MSc (Business Information Systems)—full-time and part-time

College of Business, Public Policy, & Law,
MSc (Business Information Systems)— full-time and part-time College of Business, Public Policy and Law J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics

Course overview

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.

Programmes available

MSc, full-time
MSc, part-time

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.

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.

Researcher profiles

Find out more

Mr. Murray Scott (Programme Director)
T +353 91 495 286
E murray.scott@nuigalway.ie
W www.cairnes.nuigalway.ie/postgrad/

PAC code

MSc (full-time) GYD06
MSc (part-time) GYD10

Fees for this course

EU: €4,275 p.a. 2014/15 inclusive of levy

Non-EU: €13,250 p.a. 2014/15

Ph.D. EU Full time programme:  €4,275 p.a.

Ph.D. EU Part time programme:  €2,250 p.a.

Current Students

Susan O’Neill, graduate of 2009

My experience of postgraduate study in business information systems has been particularly rewarding. It provided me with essential skills in academic research and has encouraged the development of specialised knowledge in my research area.

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