This Postgraduate Programme recently participated successfully in the accreditation process conducted with DCU Business School by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world's oldest and most prestigious global accrediting body for business schools. AACSB accreditation is widely recognised as the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools.
The online programme in Management of Internet Enterprise Systems develops learner’s knowledge and skills in the areas of Cloud Computing and Social Networking, so that they can manage and apply key IS strategies to organisations.
Specifically, the programme will combine an overview of the strategic applications and management of these technologies with an investigation of the underpinning technological principles, and how selected societal and commercial issues related to their use and management.
This course will benefit those working or aspiring to work as a manager dealing with networks, including social networks and Internet systems, and to those who are self-employed in this field.
How the programme is delivered:
This postgraduate programme is provided through online distance learning, which means that a working professional can achieve a deeper understanding in a specialist area and provide a sound basis for their long-term career, without disruption to their career or other commitments. For each module you undertake, you are given access to a specially written module text. While some modules have none, most modules require that you acquire additional textbooks. You also get access to the vast range of academic journals and other resources provided by DCU Library and increasing use is being made of these resources on the programme.
Tutorial support on this programme is provided online through the use of discussion forums in a virtual learning environment called Loop. In addition, some tutorials will be provided using a web-based tutorial system. The student can partake in these online tutorials at home, work or anywhere with a reasonable internet connection or catch up later if this is more convenient.
How the programme is assessed:
All modules are assessed via continuous assessment. There is no end of year examinations. For the taught modules, the continuous assessment normally takes the form of three assignments per module which have to be submitted at predefined points during the academic year. For the dissertation element, you are required to submit a 15,000-word document which is largely self-directed, but with the guidance of a research supervisor.
Dublin City University has been offering postgraduate level education at a distance since 1990. Our programmes are targeted at working professionals, who wish to achieve a deeper understanding in a specialist area and to provide a sound basis for their long-term career, without disruption to their career or other commitments. As a graduate of our programmes, you will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and flexibility for suitable senior managerial positions in your chosen specialist area.
The Masters of Science programme, awarded by DCU, is at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. All modules are taught online in a virtual classroom, Loop, where you can interact with your fellow students and tutors through email, chat, skype, at whatever time suits you. Assessment is continuous with no examinations.
IT Equipment and Skills required:
You should have regular access to a computer (with Microsoft Office), a broadband Internet connection, a printer and a basic headset and a webcam. Specifically, you will need access to Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
This programme will enable you to understand, develop and manage emerging technologies in the networked society and have a critical awareness of current problems and new insights associated with Internet Systems. You will develop a range of investigative and analytic skills and techniques required to equip you to assume and develop managerial or senior roles within your organisation or within your own business.
As top-level academic qualifications are becoming increasingly important to organisations’ recruitment and promotion policies, this programme will help you advance your career, whether you are an experienced professional or a recent graduate.
Graduates of this programme are currently employed in both the public and private sectors in organisations that are seeking to use internet technologies for competitive advantage. Many are also self-employed.
General Entry Requirements
There are five entry routes to the programme:
A Level 8 or higher degree in a relevant discipline (Engineering, Science, Business or Information Technology) from a recognised higher education institution.
Chartered membership of an institution such as the Institute of Engineers of Ireland or a professional body such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
A Level 7 qualification in a subject in a relevant discipline or non-chartered membership of a professional body, along with at least three years relevant managerial work experience.
A level 8 qualification in a non-relevant discipline along with at least three years relevant managerial work experience.
Evidence of substantial relevant managerial work experience. Such applicants will be required to submit a CV and Personal Statement in support of their application and may be required to attend for interview.
In the case of all applicants to Dublin City University evidence must be provided of competence in the English language. The English Language requirements of DCU can be found here.