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Michelle McEneaney | MSC (STRATEGY, INNOVATION AND PEOPLE MANAGEMENT)
I was attracted to the course due to the small class size and the mix of strategy, innovation and HR. Also, the course was nominated twice by GradIreland for Best Postgraduate Course of the year in Business! The assignments in most of the modules were real-world assignments and we even got to present our findings in one of our modules to the management at Medtronic who where very impressed with our work. Also, we were the first Irish students to participate on a global cross culture project with students from many universities on 5 continents and this opened my eyes to the experience of working with people in many different countries at the same time. As well as gaining loads of practical experience, the staff and students on the course where wonderful and really friendly. I have really enjoyed the course and I have gained loads of confidence. The knowledge and experience I have gained on this course has helped me come on leaps and bounds in my interview skills and thanks to this, I have secured a job in Accenture starting in September.
Joan Burke | Boston Scientific
The Masters in Human Resource Management at NUIG gave me the ideal platform to start my career in HR. The subjects covered provided me with a strong knowledge-base to have confidence in taking on my first role. The practical assignments we completed and the on-going team based activities developed my communication and collaboration skills. It was an exciting year and contributed significantly to my development
Janvi Shah | Citibank
Before actually stepping on to the humongous corporate world, my course exposed me to the best blend of different cultures and international management dynamics within the classroom arena. The international study trip to Hong Kong as part of the course was enriching to gain wider international exposure in tandem with the Irish corporate world. I would highly recommend Ireland since most of the companies have their European headquarters located here. It has excellent quality of education, it is an English speaking nation with friendly people all around
Tara O'Connell | Employee Insights Specialist, Qualitrics,
This masters allowed me to hone in on my people management skills and learn how leading businesses triumph in the ever competitive and constantly changing market. I am now working in Qualtrics - which is a leading data insights platform for market research, customer experience and employee insights. On reflection of the last year, it was really a fantastic experience and I would encourage anyone to apply as you get a grounding in human resources aspect which has the CIPD accreditation and also all facets of strategy & innovation management
Ananya Shivanand | Staffing Associate, Microsoft
After working for a couple of years in the recruitment industry for a well known company in India, I thought an international exposure through a well-rounded HR programme would add value to my career. I applied to the course at NUIG as this was a CIPD accredited programme and covered a variety of modules that I wanted to study. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is as passionate and as interested about HR as I am.
Claire Garrity | MSc (International Management)
Choosing this course was a no-brainer, as the MSc in International Management was voted best business postgraduate course in Ireland in 2013. I would definitely recommend this Conversion Course. Coming from a Science background I was worried about being out of my depth, however I found the material really easy to understand (if you put your mind to it!). The lecturers are very approachable and I really felt like I got a good grasp on the material. Our international trip was another enticing factor, however even without this element I would still highly recommend this course to anyone considering furthering their business studies, or who wants to jump into the deep end and immerse themselves in international management.
Sheila Kearney | Opportunity Development Representative, Qualtrics (Dublin)
The MSc in International Management programme was an ideal choice for me in pursuing a global career. The practical elements of the course gave me genuine exposure to the international business environment, and proved fundamental in securing employment with a US technology company in the early phases of its international expansion. The guidance provided by the faculty is superb and the small class sizes facilitate interaction and a great class dynamic.
Oisin Molloy | Student Recruitment & Marketing Officer, EY
Coming from a non-business background, I wanted to find a reputable course that facilitated for the transition into the business sphere by encompassing as many areas of international business as possible. The M.Sc. in International Management more than catered for this need, boasting a prospectus of modules covering the entire breadth of international business; from macro-economics and international corporate finance to international marketing, human resources and innovation management. The M.Sc. in International Management gave me an excellent foundation in both the theory and practicalities of modern, global business and ensured a successful career conversion in the space of twelve, short months
Albee Wang | Product Manager at FunMax Ireland
This course allowed us explore issues impacting the development, implement and evaluation of global business and innovation strategy. I accumulated research, analytical and argumentation skills necessary to formulate, conduct as well as report independent pieces of research. Lecturers on this course were always patient and supportive.
