Electronic Commerce (MBS)

National University of Ireland, Galway

24 months
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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.

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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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


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