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Business Information Systems - Research

The Master of Science (Business Information Systems) is a research degree completed over one year full-time, or over two years part-time. The programme includes a short structured component focusing on research skills, and students submit a major research dissertation.

Potential dissertation topics should align with one of the following themes: Information Systems Innovation, Information and Decision Systems, or Information Systems Development. Further details on these themes and their sub-topics are available from the Programme Director.

The programme is particularly suited to those interested in a career in consultancy, in a specialist technologies field or in higher education. Career opportunities exist across all sectors, including technology companies, banking and financial institutions, insurance organisations, and in universities and research institutions.

Before applying online, students should make initial contact with the Programme Director, enquiring about application procedures, programme content, workload and timetable, job prospects, fees, scholarships, and other general information.

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements are a Second Class Grade 2 NQAI Level 8 Honours business degree, Second Class Grade 1 Honours in a suitable postgraduate diploma. GPA 3.0 or equivalent IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if applicable.

Applicants are encouraged to download the Guidelines for Applicants to fully acquaint yourself with the application procedure http://www.nuigalway.ie/postgrad/Downloads/msc_bis.pdf

Duration

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
MSc GYD06 Full Time
MSc GYD10 Part Time

Further enquiries

Mr. Murray Scott (Programme Director)
Tel: +353 91 495 286
Email: murray.scott@nuigalway.ie
Web: www.cairnes.nuigalway.ie/postgrad/

Research areas

Areas of interest
Potential dissertation topics should align one of the following themes:
• Information Systems Innovation
• Information and Decision Systems
• Information Systems Development

Further details on these themes and their sub-topics are available from the Programme Director.

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