Darryl Durham | Operations Supervisor at DHL USA
The programme at NUI Galway provided me with a global perspective of culture from the business standpoint of international affairs. The MSc International Management Program at NUI Galway provided me with the foundation to build a successful path to where I am today. It not only prepared me for the workforce, but also prepared me with the hands-on experience I needed to progress in my career. I am proudly an essential part of a Fortune-500, multi-dimensional, international company, and I give credit to my time and experiences in Ireland and NUI Galway
John Concannon | Director of Marketing, Fáilte Ireland
“A masters degree in Marketing at NUI Galway gave me an incredible advantage as I headed out into the competitive world of work. I had confidence in the depth of my knowledge and its application in a way that reflects the excellent teaching.”
Colm Egan | API Territory Manager EMEA, SmartBear Software
This position is something that I would have hoped for two or three years down the road. The Programme prepared me for this challenging role and allowed me to develop myself as a person as well as advancing my knowledge. Without completing this Masters I would not be in the fantastic role that I am, and I highly recommend anyone who wants to get into the Sales and Marketing to pursue the course.
Sarah Dolan | Senior Marketing & Communications Manager for Global Events,
The MSc in Marketing allowed me the opportunity to reach my full potential, helping me build the skills and knowledge necessary to become part of one of the largest software companies in the world. The masters gave me a distinct advantage over other candidates as a result of the scope of topics and projects we covered. I would recommend it to anyone who is passionate about marketing and would like to build a successful career in this field.
Paul Lally | Stakeholder Relations, ESB Renewables
The Marketing masters degree I recently completed not only provided me with a wealth of knowledge but also the ability to apply, with confidence, the knowledge gained in any given industry
John Heavey | Global Accounts Analyst, LinkedIn
The masters programme provided me with a strong theoretical understanding of marketing, which I have been able to apply to practical situations in the workplace. In my current role I support a Global Account Manager from a marketing, business operations and analytical perspective. I believe the masters gave me the knowledge and skills to do this
Laura O'Dea | Marketing Executive - School of Medicine, NUI Galway
I feel extremely privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to study the Marketing Practice programme at NUI Galway. What I loved about the programme was the opportunities within it, such as the work placement, the opportunity to work in a new environment and to expand your business profile". I loved every minute of my work placement and gained so many new skills on a daily basis. The teaching and leadership at every stage of the course was exceptional.
Emma Roche | Marketing and Brand Executive at Irish Pride Fine Foods
I am absolutely LOVING my work placement as the experience that I’m gaining is incredible. It will be a massive selling point for me in any interview after my placement, as it is allowing me to apply my learnings in a real work environment. I have a huge amount of responsibility and have designed and implemented a number of different campaigns for new product launches and co-promotions e.g. The Irish Pride Bunsters & Calor BBQ Summer Promotion. I also enjoyed the workshops organised in Galway. They are always extremely interesting and beneficial to both myself and the company. One of my favourite aspects of the programme was the assignments we undertook. These are all designed to further enable us to add value to our organisations.
Jane Cullen | Marketing Executive at MediaHQ
The MSc Marketing programme in NUI Galway contained all of the necessary elements to develop myself as a marketing professional. My favourite part of the programme was the placement. Throughout the year, I created and managed several projects for my host company. This experience allowed me to put theory into practice and coupled with lecturer feedback, provided the richest and most rewarding learning opportunities of the course. I would recommend it to anyone who really wants to drive their career in the right direction.
Darragh Broderick | Inbound Marketing Specialist
I chose the MSc in Marketing Practice to fulfill my ambition of becoming an accomplished marketing professional. This course promised practical learning far superior to that of a classroom and it has absolutely delivered. I have developed relevant and differentiating marketing skills and acquired experiences which I am confident will serve me throughout my career.
