POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019

 
POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019
INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY CARLOW
                                                                                            POSTGRADUATE
                                                                                            PROSPECTUS 2019

                                                           POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019
Carlow Campus
Kilkenny Road
Carlow
T: 059 917 5000
E: info@itcarlow.ie
www.itcarlow.ie

Wexford Campus
Summerhill Road
Wexford
T: 053 918 5800
E: wexford@itcarlow.ie
www.wexfordcampus.ie      ITCarlow

                          @ITCarlow
Wicklow County Campus
Clermont House, Rathnew
County Wicklow            ITCarlow
T: 0404 67125
E: wicklow@itcarlow.ie
www.itcarlow.ie           Institute of Technology Carlow
                                                                                                                   CARLOW
                                                                                                                  WEXFORD
                                                                                                              and WICKLOW
POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019
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POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019
Engage
  Learn
Innovate
   Lead

                CARLOW
               WEXFORD
           and WICKLOW 1
POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019
CONTENTS

    Your Success Is Our Success

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POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019
Welcome from the President                              4

Graduate Attributes                                     5

The Institute by Numbers                                6

Institute Innovation Programmes 2017-2021               8

Postgraduate Opportunities                             10

How to Apply                                           12

Postgraduate Programmes – Taught Masters               14

Graduate Profiles                                      44

Postgraduate Research Masters and Doctoral Degrees     46

Life at Institute of Technology Carlow                 58

Institute of Technology Carlow facilities              60

International office                                   62

Carlow town                                            64

Wexford campus & town                                  65

Wicklow campus & town                                  66

Dates for your diary                                   67

Key contact details                                    68

Postgraduate programmes, codes and fees 2019         69-71

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POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019
WELCOME FROM THE PRESIDENT

    Institute of Technology Carlow Postgraduate Prospectus 2019-2020

    Choosing the right third-level institution and        and postgraduate research opportunities
    postgraduate programme are amongst the most           across our Centres of Research and Enterprise
    important decisions you will make. I am delighted     (CORES). Many of our programmes bring our
    that you are considering Institute of Technology      learners into direct contact with professional
    Carlow.                                               practice through various means, including work
                                                          placements, industry-based projects and clinical
    We are a learner-centred higher education provider
                                                          placements. This translates into programmes
    dedicated to the creation of an environment where
                                                          of study and internationally recognised
    our learners can achieve their full potential and
                                                          qualifications across a range of discipline
    where our graduates are fully equipped to achieve
                                                          areas that are very relevant to real career
    the highest personal and professional standards.
                                                          opportunities in the employment marketplace,
    This is supported by exceptional people, high-
                                                          present and future.
    quality programmes, excellent infrastructure and
    international partnerships and networks.              You will find out more by reading our postgraduate
                                                          prospectus, visiting our campuses in Carlow,
    Currently home to over 8,000 learners, we have
                                                          Wexford and Wicklow and by visiting our website
    more than 55,000 graduates to date achieving
                                                          and social media platforms where you will discover
    their career and personal goals across the
                                                          what our learners and graduates have to say about
    globe. Our alumni are working with the most
                                                          us.
    prestigious companies in the world, including
    the top computing, pharmaceutical and financial       By selecting Institute of Technology Carlow, you
    organisations. Our graduates enjoy an employment      are choosing to be amongst the most sought after
    rate of 93% at graduation, rising to 96% within six   graduates by employers. I wish you well with your
    months of graduating – well above the national        choice and application and hope that I will soon be
    average of 80%.                                       welcoming you to our Institute.
    With the second-highest percentage of
                                                          Dr Patricia Mulcahy
    postgraduate learners in the Irish technological      President
    higher education sector, we have a broad range
    of taught advanced postgraduate programmes

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POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019
INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY CARLOW

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                                         • I think imaginatively and
                                           differently
                                                                           • I can demonstrate a
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                                                                             of a particular discipline area
                                         • I find innovative

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                                           solutions to problems           • I am a knowledge creator
                                         • I am a co-creator of the        • I can conduct research
                                           future                            independently
                                         • I understand that the           • I have an appreciation of
                                           future is creative                knowledge beyond my own
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                                         • I am flexible and
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                                           adaptable to different          • I can analyse critically
                                           environments

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            • I am ethically aware
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                                                                                                          • I am a team player
            • I am committed to equality
              and fairness                                                                                • I feel part of community

            • I uphold professional                                                                       • I am civically and

                                                                                                                                            CTED
              standards                                                                                     environmentally aware

                                                       Graduate
            • I am socially aware and                                                                     • I can communicate
              responsible                                                                                   confidently

                                                       Attributes
            • I understand that it is                                                                     • I think about my impact
              my responsibility to be                                                                       on others
              ethical

                       • I am outward looking                                                 • I can work autonomously
                       • I embrace diversity and                                              • I welcome challenge
                         inclusivity
                                                                                              • I am confident adapting
                       • I see the world as my home                                             to the work environment
                       • I am interested in and                                               • I am self-motivated
                         sensitive to different
                                                                                                                                       NT

                         cultures                         • I learn from what I do            • I am professionally ready

                       • I am open to new                 • I seek learning
                                                                                                                                 DE
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                         experience                         opportunities
                                                          • I am curious
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                                                          • I am a reflective

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                                                            practitioner

                                                    REFLECTIVE

Graduate attributes are descriptors                                         Graduate attributes are learner-owned
of what it means to be an Institute of                                      and each student will have their own
Technology Carlow graduate. They                                            interpretation of what the attributes
represent the qualities, skills and values                                  mean to them. Institute of Technology
that make our graduates unique. These                                       Carlow is committed to providing the
attributes extend beyond academic                                           opportunities for all students to develop
disciplines and reflect the graduate’s                                      these attributes so that they can become
overall learning journey in the Institute.                                  empowered citizens of tomorrow.

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POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019
THE INSTITUTE BY NUMBERS...

                                                          for
                                                          UNDERGRADUATE
                                                          PROGRESSION
                                                          Level 8
                                                         ••••••••••••••••••••
                                                          highest % of
                                                          FULL-TIME
                                                          POSTGRADUATES
                                         ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
                                                          in the
                                                          TECHNOLOGICAL
                                                          SECTOR

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    W   €15m
    SOUTH SPORTS CAMPUS 2019

            €25m
             NEW CENTRE FOR
    APPLIED AND HEALTH SCIENCE
                                    Institute of Technology Carlow

    2,500+
    Major Award
    Graduates
    Annually              NEW €15M SOUTH SPORTS CAMPUS 2019
                          
                                                            70% PARTICIPATION RATE
                           SSI SPORTS COLLEGE
                           OF THE YEAR 2017/18                IN
                                                             OVER    65   CLUBS AND
                                                                          SOCIETIES

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POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019
25 Million
                                             15%                    Funding
                                             OF THE                 Assisting
                           different
                                             STUDENT                650+ SMEs
                         nationalities
                          on campus          BODY             R&D Solutions
                                                              Knowledge Transfer
                                                              and Commercialisation
                                                              Enterprise Development
                                                              Cross-border Innovation

                                         •••••••••••••••••••••••••••
                                         TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
20 - 18
  17

