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Business Information Systems
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
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.
This Masters degree 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 organisations.
Graduates from this programme have found employment in Accenture, Deloitte, Intel, SAP Research Labs and NUI Galway.
Who’s suited to this course
You should ideally be a good written communicator with a desire to develop advanced research skills within an applied industry context. You should have an interest in searching and synthesising literature on a given topic, as well as producing written material that is well structured and logically organised.
The MSc in Business Information Systems is designed to develop students’ research skills and to engage them in a research programme relevant to the area of information systems. Upon completion of this degree, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of a particular aspect of information systems through critical analysis of relevant literature and empirical data, applied in a contemporary context.
- Display a critical appreciation of the uses and value of academic research.
- Demonstrate an advanced working knowledge of the practical design and implementation of academic research.
- Demonstrate an understanding of important contemporary issues relevant to the field of information systems research.
- Display excellent written and oral communication skills.
MSc (full-time) GYD06
MSc (part-time) GYD10
Fees for this course
EU: €4,275 p.a. 2017/18
Non-EU: €13,250 p.a. 2017/18
Ph.D. EU Full time programme: €4,275 p.a. Ph.D. EU Part time programme: €2,250 p.a.
What Our Students Say
Susan O’Neill | Graduate
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.