Michaela Browne | Marketing Executive - Burke Insurances Ltd
I was placed in Burke Insurances an insurance brokerage in Galway. My placement was a little different to others in that I worked for Burke Insurances Monday to Wednesday and on Thursday and Friday I worked for a group of 18 brokerages based all across Ireland part of the Source Broker Network. At first, this sounded a little daunting to me, that I would be essentially working for two different companies; however, looking back now I couldn’t imagine my placement any other way. I have learned so many new skills, I have developed old skills, I have practiced marketing and I have learned a lot about myself. Upon completion of this programme, I feel confident that I have developed the right skills I need in order to go out into the working world. I feel that I can bring what I learned from my placement into any company which I move to next. Read Michaela’s blog about the programme at: https://jecairnes.wordpress.com/2017/05/07/msc-marketing-practice-michaelas-blog/
Mónica Tuset Riotorto | Sales Development Specialist at Matheworks
Having a language opens up many incredible employment opportunities, particularly in the areas of Sales & Marketing as many companies look to move into new markets. In this respect, I believe that this programme is ideal for international students, as it will allow them to capitalise on such opportunities and secure fantastic sales & marketing positions. This master really helped me get to where I am today!
Jennifer O' Leary | ESB Innovation Marketing Assistant
I was absolutely thrilled when I was accepted onto the MS.c Marketing Practice programme. I can honestly say it has been one of the most rewarding and challenging years of my life. This masters is exactly what I wanted when finishing my undergrad – hands on experience, challenging and to learn as much as possible. I really enjoyed doing each assignment because you learn so much which each one. There is also a fantastic support system in NUIG. One of my highlights of the year was that I got the opportunity to interview many marketing professionals during my research and project manage events of over 100 people. Your assignments come to life in this masters, and there is no better feeling watching your work being implemented in the work place!! I feel this course has given me the best start on my marketing career and I am so thankful I was accepted!
Ryan Ludden | Business Development Manager at App Design
I chose the MSc in Marketing Practice as I wanted to physically apply the learnings from my Bachelor of Commerce (Global) Degree to my working career and the course provided the perfect platform to do just that! I got the exciting opportunity to work within a tech start up environment where I helped to bring the Marketing and Sales knowledge I had learned to the forefront of the business, helping it to turn what was only a concept at the start of my placement into a viable product and business today. The level of satisfaction in being able to achieve such a feat is incredibly rewarding and has provided me with skills that can be applied within any company I work for in the future. The Masters in Marketing Practice provided me with the perfect stage to showcase what I could bring to the table for a company and the students within the course allowed for an incredibly collaborative environment that helped one another succeed and learn from each other to further develop our marketing skills.
Michelle Murray | Marketing Executive at NUA Naturals
The MSc (Marketing Practice) provides a mix of practical learning and theory. I was placed with one of my favourite health food brands and am lucky to say that I am currently working in my dream job! I have developed skills such as content marketing, social media, event organisation, market research and email marketing and the experience and skills gained will definitely stand to me for the future. For anyone considering this Masters, I couldn't recommend it enough as the mix of lectures, workshops and work placement is an excellent foundation to set your career on the right path!
Paul Lally | Stakeholder Relations at ESB
The Marketing masters degree I recently completed not only provided me with a wealth of knowledge but also the ability to apply, with confidence, the knowledge gained in any given industry.in Connect with Paul
Ciarán O’Donnell | Associate, Ernst & Young
“I would certainly recommend studying the Master of Accounting degree at NUI Galway. My experience and time at Galway was without a doubt a positive and very enjoyable one. The facilities at the J.E Cairnes Business School are top class and are entirely conducive to an effective study environment. The programme lecturers are very much approachable, friendly, and hardworking. Furthermore the course offers a great platform for developing those skills necessary in progressing in the workplace and also with the professional exams. Lastly it needs to be mentioned that Galway City itself is a fantastic location to study in and the contacts you develop during the program are, in my opinion, invaluable.”
