Postgraduate Diploma in Management of Information Systems Strategy

Dublin City University (DC911)
Key Programme Details
Award

Postgraduate Diploma in Management of Information Systems Strategy

NFQ Level

9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Distance

Mode

Part-Time

Available

ECTS Credits

65

Department

Open Education

General Information
Contact

Colum Foley

Email

msc.openeducation@dcu.ie

Phone

01 7008323

Address

Open Education
National Institute for Digital Learning
Bea Orpen Building
DCU
Dublin 9

Role

Postgraduate Programme Chair

Important Dates
Application Deadline

31/07/2017

Start Date

09/2017

About this Course

This programme provides participants with an understanding of how the frameworks and theories of networks, information, and information systems are used effectively to provide a basis for competitive advantage in organisations. It will provide an understanding of how effective management of information systems can enable the generation of business value. It is a multipurpose qualification so students would register for this award to:Pursue an interest in the management of information systems in an environment where information both drives and serves the business; Acquire the knowledge and skills to move from a technical role to a managerial and strategic role. Acquire the knowledge and skills to pursue further postgraduate studies in information systems management.The Programme holds the internationally recognised American Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, which is only held by two Irish Universities and places DCU in the top 5% of business schools internationally.

Entry Requirements

There are five entry routes to this Programme:
1) A level 8 or higher degree in a relevant discipline (Business, Engineering, Science or Information Technology)
2) Chartered membership of a professional body or institute (Institute of Engineers of Ireland, Institute of Chartered Accountants)
3) A level 7 qualification in a relevant discipline or non-chartered membership of a professional body, along with at least three years relevant Managerial work experience.
4) A level 8 qualification in a non-relevant discipline along with at least three years Managerial work experience.
5) Evidence of substantial relevant Managerial work experience. Such applicants will have to submit a C.V. in support of their application and will have to attend for interview

Long Description

This programme provides participants with an understanding of how the frameworks and theories of networks, information, and information systems are used effectively to provide a basis for competitive advantage in organisations. It will provide an understanding of how effective management of information systems can enable the generation of business value. It is a multipurpose qualification so students would register for this award to:Pursue an interest in the management of information systems in an environment where information both drives and serves the business.Acquire the knowledge and skills to move from a technical role to a managerial and strategic role. Acquire the knowledge and skills to pursue further postgraduate studies in information systems management.The Programme holds the internationally recognised American Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, which is only held by two Irish Universities and places DCU in the top 5% of business schools internationally.

Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this programme will be able to:
Explore the evolution, and characteristics of the networked digital economy. Compare strategic perspectives to examine how information systems can contribute to strategic advantage. Evaluate the role of information systems and associated investments in driving business value in organisations. Critically assess approaches to appraising proposals for information systems to deliver business value
Explore the changing human-computer interface. Assess the development and characteristics of the Digital Economy.

During the course of study, students will be encouraged to: Question, evaluate and communicate to improve their understanding. Develop a keen sense of the importance of critically evaluating, appraising and reflecting. Embrace new knowledge and engage in broad debate, recognising when resourcefulness and creativity are required.Develop a high level of information literacy. Be fully competent in their use of digital technology. Assess the credibility of information, to establish networks of authentic partners and to create meaningful outcomes for society. Develop a comprehensive understanding of ethical and professional standards as they engage with local, national and international communities. Take responsibility for their personal development and seek expert advice, where appropriate. Enhance their interpersonal skills, to develop an appreciation of intercultural issues, and to promote effective teamwork.

Our flexible delivery mode means that if the student gets a job, they will still be able to complete the programme over a longer time frame. In addition, because the programme is provided through online distance learning, it is possible for people located anywhere in Ireland to undertake the qualification. Students are fully supported with specialist course texts and tutor support. Students can store their work on our E-portfolio platform (Loop Reflect) which they carry with them after the programme has finished, showcasing their development to prospective employers. Live online tutorials will be provided using a web-based tutorial system, in which students can participate from anywhere with a reasonable internet connection or catch up later if more convenient. All modules are assessed via continuous assessment, with no year-end exams. On successful completion of the Programme, students can apply to complete a dissertation to achieve an MSc qualification.( This additional module is not funded by Springboard)

Why Choose This Course

The online course in Management of Information Systems Strategy will develop your confidence to manage in an environment where IS both drives and serves business, to align Information Strategy with the overall business strategy and to contribute to ongoing Information Strategy development. As you progress, your understanding of the role of IS/IT plays in an organisation’s innovation, management and administration will grow. You will also gain a critical awareness of current problems and new insights associated with the management of IS in high-technology manufacturing or services environments. Finally, you will develop the range of investigative and analytic skills required to equip you to assume managerial or senior roles within your organisation .The programme will be of particular relevance if you are aspiring to be a manager in information systems and technologies in the public or private sectors, or if you’re self-employed in the field.

Career Opportunities

This programme will provide you with a range of competencies in Information Systems and Technologies together with the theoretical framework which will support, enhance and develop your existing practical knowledge. It will enable you to manage confidently and strategically in an environment where information systems both drives and serve the business. Furthermore, this degree will add long-term value to your career as high-level academic qualifications are becoming increasingly important to organisations’ recruitment and promotion policies. Graduates of this programme are currently both self-employed and employed in a wide range of organisations in both the public and private sectors.

Delivery Location

Distance

Delivery Notes

Distance

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Nuala Lonergan

Address

Open Education
NIDL
Bea Orpen Building
DCU
Dublin 9

Phone

01-7005328/7008891

Email

msc.openeducation@dcu.ie

Application Procedures

Applications are submitted through the Springboard Application Website: www.springboardcourses.ie
Applicants are requested to attach:
1) A scanned copy of all relevant academic transcripts*( Include in Education Tab - Add Additional space)
2) A current C.V.*( Include in Employment Tab - Add Additional space)
3) Telephone contact details for two referees*( Include in General Tab - Add Additional space)
4) Personal Statement(max 500 words ) detailing your reasons for applying for the programme*.( Include in General Tab -
Add Additional space)
5) A current telephone contact number*
6) Applicants full current address details*

Decisions of the applications committee are final.