                                         of SOUTH EAST IRELAND
          3  rd                          •••••••••••••••••••••••••••
          largest of
          14 INSTITUTES
          for learner
          enrolments

          2017-18

                       8,375 Learners

                                851 Staff                     OVER 55,000
                                                               GRADUATES TO DATE

                          3 Campuses

                  Intel | IBM                                   AIB | State Street
                 UNUM | SAP                                        BNY Mellon
                                                                 Bank of Ireland
                 LotusWorks                                         Citibank

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POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2019
INNOVATION PROGRAMMES 2017-2021

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R&D                                    ENTERPRISE
                   SOLUTIONS                               DEVELOPMENT
               Solving close-to-market                    Assisting entrepreneurs
                  commercial needs                             and start-ups

                   €1.0M Funding
             250 Projects (€3M value)                        €3.7M Funding

             15 Managed Consultancy                    170 Entrepreneurs Assisted
                    Projects                       50 Phase 2 Client Enterprises
                 230 SMEs Assisted                              5 HPSUs
              H20-20 Consortia €5m
RESEARCH

                    Funding

                                                                                       INDUSTRY
                                             €25M
                                            FUNDING
                                           ASSISTING
                                           650 SMEs

            €3.9M Funding (Consortia)
                                                             €11.4M Funding
              35 Invention Disclosures
                                                           200 SMEs Assisted
              11 Licences/Assignments
                                                            76 New Products
                      9 Patents
                                                            25 Jobs Created
                  2 HPSU Spinouts

               Maximising the impact of                   Delivering inter-regional
           research-led intellectual property          sustainable economic benefits

           KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER                             CROSS-BORDER
           & COMMERCIALISATION                             INNOVATION

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POSTGRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

     Institute of Technology Carlow

     Institute of Technology Carlow has a range of       Masters Degree (NFQ Level 9)
     high quality programmes that offer suitably         Institute of Technology Carlow offers two types
     qualified primary degree holders (NFQ level         of Masters degree programme: taught Masters
     8) exciting opportunities to progress to higher     programmes and research Masters programmes.
     awards (Higher Diploma, Masters and Doctoral        The taught Masters degree is awarded following
     degrees). These opportunities may be undertaken     the completion of a programme of one to two
     by research and thesis, or through taught           years duration (typically 90 ECTS credits). Entry
     programmes. Programmes are available in full-       to a taught programme leading to a Masters
     time and/or part-time modes across our three        award is typically for holders of Honours
     main campuses in Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow.       Bachelor degrees. In certain circumstances,
     Higher Diplomas (NFQ Level 8-60 credits)            entry to such programmes may be considered
     and Postgraduate Diplomas (NFQ Level 9-60           for holders of Ordinary Bachelor Degrees
     credits)                                            or equivalent. Research Masters Degree
                                                         programmes are typically of two years duration
     Entry requirements for Postgraduate Diplomas
                                                         (typically 90 ECTS credits) where learners
     are typically the same as for the Masters
                                                         undertake a substantial piece of research. The
     programme but are completed at NFQ Level
                                                         project is carried out under the guidance of an
     9 and require completion of just 60 credits.
                                                         experienced supervisor.
     Students undertake the same subjects as Masters
     students in that stream until they complete their   Learning outcomes at this level relate to the
     Diploma. Postgraduate Diplomas are also offered     demonstration of knowledge and understanding
     as an exit award, should a student leave their      at the forefront of a field of learning. Outcomes
     Masters programme prior to completion.              relate to the application of knowledge,
                                                         understanding and problem solving abilities

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in new or unfamiliar contexts related to the             Postgraduate students may have to pass a series
field of study. The outcomes are associated              of examinations and/or assessments in order to
with an ability to integrate knowledge, handle           progress through their course and may be required
complexity and formulate judgements. Outcomes            to attend for interview as part of the application
associated with Level 9 link with employment at          process. As all courses have their own entry
a senior professional or management level with           requirements, please refer to the relevant course
responsibility for the work outputs of teams.            page for detailed entry requirements.
An Irish Masters Degree is compatible with               Institute of Technology Carlow is constantly
completion of the Bologna Second Cycle.                  reviewing its postgraduate programme offering
PhD or Doctoral Degree (NFQ Level 10)                    with new programmes under development
                                                         annually. While all of our current postgraduate
A PhD (NFQ Level 10) or doctoral programme
                                                         offerings are described in the forthcoming
should take from three to four years (full-time)
                                                         sections, keep up to date and find further details
to complete. ECTS credits are used in doctoral
                                                         on all postgraduate offerings on our Institute of
programmes for taught elements only. The Irish
                                                         Technology Carlow website: www.itcarlow.ie or
Doctoral Degree is compatible with completion of
                                                         apply via the online postgraduate application
the Bologna Third Cycle. Learning outcomes at this
                                                         system on www.pac.ie.
level relate to the discovery and development of
new knowledge and skills and delivering findings at
the frontiers of knowledge and application. Further
outcomes at this level relate to specialist skills and
transferable skills required for managing, such as
the abilities to critique and develop organisational
structure and initiate change.

      Source: QQI

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HOW TO APPLY

     APPLICATION PROCESS - TAUGHT PROGRAMMES
     Please note that all Non-EU international student applicants must apply through our International Office. Please refer
     to the International section of the prospectus or our website: www.itcarlow.ie/international/non-eu-students
     or alternatively email: internationaladmin@itcarlow.ie.

                                                                      Application process steps
                                                                      1. Choose your programme(s) from our prospectus
                 Please note that all                                    or online postgraduate programme listing on the
           postgraduate applications for                                 Institute website.
          taught programmes at Institute                                 It is very important that you review all of the following
                                                                         before applying:
           of Technology Carlow should
                                                                         • Entry requirements
            be completed online via PAC                                  • Supporting documentation requirements for your
             (Postgraduate Application                                     application
                System) www.pac.ie                                       • Course modules and information
                                                                         • Schedule and location (i.e. part-time or full time, and
          Please check the full detailed                                   which campus you would like to attend)

           listing of our postgraduate                                   • Fees
                                                                         • Relevant PAC code (see page 69-71 of the prospectus
         programmes and PAC codes on                                       for a full detailed listing of all postgraduate
                   pages 69-71.                                            programmes)
                                                                         • Closing dates for applications.
            It is important to note that
                                                                         Should you have any queries, or need further information
         each programme has a different
                                                                         on a particular programme of study, please contact the
         PAC code based on award level,                                  relevant programme director or head of department
          schedule and campus location.                                  listed on the individual programme pages.

