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This programme is for students who would like to solve business problems through quantitative data analytics. Organizations today realize that data analytics is a critical competitive capability to survive in the new era of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. Businesses now have abundance of data at their disposal generated from traditional functions such as sales and operations, but also, more recently, from social media and the Internet of Things. That has made the volumes and variety of data of value to businesses very large, effectively dubbed as the Big Data era.
Mining data and finding insights of value to businesses is a crucial process to move from raw and seemingly messy data, to organized insights supporting evidence-based management. For example, classifying free-text tweets of consumers opinions of a certain company’s product into positive, neutral, and negative sentiments can help the company identify potential issues and deal with them in a proactive manner.
This MSc in Business Analytics is for graduates with degrees that include quantitative techniques such business, management, mathematics, physics, and others, who would be interested in applying quantitative analytics in business, including in commercial, governmental and non-governmental organizations. The Big Data analytics market is set to grow with a rise in demand for data analytics jobs. This programme enables students to bridge their business analytics skills gaps and get ready to contribute to this exciting and growing data-based economy.
** Commencing September 2020 **
| MNAF6 - BUSINESS ANALYTICS || Credits: 90 Not compulsory: |
Our MSc Business Management is an established and highly successful conversion programme that introduces non-Business graduates to a range of business management theories and concepts. Through the course content and learning activities, students access leading business ideas and skills and work alongside managers in the workplace to apply management theory, research, and design business solutions.
We provide block teaching of modules on career planning and development, organisational behaviour, strategy, marketing, international business, finance, supply chain and operations, project management and research. We rapidly develop students to apply knowledge at the level of postgraduate expertise and we continuously emphasise the importance of self-motivation and career management as both are essential to carving out a successful sustainable career in the longer term. The course prepares graduates for a wide range of roles and organisations and students are supported to optimise either their first step into the professional labour market or build on their professional experience and consider future goals.
Conversion programmes are a popular method for non-Business graduates to bring their unique skills and experiences to the business world. We have graduates from Computer Science, Music to Humanities who bring their different perspectives to bear on the real-life problems posed to them from the world of business.
| MNBF6 - BUSINESS MANAGEMENT || Credits: 90 Not compulsory: |
The MSc in Climate Change at Maynooth University is offered to provide Graduates with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to enable them to undertake analysis of both global and Irish related climate change science, impacts and policies.
The course provides a well-integrated and encompassing programme of taught modules such as, The Ocean and Climate Change, Detection, Attribution and Decision making, Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation which reflect the major themes of climate change, together with essential technical training in modelling and analysis and are designed to nurture independent and critical thinking on climate change issues.
Students gain applied knowledge working with industry stakeholders on proposed dissertation topics on real world problems. This ensures that societally relevant research topics meet stakeholder needs and that students develop links with potential employers.
Why do this course at Maynooth University?
* The Maynooth University MSc Climate Change is the leading national and a leading international postgraduate course on climate change.
* Staff are internationally recognised experts and leaders in their field.
* Students are provided with their own dedicated computer lab, equipped with all software (Geographical Information Systems, Statistical Downscaling, Hydrological Models etc.)
| GYC600 - CLIMATE CHANGE || Credits: 90 Not compulsory: |
The MSc in Data Science and Analytics is a 12 month conversion course (new in 2017) designed to give students the knowledge and skills to collect, process analyse and visualise data in order to extract useful information, explore patterns and evaluate models. The course is a collaboration between the Departments of Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science and the National Centre for Geocomputation.
Students who get a 1st Class Honours degree in the Higher Diploma in Data Analytics can take a part-time programme the following year to obtain an MSC in Data Science and Analytics.
In Year 2, students should take ST683, ST685 and one of ST606/NCG606/NCG616/CS648.
| MTDSF6 - DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS || Credits: 90 Not compulsory: |
21ST CENTURY INNOVATION
There has never been a better time to study innovation! Innovation is the no. 1 priority of the Irish government as a driver for economic growth; it is the central pillar of EU and US development strategies. Companies large and small also recognise the essential need for early-stage innovation research that uncovers crucial understanding of user needs, socio-cultural trends and insights, which lead to exciting and differentiating new innovation concepts.
“There is political agreement in Europe that to ensure competitiveness, prosperity and wellbeing, … the progressive shift in emphasis of European innovation policy from exclusive reliance on ‘technology push’ to more demand- and user-driven innovation must continue.”