Zhang Xiaolin | CURRENT MASTER OF ACCOUNTING STUDENT
The subjects in this Master of Accounting programme are very appropriate for your future career. You get to develop and practice your presentation and research skills through various assignments. From the programme, you will not only acquire knowledge but you will also develop an ability to solve real world problems. There is a good mix of international and national students in the class. The group work on various courses allowed me to experience working on problems with students from different cultural backgrounds. Staff are all very professional and friendly. The staff know that as an international student you live far away from your family and friends and they try to help and encourage you.
Alphonsa Cherukodath | CURRENT MASTER OF ACCOUNTING STUDENT
This programme has helped me to gain practical knowledge through problem solving in the various accounting and finance modules. It has made me more professionally competent as a result of the presentations, case study analysis and debates that are all part of the programme. The teaching faculty of the programme are very professional and all have industry experience which helps me to understand the topics more easily. Galway is a diversified city with very good infrastructural facilities and people are very friendly. The weather in the city was a completely new experience, but I have adjusted!"
Hanhuz Wang | CURRENT MASTER OF ACCOUNTING STUDENT
Courses arranged in this programme are essential and helpful for my future career in accountancy. I like that this study year is a challenge for me. I believe the year will help me develop my professional knowledge and skills and will greatly improve my job prospects. All staff teaching on this programme have excellent professional knowledge and teaching skills. They are nice, enthusiastic and helpful to me. I enjoy being here and am having a really good time in Galway. I regard Galway as my second hometown.
James O'Brien | EY Luxemburg
The Business School at NUI Galway and the staff in the Accounting and Finance group provide an educational environment that has all of the essential supports for learning at the highest possible level. Upon completing my studies I have secured a job with a leading professional accounting firm in Europe. I highly recommend the accounting and finance portfolio of courses at NUI Galway to anyone interested in achieving a high class education at one of the best universities
Anna P. Hobbins | MSC (HEALTH ECONOMICS)
I have found the learning environment to be excellent with help and support for students in a variety of areas. The staff lectures, library, etc., are helpful and informative. The campus at NUI Galway is a student-friendly environment with excellent facilities, which are continually improving. I would certainly recommend a postgraduate course in Health Economics as it has many practical applications and prepares students for further research or entering the pharmaceutical industry. Many students are placed in pharmaceutical companies over the summer. Previously some students were kept on in companies where they did their placement, while others have gone on to do PhDs in Ireland and the UK. I would definitely choose NUI Galway if I was starting over again. We had an amazing year with speakers from abroad and we also had fun!
Dan Kelleher | Research Assistant in HEPAC pursuing a PhD
The MSc. in Health Economics is a fantastic qualification to have and it provides the necessary skills in becoming a Health Economist. Students receive theoretical and practical experience in areas such as, Health Systems & Policy Analysis to developing cost effectiveness models that are used in health technology assessments (HTAs). The course provides students with great opportunities to attend conferences and seminars, which are a fantastic opportunity to network and learn from experts in the field. The Health Economics and Policy Analysis Centre (HEPAC) at NUIG is the largest single group of academics working within the area of Health Economics on the island of Ireland, creating the perfect environment for students to learn. The MSc. has allowed me to work for one of the biggest medical device companies, a management consultancy firm and to my current role as a Research Assistant in HEPAC pursuing a PhD.