          Timetabled hours may include                                2. Register with PAC online at www.pac.ie and gather
                                                                         all supporting documentation required for your
          daytime, evening and Saturday                                  application (e.g. references, CV, personal statement
            classes. Refer to individual                                 etc.).
             course pages for further                                    Scanned copies of your supporting documentation must
                   information.                                          be uploaded to www.pac.ie. Alternatively, supporting
                                                                         documentation can be posted to the Postgraduate
                                                                         Applications Centre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway. Please

                                                                                                                        5
                                                                                             4               If successful in your
                                                                  3               LOGIN TO PAC TO VIEW
                                                                                                             application, ACCEPT
                                                                                                             YOUR OFFER and pay
                                          2             Check your programme
                                                                                  THE STATUS OF YOUR         your deposit online via
                                                                                  APPLICATION. Check         PAC within 10 days and
                 1              Gather all supporting
                                                        code, campus, closing
                                                                                  your email for alerts      get started with Institute
                                                        date information and
                                documentation to scan                             on application status      of Technology Carlow!
      RESEARCH AND                                      APPLY ONLINE at www.
                                or send by post and                               change.
      CHOOSE YOUR                                       pac.ie.
                                REGISTER ONLINE at
      PROGRAMME from our
                                www.pac.ie.
      prospectus or on the
      Institute of Technology
      Carlow website.

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note that supplementary documentation should be sent               Institute of Technology Carlow reserves the right to request
   within 7 days of your online application. Documents must be        that some applicants attend for interview to determine
   in a clear format, of good quality and a readable size.            their suitability for individual programmes.

   Poor quality/unreadable documents may affect the                4. Review application status via the My Account section
   assessment of your application.                                    on the PAC website.
                                                                      All applicants will be notified by email of changes to the
3. Apply online at www.pac.ie.
                                                                      status of their application. Alternatively, applicants may login
   The PAC online application system is now open for new
                                                                      online any time to the PAC system under the My Account
   postgraduate applications for the academic year 2019/2020.
                                                                      section to view their application. Applicants who receive an
   This is an online application system that allows applicants,
                                                                      offer have 14 days to accept or decline that offer. Applicants
   for a non-refundable fee of €50 paid directly to PAC, to
                                                                      who accept must also pay a deposit of €500 within that
   apply for multiple postgraduate programmes at Institute
                                                                      14-day period which may be paid online via the PAC system.
   of Technology Carlow. Applications will be considered in
                                                                      This deposit is then offset against the full tuition fee.
   order of preference. If you are successful in receiving an
   offer on your first preference or first choice of programme,    5. Getting started
   all other preferences will be excluded. Similarly, if you are      Applicants who accept their offer should keep up-to-date
   unsuccessful in your first preference, then your second            by logging onto the Institute website. Our academic year
   preference will be considered and so on.                           starts in September and academic timetables and other
                                                                      news and events will be posted on the website and on
   Course selection may be from any of our Masters, Higher
                                                                      other social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and
   Diploma and Postgraduate Diplomas.
                                                                      Instagram.
   PAC may be contacted for support via email: pachelp@
   pac.ie or through the website. Applicants may contact           APPLICATION PROCESS - RESEARCH
   Admissions via email: graduatestudies@itcarlow.ie.              PROGRAMMES
   To ensure a place on your chosen course we advise               For more information and to apply for research opportunities,
   registering as soon as possible. Certain programmes are         scholarships and funding, please email:
   restricted to a limited number of applicants and places on      Dr Brian Jackson
   these courses are assigned on a first-come-first-served         Head of Postgraduate Studies
   basis. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-       brian.jackson@itcarlow.ie
   case basis.

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POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

     TAUGHT MASTERS

     HEAD OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

     Dr Brian Jackson
     BA (Hons), PhD
     E: brian.jackson@itcarlow.ie

     Development Office
     T: 059 9175000

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BUSINESS, DIGITAL MARKETING & DESIGN
Master of Business in Business                                                16
Master of Business Administration (MBA)                                       17
MBA in Professional Arts Management                                           18
Master of Science in Supply Chain Management                                  19
Master of Science in Digital Marketing                                        20
Master of Arts in Interaction Design                                          21
Higher Diploma in Business in Supply Chain Management                         22
Higher Diploma in Business Marketing                                          23
Higher Diploma in Business in Business Management                             24
Higher Diploma in Business in International Business                          25
Higher Diploma in Business in International Financial Services                26
Higher Diploma in Business in Tourism Marketing                               27
Higher Diploma in Business in Aquabusiness                                    28
Higher Diploma in Arts in Digital Media Design                                29

HUMANITITES & SOCIAL SCIENCES
Master of Arts in Child, Youth and Family Studies                             30
Master of Arts in Leadership in Early Years Education and Care                31
Master of Arts in Teaching & Learning                                         32
Higher Diploma in Arts in Early Childhood Education and Care                  33
Higher Diploma in Arts in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care)   34

COMPUTING & DATA SCIENCE
Master of Science in Data Science                                             35
Master of Science in Information Technology Management                        36
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing                                        37

HEALTH & SPORT
Master of Science in Sports Performance Analysis                              38
Master of Science in Strength & Conditioning                                  39

SCIENCE
Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs                        40
Master of Science in Medical Device Regulatory Affairs                        41

ENGINEERING
Master of Science in Management in the Built Environment                      42
Master of Science in Applied Research and Innovation                          43

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Refer to pages               Master of Business
 69-71 for full
 course listings              Business
 NFQ LEVEL 9
                              DURATION                                 LOCATIONS                                  HEAD OF DEPARTMENT - BUSINESS

                              1 YEAR – FULL-TIME                       CARLOW                                     Dr Martin Meagher
                              2 YEARS – PART-TIME                      WEXFORD                                    BComm, MBA, MA, FCA, PhD
                                                                       WICKLOW                                    E: martin.meagher@itcarlow.ie

                              What is the Master of                    generally deemed an integral element       What subjects will I study?
                              Business about?                          of enquiry-based learning, this module
                                                                                                                   Leadership & Strategy
                                                                       will prepare graduates for executive
                              This postgraduate programme                                                          Corporate Governance, Ethics & Social
                                                                       and leadership scenarios which require      Responsibility
                              brings theory to life through its
                                                                       negotiation and persuasive expertise        Research Methods
                              exciting work placement element
                                                                       and ability with the written word.          Financial Analysis & Investment
                              and applied learning focus, enabling                                                 Appraisal
                              participants to apply acquired                                                       Dissertation
                                                                       What will I be able to                      Strategic Marketing Management
                              knowledge and competencies in a
                                                                       do when I finish the                        Strategic Human Resource Management
                              real-world workplace environment.
                                                                       programme?                                  Entrepreneurship & Innovation
                              The programme equips graduates with                                                  Management
                              the attributes required by business      In a job market increasingly                Communications for Professional Life
                              to make an immediate contribution        featuring primary honours degree            Work Placement
                              to the organisation through its work     holders, this Masters Programme,
                              placement experience element.            with its work experience element,
                              The industrial placement is of four      significantly increases graduates’
                              months duration, from May to             chances of recruitment by highly
                              August, and affords the student a        attractive employers. The Master
                              unique opportunity to implement and      of Business programme is aimed
                              reflect on the theories learned on the   at producing creative, flexible and
                              programme. It will complement the        dynamic individuals, who can take
                              student’s education and broaden his/     up or enhance roles as business
                              her skill set. A number of progressive   practitioners, in Ireland or overseas. A
                              local enterprises partner with us in     Master of Business is an internationally
                              this initiative. Work placement is       recognised qualification and opens the
                              recognised by prospective employers      door to many careers.
                              and students alike as being a very
                              sought after aspect of an academic       What follow-on study
                              programme. Another new aspect            opportunities are available?
                              of this programme is the module          Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD)
                              ‘Communication for Professional          study opportunities upon successful
                              Life’. As communication skills are       completion of this programme.

