J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics - Postgraduate Degrees 2021 2022 - NUI Galway

J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics - Postgraduate Degrees 2021 2022 - NUI Galway
J.E. Cairnes School of
Business & Economics
Postgraduate Degrees 2021 - 2022
J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics - Postgraduate Degrees 2021 2022 - NUI Galway
NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics                                                                                                                                                                                     NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

     List of Programmes
                                                                                               Open to Non-Business/
                                                                                               Economics Graduates
                                                                                                                                              Welcome from the Head of School
     CONVERSION                                                                                                                               J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics provides a varied, dynamic portfolio
     Higher Diploma (Business Studies)                                                                     •                             P9   of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate programmes.
     Higher Diploma (Business Information Systems)                                                         •                            P10
     Higher Diploma (Digital Transformation)                                                               •                            P11
     Higher Diploma (Financial Analysis )                                                                  •                            P12
     Master of Accounting                                                                                                               P13
     MSc (International Accounting & Analytics)                                                                                         P14
     MSc (Corporate Finance)                                                                               •                            P16
     MSc (International Management)                                                                        •                            P17
     MSc (Strategy, Innovation & People Management)                                                        •                            P18
     MSc (Human Resource Management)                                                                       •                            P19
     MSc (Technology Management)                                                                           •                            P20
     Diploma (Technology Commercialisation)                                                                •                            P21
     Diploma (Innovation Management)                                                                       •                            P22
                                                                                                                                                                                         LEARN FROM EXPERTS
                                                                                                                                               WHY STUDY AT                              Lecturers in the School are among the best
     MBA (Master of Business Administration)                                                               •                            P23    J.E. CAIRNES SCHOOL                       in their fields. Our staff are closely linked
     ECONOMICS                                                                                                                                 OF BUSINESS &                             with industry, locally, nationally and
                                                                                                                                               ECONOMICS?                                internationally, which allows us to ensure
     Higher Diploma (Economic Science)                                                                     •                            P24                                              that our teaching is relevant to the fast-paced
     MEconSc (International Finance)                                                                       •*                           P25    The School now has over 2,000
                                                                                                                                               undergraduate and postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                                                         business world. The media often seek out
                                                                                                                                                                                         expert advice from our lecturers on topical
     MSc (Global Environmental Economics)                                                                  •*                           P26
                                                                                                                                               students spread across areas such         issues in the news. Lecturers are known for
     MSc (Health Economics)                                                                                •*                           P27    as Accountancy and Finance,               their approachable nature and are always
     MSc (Ageing & Policy)                                                                                 •                            P28    Economics and Public Policy,
                                                                                                                                               International Business, Management,
                                                                                                                                                                                         willing to give students advice and guidance
                                                                                                                                                                                         whenever they can.
     BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS                                                                                                              Marketing, Business Law and Business
     MSc (Information Systems Management)                                                                  •                            P29    Information Systems.
                                                                                                                                                                                         INNOVATIVE TEACHING
     MSc (Business Analytics)                                                                              •                            P30    Our mission is to deliver a high-         Teaching methods at the School are
     MARKETING                                                                                                                                 impact scholarly environment in           innovative and forward thinking. Not only
                                                                                                                                               which students become well-rounded        will you be taught through lectures and
     MSc(Marketing Practice)                                                                                                            P31    and employable business graduates.        tutorials but you will also have access to
     MSc (Marketing Management)                                                                            •*                           P32    This is achieved through high quality
                                                                                                                                               programmes and excellent, innovative
                                                                                                                                                                                         the Blackboard e-learning system which
                                                                                                                                                                                         will allow you to access lecture materials,
     MSc Marketing (International Marketing & Entrepreneurship)                                            •*                           P33
                                                                                                                                               teaching that respond to the changing     submit coursework and take part in
     MSc (Digital Marketing)                                                                               •*                           P34    needs of our students. The School has     discussion groups with your classmates.
                                                                                                                                               a well-deserved reputation for teaching   Lecturers in the School also use their
     RESEARCH PROGRAMMES                                                                                                                                                                                                                     I hope to welcome you at The J.E. Cairnes
                                                                                                                                               and research excellence, and we offer     research capabilities to ensure that
     MSc (Business Information Systems)                                                                                                 P35                                              you receive a unique learning experience.           School of Business & Economics for
                                                                                                                                               a range of internationally recognised
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             postgraduate study. Our postgraduate
     MSc (Cloud Computing Research)                                                                        •                            P36    postgraduate programmes.
                                                                                                                                                                                         FACILITIES                                          courses will prepare you for a rewarding
     MSc (Marketing) by Research                                                                                                        P37    Our programmes are designed               Students of the School enjoy the latest             career, provide you with practical learning
                                                                                                                                               and constantly reviewed with the          facilities in a modern learning environment.        opportunities, and upskill you for a
     MComm                                                                                                                              P38                                              You will enjoy state-of-the-art computer
                                                                                                                                               needs of our students in mind. We                                                             constantly evolving workplace.
     MPhil/PhD                                                                                                                          P38    undertake regular reviews with            services, wireless internet throughout the
                                                                                                                                               students, alumni, employers and           campus and numerous spacious study areas.
                                                                                                                                               professional bodies to ensure that we     With over 116 societies and 46 clubs on
     How To Apply                                                                                                                       P35    continuously deliver the real learning    campus there are plenty of extra-curricular
                                                                                                                                               required to enable you to make an         activities. The School also houses Friars
* Non-business graduates may be required to complete a short online course prior to commencement of their studies, dependent on the extent     impact on the world of business, and      restaurant, which serves great meals and
  to which they have previously studied the respective subject area.                                                                           to realise your true potential.           snacks and is an ideal place to catch up with       Dr. Tom Acton
                                                                                                                                                                                         friends in between lectures and study.              Head of School

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NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics                                                                                                                                                                                  NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

Learning from Experience at NUI Galway
At NUI Galway we are committed to providing our students
with a learning experience that has relevance for the real world.
                                                                                                       Unique student experience
                                                                                                       Here you will benefit from a truly unique
                                                                                                                                                         Career Matters
                                                                                                       student experience that only NUI Galway
                                                                                                       can offer. We provide you with a wide range
                                                                                                       of opportunities to develop your personal
                                                                                                                                                         After us, Where then?
                                                                                                       and social skills, alongside your degree.
                                                                                                                                                         The quality and intensity of the postgraduate programmes in Galway has
                                                                                                       We have 116 student societies and over 46
                                                                                                       clubs, as well as the chance to study Irish       produced top-class graduates over many decades who have gone on to pursue
                                                                                                       alongside your degree, or to volunteer in         very successful careers in the private and public sectors, in consultancy and
                                                                                                       the community, so there is something for          entrepreneurial ventures, in research institutes and development agencies worldwide.

                                                                                                       Your learning environment
                                                                                                       At NUI Galway we provide real learning
                                                                                                       on our state-of-the-art campus which we
Teaching at NUI Galway is                            Innovative Programmes                             are constantly developing to ensure you
                                                                                                       reach your full potential. We are currently
discovery-led and our lecturers                      We are constantly updating our courses
                                                     and introducing new, innovative                   completing a €400 million investment
are constantly inspiring                                                                               programme, the single largest capital
                                                     programmes to respond to your needs
creativity in our students                           and the demands of the job market. A              development plan ever undertaken by the
and challenging boundaries.                          postgraduate degree from NUI Galway               University. This includes our impressive
Our lecturers bring the latest                       will open up a world of opportunities             Sports Centre which opened in September
                                                     for you. Our graduates are highly                 2008, the stunning Cairnes Building which
teaching ideas into the lecture                                                                        houses the J.E. Cairnes School of Business
                                                     sought-after by employers, with over
theatre and are known for their                      98% of graduates employed or enrolled in          & Economics and a Student Cultural Centre
friendly, approachable style.                        further study six months after graduating.        incorporating the Bailey Allen Hall.

