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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 **
| MNAP62 - BUSINESS ANALYTICS || Credits: 60 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.
| MNBP62 - BUSINESS MANAGEMENT || Credits: n/a 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.
| PDIP62 - DESIGN INNOVATION || Credits: n/a Not compulsory: |
The Bord Bia mission statement is: “To drive the commercial success of a world-class food, drink and horticulture industry through market insight and partnership with industry.” The food and beverage industry is Ireland’s oldest industry and biggest employer, and is set to see major investment, innovation and growth over the coming years. Year on year growth for 7 years in a row has seen our exports grow to over €11bn. Many global companies are choosing to locate their innovation, R&D, and technology centres in Ireland. To achieve their growth ambitions, they are looking for appropriate, novel, insight-led innovations to launch in Ireland and abroad.
We want to help them by building world-class talent in the area of innovation and design thinking* for the food, beverage and horticulture industry. If you are a graduate with a primary degree (or significant experience) and would now like to embark on the next chapter in your career in the food industry, this opportunity has your name written all over it. Bord Bia is looking for talented individuals to take an MSc in Design Innovation while doing practical, hands-on, insight-led innovation projects with leading Irish food, beverage and horticulture organisations. We want to create, train and educate the next generation of global consumer-focussed innovators.
| PDFP62 - DESIGN INNOVATION (FOOD) || Credits: n/a 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**
| MNIBP62 - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS || Credits: 60 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.
| MNITP62 - IT - ENABLED INNOVATION || Credits: n/a 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.
| MNKP62 - MARKETING P/T || Credits: 60 Not compulsory: |
Master of Science in Mathematical Science
Students take modules in Mathematical Physics and Mathematics. At least 4 of the modules (at least 45 ECTS) must be taken at the Masters level (level 6 in Mathematical Physics and level 5 in Mathematics). The remaining credits may be made up at levels 4, 5 or 6.
| MSCP602 - MATHEMATICAL SCIENCE P/T || Credits: n/a Not compulsory: |
The course is aimed primarily at teachers of Mathematics at second level including those who may not have Mathematics to honours degree level. Applications are also welcome from prospective second level teachers and from other professionals in the second level education community.
The programme accepts applications every second year and the next intake is expected in 2019.
No linked modules at this time
| MTED62P - MATHEMATICS FOR EDUCATION || Credits: 45 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.
| AFFEP62 - SPATIAL EHUMANITIES || Credits: n/a 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.
| MNSKP62 - STRATEGIC MARKETING P/T || Credits: 60 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. Students 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.
| MNSP62 - STRATEGY & INNOVATION || Credits: n/a Not compulsory: |