IT Enabled Innovation

The programme benefits from the unique research links between industry and Maynooth's Innovation Value Institute (IVI). The IVI works with over 90 global organisations including BCG, BP, SAP, BNY Mellon, E&Y, and Intel amongst others. Teaching staff work across the School of Business and IVI, bringing unique, industry-led insights into the management of information technology.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements for Business postgraduate programmes
The minimum standard entry criteria for MSc degrees in the School of Business are as follows;

Minimum entry criteria for MSc Business Management:
- Candidates should have a minimum of a 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree in a non-business discipline.

Minimum entry criteria for MSc IT-Enabled Innovation:
- Candidates should have a minimum of a 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree in a business or non-business discipline.

Minimum entry criteria for MSc Strategy and Innovation:
- Candidates should have a minimum of a 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree in a business discipline, or equivalent

- Candidates who obtained a business undergraduate degree five or more years ago may also apply for entry these programmes.

- Applicants who hold a non-business degree with five years' relevant work experience will be considered.

All programmes:
- Exceptionally, candidates who do not have a level 8-degree may be admitted on a case-by-case basis where they have a minimum of ten years' relevant work experience, three of which are at a management level. Applications may be required to provide further evidence of capability including a CV, additional written information (e.g. essay on relevance of prior work experience to current degree) and an interview.

- For international students whose first language is not English, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MH84D Full-time
MH85D Part-time

Careers or further progression

This programme is for non-business graduates (science – including computer science, engineering, arts, and social sciences) who wish to pursue a career in business or public sector organisation transformation through the innovative application of IT Management skills.

Further enquiries

Programme Director Roger Sweetmam
Tel: 01 4747572

Subjects taught

Information Technology (IT) Management insights are developed through a series of modules exploring how to manage IT and create value from IT using knowledge from the expertise of the IVI. IT creates value within a wider context of both the business itself and the wider world, thus we also provide modules on functional and organisational (e.g. finance, HRM, organisation theory, strategy, marketing amongst others) aspects of business. Learning from modules is applied in practice through a business research project-dissertation.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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