This Level 9 Masters Degree has been developed by the TU Dublin (City Campus) in partnership with Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet. It is delivered part-time over two years mostly through live streamed lectures online with additional face-to-face and online workshops and tutorials.
The programme is highly practice focused and concentrates on the personal and professional development of the participants by honing their analytical, conceptual and critical thinking skills; developing personal, consultancy and research competencies; and building a detailed understanding of the tools, methodologies and frameworks to support advanced management capability.
Who is this programme aimed at
The programme is aimed at existing employees in the ICT sector or employees working in ICT related roles in non-IT companies. (This includes owners and managers of small enterprises.) They are likely to be experienced and either in leadership roles or planning on moving into such positions.
The programme is delivered in two-phases: The first phase includes a suite of six modules (detailed below) that address key development areas for leaders and entrepreneurial professionals in the ICT sector.
The second phase involves working on an applied and structured project. By conducting research in the context of your organisation and specialist area, you build your personal expertise while contributing to important management issues in the organisation.
The research involved will typically focus on research ‘in’ the organisation rather than ‘on’ the organisation. It is more likely to involve cross-disciplinary work, thus contributing to your own practice and development.
Phase 1: Months 1-8
The six modules in the first phase allows you to immerse yourself in current management thinking. The work-based assignments will further allow you to test potential ideas for the Applied Research Project to be completed in the second phase of the programme.
Phase 2: Months 9-24
The research project requirement will have a structured design with workshop based and webinar based training and sequenced outputs that build towards the delivery of a high quality research project with potential to deliver real impact.
Phase 1 Modules
- Innovation Management and Creativity
- