planning, project scheduling, project generation, project feasibility selection and initiation and project scheduling techniques. In the Second element, Managing Change the different models of change are described and how these assist in understanding and managing resistance to change, building readiness for change and sustaining change. Finally, an elective where you can choose one element from five options, which currently include Enterprise Systems, Supply Chain Management, Business Analysis and Informatics, Social Context of Information and Internet Systems and Transport and Logistics.
Sustainable Business - OSC2
This module consists of three elements with one assignment per element. In Research Methods 1 you are introduced to Qualitative and Quantitative research methods, while in Business and the Environment you are provided with an understanding of the essential elements of environmental management, including environmental management systems within an organisation and its link to business management. The final element of this module Strategic Management, provides an overview of the development of strategy and strategy making processes and sets it in context.
Management of Internet Enterprise Systems - OSC12
The core module of this programme is the 15 credit module, Management of Internet Enterprise Systems. This module is taken in year 2. Successful completion of this module will enable you to confidently manage internet systems in the knowledge of their technology, architecture, protocols and contemporary applications. This module consists of three elements (Internet Technologies including Cloud and Web 2.0, Internet Systems Infrastructure and Internet Applications) with one assignment per element.
Evidence based Evaluation and Entrepreneurship - OSC3
This module consists of three elements with one assignment per element. Research Methods II develops the concepts covered in Research Methods 1 by describing the specific research methods in more detail. This element is followed with a programme specific case study which requires assessment of all aspects of a particular situation relevant to the core programme. The final element offers an elective between Legal Frameworks and Entrepreneurship. In Legal Frameworks, you are introduced to Irish Law, court procedure and litigation, remedies and enforcement and will be equipped to understand European Environmental legislation and how this relates to Irish law. In Entrepreneurship you will explore the skill set required to set up your own business or exploit new opportunities in an existing business environment.
Dissertation - OSC20
The Dissertation is a major piece of independent work of 15,000 words in length and gives you the opportunity to bring to bear the techniques and perspectives covered in the taught modules on a specific issue of interest. An independent and critical appraisal of an issue is essential in order to successfully complete the dissertation.