(Design as a driver of user-centred innovation EU Commission, April 2009)
FOR ALL INNOVATION LEADERS
This MSc offers the opportunity to become a leader in Design Innovation for your organisation. The MSc in Design Innovation gives a practical education and experience in the key themes that drive 21st century innovation, such as innovation strategy and deep understanding of human needs, behaviours and socio-cultural trends. You will learn the methods to research, acquire, analyse and present this understanding as well as the techniques and skills to synthesise actionable innovation concepts.
| PDIF6 - DESIGN INNOVATION || Credits: 90 Not compulsory: |
The MSc Economic and Financial Risk Analysis was launched in response to the changing economic and financial environment. It provides students with international quality training in the fundamental concepts and tools required by the financial sector.
The programme emphasises ‘problem solving’ through a combination of theoretical principles and empirical tools. Successful graduates are equipped with a wide range of economic, financial, quantitative and communication skills, thus opening up a diverse set of career opportunities, both within and outside the financial sector. This degree has enabled Maynooth University to become a GARP partner for Risk Education.
Students are required to register for module FN690 (Finance Thesis) at the beginning of the programme and will only be allowed to switch to module FN692 (Work Placement) in the event of their willingness to accept a verifiable placement offer. Such a switch must be agreed with either the Programme Coordinator or the Head of Department.
| EFRAF6 - ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL RISK ANALYSIS || Credits: 90 Not compulsory: |
The MSc Economics is a stimulating and challenging programme that provides international quality training in Economics and Econometrics.
Through a combination of theoretical principles and empirical tools, the programme emphasises ‘problem solving’ and equips successful graduates with economic, quantitative and communication skills that are highly sought by employers in the public and private sectors.
Recent graduates have taken up positions at institutions like the Central Bank of Ireland, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and in other public bodies, while others have pursued careers in retail and investment banking, financial services, fund management, economic development and economic consultancy. Some continue to PhD programmes to pursue an academic career. The diverse career paths reflect the adaptability and flexibility of our graduates.
Check out testimonials from our graduates at https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/economics-finance-and-accounting/our-graduates
| ECTE600 - ECONOMICS || Credits: 90 Not compulsory: |
The MSc in Finance is a stimulating and challenging programme that provides international quality training in Economics, Finance and Econometrics. Through a combination of theoretical principles and empirical tools, the programme emphasises ‘problem solving’ and equips successful graduates with economic, financial, quantitative and communication skills that are highly sought by employers in the public and private sectors.
This degree is part of the Maynooth University Affiliation Program of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute.
| ECE600 - FINANCE || Credits: 90 Not compulsory: |
This full-time MSc/Higher Diploma programme in Geocomputation aims to provide a sound theoretical and practical foundation in geocomputation for numerate graduates with suitable backgrounds in subjects such as mathematics, engineering, geography, computer science, geomatics, and mining, and professionals working in cognate disciplines.
The programme will provide students with a sound understanding of the theoretical principles underlying geocomputation. Students will gain a sound understanding of the practical aspects of Geographical Information System software and management.
The degree programme is full-time running from September to the following August.
| NCGF6 - GEOCOMPUTING || Credits: n/a Not compulsory: |
Given the wider development of Citizen GIS and an increased public awareness and knowledge of the power and value of spatial data, vastly increased amounts of such data from different sources are now available to researchers. However, in order to turn these data into useful information, they must be efficiently managed, processed and analysed before being displayed in a comprehensible format. Geographical Information Systems and the associated field of Remote Sensing greatly aid us in such tasks. The course is equally split between both parts - GIS and Remote Sensing - with four core module introducing the theory and practice of both subject at an introductory and advanced level. Geographical Information Systems or GIS as they are better known, are widely used in a wide variety of subject fields across the physical and social sciences and even in the humanities, with applicability in everything from archaeology and astronomy to geomorphology and globalisation to soil science and social planning. Remote Sensing – the analysis and interpretation of aerial and satellite imagery – has transformed the manner in which we view the Earth. The synoptic view of the Earth that it has given us has greatly improved our understanding of atmospheric and oceanic processes, sustained environmental management and the interaction of humans with the natural world. It is now a standard research tool in many fields such as geology, geography, pollution control, agriculture and climatology. Additional optional modules in Programming, Spatial Databases and Remote Sensing of the Subsurface are also available to students who want to develop the technical side more fully, though the course has a strong applied flavour throughout. In addition, all students complete a work placement in the Summer months which allows them to gain valuable practical experience to test and develop the skills learnt across the course.