                                    John Elliot Cairnes (1823-1875)
                                    NUI Galway dates back to 1845 with the construction of the                                                           You are encouraged                 You may also avail of the assistance of a       With your degree from NUI Galway you
                                                                                                                                                                                            dedicated Career Development Centre             will find many doors opening for you as
                                    Quadrangle Building when it was founded as Queen’s College Galway.                                                   throughout your
                                                                                                                                                                                            tailored to meet the needs of all J.E.          your career develops. Your classmates,
                                    One of its earliest academics was John Elliot Cairnes.                                                               programme at J.E. Cairnes          Cairnes students.                               with whom you build up strong bonds
                                                                                                                                                         School of Business &                                                               during the course of the programme,
                                                         John Elliott Cairnes (1823-75) is arguably    works were highly regarded both by his            Economics to assess your           Services available to students include;         and other postgraduates from the
                                                         the most distinguished economist Ireland      peers and, at a later date, by historians of      interests, abilities and           •   Seminars and information on                 School, will form an extensive network
                                                         has produced. During the 1860s, he was                                                                                                 career areas.                               of contacts as you move forward.
At the J.E. Cairnes School of                                                                          economic thought. He also wrote about             strengths to help define
                                                         Professor of Jurisprudence and Political      many issues of economic policy, including                                            •   Career management courses.
Business & Economics, we take                                                                                                                            and achieve your personal          •   Free psychometric testing and 1:1           The next time you meet a brand
                                                         Economy at Queen’s College Galway.            the gold question, while his publications
our inspiration from Cairnes’                            In the course of his academic career, he      on the Irish land question examined the           career goals. You will be              careers advisory sessions.                  manager with Unilever, an IS Project
remarkable intellect, from his                           established a distinguished international     rights of private property and the status of      afforded the opportunity to        •   Job search seminars and                     Manager in Silicon Valley, a technology
correspondence and publications,                         reputation and at the time of his death, he   contract.                                                                                information (C.V. preparation,              consultant with Deloitte, a manager in
                                                                                                                                                         interact with the School’s             completing applications, creative           PricewaterhouseCoopers, a senior civil
which are recognised                                     was regarded as one of the outstanding
                                                         political economists of his age.              The contribution of J.E. Cairnes to business      staff members who have                 job search techniques, and                  servant in the Department of Defence,
internationally as outstanding                                                                                                                           common interests and                   interview skills).                          a Human Resources executive with
                                                                                                       and economics is recognised as being
pieces of scholarship, and from                          Cairnes was the first full-time academic      unique and very significant. Charles Darwin       specialisms. This will help        •   Links with employers including              Telstra in Australia or an economist
his willingness to challenge his                         economist in Ireland or Britain and           and Karl Marx both acknowledged being                                                    on-campus employer presentations            offering policy advice to the Irish
                                                                                                                                                         create precious lifelong links         and an online job vacancy                   government, ask them about their career
students and colleagues alike to                         a champion of the emerging Irish              influenced by his work and it is the respect
                                                         universities. Cairnes made many               garnered from his peers, most notably John        which will prove invaluable            database.                                   paths since completing a postgraduate
engage in innovative, intellectual
                                                         very significant contributions to the         Stuart Mill, that is the best indication of the   throughout your career.            •   Free careers and recruitment fairs.         degree programme at NUI Galway.
research, debate and discussion.                                                                       significance of Cairnes’ contributions.
                                                         development of economic theory and his
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NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics                                                                                                                                                                                     NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

                                                                                                                                                                 Why choose NUI Galway
Why Galway, Ireland?
Galway is a city, a county, and an experience to                                                                                                                 for Postgraduate Study?
be savoured and remembered. The historic city                                                          Galway

of the tribes dances to a beat uniquely its own.

     “Ireland’s most                   “Friendliest City                   Located at the
     charming city”                      in the World”                    heart of the Wild
      NEW YORK TIMES                   US MAGAZINE TRAVEL                   Atlantic Way
                                        & LEISURE RANKE

                                                                                                                                                                            NUI Galway’s J.E. Cairnes School of Business

                                                                                                                                                                            & Economics was awarded ‘Best College
                                                                                                                                                                            of Business’ at the Education Awards 2020.
                                                                                                                                                                            The Education Awards were established to
                                                                                                                                                                            recognise, encourage and celebrate excellence
                                                                                                                                                                            in the third level education sector in Ireland.

Galway City has a population just under 72,000 of which at least 1 in 4 are
students. It is no surprise therefore that Galway has always had a reputation as a
young and student-friendly city. There is certain chemistry and vibrancy to this
friendly University City, which many delight in, and few forget.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         NUI Galway was founded in 1845 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2020 marks the 175th anniversary
Galway, with its medieval streets, waterways,            • Galway Film Fleadh (July)                            The unique combination of a vibrant        The 2020 QS World University Rankings placed the University at                  of the foundation of the University.
extensive range of shopping facilities, wealth           • Galway Arts Festival (July)                          and growing city, with a thriving                                                                                          The University has been a defining
                                                                                                                                                          number 242 outof the world’s top 1,000 universities. The University
of music sessions and other cultural events,                                                                    university and economy, means that                                                                                       presence and recognisable landmark in
                                                         • Galway Races (August)                                                                            has climbed 42 places in the QS World University Ranking since
is a place to be treasured. The city is unique                                                                  Galway has something to offer everyone                                                                                   Galway City for almost two centuries.
                                                         • Galway International                                                                           2014. NUI Galway now ranks 3rd in Ireland, the top Irish University
in Ireland because of the strength of its                                                                       and caters to young people like few
Irish language, music, song and dancing                    Oyster Festival (September)                          other places can. Students bring youth,                  outside Dublin and 112th in Europe.
traditions. The city is well known as an Irish           • Galway Comedy Festival (October)                     excitement, curiosity and energy to the
cultural hub, and has the Galway Gealtacht,                                                                     city, and this added dimension is what
or Irish-speaking area, right on its doorstep.           Galway is also a thriving commercial                   makes Galway the place to be.
The language is visible on the city streets,
with bilingual signage on display on shops
                                                         location. The city has an international
                                                         reputation in several niche industrial                                                                                                          POSTGRADUATE
and road signs, and can be heard being
spoken by locals around the city.
                                                         sectors. Strong clusters are evident in
                                                         the fields of biomedical engineering,                                                                                                            COMMUNITY
                                                         electronics, aquaculture, and software
                                                                                                                                                                                                     At postgraduate level, you will experience smaller class sizes,
Often referred to as the “Capital of the West”,          development. Galway’s growing population
                                                                                                                Galway 2020 - European                                                         giving you the chance to really get to know your classmates and lecturers;
Galway is a cultural mecca of sorts, attracting          reflects the attractiveness of the city as a
                                                         place to work and live.                                Capital of Culture                                                                        and participate fully in a postgraduate community.
thousands to its many festivals throughout
the year. A few of the big events include:
                                                         In Galway you will enjoy the best of both
• St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March)

                                                         worlds—the rich social and cultural life of
                                                                                                                With so much to see and do,
• Galway Early Music Festival (May)                      a cosmopolitan, friendly city, but also one
                                                         of Europe’s most beautiful and unspoilt
                                                                                                                many of our graduates
• Galway Traditional Irish                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We are the only Irish university
  Music Sessions (June)                                  landscapes on your doorstep, attracting                choose to stay in the city
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to hold the prestigious accolade of
                                                         tourists from all over the world.                      after they graduate.                                                                                                          5 stars in the QS Stars 2019 Rating
                                                                                                                                                                 of our PG student body
                                                                                                                                                                 are from outside Ireland.