        Entry requirements

        Graduates of programmes in engineering,
        science, design and other disciplines are
        required to have completed the Higher
        Diploma in Business in Management (Level
        8) or equivalent to be eligible for admission
        to the Master of Business programme.
        All applicants will be considered on a case-
        by-case basis. Criteria to be considered
        will include academic qualifications,
        recognition of prior learning and/or the
        applicant’s performance in GMAT or
        equivalent.
        Institute of Technology Carlow reserves
        the right to require applicants to attend for
        interview to determine their suitability for
        the programme.

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MBA                   Refer to pages
                                                                                                                                        69-71 for full
                              Master of Business Administration (MBA)                                                                   course listings
                                                                                                                                         NFQ LEVEL 9
LIFELONG LEARNING                        DURATION                                LOCATION

Joseph Collins                           2 YEARS – PART-TIME                     CARLOW
BA, HDipEd, STB, MEd, STL
E: LLL@itcarlow.ie

What subjects will I study?              What is the Master of                   It also builds on the participant’s

  Strategic HR Management                Business Administration                 professional and personal skills
  Global Business, Leadership & Ethics   about?                                  including confidence building with
  Advanced Strategic Management                                                  presentations and team projects,
                                         This programme provides an
  Strategic Business Finance                                                     networking amongst students from
                                         opportunity for students to study for
  Strategic Marketing Analysis &                                                 different industries and backgrounds
  Implementation                         a Masters in Business Administration,
                                                                                 and provides a challenging but open
  Corporate Governance                   corresponding to a Level 9
  Advanced Research Methods                                                      and reflective environment to discuss
                                         Qualification (90 ECTS credits).
  Commercial Dispute, Negotiation and                                            and research current issues affecting
  Resolution
                                         This comprehensive MBA programme        the business world on a global scale.
  Dissertation
                                         provides a structured, evidenced-
                                         based environment to experienced        What follow-on study
                                         management professionals to expand      opportunities are available?
                                         on and develop their knowledge of the   Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD)
                                         current global business environment     study opportunities upon successful
                                         and management systems. It provides     completion of this programme.
                                         students with the tools, techniques
                                         and skills to enhance their business    Exit award
                                         knowledge and provide them with         Students who successfully complete
                                         a competitive edge in industry and      60 credits of the MBA programme
                                         the jobs market. This programme not     will be eligible for the Postgraduate
                                         only builds knowledge in key areas      Diploma in Business Administration
                                         such as current business technologies   (Level 9) should they opt to leave the
                                         and systems, business models and        programme (Embedded Exit Award).
                                         strategies and people management.

                                                                                 Entry requirements

                                                                                 The MBA and Postgraduate Diploma (Embedded Exit Award)
                                                                                 programmes are designed for graduates of Bachelor of
                                                                                 Business Honours Degrees (Level 8) or equivalent. Graduates
                                                                                 of programmes in Engineering, Science, Design and other
                                                                                 disciplines are generally required to have completed the Higher
                                                                                 Diploma in Business in Management (Level 8) or equivalent to
                                                                                 be eligible for admission to the MBA programme.
                                                                                 Applicants applying for entry to the programme through
                                                                                 progression routes, other than those listed, will be considered
                                                                                 on a caseby- case basis. Criteria to be considered include
                                                                                 academic qualifications, recognition of prior learning and/or
                                                                                 the applicant’s performance in GMAT or equivalent.
                                                                                 Applicants for the MBA programmes who hold a Postgraduate
                                                                                 Diploma in Business (Level 9) programmes will be considered
                                                                                 for entry on a case-by-case basis. All applicants must have
                                                                                 three years relevant business management experience.
                                                                                 Evidence must be provided of the nature and extent of this
                                                                                 experience by at least one referee capable of assessing the
                                                                                 applicant’s managerial abilities.
                                                                                 Institute of Technology Carlow reserves the right to require
                                                                                 applicants to attend for interview to determine their suitability
                                                                                 for the programme.

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Refer to pages               MBA
 69-71 for full
 course listings              Professional Arts Management
 NFQ LEVEL 9
                              DURATION                                   LOCATIONS                                PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

                              2 YEARS – PART-TIME                        WEXFORD                                  Dr Janette Davies
                                                                                                                  MA, PhD, MMII
                                                                                                                  E: janette.davies@itcarlow.ie

                              What is the programme                      Internationally recognised, an MBA       What subjects will I study?
                              about?                                     equips students with knowledge that
                                                                                                                   Leadership and Strategy
                                                                         can be applied to a variety of real
                              This unique MBA (Masters of Business                                                 Strategic Business Finance
                                                                         world business solutions. Within the
                              Administration) Professional Arts                                                    Research Methods
                                                                         Arts there are many opportunities for     Corporate Governance
                              Management is a postgraduate
                                                                         employment, such as: arts centres,        Strategic HR Management
                              degree awarded to students who have
                                                                         museums, arts marketing, education,       Culturepreneurship
                              mastered the study of business applied
                                                                         dance companies, disability arts          Arts Entrepreneurship
                              to the Arts sector. The MBA degree                                                   Funding and the Arts
                                                                         organisations, tourism, arts councils,
                              is one of the most prestigious and                                                   Marketing the Arts
                                                                         local authorities, art galleries,
                              sought after degrees corresponding                                                   Dissertation
                                                                         community arts and arts festivals.        Professional Arts Management Project
                              to a Level 9 Qualification (90 ECTS
                              credits). It provides graduates with the
                                                                         What follow-on study
                              opportunity to develop their skills in
                                                                         opportunities are available?
                              managing, funding and leading an arts
                              organisation. It is a career enhancing     Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD)
                              post-experience qualification designed     study opportunities upon successful
                              for students who want to learn how         completion of this programme.
                              to manage successful events, create
                              comprehensive and practical business       Exam information
                              and marketing plans and organise           Modules completed in Term 1 will,
                              relevant programmes that appeal to         where applicable, be examined in early
                              the Arts community.                        December 2019. Modules completed
                                                                         in Term 2 will, where applicable, be
                              What will I be able to                     examined in May 2020.
                              do when I finish the
                              programme?
                              The programme will prepare
                              students for various careers as well
                              as in the Arts but also in Business.

        Entry requirements

        Bachelor of Arts Level 8 in Culture and
        Heritage or Bachelor of Business Level 8 or
        equivalent. Graduates of other disciplines
        are required to have completed the Higher
        Diploma in Business in Management
        (Level 8) or equivalent to be eligible for
        admission to the MBA programme. All
        applicants will be considered on a case-by-
        case basis. The department reserves the
        right to require applicants to attend for
        interview to determine their suitability for
        the programme. Criteria to be considered
        will include academic qualifications,
        recognition of prior learning and/ or the
        applicant’s performance in GMAT or
        equivalent.For non-native English speakers:
        IELTS (6.0) or equivalent is required.

