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Electronic Commerce (MBS), M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #259 (QS) ,
The aim of this two-year Master of Electronic Commerce (MBS) programme at National University of Ireland, Galway is to equip you with the range of technical and business skills needed to implement and manage e-commerce solutions successfully in a business environment.


The second year of the Electronic Commerce (MBS) at National University of Ireland, Galway provides the opportunity for students to apply the skills they have acquired in Year One by working for companies such as Microsoft and Ericsson.

The Graduate Experience Programme (GEP) is a work placement opportunity during which students work on e-commerce and information systems-related projects.

Career opportunities

Graduates have found employment as consultants (Accenture, Deloitte), business analysts (EDS, Bank of Ireland, Amárach), management trainees (Thermo King), web masters (Kenny’s Bookshop and Art Galleries), researchers (Manchester Business School), lecturers (NUI Galway, DIT), programmer analysts (Baxter Healthcare), and support specialists (HP, Retail Solutions).

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Web Design and Development
  • Interactive Systems Design
  • Systems Development and Project Management
  • Database Systems
  • Business Applications Programming
  • Applied Systems Analysis
  • Information Systems Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Information Systems Strategy and Innovation
  • Decision Systems and Business Analytics
  • Information Systems Security and Ethics
  • Change Management
  • Advanced Applications Programming
  • Graduate Experience Programme
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Experience

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Minimum requirements are a Second Class Honours business degree (Level 8). Applicants whose first language is not English or who have not been educated through English during their two most recent years of study must present an English language qualification (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Galway

  • 800 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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