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NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics | CONVERSION

                                                                                    Higher Diploma in Business Studies

                                                                                    The Higher Diploma in Business Studies              Entry Requirements
                                    Course Instance: 1DB1
                                                                                    (DBS) provides graduates with a                     The programme is open to degree holders
                                    Closing Date You are advised to apply
                                                                                    well-rounded understanding of business.             from a university or other recognised
                                                 early which may result in an
                                                 early offer.                       Students are educated in the fundamental            degree-awarding body. Applicants should
                                                 See page 39 for details            skills of business administration,                  hold an NFQ Level 8 qualification or
                                                                                    enabling them to play an active role in the         equivalent; IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent,
                                       Duration 1 Year, Full-Time
                                                                                    management and development of business              if applicable.
                                             Fee Please visit:
                                                                                    enterprises. All courses assume no previous
                                                                                    knowledge of the subject. The programme             Graduates have found
                                                                                    is designed to provide students with an             employment in:
                                     Programme Breda Lally                          orientation towards the commercial and              Recent graduates have found employment
                                        Director T: +353 (0)91 493635               industrial environments.                            in Bank of Ireland, Aviva, Deloitte, KPMG,
                                                  E: dbs@nuigalway.ie
                                                                                                                                        Central Bank of Ireland, Mazars, Boston
                                                                                    Core modules studied consist of                     Scientific, Health Service Executive (HSE),
                                                                                    Accounting and Financial Analysis,                  Hewlett Parkard, Jameson and Bord na
                                                                                    Economics, Management, Marketing, and               Mona.
                                                                                    Management Information Systems. A wide
                                                                                    range of optional modules are also available        Every year a number of graduates pursue
                                                                                    to students, which include Business Law,            further postgraduate study at master’s level,
                                                                                    Brand Management, Cybersecurity,                    such as the MSc Marketing Practice,
                                                                                    Employment Relations, and Accounting for            MSc Information Systems Management,
                                                                                    Management Decisions.                               MSc International Management and
                                                                                                                                        MSc HR Management.

J.E. Cairnes School of Business                     Michelle Murray
                                                                                                                                        The diploma is accredited by Engineers
                                                                                                                                        Ireland under their Continuing Professional

& Economics provides a                              Buying/Planner at Medtronic
                                                    “The DBS came at the perfect time as I wanted a career change from the
                                                                                                                                        Development (CPD) programme and earns
                                                                                                                                        the diploma holder the equivalent of 215 days
                                                                                                                                        of formal CPD training or 215 CPD credits. It

varied, dynamic portfolio of
                                                    education sector and business was something I really wanted to try my hand
                                                                                                                                        also provides graduates with an opportunity
                                                    at. This course gave me the opportunity to completely change my path,
                                                                                                                                        for further study in Accounting, with
                                                    challenge myself and excel in an area I hadn’t worked in before.”

specialist and cross-disciplinary                   Kevin Armstrong
                                                                                                                                        exemptions provided from the Association
                                                                                                                                        of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

postgraduate programmes.                            IT Recruitment Consultant at Morgan McKinley
                                                    “I believe this course is invaluable preparation for working in any sector,
                                                    not just Business. It would furnish any undergraduate degree to provide a
                                                    well-rounded education, as well as opening doors to new areas.”
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NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics | CONVERSION                                                                                                                                                            NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics | CONVERSION

Higher Diploma in Business Information Systems                                                                                                                                          Higher Diploma in Digital Transformation

                                                   The worlds of business and digital              Entry Requirements                                                                           Digital transformation has become a key           Entry Requirements
 Course Instance: 1HBS1                                                                                                                            Course Instance: 1DTR1
                                                   technology have become inseparable.             The programme is open to degree holders                                                      strategic issue for companies as it disrupts      The programme is open to degree holders
 Closing Date You are advised to apply                                                                                                             Closing Date You are advised to apply
                                                   Almost all organisations now depend             from a university or other recognised                                                        competitive environments, value chains,           from a university or other recognised
              early which may result in an                                                                                                                      early which may result in an
              early offer.                         upon business information systems (BIS)         degree-awarding body. Applicants should                      early offer.                    business models and professions. The              degree-awarding body. Applicants should
              See page 39 for details              to control and manage their data, which         hold an NQAI Level 8 qualification or                        See page 39 for details         impact of Big Data on decision-making             hold an NQAI Level 8 qualification or
                                                   means that the demand for graduates with        equivalent; IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent,                                                processes means that managers must                equivalent; IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent,
    Duration 1 Year, Full-Time                                                                                                                        Duration 1 Year, Full-Time
                                                   technological proficiency and business          if applicable.                                                                               rapidly acquire new skills and expertise. The     if applicable.
          Fee Please visit:                                                                                                                                 Fee Please visit:
                                                   know-how is at an all-time high. Studying                                                                                                    ability to embrace digital transformation
              www.nuigalway.ie/                                                                                                                                 www.nuigalway.ie/
                                                   BIS involves, among other things, learning      Graduates have found                                         cairnes/fees
                                                                                                                                                                                                and put it to work is becoming ever more          Graduates have found
                                                   how to design and build ICT systems,            employment in:                                                                               important. In a fast-changing marketplace         employment in:
   Programme Dr. Eoin Whelan                       as well as understanding how to exploit         The employment prospects for graduates of        Programme Dr. Michael Lang                  characterised by the drive towards Industry       The Postgraduate Diploma in Digital
      Director T: +353 (0)91 494 224               the business opportunities provided by          this course are extremely good. Graduates           Director T: +353 (0)91 493 515           4.0, digital transformation demands a new         Transformation is designed for students
                 E: HCIBusiness@nuigalway.ie                                                                                                                       HCIBusiness@nuigalway.ie
                                                   the ever increasing digitisation of society.    may take up positions as systems or business                                                 way of working, necessitating leaders that        who wish to pursue a career as business
                                                   To do this, we must develop an intricate        analysts, technology consultants, computer                                                   are competent in the areas of business,           analysts, consultants, IT project managers, or
                                                   understanding of how organisations work,        programmers, network administrators, in                                                      technology and innovation management.             business analytics/data scientists using the
                                                   the business processes that generate and        a range of business functions, including                                                     Upon successful completion of this                concepts, tools and methodologies of digital
  Three Reasons to                                                                                                                                  Three Reasons to
                                                   consume information, the roles of people        marketing, logistics, production, finance and                                                programme, graduates will be able to:             transformation to tackle complex business
  choose this course:                              and working groups in these processes, and      general business administration.
                                                                                                                                                    choose this course:                         • Understand how major frontier                   challenges and create value for organisations.
  (1) There is a shortage of graduates             the efficiency of these processes.                                                               (1) Demand for graduates with                  technologies work, as well as their
      with skills in areas such as                                                                                                                      technological proficiency and
                                                                                                                                                        business know-how is at an all-time        business, economic and social impacts;
      IT project management,
      business systems analysis, data              The main goal of the Higher Diploma in                                                               high. The skills students gain from     • Use critical thinking skills to effectively
      analytics, and cybersecurity.                BIS is to prepare graduates for employment                                                           this course provide a pathway to           and efficiently address substantive
      This course covers all these                                                                                                                      working in all industry sectors.
                                                   in an ICT-related business context. This                                                                                                        business problems through the
      areas, while affording students                                                                                                               (2) Students will be exposed to
      the opportunity to specialise in
                                                   course will introduce students to the                                                                                                           deployment of ICT solutions;
                                                                                                                                                        the latest research from the
      their preferred area by choosing             principles, methods, tools and architectures                                                         Business Information Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Analyse business needs, organisational
      from a list of elective modules.             used in the development and management                                                               discipline, and will learn how             processes and user requirements;
  (2) Students will be exposed to the              of ICT. Upon graduating, course                                                                      to leverage these insights to           • Develop innovative strategic responses to
      latest research from the BIS                 participants will be equipped to manage                                                              transform organisations to the             exploit new digital possibilities;
      discipline, and will learn how to                                                                                                                 rapidly evolving digital world.
                                                   digital technology across all industry                                                                                                       • Produce ICT project implementation
      leverage these insights to exploit                                                                                                            (3) Students who complete this course
      the business opportunities                   sectors and in a range of business functions.                                                                                                   plans;
                                                                                                                                                        will be on a pathway to gaining a
      provided by the ever increasing                                                                                                                   master’s qualification. Specifically,   • Manage people-related issues within ICT
      digitisation of society.                                                                                                                          graduates of this course will              projects;
  (3) Graduates can identify, analyse and                                                                                                               be eligible for exemptions on           • Align organisational strategic plans and
      solve business, technology, and                                                                                                                   two of NUI Galway’s master’s
                                                                                                                                                        programmes: MSc Business                   IT strategic plans;
      technology management problems
      in applied and other settings.                                                                                                                    Analytics, and MSc Information          • Make insightful, data-driven business
                                                                                                                                                        Systems Management.                        decisions and assess performance.

