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Information Systems Management

Your course
This MSc is designed as a specialist course that assists students in combining their existing talents with the range of technical skills and business knowledge needed to successfully design, develop, use and manage information systems within modern organisations.

Subjects: Web Design and Development, Interactive Systems Design, Business Data Communications, Systems Development and Project Management, Database Systems, Business Applications Programming, Information Systems Management, Enterprise Systems, Applied Systems Analysis, Project, Information Systems Strategy and Innovation, Information Systems Security and Ethics, Decision Systems and Business Analytics and Advanced Applications Programming. A major group project must also be completed by the end of June. Technical skills are taught using examples, practical exercises and projects drawn from the world of business. Our focus is on the application of technology to business.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry
requirements Applicants should normally hold a qualification from a university or other internationally recognised academic institution or authority, corresponding to Level 8 of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), to a minimum standard of Second Class Honours (or equivalent). It is expected that successful applicants will come from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, with prior exposure to information technology and/or business.


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
Extensive career opportunities exist for graduates of the MSc in Information Systems Management with companies in a variety of sectors, in Ireland and abroad. Employers in Ireland of last year’s graduates include Google, Hewlett Packard, Bearing Point Consulting, Information Mosaic, Ericsson, Medtronic, Avaya, Metalogic, Paddy Power, Xilink and Dell Computers.

Further enquiries

Chris Barry,
Programme Director
T: +353 91 492 308


1. A variety of sought-after technical skills are covered in this course, using leading-edge industry software.

2. The programme involves a major group-based project, typically to produce a website, for a local firm or not-for-profit organisation, where many of the ideas and skills learned from the programme are applied in practice.

3. There is a prestigious academic prize, The HPE Prize in Systems Analysis, awarded to the graduate who achieves the highest grades across a number of modules.

Application date

WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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