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Joseph Collins                            1 YEAR – FULL-TIME                          CARLOW
BA, HDipEd, STB, MEd, STL                 2 YEARS – PART-TIME
E: LLL@itcarlow.ie

What subjects will I study?               What is the programme                       Potential employment
  Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma        about?                                      opportunities
  Communications for Supply Chain         This Masters programme offers a             In light of current skills shortages in
  Professionals                           robust understanding of the concepts        industry in the area of Supply Chain
  Research Project SCM
                                          and best practices in Supply Chain          Management, this Masters programme
  Performance Management
  Supply Chain Financial Management
                                          Management for application in               will provide participants seeking jobs
  Sustainable Supply Chains               today’s global economy. Supply chain        in this sector with a competitive
  Research Methods                        management and sourcing have                edge. For those participants currently
  Strategic Supply Management             become a central focus for companies        working in the area, the programme
  Global Logistics and Technology         due to the rapid changes in demand          will enhance existing roles both on
                                          for products and services, globalisation    a professional and personal level by
                                          and technology. With operations             building on the practical skills and
                                          becoming more complex, companies            techniques required to succeed. It
                                          in the manufacturing, retail and            will also develop critical skills in
                                          technological sectors are searching for     areas such as process improvement,
  The Expert Group on
                                          individuals with supply chain expertise.    resource management, analytical and
  Future Skills Needs
                                          This programme has been designed in         critical thinking, communication and
  Statement of Activity 2014
                                          collaboration with industry to address      sourcing and managing quality-led
  ‘The EGFSN forecasts that, due          those needs.                                sustainable supply chains from supplier
  to an anticipated expansion in                                                      to customer.
  the sector, and the replacement         What will I be able to
  demand arising from the                 do when I finish the                        This Masters programme will prepare
  retirement/exiting of those             programme?                                  graduates to work in a number of job
  employed in core Freight,                                                           roles:
                                          On completion, graduates of the
  Transport, Distribution and                                                         • Supply Chain Analyst or Manager
  Logistics occupations, some 13,500      programme will be able to:
                                                                                      • Project Managers
  to 15,500 job vacancies could           • Apply comprehensive knowledge of
                                            theory and practice of Supply Chain       • Logistics Managers
  become available over the period
  2015-2020.                                Management to a variety of industry       • Operations consultants/
                                            operations;                                 Manufacturing or Service Operations
  There is a need for a consistent        • Build and develop multi-disciplinary        Managers
  supply of suitably trained staff, as      teams across all functions to bring       • Warehouse/Inventory Manager
  well as a need to retain and upskill      about radical improvements in             • Purchasing Manager/Buyer/Planner.
  those currently working in the            supply chain capability;
  sector. As staff progress through       • Effectively plan and manage               Exit award
  their careers, there is a requirement     resources at each stage of the supply
                                            chain;                                    Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  for training in additional skills for
                                                                                      in Supply Chain Management is an
  both operations and management          • Use critical thinking and research
                                            skills to design/redesign, implement      Embedded Exit Award.
  roles.’
                                            and improve more sustainable,
                                            competitive and quality led supply
                                            chains from supplier to customer;                           Entry requirements
                                          • Communicate effectively with teams
                                            at all levels internally and build more                     Entry requirements are a Level 8 degree
                                            sustainable, beneficial relationships                       with a minimum of Second Class
                                            along all stages of the supply chain                        Honours, Grade 2 in a related discipline
                                            from supplier to customer.                                  or equivalent. IT Carlow operates a
                                                                                                        Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning
                                                                                                        (RPL) scheme whereby applicants may be
                                          What follow-on study                                          considered, based on relevant work and
                                          opportunities are available?                                  other experience, for exemptions from
                                                                                                        programme modules and advanced entry.
                                          Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD)                           All applicants will be considered on a case-
                                          study opportunities upon successful                           bycase basis. The Department reserves the
                                          completion of this programme.                                 right to require applicants to attend for an
                                                                                                        interview to determine their suitability for
                                                                                                        the programme.

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                              DURATION                                       LOCATIONS                                 HEAD OF DEPARTMENT – SPORT,
                                                                                                                       MEDIA AND MARKETING
                              1 YEAR – FULL-TIME                             CARLOW                                    Myles Kelly
                                                                                                                       BComm, DipCompSc, FCA, MA
                                                                                                                       E: myles.kelly@itcarlow.ie

                              What is the MSc in Digital                     the strategic implications of digital     What subjects will I study?
                              Marketing about?                               era marketing and to create and
                                                                                                                        Strategic Marketing Management
                                                                             implement effective digital marketing
                              The digital era has dramatically                                                          Digital Marketing Technologies
                                                                             strategies. Successful completion of
                              changed the marketing landscape                                                           Digital Marketing Landscape & Strategy
                                                                             the programme will help participants       Marketing Communications in a Digital
                              and the way that businesses identify,
                                                                             grow their career opportunities in this    Era
                              communicate and engage with
                                                                             dynamic sector.                            Design, User Experience & Content
                              consumers. Marketing professionals                                                        Writing
                              must navigate and embrace this                                                            Data Analytics & Consumer Insights
                                                                             What follow-on study                       Digital Marketing Research Project
                              new and dynamic landscape. The
                                                                             opportunities are available?
                              MSc in Digital Marketing at Institute
                              of Technology Carlow is aimed at               Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD)
                              graduates and professionals seeking            study opportunities upon successful
                              to explore the strategic implications          completion of this programme.
                              of the digital era and to develop their
                              career path in digital marketing.              Potential employment
                                                                             opportunities
                              This innovative and exciting                   Graduates of this programme can
                              programme will provide potential               expect career opportunities in areas
                              learners with an opportunity to                such as: Digital Marketing Consulting,
                              study for a MSc in Digital Marketing           eCRM, Social Media Management,
                              corresponding to a Level 9 qualification       User Experience Management, Data
                              (90 credits) or a Postgraduate Diploma         Analytics and Brand Management.
                              (60 credits).                                  Digital Marketing opportunities exist
                                                                             in all industries from SMEs to global
                              The MSc combines academic study
                                                                             multinationals and financial services
                              and industry exposure to deliver a
                                                                             to the arts.
                              programme that has a strong focus
                              on current and emerging research and
                                                                             Special features of this
                              practice. Application may also be made
                                                                             programme
                              to the Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in
                              Digital Marketing (60 credits).                Learners will have an opportunity to
                                                                             work on live business projects.
                              What will I be able to
                              do when I finish the
                              programme?
                              The MSc in Digital Marketing is
                              designed to help learners identify

        Entry requirements

        Although applications are welcome from a broad range of
        disciplines, ideal candidates will come from a marketing
        background and/or demonstrate an interest in and aptitude for
        digital marketing. Candidates should hold a recognised third level
        Honours Degree (Level 8 – minimum 2nd class Honours) in:
        • Marketing or a business discipline
        • Computer Science or
        • Cognate programmes.
        Applicants applying for entry through progression routes other
        than those listed above will be considered through IT Carlow’s
        Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy.
        Shortlisted applicants may be called for interview.