Aims of the Course
- To provide highly qualified, motivated graduates who have been trained in Geographical Information Systems, Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing and who can apply the information technology skills they obtain.
- To produce marketable graduates who will make significant contributions to GIS and RS application areas including; industry, government, academia, the community and voluntary sector and other public and private bodies.
- To provide an understanding of Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing, the technology involved and its applications for specific investigations.
September (*optional courses may start ahead of the formal term date).
| GYA600 - GEOGRAP.INFORMATION SYSTEMS & REMOTE SENSING || Credits: n/a Not compulsory: |
This programme represents an innovative development in higher degree options in the biological sciences. It is targeted at biological and health science graduates who are interested in the major challenges in health and development today and who wish to broaden their understanding of immunology, its importance in global health and the factors that impact on immunological intervention strategies in health and disease. An important component of the course covers emerging and reemerging diseases including diseases of poverty
| BLE600 - IMMUNOLOGY & GLOBAL HEALTH || Credits: 90 Not compulsory: |
This programme will give you in-depth knowledge of international business and allow you to experience what it is like to work in a multinational organisation. Students in this programme develop the capacity for high-level analysis of firm internationalisation, international trade, investment, strategy and management, and gain an appreciation of the multinational firm, its environment and the activities of the international manager. You will gain exposure to different functional areas of the international business and experience real challenges first-hand.
**Commencing September 2020**
| MNIBF6 - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS || Credits: 90 Not compulsory: |
The MSc in IT-Enabled Innovation is aimed at both Business and non-Business graduates and developed by the Innovation Value Institute (IVI); a consortium containing Intel, Boston Consulting Group, and Maynooth University; the MSc in IT-Enabled Innovation provides managers with a toolkit to create business value from IT.
This programme differs from many other IT programmes because of its leading industry inputs and also because it sets IT management in the context of the business environment. This is not a programme to develop stand-alone technical specialists. Instead, this course develops the capacity for participants to understand how IT operates both as a function and as a key interrelated resource within an organisational context. This involves understanding people, work processes, relationships, organisation structures, and organisation strategies, and how all of these impact on and are impacted by Information Technology.
This course focuses on IT-enabled innovation as a foundational concept central to the success of organisations today. We adopt a broad appreciation of IT-enabled innovation which allows for a variety of teaching styles and a topical emphasis for the learning outcomes. This approach accommodates a range of different types of innovation (i.e. process, product, and business model innovation, as well as service innovation), and multiple stages for the innovation process (i.e. ideation, development, diffusion, adoption, and impact). Because of the rapid pace of IT innovation, this highly regarded programme is revised annually and its value is reflected in it being shortlisted for the 2018 and 2019 Irish Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards in two categories.
| MNITF6 - IT - ENABLED INNOVATION || Credits: 90 Not compulsory: |
The MSc Marketing is for the non-business graduate who is interested in how individuals and organisations (including governments) interact in the marketplace for goods and services. Marketing plays a key role in value creation for not only customers and businesses but also for society. Marketing is more than a function. It is a customer-centric, enterprise-wide set of processes, systems, and activities that connect firms and customers in a dynamic global marketplace. Effective marketing requires an understanding of the business as a whole and of the managerial value creation and capture process. Recent market reports have demonstrated that consumers are becoming more discerning and also have more information at their fingertips about products and services. For organisations to compete in this increasingly internationalised and competitive market, they need to have a strong marketing function. This function considers issues such as communications with customers and the behaviours of prospective and current customers. How organizations operate in a digital environment is an integral part of Marketing and as such it is a key feature of the programme integrated throughout the offering.
| MNKF6 - MARKETING || Credits: 90 Not compulsory: |
No linked modules at this time
| MTF6 - MATHEMATICS || Credits: 90 Not compulsory: |
The MSc Psychology is intended for students who wish to pursue a professional career in psychology, who have already studied at least 60 credits of psychology in their undergraduate degree, but who do not currently hold an undergraduate qualification that confers eligibility for Graduate Membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) or Graduate Basis for Registration with the British Psychological Society. This intensive course is designed to provide a pre-professional qualification equivalent to a bachelor degree in psychology and, as such, offers a conversion route for graduates who hold an honours degree in Psychological Studies or equivalent. Emphasis is on psychological research methods and analytic techniques, professional ethics, and applied research experience.
| PSF6 - M.SC. PSYCHOLOGY (CONVERSION) || Credits: 90 Not compulsory: |
Spatial eHumanities is a truly interdisciplinary programme combining geocomputation, cultural heritage, design, and humanities/arts research. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to focus on spatio-temporal concepts, methods, and tools in the development of computational and visual frameworks from which to explore the past and better understand our present.