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NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics | CONVERSION                                                                                                                                                   NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics | ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

Higher Diploma in Financial Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                     Master of Accounting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                -led Analytics
                                                                                                                                                       The objective of the programme is to further develop the academic and                                                       Summer
                                                                                                                                                       professional knowledge and skills of honours accounting graduates who                                                        School

                                                                                                                                                       aspire to careers in accounting. The programme combines advanced study
                                                                                                                                                       of accounting as a basis for a successful career with the development of the
                                                                                                                                                       student’s professional and intellectual capabilities.

 Course Instance: 1DFA1                            Graduates equipped with skills drawn           Entry Requirements                                 Programme content                              Entry Requirements                               Course Instance: 1AY1
                                                   from the dual disciplines of accounting,       The programme is open to degree holders            The programme places significant emphasis      The minimum entry requirement is
 Closing Date You are advised to apply                                                                                                                                                                                                                Closing Date You are advised to apply
                                                   economics and finance will play                from a university or other recognised              on group work and the development of           a H2.1 honours degree (NFQ Level 8)
              early which may result in an                                                                                                                                                                                                                         early which may result in an
              early offer.                         increasingly key and impactful roles in        degree-awarding body. Applicants should hold       communication skills, both oral and written.   in Business or Commerce, with a                                early offer. See page 39 for
              See page 39 for details              financial, banking and business sectors in     an NQAI Level 8 qualification or equivalent;       The content of the programme has been          significant specialisation in Accounting.                      details
                                                   the future.                                    IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.   developed with reference to the syllabus of    Students are required to have full
    Duration 1 Year, Full-Time                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Duration 1 Year, Full-Time
                                                                                                                                                     Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI).           (or nearly full) exemptions from the
          Fee Please visit:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fee Please visit:
                                                   This course will introduce students to the     Graduates have found                                                                              CAI’s CAP1 examinations before
                                                   fundamental principles and analytical          employment in:                                     Graduates of the MAcc are granted full         embarking on the MAcc programme.                               cairnes/fees
                                                   methods of accounting, economics and           In terms of career opportunities, graduates may    exemption from CAI’s CAP2 examinations,
   Programme Cathal Ó Curraoin                     finance in addition to modules from            take up a range of positions in the financial,     provided that they have full exemption         Graduates have found                               Programme John Currie
      Director T: +353 (0)91 492 914               other business related disciplines. Upon       banking and business sectors                                                                      employment in:                                        Director T: +353 91 493 884
                                                                                                                                                     from CAI’s CAP1 examinations before
                 HCIBusiness@nuigalway.ie                                                                                                                                                                                                                            E: john.currie@nuigalway.ie
                                                   graduating, course participants will be                                                           taking the MAcc.                               Such professions as trainee accountants and
                                                   equipped with a foundation of knowledge                                                                                                          tax consultants, and have been employed by:       Course Level Level 9
                                                   and skills that will prepare them for                                                                                                            PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte,
                                                   further studies and future careers in            Three Reasons to                                                                                Ernst & Young and Mazars, among others.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Indicative List of Modules:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Advanced Financial Reporting
                                                   this field. The long-term employment             choose this course:                                                                                                                              Management Accounting
                                                   prospects for graduates from this course are     (1) It equips students with the applied                                                                                                          Taxation
                                                   extremely good. In terms of further study            analytical skills they need to secure
                                                                                                        future employment in the financial,
                                                   opportunities, graduates will be equipped                                                                                                                                                         Finance
                                                                                                        banking and business sectors.
                                                   to progress to MSc level programmes, such                                                                                                                                                         Decision Theory & Analysis
                                                   as the MSc Corporate Finance and the MSc         (2) It leverages content from the fields             Ciarán O’Donnell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     or Strategic Management
                                                                                                        of Accounting, Economics and                     (MAcc 2015, now Financial Analyst
                                                   International Finance at NUI Galway.                 Finance to provide students with an                                                                                                          Summer School – Audit and Accounting
                                                                                                        in-depth understanding of how to
                                                                                                                                                         at Zenith Technologies and formerly of EY)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Analytics (KPMG)
                                                                                                        analyse the financial consequences               “I would certainly recommend studying the Master                                            Summer School – Management
                                                                                                        of business decisions.
                                                                                                                                                         of Accounting degree at NUI Galway. My experience                                           of Organisational Performance
                                                                                                    (3) It provides students with a
                                                                                                        pathway to further postgraduate                  and time at Galway was without a doubt a positive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Find out more: www.nuigalway.ie/courses/
                                                                                                        study in Accounting,                             and very enjoyable one. The facilities at the J.E Cairnes                                  taught-postgraduate-courses/accounting.html
                                                                                                        Economics and Finance. It                        Business School are top class and are entirely conducive to an effective
                                                                                                        is also expected to provide
                                                                                                        exemptions from Professional                     study environment. The programme lecturers are very much approachable,
                                                                                                        Accounting examinations.                         friendly, and hardworking. Furthermore the course offers a great platform
                                                                                                                                                         for developing those skills necessary in progressing in the workplace and also
                                                                                                                                                         with the professional exams. Lastly it needs to be mentioned that Galway City
                                                                                                                                                         itself is a fantastic location to study in and the contacts you develop during the
                                                                                                                                                         program are, in my opinion, invaluable. In my present role, I am responsible
                                                                                                                                                         for provision of financial information and advice to support the financial
                                                                                                                                                         planning and analysis function in assisting business decisions.”
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NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics | ACCOUNTING & FINANCE                                                                                                                                              NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics | ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

