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Information Technology Management

IT Management has become one of the most critical management functions within any organisation. IT plays an increasingly central role in all aspects of business delivery, from customer service to product delivery, sales management, security, data management and financial control. This programme enables graduates to gain a deeper understanding of the business and IT management issues in today’s business environment.

Entry requirements

The MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Embedded Exit Award) are designed for graduates of Bachelor of Science in Computing Level 8 or equivalent (minimum 2nd class honours) or Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering Level 8 or equivalent (minimum 2nd class honours).

Candidates with significant experience in the computing field (as determined by Recognition of Prior Learning), in addition to an Honours Primary Degree in another discipline area may also be considered for entry.

Applicants applying for entry via routes other than those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Criteria to be considered will include academic qualifications and recognition of prior learning.

Applicants may be called for interview as part of the application process.


Full Time Day - one calendar year

Further enquiries

Dr Yvonne Kavanagh, CPhys MInstPhys
Programme Co-ordinator
T: 059 9175542

Nigel Whyte, BSc, MSc
Head of Department

Subjects taught

Modules include: leadership and strategy; innovation management; technology integration and project management; information security management; data and information systems management; vendor and service management; research methods and a dissertation. Graduates will be qualified to take up IT management roles across all sectors, from multinational organisations to small and medium enterprises, government departments and professional services.


Progression routes from this Programme
Students who successfully complete 60 credits of the programme will be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Level 9) should they opt to leave the programme (Embedded Exit Award).

Postgraduate Diploma Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Information Technology Management is an Embedded Exit Award.

Special features of the course
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.

Application date

Closing Date The closing date for receipt of Online Applications is 30th June 2017

How to Apply

• Applicants should complete the Application Form

• Supporting documentation such as Examination Transcripts, Employment Details, Personal Statements etc can be emailed to

• Applicants due to take examination in Summer 2017 must forward transcripts of results as soon as they become available

NOTE: Your application cannot be processed until all the relevant supporting documents have been received

How are the Masters/Postgraduate/Higher Diploma applications evaluated?

Where demand for programme places exceeds supply, all eligible applicants will be ranked in accordance with their academic and/or academic equivalent experience. Entry requirements are outlined in the course information details.

When will Place Offers be issued?

First Round Offers: Date to follow
Closing Date for Acceptance of Place Offer: Date to follow

• Applicants are advised to review the status of their Masters/Postgraduate/Higher Diploma application regularly.

• Applicants eligible for a place offer will receive an email advising them to check the status of their application on the IT Carlow website

• There will be a facility to Accept place offers online

• The Institute will issue a formal letter to all Applicants who have accepted a place offer at the beginning of August 2017.

• Some additional offers may be made mid-August 2017

Course fee

This programme was supported by HEA Springboard+ in 2016/17. Fees under review for 2017/18.

Enrolment and start dates

Course will commence in September 2017. Courses are offered subject to viable numbers.

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