Postgraduate Diploma (Digital Transformation) (Postgraduate Diploma (Digital Transformation))

National University of Ireland, Galway (2021-DTR)
Key Programme Details
Award

Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Transformation

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

60

General Information
Contact

Dr. Michael Lang

Email

michael.lang@nuigalway.ie

Phone

Please use email

Address

J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics,
College of Business, Public Policy & Law,
NUI Galway

Role

Programme Director

Important Dates
Application Deadline

06/09/2021

Start Date

06/09/2021

End Date

06/05/2022

About this Course

Digital transformation has become a key strategic issue for companies as it disrupts competitive environments, value chains, business models and professions. The impact of Big Data on decision-making processes means that managers must rapidly acquire new skills and expertise.
The ability to embrace digital transformation and put it to work is becoming ever more important. In a fast-changing marketplace characterised by the drive towards Industry 4.0, digital transformation demands a new way of working, necessitating leaders that are competent in the areas of business, technology and innovation management.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Transformation is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as business analysts, consultants, IT project managers, or business analytics/data scientists using the concepts, tools and methodologies of digital transformation to tackle complex business challenges and create value for organisations.
The programme prepares students for a wide range of positions where critical thinking, intellectual agility and a multidisciplinary understanding of strategy-related issues are important. A key dimension of this programme is that ethics, social responsibility, and the impact of technology on society are covered in a holistic way in several modules across the curriculum.

Entry Requirements

This programme is open to applicants from all backgrounds who hold a NQAI Level 8 qualification (minimum) or equivalent. Persons who hold formal qualifications at Level 7 or below may also apply, subject to provision of satisfactory evidence of having attained Level 8 compentencies through prior experiential learning.

Long Description

Digital transformation has become a key strategic issue for companies as it disrupts competitive environments, value chains, business models and professions. The impact of Big Data on decision-making processes means that managers must rapidly acquire new skills and expertise.
The ability to embrace digital transformation and put it to work is becoming ever more important. In a fast-changing marketplace characterised by the drive towards Industry 4.0, digital transformation demands a new way of working, necessitating leaders that are competent in the areas of business, technology and innovation management.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Transformation is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as business analysts, consultants, IT project managers, or business analytics/data scientists using the concepts, tools and methodologies of digital transformation to tackle complex business challenges and create value for organisations.
The programme prepares students for a wide range of positions where critical thinking, intellectual agility and a multidisciplinary understanding of strategy-related issues are important. A key dimension of this programme is that ethics, social responsibility, and the impact of technology on society are covered in a holistic way in several modules across the curriculum.
Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to:
- Understand how major frontier technologies work, as well as their business, economic and social impacts
- Use critical thinking skills to effectively and efficiently address substantive business problems through the deployment of ICT solutions
- Analyse business needs, organisational processes and user requirements
- Develop innovative strategic responses to exploit new digital possibilities
- Produce ICT project implementation plans
- Manage people-related issues within ICT projects
- Align organisational strategic plans and IT strategic plans
- Make insightful, data-driven business decisions and assess performance

Why Choose This Course

Digital transformation has become a key strategic issue for companies as it disrupts competitive environments, value chains, business models and professions. The impact of Big Data on decision-making processes means that managers must rapidly acquire new skills and expertise. The ability to embrace digital transformation and put it to work is becoming ever more important. In a fast-changing marketplace characterised by the drive towards Industry 4.0, digital transformation demands a new way of working, necessitating leaders that are competent in the areas of business, technology and innovation management.

Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to:

Understand how major frontier technologies work, as well as their business, economic and social impacts.
Use critical thinking skills to effectively and efficiently address substantive business problems through the deployment of ICT solutions.
Analyse business needs, organisational processes and user requirements.
Develop innovative strategic responses to exploit new digital possibilities.
Produce ICT project implementation plans.
Manage people-related issues within ICT projects.
Align organisational strategic plans and IT strategic plans.
Make insightful, data-driven business decisions and assess performance.

Career Opportunities

The Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Transformation is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as business analysts, consultants, IT project managers, or business analytics/data scientists using the concepts, tools and methodologies of digital transformation to tackle complex business challenges and create value for organisations.

Timetable Info

https://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/cairnes/currentstudents/postgrad_timetables/

Delivery Location

Galway

Delivery Notes

Classroom

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Sharon Allman, Mairead McKeon

Phone

Please use email

Email

hcibusiness@nuigalway.ie