Information Systems for Business Performance (MSc)

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Information Systems for Business Performance at University College Cork

Overview

Awarded the Best Postgraduate Course in Ireland in 2016 (IT), 2015 (Business), 2014 (IT) & 2013 (IT)

This is a conversion course with an excellent employment record. It provides you with a coherent set of skills which are essential in building, managing and leveraging effective and efficient information systems (IS) for organisations. MSc ISBP graduates will acquire the skills necessary to manage and leverage IS for problem-solving, value-generation and cost savings.

This is a 12-month intensive course with industrially mentored collaborative projects. Students are taught from beginner level, and prepared to take up business analyst/programmer and management positions in IT departments in small, medium or large organisations, whether public or private, in the financial services, manufacturing or any sector.

Course Details

?MSc Information Systems for Business Performance (ISBP) consists of eight taught modules (Part 1) and a collaborative industry research project (Part 2), which add up to a total of 90 credits over 12 months.

View downloadable brochure: CKL18 MSc ISBP Brochure (565kB)

Part 1 takes place over the eight months of the academic year from the end of September to the end of May.

It consists of the following taught modules:

  • Electronic Business Models and Systems
  • IT Organisation
  • In-sourcing and Outsourcing
  • Enterprise Business Intelligence
  • Business Continuity and IT Value
  • Application Modelling and Design
  • Data Modelling and Database Systems
  • Storage Technology
  • Current Issues in IT

Part 2 takes place over the four months following Part 1 from the beginning of June to the end of September and consists of a collaborative industry research project. This will give you a practical experience of a research project in a business context. This collaborative project will allow groups of students to specialise on a chosen industry sectors (e.g. financial services, technological, pharmaceuticals, government, retail/distribution) in the context of a research project carried out under the supervision of an industry expert and an academic specialist. Groups will develop a proposal and carry out fieldwork in order to produce a report on their selected topic.

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

Fact File

Course Code: CKL18 Full-time

Course Title: Information Systems for Business Performance

College: Business and Law

Duration: 1 year Full-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: MSc

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU fee is EUR 10,500.

2016 Entry Requirements: Minimum 2.2 honours degree, except graduates holding a degree in Business Information systems or equivalent. Those without the minimum degree requirement but with significant practical or professional experience may be considered. (See detailed Entry Requirements)

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Course Practicalities

Consists of 8 taught modules which run from October to March, followed by summer examinations, followed by a collaborative industry research project during the summer months. .

Assessment

The assessment methods vary in order to facilitate group and individual applied learning. Report writing, presentations, development projects and in-class exams are examples of the types of assessments used.

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to Apply.

Please note that eligible students who apply for this course now will be placed on aWaiting List. If places become available applicants will be considered for same.

Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these additional/supplementary questions are available to view here: SupplementaryFormCKL18 (27kB)

All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.

Further Contact Information

Dr. Audrey Grace

Business Information Systems

UCC

Tel: 00 353 21 4903820

Email: A.Grace@ucc.ie

or

Dr. Karen Neville

Business Information Systems

UCC

Tel: 00 353 21 4903668

Email: KarenNeville@ucc.ie

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Notes about fees for this course

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU fee is EUR 10,500.

2016 Entry Requirements: Minimum 2.2 honours degree, except graduates holding a degree in Business Information systems or equivalent. Those without the minimum degree requirement but with significant practical or professional experience may be considered. (See detailed Entry Requirements)

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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