 PATHWAY A                   MSc (International Accounting & Analytics)                                                                               MSc (International Accounting & Analytics)                                                                                  PATHWAY B
 September Intake                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   January Intake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Course Instance: 1MIA3
Course Instance: 1MIA1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (Full-Time); 1MIA6 (Part-Time)
 Closing Date You are advised to apply                                                                                                                                                                                                              or        Closing Date You are advised to apply
              early which may result in an           -led Analytics                                                                                                                                                   -led Analytics            Part-time                  early which may result in an
              early offer. See page 39 for              Summer                                                                                                                                                           Summer                                            early offer. See page 39 for
              details                                    School                                                                                                                                                           School                                           details
    Duration 1 Year, Full-Time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Duration 1 Year, Full-Time
          Fee Please visit:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 Years, Part-Time
              www.nuigalway.ie/                   This cutting-edge, full-year postgraduate programme is designed for graduates                                                                                                                                        Fee Please visit:
              cairnes/fees                        from general business/commerce programmes who have not specialised in                                                                                                                                                    www.nuigalway.ie/
                                                  accounting and who now wish to choose an accounting specialisation so as to                                                                                                                                              cairnes/fees
  Programme Andrea Crean
     Director T: +353 91 49 2309                  subsequently pursue a professional accounting qualification.                                                                                                                                                 Programme Andrea Crean
              E: accounting@nuigalway.ie                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Director T: +353 91 49 2309
 Course Level Level 9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      E: accounting@nuigalway.ie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Course Level Level 9
Indicative List of Modules:                      Programme Content                                       the website for more information about       Reflecting the increased importance of analytics for many different
                                                 This MSc in International Accounting                    CPA and CAI Exemptions available.            accounting careers, this programme is designed to provide early and mid-                               Indicative List of Modules:
Semester 1
                                                 and Analytics at NUI Galway provides                                                                 career accountants with the skills and knowledge needed to engage with                                 Semester 1
International Financial Reporting and
                                                 the opportunity to develop insights and                 Entry Requirements                                                                                                                                  45 ECTS Exemption (RPL)
                                                                                                         A H1 or H2.1 undergraduate honours
                                                                                                                                                      big data in a variety of roles in practice and industry.
Strategic Management                             technical knowledge of tools and techniques                                                                                                                                                                 Semester 2
                                                                                                         degree (NFQ Level 8) in Commerce/                                                                                                                   Analytical and Communication Skills
Auditing & Assurance I                           for driving organisational performance.                                                              Programme Content                                    and to have been admitted as full members by
                                                 This programme responds to the changing                 Business (or equivalent qualification)       This MSc in International Accounting                 a recognised professional accountancy body        Development
Intermediate Corporate Finance
                                                 skills needed in business, in particular                will be required. IELTS score of             and Analytics at NUI Galway provides                 including the following: ACCA, CIPFA,             Business Analytics with SAP
Accounting for Management
                                                 the need for more modules on data                       6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.            the opportunity to deepen your study                 CIMA, CPA, ICAEW, ICAI, ICAS or other             Data Science and Big Data Analytics
Semester 2
                                                 interrogation and analytics. In recognition                                                          of the application of management                     IFAC member body assessed as equivalent           Accounting for Management Control
Accounting for Management Control                                                                        Graduates
                                                 of the growing importance of analytics in                                                            accounting techniques in different                   by the academic programme director. IELTS         Summer Schools in A&F: Contemporary
Advanced Corporate Finance                                                                               As a graduate of the MSc in International
                                                 business, a specialisation in data analytics is                                                      contexts and to develop understanding,               score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.        Global Issues
Auditing & Assurance II                                                                                  Accounting and Analytics, you will have
Data Science & Big Data Analytics                a key element of this programme with two                                                             insights and technical knowledge of the
                                                 modules in semester two (Data Science and               an understanding of cutting edge design      data analytics tools and techniques for              Graduates                                         Note: If course is undertaken on a part-
Business Analytics with SAP                                                                              and use of systems and processes to                                                               Our MSc is the first programme of its kind        time basis, modules will be completed from
                                                 Big Data Analytics, and Business Intelligence                                                        driving organisational performance. This
Advanced International Financial                                                                         leverage best use of organisational data                                                          in UK and Irish universities to offer practical   January-August in both Year 1 and Year 2.
                                                 with SAP) followed by two summer schools                                                             programme is designed to provide early and
Reporting and Analysis                                                                                   to facilitate performance management                                                              hands-on modules in SAP and audit
                                                 on contemporary global issues in Accounting                                                          mid-career accountants with the skills and
Summer School – Audit and Accounting                                                                     of organisations. Coupled with your                                                               analytics tools for accountants. As a graduate
                                                 and Finance; A Big 4 practitioner-led                                                                knowledge needed to engage with big data
Analytics (KPMG)                                                                                         technical accounting skills you will                                                              of the MSc in International Accounting
                                                 ‘Analytics for Accountants’ Summer                                                                   in a variety of roles in practice and industry.
Summer School – Management of                                                                            be well positioned to work within the                                                             and Analytics you will have access to a           Find out more: http://www.nuigalway.ie/
                                                 School and a Disruptive Technologies in
Organizational Performance                                                                               accounting function and management           Entry Requirements                                   wide range of employment opportunities            accounting-analytics.html
                                                 Accountancy and Finance Summer School
Analytical and Communication                                                                             team to lead and manage organisations        Applicants are required to have completed all        in accounting, industry, management
                                                 in collaboration with UI Path. Graduates will
Skills Development                                                                                                                                    of the professional accounting examinations          consultancy and financial services.
                                                 be exempt from papers F1, F2, F3 F5, F7,                to achieve their strategic objectives.
                                                 F8 and F9 of the ACCA. For CAI, we have 3                                                                                                                                                                        Three Reasons to
       Three Reasons to                          CAP 1 exemptions - Finance, Management                  Find out more: http://www.nuigalway.ie/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 choose this course:
                                                                                                         accounting-analytics.html                       Minal Tambe
      choose this course:                        Accounting and Financial Accounting. Visit
                                                                                                                                                         Senior Fund Officer at Alter Domus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (1) KPMG-led Summer
  (1) KPMG-led Summer                                                                                                                                    “The rapidly evolving technologies in the business environment play                                       School on Audit and
      School on Audit and                           Zhiwei Mao
                                                    Pathway A Graduate, Employed at Deloitte                                                             a pivotal role in setting the expectations of today’s accountants, be it                                  Accounting analytics and
      Accounting analytics and                                                                                                                           experienced or newly qualified. While working in the auditing space                                       Disruptive Technologies in
      Disruptive Technologies in                    “Studying the MSc International Accounting and Analytics                                             for years and dealing with a variety of challenges arisen due to the
      Accountancy and Finance                       in NUI Galway is one of the wisest career decisions I’ve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Accountancy and Finance
                                                                                                                                                         massive increase in the volume of transactions and changing technologies, I observed the skill
      Summer School                                 ever made. I have gained professional knowledge from both                                            gap that was getting developed in delivering quality audits. This Program is suitably designed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Summer School
                                                    intensive accounting modules and the practical summer schools                                        meet the changing business requirements for qualified accountants wherein there is an increasing      (2) SAP Certification
  (2) Exemptions from specific                      which involve cooperation with KPMG and leading international                                        demand for advanced analytical skills and technological knowledge. The academic content is
      ACCA professional                             academics. Through learning about big data and taking a SAP module, I have gained insights                                                                                                                 (3) 45 ECTS Exemption -
                                                                                                                                                         very thoughtfully planned to empower finance professionals with knowledge of SAP, Big Data,
      accounting examinations.                      and critical skills for managing big data and data analytics. I have to say that the learning        Management Controls, and hands-on experience on smart tools and platforms like Tableau                    Recognition of Prior Learning.
  (3) SAP Certification                             experience of the entire MSc International Accounting and Analytics programme in NUI                 desktop, UiPath Studio, AWS, etc. It’s an invaluable life experience to study in an international
                                                    Galway has played a significant role in landing job offers from the “Big Four” for me. I really      setting like this and learn from highly experienced professors of NUIG, while interacting with
                                                    enjoyed the programme and am so grateful for my time studying here!”                                 equally ambitious and motivated classmates coming from different countries and cultures.”
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NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics | ACCOUNTING & FINANCE                                                                                                                                                                                  NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics | MANAGEMENT