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HEAD OF DEPARTMENT –                 DURATION                                   LOCATION
HUMANITIES
Dr Eileen Doyle-Walsh                1 YEAR – FULL-TIME                         CARLOW
BA, MLitt, PhD
E: eileen.doyle@itcarlow.ie

What subjects will I study?          What is the MA in                          • User Experience Designer/Consultant/
                                     Interaction Design about?                    Engineer
  Framing User Experience
                                                                                • User Interface Designer
  Principles of Interaction Design   Interaction design focuses on shaping
  Prototyping Interactions                                                      • Mobile App Designer/Developer
                                     things for people’s use and behaviour
  Design Entrepreneurship                                                       • Design Entrepreneur
                                     and includes designing interactive
  Human Interface Design                                                        • Web Designer
  Communication Design
                                     digital products, environments, visual
                                     communication systems, and services.       • Front End/Content Developer
  Design Research Methods
  Design Project Dissertation        Interaction design is the synthesis and    • Digital Media Designer
                                     imagining of things as they might be,      • Visual Designer
                                     rather than focusing on how things         • Communications Designer
                                     actually are, with a focus on satisfying   • Multi-disciplinary Design Studios
                                     the needs and desires of the end user.     • Strategic Design Thinkers
                                     This programme is specifically designed    • Design Manager
                                     for honours graduates in product and       • Product /Industrial/Service Designer
                                     industrial design, multimedia and game
                                                                                • Design Thinking
                                     design, visual communication design,
                                                                                • Product Designer
                                     architecture, engineering and other
                                                                                • Industrial Designer
                                     design related fields. This Masters
                                                                                • Service Designer.
                                     programme has been developed by
                                     Institute of Technology Carlow in
                                                                                What follow-on study
                                     consultation with industry and is
                                                                                opportunities are available?
                                     delivered though the combination of
                                     self-directed learning and graduate        Graduates may pursue Level 10 (PhD)
                                     research within the structured             study opportunities upon successful
                                     environment of a taught programme.         completion of this programme.
                                                                                Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in
                                     The aim is to nurture and support a        Interaction Design is an Embedded Exit
                                     unique interdisciplinary approach to       Award.
                                     research and learning in this area. The
                                     programme is centred around the            Special features of this
                                     development and delivery of a major        programme
                                     project which can be either practice or    This Masters programme sits within the
                                     theory based.                              Department of Humanities at Institute
                                                                                of Technology Carlow which facilitates
                                     What will I be able to                     the culture of design lead research and
                                     do when I finish the                       learning. Our programme facilitates
                                     programme?                                 a culture of interdisciplinary learning
                                     This programme will provide graduates      embedded within the ethos of a studio
                                     with a unique opportunity to gain a        based educational environment.
                                     competitive edge prior to embarking
                                     on a career in design or related fields.
                                                                                Entry requirements
                                     Graduates may also adopt research
                                     and advisory roles in relation to          A Level 8 Honours Degree in Product or Industrial Design,
                                     new product development and                Games Design, Visual Communication Design, or other
                                     development of the provision of            related design disciplines such as Architecture or Engineering
                                                                                (minimum 2nd class Honours). Candidates with significant
                                     creative services in practice.             experience in the design services sector (as determined by the
                                                                                Institute’s recognition of prior learning policy), in addition to
                                     Potential employment opportunities         an Honours primary degree in another discipline area may also
                                     include:                                   be considered for entry on a case-by-case basis through IT
                                                                                Carlow’s RPL system. Applicants applying for entry via routes
                                     • Interaction Designer                     other than that listed above will be considered on a case-by-
                                                                                case basis through IT Carlow’s RPL system.

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                              1 YEAR – PART-TIME                                 CARLOW                                      Joseph Collins
                              1 YEAR – FULL-TIME                                 WEXFORD                                     BA, HDipEd, STB, MEd, STL
                                                                                                                             E: LLL@itcarlow.ie

                                                                                                                             HEAD OF DEPARTMENT - BUSINESS
                              What is the programme                              exist in logistics and distribution. This
                              about?                                             work involves using sophisticated
                                                                                                                             Dr Martin Meagher
                                                                                 computerised planning tools such as         BComm, MBA, MA, FCA, PhD
                              This one-year graduate diploma
                                                                                 MRP/ERP, interacting and negotiating        E: martin.meagher@itcarlow.ie
                              programme has been designed for
                                                                                 with external suppliers and internal
                              graduates of business and non-
                                                                                 customers and contributing to project
                              business disciplines in order to equip                                                         What subjects will I study?
                                                                                 management as members of cross-
                              them with the necessary knowledge
                                                                                 functional teams.                             Purchasing and Supplier Management
                              and competencies in Supply Chain
                                                                                                                               Strategic Management
                              Management and business. Supply
                                                                                 What follow-on study                          Supply Chain Planning and Control
                              Chain Management is concerned with                                                               Global Logistics and Supply Chain
                                                                                 opportunities are available?                  Management
                              the management of the flow of goods
                              and information through the value                  This qualification will allow the             Strategic Procurement
                                                                                 participant to apply for the MBA or           Elective Subjects
                              chain, from materials acquisition to
                                                                                 MB, depending on his/her business               Work Based Research Project
                              final consumption. Put more simply,
                                                                                                                                 Dissertation
                              SCM is about being right: it is about              experience, and continue to develop
                              getting the right product, in the right            and extend his/her skills base and
                              quantity, at the right quality, in the             knowledge at NFQ Level 9.
                              right place at the right time, for the
                                                                                 Potential employment
                              right consumer at the right cost. In
                                                                                 opportunities
                              achieving all of this, supply chain
                              management takes on many of the                    • Supply Chain/Warehouse/Inventory
                              functions of a business including:                   Control Manager
                              forecasting, inventory management,                 • Purchasing Manager
                              purchasing management, warehouse                   • Operations Manager
                              management, information technology                 • Production Manager
                              and transport management.                          • Procurement Manager
                              Management professionals in logistics              • Business Development Manager
                              and supply chain management                        • Supply Chain/Logistics Consultant.
                              functions also work closely with other
                              areas of the business including human
                              resource management, manufacturing,
                              marketing and finance.

                              What will I be able to
                              do when I finish this
                              programme?
                              Graduates of this programme will
                              find employment opportunities in
                              all manufacturing sectors including:
                              electronics; pharmaceuticals and food
                              processing - as buyers and material
                              planners. Many opportunities also

        Entry requirements

        Applicants require an NFQ Level 8 Award or equivalent, for
        entry to this programme. Other applicants will be considered
        on an individual basis in accordance with the Institute policy on
        Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The department reserves the
        right to require applicants to attend for interview to determine their
        suitability for the programme.

