This 100% online 26 week part-time programme is industry-led having been designed in partnership with a number of employers across a range of industry segments. The programme aims to upskill existing management staff to facilitate broader adoption of a range of emerging digital technologies with the objective of improving market position, competitiveness and commercial reach. Even before recent events, the marketplace was changing rapidly, driven by the emergence of new technologies. Since March 2020 these changes have accelerated. Businesses now know that their survival depends on understanding the challenges and opportunities offered by these technologies.
The purpose of this programme is to create graduates with a detailed understanding of Emerging Digital Technologies and how these technologies can be leveraged for the benefit of their organisation.
The graduates of this programme are not expected to be ‘technical’ graduates but rather will be equipped to understand the needs of the organisation and how they can be met through technological solutions. Furthermore, they will be capable of articulating their knowledge, incorporating it into their company, planning and measuring progress in adopting new technologies. Graduates will be able to liaise with internal or external ICT professionals using a shared body of knowledge and framework of understanding. They will be able to discuss knowledgeably matters such as different options for data organisation and compliance, business intelligence, data analysis and the use of data to support strategy and decision making
The programme will give students a solid foundation in emerging digital technologies such as how business intelligence works, how to visualise data, how to store and how to analyse data. By the end of the course students will know how to summarise and interpret the data they have accumulated so that they can make more effective predictions and decisions. Students will also begin to look at how this data can be applied to the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how AI may be able to benefit their organisation.
To qualify for direct entry, candidates must have a minimum of a Level 6 qualification on the NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications) in any discipline or at least 3 years industry experience including some management or supervisory experience.
*Part funded fees of €765 are only available to eligible candidates working in private or commercial semi-state organisations in Republic of Ireland.
How to apply
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The closing date for applications is Friday 16th October 2020