MSc Corporate Finance                                                                                                                                                                                                                MSc (International Management)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ‘Overall Winner’ of the national
 Course Instance: 1MRF1                                                                                                                                                                                                   Postgraduate Course of the Year (Business) Award 2019 and 2013.
  Closing Date You are advised to apply                                                                                                                                                                                        This award winning MSc in International Course Instance: 1MIM1
               early which may result in an
               early offer. See page 39 for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Management provides students with                                 Closing Date You are advised to apply
               details                                                                                                                                                                                                         in-depth knowledge and expertise                                               early which may result in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in the principles and application of                                           an early offer.
        Duration 1 Year, Full-Time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            See page 39 for details
                  Fee Please visit:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               international business and management.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Duration 1 Year, Full-Time
                      www.nuigalway.ie/                                                                                                                                                                                        The degree provides a solid foundation
                                                                        The MSc in Corporate Finance is a one-year programme that                                                                                                                                                                         Fee Please visit:
                      cairnes/fees                                                                                                                                          Overall Winner               Shortlisted for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           BUSINESS            for a careerShortlisted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in international
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shortlisted for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I.T. & BUSINESS
                                                                                                                                                                              BUSINESS                                                                                                                        www.nuigalway.ie/
                                                                        prepares graduates for a wide range of careers in the financial                                   National Postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Course of the Year Award with multinational
                                                                                                                                                                                                       National Postgraduate            National Postgraduate corporations,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         National Postgraduate
    Programme Dr Patricia Martyn                                                                                                                                         Course of the Year Award                                      Course of the Year Award         Course of the Year Award
       Director T: +353 91 492368                                       sector. This programme is designed to equip you with analytical                                            2013
                                                                                                                                                                            MSc (International
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Master of Business    internationally   2013focussed and newly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MSc (Human Resource
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         MSc Cloud Computing      Programme Dr. Denise Holland
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Administration                                                      (by research)
                E: patricia.martyn@nuigalway.ie                         and decision-making skills relevant for the finance industry.                                        Management)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               (MBA)           internationalising
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            domestic firms.                          Director T: +353 91 493 771
  Course Level Level 9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   E: mscmanagement@nuigalway.ie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Course Level Level 9
 Indicative List of Modules:                                            It combines specialist knowledge,                   Minimum Entry Requirements                 This award-winning MSc provides students              Entry Requirements
 Financial Statements Analysis                                          practical insight and an advanced.                  A H2.1 undergraduate honours               with in-depth knowledge in the principles                                                                       Indicative List of Modules:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Candidates for the MSc in International
 Management Accounting                                                  understanding of corporate finance                  degree (NFQ Level 8 or international       and application of international business                                                                       Semester I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Management will normally hold or expect to
 Corporate Finance                                                      theory and practice. In addition to                 equivalent) in (a) Business/Commerce       and management. It provides a foundation                                                                        International Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             hold before the programme commences, an
 Intermediate Financial Reporting                                       the core academic modules, students                 to include a number of quantitative        for a career in international management in                                                                     Global Marketing
                                                                                                                            subjects such as Economics or Finance;                                                           undergraduate degree, usually a Grade 1, or               International Corporate Finance
 Business & Society (Ethics)                                            will be exposed to a variety of learning                                                       established multinational corporations or
                                                                                                                            or (b) A quantitative based degree such                                                          a H2.1 that can be in any discipline. IELTS               Innovation Management
 Applied Portfolio Management                                           technologies to develop their skills for                                                       newly internationalising firms.
                                                                                                                            as Engineering, Mathematics, Physics                                                             score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.                International HRM
 Advanced Financial Reporting                                           practice in a global business environment,
                                                                                                                            or Economics. Applicants should            You will develop insights into key                                                                              Strategic Management
 Advanced Corporate Finance                                             including SAP training and certification.                                                                                                            Graduates have found
                                                                                                                            have demonstrated strong academic          functional aspects of business including                                                                        Semester II
 — Asset & Equity Evaluation
                                                                                                                            ability (a H1 or H2.1, or equivalent)                                                            employment in:
 Analytical & Communication Skills                                      Career Opportunities                                                                           strategy, global marketing, international                                                                       International Entrepreneurship
                                                                                                                            in a number of quantitative modules                                                              Graduates have an excellent employment                    Business Research Skills
 Development                                                            This programme is designed to equip                                                            corporate finance and international Human
                                                                                                                            in their degree, such as mathematics,                                                            track record. Employment profiles of                      Business & People Analytics
 Accounting for Management Control                                      students with a thorough theoretical                                                           Resources Management. Cultural awareness
                                                                                                                            statistics, or econometrics. IELTS score                                                         a sample of our recent graduates are                      International Management in Practice
 Derivatives & Risk Management                                          grounding in the key subjects relevant to                                                      and sensitivity is promoted throughout the
                                                                                                                            of 6.5, or equivalent, if applicable.                                                            as follows: Area Manager, Kumon,                          (includes Global Leadership)
 Global Economics                                                       the finance industry, with an emphasis                                                         Programme and you will obtain work-ready              London; Business Marketing Specialist at                  International Management Report
 Sustainable Corporate Finance &                                        on the ability to maximise shareholder              Chartered Accountants                      skills; including creativity, leadership, data        Telefonica (O2), Dublin; Client Service
 Accounting (subject to availability)                                                                                       Ireland - Professional                                                                                                                                     (a research project)
                                                                        value through short-term and long-term                                                         analytics and team-building skills along              Executive at IMS Health in Dublin;
 Summer Semester                                                        planning and the implementation of                  Examination Exemptions                     with critical and analytical skills. Theory           Investment Banker at Jeffries, London;
 Summer Schools in Accounting &                                         appropriate financing and investment                The programme has been awarded             and practice is combined through an
 Finance: Contemporary Global Issues or                                                                                     exemptions in six ACCA subjects:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             as well as managerial appointments                          Sheila Kearney,
                                                                        strategies. Potential careers include roles in                                                 international study tour, company site visits         in Amazon, Google, McKinley                                 Opportunity
 12-week Work Placement*                                                                                                    Accountant in Business, Management
                                                                        investment banking, commercial banking,                                                        and working on real company case projects.            Recruitment, Medtronic and Qualtrics.                       Development
                                                                                                                            Accounting, Accounting, Financial
*We will secure internship opportunities, but it is at the discretion   fund management, insurance, corporate                                                                                                                                                                            Representative,
of employers as to whether they shortlist and offer a position to                                                           Accounting, Performance
applicants. In case a student does not secure an internship, two        finance services, and in finance divisions
summer schools must be completed.
                                                                                                                            Management, Financial Reporting                                                                                                                              Qualtrics
                                                                        of firms in other industries and sectors.           and Financial Management.
                                                                                                                                                                            INTERNSHIP                                          Did you know?                                            “The MSc in International
  Three Reasons to                                                                                                          Find out more: www.nuigalway.ie/courses/
                                                                                                                                                                           OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                                 Management programme was an ideal
 choose this course:                                                                                                        taught-postgraduate-courses/corporate-                                                              We have a new Intel                                      choice for me in pursuing a global
                                                                                                                            finance.html                                     AVAILABLE*                                         sponsored award for our highest                          career. The practical elements of
     (1) CFA Affiliated Programme                                                                                                                                                                                               academically performing student,                         the course gave me genuine exposure to
         offering CFA scholarships.                                                                                                                                                  *Available on a limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                valued at €1,000.                                        the international business environment,
                                                                                                                                                                                     and competitive basis.
     (2) Earn exemptions from                                              Kimberly Webster                                                                                                                                                                                              and proved fundamental in securing
         ACCA and Chartered                                                MSc Corporate Finance Graduate 2020                                                                                                                                                                           employment with a US technology
         Accountants Ireland                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             company in the early phases of its
                                                                           “I thoroughly enjoyed completing the MSc in Corporate Finance.                                       INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOUR                                                                        international expansion. The guidance
     (3) Work Placement*                                                   There was an excellent support system in place, especially as I came
         opportunities are available                                       from a non-finance/accountancy background. Throughout the year,                                            ON GLOBAL LEADERSHIP                                                                               provided by the faculty is superb.”

         on a competitive basis                                            there was a focus on group assignments as teamwork skills are highly
                                                                           valued by potential employers. The course outline was diverse, which
                                                                           allowed students to develop a broad business knowledge. ”
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MSc (Strategy, Innovation & People Management)                                                                                                                                                                                                                         MSc (Human Resource Management)

