We are living in a golden age of digital innovation. During our lifetime, an entirely new digital infrastructure has been created. At the same time, new technologies such as social media, cloud computing, analytics, big data, wearable devices, and 3D printing are transforming every aspect of our personal and professional lives.
Designed to equip future business and technology leaders with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the digital age, this full-time MSc in Digital Innovation addresses technology-centric transformation in business and society.
This degree is suitable for graduates of any discipline (but especially those from business and/or IT backgrounds), and current professionals looking to enhance their prior qualifications with a business / IT specialisation and seeking to increase their knowledge of how ICT can deliver business value and enable innovation, and acquire the skills to use ICT products and services to innovate in their own functional areas.
What will I learn?
The MSc in Digital Innovation addresses technology-centric transformation in business and society. The careful balance of theory and practice within the course prepares graduates to enter the world of digital innovation and for current professionals to progress further in their career. The programme offers:
1. Leadership skills regarding strategic IT application for digital innovation and business skills such as process redesign, change management, global sourcing and process modelling.
2. The capacity to create and critically assess the business case for ICT deployment.
3. In-depth knowledge and managerial insight into systems development methodologies and processes.
How will I benefit?
Our students are taught by internationally-recognised researchers and engage directly with the technology companies that have made Dublin the "Digital Hub of Europe". Our graduates emerge as insightful, reflective and critically-minded individuals with a unique understanding of the discovery, development, diffusion, and impact of digital product, process, and business model innovations.
1. Direct contact with the companies that have made Dublin the "Digital Hub of Europe"
2. A head-start in the marketplace due to the unique combination of strategic, practical and analytical course elements
3. Essential interpersonal, communication and leadership skills via group and case study-based learning, presentations and simulation exercises.
The one-year full-time and two-year part-time formats comprise core modules and option modules. Students complete 9 modules, or 6 modules plus a 30-credit minor thesis prepared over two semesters, subject to approval by a research supervisor. Modules listed below are indicative and are offered subject to faculty availability.
Digital innovation is the key to understanding how IT transforms business and society and the MSc in Digital Innovation was designed to equip future business and technology leaders with the knowledge and skills to drive technology-based innovation in a digital society. Our aim is that graduates emerge from the programme as insightful, reflective and critically minded individuals with a unique understanding of the discovery, development, diffusion, and impact of digital product, process, and business model innovations (Purpose).
Our ultimate ambition is that our graduates will help create a better world with ICT, that they will be ambitious and courageous in contributing to business and society, and that they will act with integrity at all times. In order to achieve this, we equip students with conceptual and practical skills around ICT and its relationship with organizational innovation. In particular, our curriculum offers a critical slant on mainstream conceptions of ICT, organisation, and innovation (education and subject/discipline/professional values).
The programme is built on a strong research foundation in the thematic area of digital business. Our students are taught by internationally recognised researchers and also engage directly with the technology companies that have made Dublin the Digital Hub of Europe. We provide transformational and varied learning opportunities for our students. The learning environment is designed to be both nurturing and challenging and to provide students with richly varied learning experiences. In this way, we seek to cultivate informed, insightful, agile and critical thinkers and doers. The programme is unique in the sense that it is targeted at both young graduates and experienced managers or professionals. This means that students experience a diverse environment (age, gender, nationality, background) both within their class and between the full-time and part-time classes (the nature of the learning environment for students).
The programme combines lecture, seminar, group and individual work. Case-based teaching and problem-based learning are used extensively across modules. Students may also apply to complete an optional minor thesis should they so wish. Continuous assessment includes both individual and group work, and both formative and summative assessment. Learning outcomes are assessed in a variety of ways across modules (examination, term papers, reports, group work, presentation) and assessment strategies are weighted accordingly. Learning outcomes are broadly classified as being knowledge-oriented, skill-oriented and/or attitudinal in nature (key approaches to teaching, learning and assessment).