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HEAD OF DEPARTMENT – SPORT,              DURATION                                      LOCATION
MEDIA AND MARKETING
Myles Kelly                              1 YEAR – FULL-TIME                            CARLOW
BComm, DipCompSc, FCA, MA
E: myles.kelly@itcarlow.ie

What subjects will I study?              What is the programme                         What will I be able to
 New Product Innovation                  about?                                        do when I finish this
 Marketing Management                    This programme provides students              programme?
 International Marketing                 with an advanced knowledge of the             Marketing is a fundamental element
 Consumer Psychology & Insights
                                         principles of marketing. The modules          of all organisations and as a result, this
 Market Research Theory & Practice
 Selling
                                         have been designed to equip successful        programme will help prepare you for
 Elective Subjects                       graduates with the up-to-date skills          job opportunities across all industry
   Integrated Marketing Communications   and competencies to enable them to:           sectors - private, public and voluntary.
   Digital Marketing Communications      • pursue a career in any marketing
                                           oriented environment, in a large            Depending on your undergraduate
                                           multinational corporation or a small-       degree, some examples of potential
                                           to-medium sized business in Ireland         roles include:
                                           and abroad;
                                                                                       • New Business Development, Client
                                         • participate in and manage                     Manager, Customer Service Manager,
                                           cross-functional teams with an                Customer Insights;
                                           appreciation and understanding
                                                                                       • New Product Development Manager/
                                           of relationship management,
                                                                                         Technologist;
                                           changing consumer behaviour
                                           and communication across any                • Brand Executive, Product Executive,
                                           organisation;                                 Trade Marketing Executive;
                                         • Identify, analyse and propose               • Compliance Manager, Business
                                           innovative solutions to key marketing         Analyst, Business solutions
                                           issues;                                       consultant;
                                         • Use and develop their critical              • Sales and Marketing Executive,
                                           analytical skills , providing a               Digital Marketing Executive,
                                           competitive edge in a rapidly                 Technical Sales Manager.
                                           changing marketing sector;
                                                                                       What follow-on study
                                         • Develop, contribute to and lead out
                                                                                       opportunities are available?
                                           marketing strategies and campaigns
                                           for new product innovation;                 This qualification will allow the
                                         • apply and develop their digital             participant to apply for the MBA, MB
                                           marketing skills to real world              or MSc in Digital Marketing, depending
                                           practise.                                   on his/her business experience and
                                                                                       continue to develop and extend his/her
                                                                                       skills base and knowledge at Level 9.

                                                                                   Entry requirements

                                                                                   • Applicants from a non-business discipline require an NFQ Level 8
                                                                                     Award or equivalent, for entry to this programme.
                                                                                   • Applicants from a business discipline require an NTQ Level 7
                                                                                     Award or equivalent, for entry to this programme.
                                                                                   • Other applicants will be considered on an individual basis in
                                                                                     accordance with the Institute policy on Recognition of Prior
                                                                                     Learning (RPL).

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                              1 YEAR – PART-TIME                      CARLOW                                  Joseph Collins
                                                                      WICKLOW                                 BA, HDipEd, STB, MEd, STL
                                                                      WEXFORD                                 E: LLL@itcarlow.ie

                              What is this programme                  What follow-on study                    What subjects will I study?
                              about?                                  opportunities are available?
                                                                                                               Management Accounting
                              This one-year graduate Higher Diploma   This programme will give graduates       Corporate Governance & Business
                              programme is designed for graduates     the basis and maturity to proceed        Practice
                                                                                                               Strategic Human Resource Management
                              of non-business disciplines in order    to the MBA or MB taught part-time
                                                                                                               Work based research project
                              to equip them with the necessary        programmes depending on their
                                                                                                               International Business
                              knowledge and competencies for          general business experience.             Strategic Management
                              management in business. It will
                              provide graduates with an in-depth      Exam information
                              understanding of the contemporary       Modules completed in Term 1 will,
                              business environment.                   where applicable be examined in early
                                                                      December 2019. Modules completed
                              The programme will enable graduates
                                                                      in Term 2 will, where applicable, be
                              to further develop, consolidate and
                                                                      examined in May 2020.
                              synthesize their knowledge and skills
                              through experience, professional and/
                              or academic education and improve
                              their overall employment prospects.

                              What will I be able to
                              do when I finish the
                              programme?
                              This programme will provide
                              candidates with extensive knowledge
                              of the many business disciplines
                              that influence business and strategic
                              decisions, thus enabling them to
                              pursue management roles in their
                              chosen discipline and across an
                              organisation.

        Entry requirements

        Graduates with Level 8 qualifications.
        Other applicants will be considered on a
        case-by-case basis through completion
        of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
        IT Carlow reserves the right to require
        applicants to attend for an interview
        to determine their suitability for the
        programme.

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HEAD OF DEPARTMENT - BUSINESS           DURATION                                    LOCATION

Dr Martin Meagher                       1 YEAR – FULL-TIME                          CARLOW
BComm, MBA, MA, FCA, PhD
E: martin.meagher@itcarlow.ie

What subjects will I study?             What is this programme                      What will I be able to
  Strategic Management                  about?                                      do when I finish the
  International Business                This one-year graduate diploma              programme?
  Applied Business Solutions            programme has been designed for             Graduates will be equipped to manage
  International Marketing
                                        graduates of business and non-              and lead teams in multinational
  Business Finance
  Elective Subjects
                                        business disciplines in order to            organisations. They will also be able to
    International Economics             equip them with the necessary               contribute to and develop the strategy
    Organisational Behaviour            knowledge and competencies                  of that organisation.
    Corporate Governance and Business   required in international business.
    Practice                                                                        Graduates of this programme will
                                        International business is concerned
    Business Information Systems
                                        with contemporary issues in business        find employment in a variety of
                                        from both a national and international      settings that promise a wide choice of
                                        perspective. Learners will have leading     flexibility and variety. Many graduates
                                        knowledge of contemporary theories,         of this programme may start their
                                        concepts and issues concerning              career in the domestic operations of
                                        international business in today’s           an organisation and then progress to
                                        society. In addition, the modules           managing and coordinating global
                                        blend both theory, practice and             operations.
                                        policy to ensure that the learner
                                                                                    Some examples of potential job
                                        will be able to manage, develop and
                                                                                    opportunities include:
                                        lead organisations in the sector. The
                                                                                    • Banking
                                        programme will also provide learners
                                                                                    • International marketing and sales
                                        with critical thinking tools to enable
                                                                                    • Customer service
                                        them to succeed in the field of
                                        business. It will provide learners with a   • Importing and exporting enterprises.
                                        critical understanding of concepts and
                                        approaches to enable individuals and
                                                                                    What follow-on study
                                        groups to realise their potential.
                                                                                    opportunities are available?
                                                                                    This qualification will allow the
                                                                                    participant to apply for the MBA or
                                                                                    MB, depending on his/her business
                                                                                    experience, and continue to develop
                                                                                    and extend his/her skills base and
                                                                                    knowledge at Level 9.

                                                                                                       Entry requirements

                                                                                                       Applicants require an NFQ 8 or equivalent
                                                                                                       for entry to this programme.
                                                                                                       Other applicants will be considered on
                                                                                                       an individual basis in accordance with the
                                                                                                       IT Carlow policy on Recognition of Prior
                                                                                                       Learning (RPL).