Ashlie Elnoursi | HEALTH ECONOMIST AT HCD ECONOMICS LTD - HCD ECONOMICS LTD
The campus is a beautiful friendly environment with excellent facilities. Coming from a BA in public and social policy the Masters programme in health economics was quite intensive, however the lecturers were extremely helpful and approachable. Our class was very cooperative and friendly. What drew me to NUI Galway was the potential placement opportunity the course offers. I conducted my placement with the Irish Haemophilia Society which opened up many doors for me. Not only did I gain real work experience relative to my field I was brought along to conferences and this enabled me to network. This is where I met my current employer. I now work for health economics consultancy firm in the UK. Health economics is an extremely useful course to have completed which can be applicable to a work force internationally. This was a huge factor in my decision in picking this particular course. I had a great year doing my MSc and would definitely recommend NUI Galway if you are considering this course
Nalumu Elizabeth Eleiton | MSc Natural Resource Economics and Policy,
I came to the National University of Ireland Galway for an MSc Natural Resource Economics and Policy under the Irish Aid Fellowship Programme. The choice of Environmental Economics came easy as I had always wanted to make a contribution to my country; solving climate and environmental challenges. I found the environment at NUIG conducive for excellence. The university has a state of the art library which made research and personal reading enjoyable. The professors were highly qualified with a wealth of practical experience and research. They were readily available for consultation and encouraged participation and free thinking making the course exciting. In addition, the diversity of students enriched the learning experience. The course was very practical and included a field trip aboard the RV Celtic Voyager aimed at enhancing knowledge and appreciation of marine science that is also incorporated into marine policy formulation. The MSc in Natural Resource Economics and Policy at NUIG is an excellent choice for students with an interest in environmental economics and I highly recommend it for international students.
Anthony Patrick Saoud | 3M Data Analyst, Canada
The MEconSc (International Finance) at NUI Galway equipped me with advanced quantitative tools and techniques, which allowed me to standout and work in a competitive Fortune 500 company. The program exposed me to several fields in finance and quantitative research that enabled me to think outside the box and adapt to a variety of sectors.
Mohit Agrawal | Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, Yale University
As a Master’s student in Economics, I was impressed by NUI Galway’s students, faculty, and facilities. The program size was small, allowing me to learn from and become friends with my fellow students in a collegial atmosphere. The faculty were fully dedicated to students, easy to talk to, and well-versed in their fields. Meanwhile, the facilities at NUI Galway were top-notch, with great computer labs, libraries, and social spaces. Lastly, I enjoyed living in Galway, with its historic city center and scenic seaside promenade; Galway was a perfect launching pad for trips across Ireland and Europe. During my time in Galway, I gained a unique understanding of economic policy in the context of Ireland and the Eurozone. I strongly encourage international students to consider study at NUI Galway.
Noreen Brennan | PhD Researcher at NUI Galway
I found the MEconSc in Natural Resource Economics and Policy to be a thorough, well organised course which covered a range of issues such as resource sustainability, renewable energy and marine resource economics. The courses were interesting and topical and also provided students with lectures from various industry experts and research field leaders throughout the year. The work placement was a fantastic experience, allowing me to work with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. This, as well as the course work and research conducted through my dissertation enabled me to pursue a PhD in environmental economics.
Gavin Landgraf | Second Lieutenant - US Marine Corps
In 2015, the US-Ireland Alliance offered me a George J. Mitchell Scholarship to study for a year in Ireland. As a student of economics, I chose NUIG for my studies specifically because of its M.Sc. in Natural Resource Economics and Policy. NUIG’s program stood out among other postgraduate economics programs because of its particular focus on environmental and natural resource economics. The course is remarkably strong in its quantitative training. In the fall, students complete rigorous modules in econometrics and statistics, learning skills which they are then required to put into practice in the spring. I found it easy to develop strong working relationships with my lecturers, one of whom arranged a summer placement for me at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in Dublin. At ESRI, I am working on a project with one of Ireland’s top environmental economists to value two salmon fisheries on the West Coast. My dissertation, which is based on the project, will be presented to a government client and published in an academic journal.
Ed Knapp | PhD Researcher at NUI Galway
I truly enjoyed my year in the Natural Resource Economics Programme at NUI Galway. I had the opportunity to work closely with instructors from the University and external research centres, gain student teaching experience and work in paid research placements. After completing this programme I was offered a position with a Galway consulting firm, but ultimately chose to begin a PhD fellowship in Galway. Other students in our class have gone on to positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Public expenditure and Reform. I strongly recommend Galway to prospective students. NUI Galway is a particularly welcoming and valuable experience for international students like myself.