The MSc in Spatial eHumanities has been jointly designed by An Foras Feasa and the National Centre for Geocomputation to provide both a historical background and theoretical grounding to the field while providing students with solid skills in contemporary digital methods and technologies, including Geographic Information Systems and 3D computer graphics modelling. It is also excellent preparation for those wishing to pursue a computationally-enabled PhD in the arts, humanities, social science, or digital cultural heritage.
Students have opportunities to:
- Learn how to use open source and proprietary geographical information systems (GIS) software such as QGIS and ArcGIS;
- Become familiar with standards and methods common to digital humanities including XML, TEI, and Dublin Core;
- Learn how to create virtual worlds and acquire an expertise in computer graphic design for cultural heritage;
- Become actively involved in current Spatial eHumanities projects;
- Learn how to encode literary and historical sources, as well as newer sources (such as social media) to identify and visualise spatial and temporal networks and patterns;
- Gain practical project-based experience and project management skills by becoming an intern in a cultural heritage institution, a commercial organisation, or a digital spatial project;
- Learn programming languages and apply these to spatial and temporal data in the various fields of the arts/humanities, archaeology, and geography.
The course is delivered in our state-of-the-art facilities in An Foras Feasa and National Centre for Geocomputation (Iontas Building, North Campus), which include the MakersLab for Computational Imaging and 3D Printing projects, the Digital Humanities Lab with high-end desktop computers for computer graphics and image processing, the Green Screen Studio for audio-visual recording, and the GIS Lab.
September with the elective module in ‘Structured Programming’ taking place in late August running into early September.
| AFFEF6 - SPATIAL EHUMANITIES || Credits: 90 Not compulsory: |
The MSc Strategic Marketing is focussed on developing high level knowledge and skills in marketing. Marketing is more than just an organisational function. It is a customer-centric, enterprise-wide set of processes, systems, and activities that connect firms and customers in a dynamic global marketplace. This global market place is interconnected and one of the underlying themes in this programme is that of relationships. While marketing is partially transactional, deep long lasting relationships are a feature of marketing practice. This programme is underpinning by relationship concepts through consideration of issues such as sales management in an international environment, increasingly important in a post-Brexit Europe, and the value of analytics to help organisations understand the big data environment that firms operate within. Consumers today are more discriminating and perceptive. This programme will develop your understanding of how consumers make decisions in the current environment.
| MNSKF6 - STRATEGIC MARKETING || Credits: 90 Not compulsory: |
The MSc in Strategy and Innovation is ideal for those who are interested in developing the skills needed to identify and solve operational and strategic problems that real organisations face. Stu-dents develop a blend of individual competencies necessary to be successful managers, including teamwork, communication, and leadership skills, coupled with organisational level insights into how firms can design strategies and innovate to deliver value for customers. It is suited to both recent graduates interested in developing a graduate management career and experienced managers and entrepreneurs interested in developing the skills and capabilities necessary to develop and implement strategic initiatives and lead organisations.
If you are a recent graduate seeking to build a career in management; mid-career specialist looking to move into management; or a senior manager wondering how to build effective, efficient, and innovative solutions for the operational and strategic problems of your organisation; then this is the master’s degree for you.
Managers face a constant tension between managing the operational challenges of today and ensuring that they can lead their organisation to success in the longer term. How do you lead people? How can you find the resources needed to build a more successful organisation? How do you choose to focus your team’s energies between competing opportunities and challenges? The MSc in Strategy and Innovation provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and solve operational and strategic problems that real organisations face. Successful managers need to be able to analyse problems, make decisions, work in and lead teams, communicate solutions, and find innovative and effective ways to translate strategies into action. Our approach to learning is to blend the development of advanced specialist knowledge and capabilities with practical application. Our programme is focused on your career success. We develop skills that you need to be an effective manager.
| MNS600 - STRATEGY & INNOVATION || Credits: 90 Not compulsory: |