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Electronic Business

The Master of Electronic Business (MSc e-Business) is a 12-month (full-time) taught master’s degree course. This intensive and innovative course is designed to provide honours graduates who have little or no prior technology experience with:
◾a critical understanding of Internet and mobile business strategies, models and processes
◾a high level of competence in the technology skills needed to develop professional electronic and mobile business systems
◾excellent employment opportunities and a world-class student experience

In Part 1 of the course, students work closely with our staff in lectures, seminars and in our state-of-the-art development labs to acquire and hone the knowledge and skill areas that underpin contemporary electronic and mobile business. Modules in Part 1 focus on a wide variety of subject areas including: business strategy, programming for the Internet and for mobile devices, systems analysis and design, and systems infrastructure. All technology courses are firmly grounded in a practical, real-world business context and are designed for students with little or no prior experience in computing technology.

In Part 2, students work in small groups with a mentor to apply their new knowledge and skills in a practical way - by developing an idea for a new, innovative electronic business venture. The project groups will bring their venture from an initial concept to a fully-articulated business and marketing plan, culminating in the implementation of a functional proof-of-concept prototype system.

Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar

Entry requirements

Minimum of 2.2 degree in any discipline except those with high levels of software development content (e.g. computer science, business information systems, etc).

Detailed Entry Requirements
To apply for this course, you will have:
◾at least a 2.2 degree in any discipline except those with high levels of software development content (e.g. computer science, business information systems, etc.) or
◾expect to graduate in the year of entry with at least a 2.2 degree in any discipline except those with high levels of software development content

Consideration will be given to applicants who do not meet the minimum criteria but who have relevant professional experience, subject to approval by the School of Business.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please see course webpage (link below) to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Skills and Careers Information
On this course you can expect to gain both technical and commercial skills. The technical skills include programming for the web and mobile devices, data modelling, and database management. The commercial skills learned include electronic business models, business systems analysis, and electronic commerce. You will have the know-how to start your own e-business or seek a position in an established company.

Our graduates have secured positions as business analysts, systems analysts, programmers, consultants, etc. with a variety of indigenous and multinational companies in fields as diverse as business consultancy, IT, telecommunications, banking, insurance and pharmaceuticals.

Starting Salaries
Former MSc eBusiness graduates have described starting salaries as being competitive and within their range of expectations. But they caution that salary alone is not the only form of compensation - many companies offer bonus payments (often twice yearly), share schemes, free or discounted medical insurance, opportunities for further training, foreign travel, etc.

Further enquiries

Dr. R. Gleasure
E: r.gleasure@ucc.ie
P: + 353 21 490 2503

Comment

Unique Aspects of the Course.
The Master of Electronic Business (MBS e-Business) offers a unique opportunity for graduates from non-computing disciplines. This course provides you with an opportunity to quickly acquire a set of core skills, both commercial and technical, that will enable you to start your own electronic / mobile business, or seek a position in an established company.

Assessment method

Assessment is performed through a number of methods: by examinations at the end of teaching Part 1 (up to Christmas) and Part 2 (usually the following May), set class assignments, and continuous assessment.

Application date

Applications for 2017-18 intake are now open.

While UCC operates a rounds system for Postgraduate Taught courses (detailed below) we would advise you to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:

For all completed applications received by January 16th 2017 Offers will be made by January 30th 2017

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2017 Offers will be made by March 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2017 Offers will be made by May 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by July 3rd 2017 Offers will be made by July 17th 2017

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity for places.

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/studyatucc/postgraduateprogrammes/tau...

Course fee

2017/2018 Irish/EU fee is €10,500

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

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