Joe Joyce | Business Analyst with SQS
I’ve been working as a Business Analyst with SQS since just after my summer exams, and the MSc in ISM has proved to be a great asset. Business Analysis requires a combination of good business acumen and technical knowledge. With that in mind, I feel this course is the perfect place to start for someone considering a career in this line of work. Modules such as Applied Systems Analysis and Systems Development and Project Management provided me with exposure to tools and techniques that are frequently used by Business Analysts such as Use Case modelling, process mapping techniques and approaches to stakeholder management. It only took a few weeks in my new position to realise just how useful the MSc in ISM would continue to be long after exams had finished!
Emma Beatty | Cloud Product Support Engineer, SAP
The MSc. Business Analytics gave me a great introduction into the areas of analytics and big data. It was an invaluable learning experience, the course was consistently engaging and the mixture of different subjects was particularly advantageous. The different modules provided me with the necessary tools and techniques that have allowed me to find employment in SAP, working as a Cloud Product Support Engineer.
Srinivasan Arumugam | MSc in Information Systems Management
The programme has students from different cultures, backgrounds and countries. It provides you the essential hands on required for the competitive corporate world. IT firms like Accenture, HP, Deloitte, Avaya and many, provide job-related seminars and Challenges to interact directly with student who are in this programme.
Richard Carr | Technical Engineer - CMS Peripherals
I have been working with CMS Peripherals since immediately after the exams. My role as a Technical Engineer involves me gaining accreditations from the world’s leading IT companies like Microsoft, Symantec, Commvault and Vmware, implementing Professional Services and installs of backup solutions for companies in the UK and Ireland. It also involves a lot of travel in Ireland, the UK and Europe. The modules of the MSc in ISM have helped me enormously. It is a great course that gives non-technical students a feel of a technical environment.
Danielle Ahearne | MSc. ISM Postgraduate '16-17'
This course has strengthened many of my skills and expertise; from innovative thinking, to critiquing and analysing, as well as developing my soft skills which are extremely useful to have in the workplace. This course has strengthened many of my skills and expertise; from innovative thinking, to critiquing and analysing, as well as developing my soft skills which are extremely useful to have in the workplace. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to further enhance their business and system analysis skills, and wishing to gain some practical experience in system development. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to further enhance their business and system analysis skills, and wishing to gain some practical experience in system development.
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Requirements and Assessment
Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.
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A Level Grades (2017)
ABC & a(AS) or equivalent combination
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Course Outline - Year 1
- Principles of Microeconomics
- Business Information Systems
- Introduction to Management Accounting
- Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Information Systems Technology
- Business Data Communications
- Principles of Macroeconomics
- Business Systems Analysis
- Business Application Development I and II
- Information Systems in Organisations
- Business Systems Design and Implementation
Course Outline - Year 2
- Quantitative Techniques for Business
- Management Accounting I
- Business Finance I
- Information Systems Management
- Enterprise Systems
- Web and Interactive Media Design
- Advanced Application Development I and II
- Information and Operations Management
- Database Technologies
- International Study Abroad Programme
Course Outline - Year 3
- Marketing Principles
- Skills for Work Life
- Applied Systems Analysis
- E-Business Technologies
- Advanced Database Technologies
- Networks and Communications
- Professional Experience Programme
Course Outline - Year 4
- Management Decision Systems
- Strategic Management
- Management of Organisational Change
- Contemporary Issues in Information Systems
- Information Systems Strategy and Planning
- Information Systems Project Management
- Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise
- Economics of Technological Change
- Information Systems Innovation
- Plus additional subject options
Further EducationGraduates can go on to study in many postgraduate programmes like a Masters degree in Business Information Systems or Electronic Commerce. Past graduates are currently employed in companies such as Google, Accenture, Deloitte, Microsoft, SAP and Storm.
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Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf if you qualify for free tuition fees see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €3,000 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy: €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.