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                              1 YEAR – PART-TIME                         CARLOW                                    Joseph Collins
                                                                                                                   BA, HDipEd, STB, MEd, STL
                                                                                                                   E: LLL@itcarlow.ie

                              What is this programme                     What will I be able to                    What subjects will I study?
                              about?                                     do when I finish the
                                                                                                                    Mutual Fund Accounting
                              This Higher Diploma in International       programme?                                 Hedge Fund Accounting
                              Financial Services is designed to          On completion of this programme,           Legal and Regulatory Aspects of
                                                                                                                    Financial Services
                              provide participants with specific         students will have knowledge and
                                                                                                                    Project Management and
                              knowledge of fund administration,          understanding of the international         Communications
                              project management, data analysis          financial services industry. The           Data Analysis and Risk
                              and reporting within the financial         programme will also develop their          Work-based Research Project

                              sector. It will give participants the      intellectual and practical skills via
                              tools they need to understand the          the analysis and evaluation of funds
                              fundamentals of this international         administration, project management,
                              industry and the various roles that        data analytics and compliance.
                              offer employment within it. This
                              programme is designed to appeal to         What follow-on study
                              those who are looking to re-skill or       opportunities are available?
                              up-skill to gain employment in the         This programme will give graduates
                              International Financial Services Sector.   the basis and maturity to proceed
                              The applied nature of this programme       to the Master of Business or other
                              is reflected in the combination            masters programmes related to the
                              of project management and data             Financial Services Sector, depending on
                              analysis alongside accounting and          their general business experience.
                              administration modules which focus
                              on developing the student’s knowledge      Exam information
                              of the International Financial Services
                                                                         Modules completed in Term 1 will,
                              Sector, fund management and all the
                                                                         where applicable, be examined in early
                              regulatory requirements nationally,
                                                                         December 2019. Modules completed
                              at EU level and at international levels.
                                                                         in Term 2 will, where applicable, be
                              All participants will improve their
                                                                         examined in May 2020.
                              knowledge, numeracy skills, IT skills
                              and commercial awareness of the
                              industry.

        Entry requirements

        Applicants require an NFQ Level 7 or
        8 Award, or equivalent, for entry to
        this programme. Other applicants will
        be considered on an individual basis in
        accordance with the Institute policy
        on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
        IT Carlow reserve the right to require
        applicants to attend for interview
        to determine their suitability for the
        programme.

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Higher Diploma                            Refer to pages
                                                                                                                                         69-71 for full
                                                   Business in Tourism Marketing                                                         course listings
                                                                                                                                         NFQ LEVEL 8
LIFELONG LEARNING                          DURATION                                  LOCATION

Joseph Collins                             1 YEAR – PART-TIME                        CARLOW
BA, HDipEd, STB, MEd, STL                                                            WEXFORD
E: LLL@itcarlow.ie                                                                   WICKLOW

What subjects will I study?                What is this programme                    What follow-on study
  Marketing and Brand Communications       about?                                    opportunities are available?
  Online Marketing Strategy and Practice   This is a one-year Higher Diploma         This programme will give graduates
  Management and Financial Planning        designed for those who would like to      the basis and maturity to proceed to
  Work Based Research Project
                                           change career, or who may already         the Master of Business or, the MSc in
  Tourism Operations
  Strategic Tourism Marketing
                                           be employed in the tourism industry.      Digital Marketing taught part-time
                                           As the economy continues to recover,      programmes, depending on their
                                           more graduates will be required           general business experience.
                                           to work in the tourism sector. This
                                           programme addresses the need for          Potential employment
                                           graduates with knowledge in the           opportunities
                                           area of culture, tourism operations,      • Travel Agent
                                           marketing (including e-marketing) and     • Customer Service Assistant/Manager
                                           general business.                         • Supervisor/Team manager
                                                                                     • Tour Manager
                                           What will I be able to                    • Tourist Guide
                                           do when I finish the                      • Tourist Information Centre Assistant
                                           programme?
                                                                                     • Other tourism related commercial
                                           On completion of the programme,             operations.
                                           students should be able to:
                                           • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge,
                                             skills and competencies in
                                             strategic planning and sustainable
                                             development of tourism
                                             management (business and services)
                                             in the context of location, resources
                                             and markets.
                                           • Analyse frameworks to provide
                                             both theory and practical tools of
                                             information in Business and Tourism
                                             Marketing.
                                           • Understand the linkage between
                                             competitive dynamics, macro and
                                             micro economics and the economic
                                             benefit to the tourism industry.

                                                                                                       Entry requirements

                                                                                                       Applicants require an NFQ Level 7 or 8
                                                                                                       Major Award in business or a level 8 Major
                                                                                                       Award in a non-business area for entry
                                                                                                       to this programme. Other applicants
                                                                                                       will be considered on an individual basis
                                                                                                       in accordance with the Institute policy
                                                                                                       on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
                                                                                                       IT Carlow reserve the right to require
                                                                                                       applicants to attend for interview
                                                                                                       to determine their suitability for the
                                                                                                       programme.

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Refer to pages                Higher Diploma
 69-71 for full
 course listings               Business in Aquabusiness
 NFQ LEVEL 8
                               DURATION                                  LOCATIONS                                  PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

                               1 YEAR – PART-TIME                        WEXFORD                                    Dr Janette Davies
                                                                                                                    BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, MMII
                                                                                                                    E: janette.davies@itcarlow.ie

                               What is this programme                    farming and development of core            What subjects will I study?
                               about?                                    skills in this sector, graduates of this
                                                                                                                     Aquabusiness Economics
                                                                         programme will be able to:
                               Developed in partnership with Bord                                                    Law and Regulation for Aquabusiness
                               Iascaigh Mhara (BIM – The Irish Sea       • Undertake strategic analysis for          Strategic and Innovation Management
                                                                           market development;
                               Fisheries Board), this programme offers                                               Financial Management and Planning
                                                                         • Understand and analyse key issues         Marketing Management in Aquabusiness
                               opportunities for those individuals
                                                                           within compliance, legal and              Work Placement
                               interested in the seafood industry.         regulatory affairs in the sector;
                               The programme will be of interest to      • Innovate and build local and
                               those looking to enter management           international marketing strategies;
                               roles in aquabusiness, aqua economics;    • Better manage, communicate
                               financial or regulatory roles in R&D        and build greater capacity and
                               or in a seafood processing company          functionality across teams;
                               or those interested in starting an        • Efficiently and effectively undertake
                               aquabusiness.                               economic pricing and financial
                                                                           analysis for better decision making.
                               This programme offers opportunities
                               for personal development to explore       Special Features of this
                               new insights in strategic thinking and    programme
                               to enhance presentation skills for        This programme has been designed
                               supervisory roles in emerging growth      and developed with industry experts
                               areas for the Aqua sector.                in BIM to provide real world practical
                                                                         skills and education to learners who
                               What will I be able to                    will have the opportunity to work on
                               do when I finish the                      live business projects within the aqua
                               programme?                                business sector and complete site visits
                               Graduates will have the ability through   and work experience.
                               project work to prepare aquabusiness
                               (aquaculture, fisheries and seafood
                               processing) plans to extend a product
                               range and develop export markets.
                               With a focus on sustainable fish

        Entry requirements

        This course is designed to cater for the
        aqua, fisheries and bio-products sectors of
        the seafood industry.
        Applicants with major degrees at Level 7
        (QQI Level 7 or equivalent). In addition,
        those with extensive work experience on
        fish farms or in fisheries occupations may
        be eligible under the IT Carlow recognition
        of prior learning policy (RPL). All applicants
        will be considered on a case by case basis.
        IT Carlow reserves the right to require
        applicants to attend for an interview
        to determine their suitability for the
        programme.

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