Course Instance: 1MIP1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Course Instance: 1MHR1
                                                                                               Shortlisted for the                                                                                                    Overall Winner             Shortlisted for the            Shortlisted for the        Shortlisted for the
       Closing You are advised to apply early                                                    BUSINESS
                                                                                                                                   Overall Winner
                                                                                                                                                              Shortlisted for the
                                                                                                                                                                                         Shortlisted for the
                                                                                                                                                                                           BUSINESS                     BUSINESS                   BUSINESS                       BUSINESS               I.T. & BUSINESS           Closing Date You are advised to apply
                                                                                             National Postgraduate                                          National Postgraduate      National Postgraduate                                   National Postgraduate          National Postgraduate      National Postgraduate
         Date which may result in an early                                                  Course of the Year Award
                                                                                                                                 National Postgraduate
                                                                                                                                Course of the Year Award   Course of the Year Award   Course of the Year Award
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    National Postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Course of the Year Award   Course of the Year Award       Course of the Year Award   Course of the Year Award                early which may result in an
                                                                                                 2010 & 2012                                                         2013                       2013                                                    2013
               offer.                                                                             MSc (Strategy,
                                                                                               Innovation & People
                                                                                                                                    MSc (Marketing            Master of Business       MSc (Human Resource
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       MSc (Marketing            Master of Business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MSc (Human Resource
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MSc Cloud Computing                   early offer.
                                                                                                                                                               Administration             Management)                                             Administration                                              (by research)
               See page 39 for details
                                                                                                  Management                          Practice)
                                                                                                                                                                   (MBA)                                                 Practice)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                See page 39 for details
      Duration 1 Year, Full-Time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Duration 1 Year, Full-Time
           Fee Please visit:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fee Please visit:
                                                   Focusing on three critical determinants of enterprise success and their interfaces,                                                                                                                                                                                                          www.nuigalway.ie/
               cairnes/fees                        this MSc is an innovative programme with a unique six-month work internship                                                                        This CIPD (Chartered Institute for Personnel Development) accredited                                                                      cairnes/fees
 Programme Mike Moroney                            opportunity designed and developed to meet graduate and employer needs in                                                                          programme is designed to help you to develop a thorough knowledge and                                                         Programme Dr. Deirdre Curran
    Director T: +353 91 493 044                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Director T: +35391 492521
                                                   the globalised Smart Economy. It is one of only a small number of programmes                                                                       applied competence in the fundamentals of human resource management and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                E: deirdre.curran@
                E: businesspostgrad@nuigalway.ie   accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and                                                                        employment relations. You will examine the nature of work and explore human                                                               nuigalway.ie
       Course Level 9                              is unique in focusing on other critical areas of management in addition to HRM.                                                                    resource policy and practice in national and multinational organisations.                                                    Course Level Level 9

Indicative List of Modules:                        The long-established MSc in Strategy, Innovation                    Entry Requirements                                                             The MSc (Human Resource Management) provides the analytical                                                                  Indicative List of Modules:
Semester I                                         and People Management equips graduates                              Normally a H2.1 undergraduate                                                  and problem solving skills that one needs to succeed in the changing                                                         Semester I
                                                   to work in a wide variety of industry settings.                     honours degree (NFQ Level 8), or a                                                                                                                                                                          Employment Relations & Law
Strategic Management
                                                   The programme provides students with a                              H2.1 in the Higher Diploma in Business
                                                                                                                                                                                                      world of work as a HR profession in national and global organisations.
Leading, Managing & Developing People                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Leading, Managing & Developing People
                                                   deep, analytical and applied understanding of                       Studies, is required. Practical experience                                                                                                                                                                  Global Business & HR in Context
Innovation and Entrepreneurship                    strategic management, innovation and people
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Our degree is recognised as one of the leading                     Entry Requirements
                                                                                                                       providing exposure to the strategic,                                           postgraduate programmes in the country                                                                                       Business & Society
Business & Professional Development                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Normally a H2.1 honours in business or
                                                   management, a six-month work internship                             innovation and human resource                                                                                                                                                                               International HR Management
Skills                                                                                                                                                                                                delivered by some of the research leaders in                       related degree (NFQ Level 8), or a H2.1 in
                                                   opportunity and global HRM accreditation.                           issues confronting organisations                                                                                                                  the Higher Diploma in Business Studies,                   Semester II
Business Research Skills                                                                                                                                                                              the field of human resource management.
                                                   CIPD HRM Accreditation                                              would be an advantage. IELTS score                                                                                                                is required (or equivalent international                  Reward Management
Semester II                                        The MSc in Strategy, Innovation and People                          of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.                                           Our innovative syllabus offers up to                               qualification). Experience is also                        Learning & Development
Organisation Design & Development                  Management is approved by the Chartered                             Applicants must also submit a                                                  date insights into the latest thinking                             considered. A personal statement must be                  Business & People Analytics
Global Business & HR                               Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD)                           one-minute video outlining why you                                             about managing people at work in both                              included with all applications. In addition,              Business Research Skills
Learning & Development                             at the advanced standards level. On successful                      wish to study for an MSc SIPM, what                                            private and public sector organisations.                           an interview may form part of the selection               Internship & Applied Management Report
                                                   completion of the programme, students are                           your career plans are and why we                                               When you have successfully completed                               process for the programme. IELTS score
Business & People Analytics OR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     [Option 1]
                                                   eligible for Associate Membership of CIPD.                                                                                                         the degree programme you may join                                  of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.
Business & Society                                                                                                     should select you for the programme                                                                                                                                                                         Research Report [Option2]
                                                   After graduation, as they build professional                                                                                                       the CIPD, the professional body for
Internship & Applied Project Report OR             experience, they can progress through the                           (See instructions online).                                                                                                                                                                                  Continuous Professional Development Log
                                                                                                                                                                                                      human resource practioners. During the                             Applicants must also submit a one-minute
Dissertation                                       professional stages of CIPD membership from                         Graduates have found                                                                                                                              video outlining why you wish to study
                                                                                                                                                                                                      course of the degree students will get
                                                   Chartered Member to Chartered Fellow.                               employment in:                                                                 the opportunity to participate in CIPD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for an MSc HRM, what your career plans
  Annual team-building and team-skills             Work Internship                                                     A large range of professional and                                                                                                                 are and why we should select you for the
       development off-site trip                   From 2019/20, the MSc in Strategy, Innovation                       management positions, in a wide
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Western Region events providing network
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         programme (See instructions online).                        Ananya Shivanand,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      opportunities with HR professionals                                                                                            Staffing Associate, Microsoft
                                                   and People Management offers a unique,                              variety of industry settings and in
                                                                                                                                                                                                      working in national and multinational                              Graduates have found
                                                   six-month work internship opportunity. The                          leading, blue-chip, global organisations.                                                                                                                                                                                            “After working
  Tara O’Carroll,                                  University will secure internship opportunities;                    Positions include graduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                      organisations. An attractive feature of the                        employment in:
                                                                                                                                                                                                      degree is the voluntary involvement of                             HR generalist and other specialist HR                                              for a couple
  People Operations, Google                        it is at the discretion of employers whether they                   management trainee programmes,
                                                   shortlist and offer a position to applicants. It is                                                                                                our HRM alumni in mentoring students                               positions in Beckman Coulter, Boston                                               of years in the
  “This masters allowed me to hone in                                                                                  financial services and business
                                                   envisaged that the broad nature of the MSc in                                                                                                      on job pathways and opportunities.                                 Scientific, CPL Recruitment, Google, HSE,                                          recruitment
  on my people management skills and                                                                                   analysis, management consultancy,                                                                                                                 IBEC, INTEL, Civil Service, The Irish Times
                                                   Strategy, Innovation and People Management will                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          industry for
  learn how leading businesses triumph             equip students to apply for a variety of positions.                 retail management, human resource                                              On completion of this degree we expect                             and Medtronic. A number of graduates have
                                                                                                                       management, policy development and                                             that students will have developed abilities                                                                                                           a well known
  in the ever competitive and constantly           The programme aims to:                                                                                                                                                                                                successfully continued their education to
                                                                                                                       research, and academia. Employers of                                           in problem solving and the capacity                                PhD level and are lecturing and researching                                        company
  changing market. On reflection of                • Provide rigorous exposure to the critical                         previous graduates of the programme                                            to critically assess both theoretically                            in worldwide universities from Ireland,                     in India, I thought international
  the MSc in Strategy, Innovation and                   determinants of enterprise success.                            include; Accenture, AIB Capital                                                and practically economic, social and                               the UK, to South America and Asia.                          exposure through a well-rounded HR
  People Management programme, it                  • Foster a critical mindset and                                     Markets, Aldi, Amazon, Bank of                                                 political factors that influence the role
  was really a fantastic experience and                 approach to theory and practice.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             programme would add value to my
                                                                                                                       Ireland, Dalata, Diageo, Dell, Deloitte,                                       of contemporary HR management.
  I would encourage anyone to apply                • Develop insight to key success factors in                         Enterprise Ireland (New York), Google,                                                                                                                                                                        career. I applied to the course at
  as you get a grounding in human                       a globalised, knowledge-based world.                           IDA Ireland, Jumeirah Hotels (Dubai),                                                                                                                                                                         NUI Galway as this was a CIPD
  resources aspect which has the CIPD
  accreditation and also all facets of
                                                   • Give exposure to a range of people-based
                                                        organisational contexts, both local and global.
                                                                                                                       Mazars, Mercer Consulting, Cambridge
                                                                                                                       University (PhD), NUI Galway (PhD),
                                                                                                                                                                                                               INTERNSHIPS                             NOW AVAILABLE                                                                 accredited programme and covered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     a variety of modules that I wanted to
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Six-month work internship opportunity: The University will secure internship opportunities;
  strategy & innovation management.”               • Equip graduates to work in a                                      Oracle, University of Limerick.                                                           it is at the discretion of employers whether they shortlist and offer a position to applicants.                     study. I would highly recommend this
                                                        variety of industry settings.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     course to anyone who is as passionate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and as interested about HR as I am.”
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NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics | MANAGEMENT                                                                                                                                                                NUI Galway J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics | MANAGEMENT

