This IT-Enabled Innovation program from Maynooth University differs from many other IT programmes because of its leading industry inputs and also because it sets IT management in the context of the business environment. This is not a programme to develop stand-alone technical specialists. Instead, this course develops the capacity for participants to understand how IT operates both as a function and as a key interrelated resource within an organisational context. This involves understanding people, work processes, relationships, organisation structures, and organisation strategies, and how all of these impact on and are impacted by Information Technology.
This course focuses on IT-enabled innovation as a foundational concept central to the success of organisations today. We adopt a broad appreciation of IT-enabled innovation which allows for a variety of teaching styles and a topical emphasis for the learning outcomes. This approach accommodates a range of different types of innovation (i.e. process, product, and business model innovation, as well as service innovation), and multiple stages for the innovation process (i.e. ideation, development, diffusion, adoption, and impact). Because of the rapid pace of IT innovation, this highly regarded programme is revised annually and its value is reflected in it being shortlisted for the 2018 and 2019 Irish Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards in two categories.
Students graduating from this programme will have a distinctive and career defining capability. They are afforded a unique opportunity to explore and address current critical IT-Enabled Innovation challenges - learning from the lessons of many leading global organisations. The programme contributes to the career development needs of current and future IT executives in both public and private sector organisations. The teaching material takes a broad, cross-sectoral, and international approach.
This programme also offers students the opportunity to work with leading companies either as a consultant, through a business research project or some students will complete an industry placement. The success of this course is reflected in a recent survey we conducted which showed 100% of respondents in full time employment, with over 80% of these in managerial roles. Some of the roles our graduates fill include Business Analyst, Process and Governance Co-coordinator, Marketing Executive, Director, Senior IT Project Manager, Games Development Advisor and Sales Executive.
This course also provides graduates with the tools to continue their professional development long after they graduate through a specially designed Career Planning and Development module.
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- IT Governance, Performance and Risk
- Digital Business
- Strategic Management
- Career Planning and Development
- Contemporary Issues in It
- IT Skills and Capabilities: Digital Enablement
- Financial Management
- Actionable Insights Through Research
- Business Research Proiect
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesInformatics & Information Technology Computer Sciences IT Security View 7 other Masters in IT Security in Ireland
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- This programme assumes no prior knowledge of IT, Business or Management topics, but does assume the capacity for study and rapid development associated with an honours degree graduate. Candidates should have a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree. In exceptional circumstances, consideration will be given to candidates who do not hold a primary degree but who do have significant relevant work experience, at least three years of which must be in a management position.
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International15000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA8300 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8300 EUR per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.