MSc (Technology Management) (Part-Time)                                                                                                                    Diploma (Technology Commercialisation) (Part-Time)

 Closing Date Visit https://www.
    Duration 2 Years, Part-Time
          Fee Please visit:                                                                                                                             The Diploma in Technology Commercialisation seeks to improve Ireland’s
              www.nuigalway.ie/                    This blended learning MSc is designed for managers, technical specialists,
              cairnes/fees                         engineers, or those responsible for managing technologies within their                               expertise in Technology Commercialisation and to up-skill the next generation of
  Programme Dr. Niamh Nolan
                                                   organisations. Delivered on a part-time basis over four semesters via                                entrepreneurs focused on new and emerging technologies. It provides information and
     Director T: +353 91 493 746
                E: niamh.nolan@nuigalway.ie        blended learning, the programme will include ten taught modules and                                  guidance to potential entrepreneurs in business planning, securing project finance
 Course Level Level 9                              one year-long research (thesis) module in Year 2 of the programme.                                   and the knowledge needed to commercialise new technologies, products and services.

List of Modules:                                   The programme content explores topics              Entry Requirements                                The Diploma is designed to assist             Entry Requirements                                 Closing Date Visit https://www.
                                                   such as innovation and entrepreneurship,           Applicants are expected to hold a primary         managers, scientists, and engineers to        Applicants are expected to hold an                              nuigalway.ie/courses/
Core Modules:
                                                   new product development, strategies for                                                              realise the potential of innovation and       undergraduate degree, 1st or 2nd class                          adult-and-continuing-edu-
Managing Innovation                                                                                   honours degree (minimum H2.2), or
                                                   technology management, and the use of                                                                gain a greater understanding of the           honours in any discipline, along with three                     cation-courses/technology-
Managing Technology Projects                                                                          equivalent and have at least five years of
                                                                                                                                                        commercialisation process. Through the        years of relevant industrial experience; or an                  commercialisation.html
Product Design and Development                     new and emerging technologies in a variety         relevant industrial experience. Candidates
                                                                                                                                                        programme students will participate in        Ordinary or 3rd class honours undergraduate           Duration 1 Year, Part-Time
Technology Finance and Capital                     of sectors. The programme will assist              who do not meet the minimum entry                 project activities that will assist their     Degree, along with five years of relevant
Information Systems and Software                   managers or aspiring managers to develop           criteria may apply for the PDip (Innovation                                                                                                                 Fee Please visit:
                                                                                                                                                        understanding of the commercialisation        industrial experience; or a recognised
Management                                         their knowledge and understanding                  Management) or the PDip (Technology                                                                                                                             www.nuigalway.ie/
                                                                                                                                                        options available to an identified            professional qualification and five years of
Innovation and Technology Transfer                 of the increasingly important area of              Commercialisation). On successful                                                                                                                               cairnes/fees
                                                                                                                                                        venture. It will also develop the students’   relevant industrial experience.
Marketing Technology Products                      technology strategy, and to build their                                                                                                                                                                Programme Dr. Niamh Nolan
                                                                                                      completion of either of these programmes          understanding of venture capital financing,   Transfer options: candidates who have
Technology Innovation and                          management and leadership capabilities                                                                                                                                                                    Director T: +353 91 493 746
                                                                                                      with an average grade of 2:1 honours,             business management, marketing and            third level education but do not meet the
Entrepreneurship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        E: niamh.nolan@nuigalway.ie
                                                   for new or current roles. Students will            students may apply for entry to the MSc           technology development. In addition, this     minimum entry criteria for the Diploma
Strategy and Management of Technology                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Course Level Level 9
                                                   be enabled to become powerful change               Technology Management with exemptions.            course will provide invaluable networking     programme may be interviewed by the
                                                   agents and effectively apply this new                                                                opportunities with individuals, companies     Programme Board to ascertain their
Optional Modules (Choose one):                                                                                                                                                                        suitability for entry. On successful
                                                   knowledge to various work situations.              Graduates have found                              and agencies involved in technology                                                             List of Modules:
People Management for Technology                                                                                                                                                                      completion of the Diploma (Technology
                                                                                                      employment in:                                    commercialisation.                                                                              Innovation and Technology Transfer
                                                   The programme is delivered by blended              Areas such as research and development,                                                         Commercialisation) with a 2.1 grade or            Marketing Technology Products
Six Sigma                                                                                                                                                                                             higher, students may apply for entry to the
                                                   learning (online, distance and face to face        production and operations management,             The Diploma is delivered by blended                                                             Technology Innovation and
                                                                                                                                                        learning on a part-time basis over            MSc (Technology Management) with credit           Entrepreneurship
                                                   workshops on Saturday), ensuring minimum           information systems and management
                                                                                                                                                        two semesters. It is offered under the        for related modules.                              Technology Finance and Capital
                                                   disruption and maximum flexibility.                consultancy. The programme is suited to a
                                                                                                                                                        auspices of the Atlantic University                                                             Company Project
                                                   It is offered under the auspices of the Atlantic   variety of industry sectors including services,                                                 Graduates have found
                                                                                                                                                        Alliance (AUA), which is a collaborative
                                                   University Alliance (AUA), which is a              medtech, biotechnology, manufacturing,                                                          employment in:
                                                                                                                                                        agreement between UCC, UL and NUI
                                                   collaborative agreement between UCC, UL            healthcare, and the public sector.                                                              Both private and public sector organisations,
                                                                                                                                                        Galway. Seminars will take place on a
                                                   and NUI Galway. Seminars will take place                                                             revolving basis at all three universities,    particularly those directly involved in
                                                   on a revolving basis at all three universities,                                                      approximately one Saturday per month.         innovation and marketing activities and also
                                                   approximately one Saturday per month                                                                                                               new/emerging technologies.

       David Ronan, Graduate
       “All technology management positions are different and require       workplace as I was covering the material, testing the practical
       specialist skills to deliver success. Learning the right attitude    aspects of the knowledge as I learned it. The blended learning
       to managing innovation as well as gaining the skills to be able      approach meant that the course work never overwhelmed me
       to interpret the metrics used to manage complex technical            and I could plan for assignments and exams well in advance.
       resources was vital to me. This course gave me the knowledge to      The support from the lecturers and course administrators was
       approach medical device R&D management with fresh insight            constant and the online portion ensured my focus was maintained
       and up-to-date tools which had practical applications in the         throughout the course. The knowledge I gained is used every day,
       workplace. The content was well presented, carefully compiled        it has allowed me to make real advances in my career.”
       and delivered in a way that allowed me to apply it in the                                                                                 20
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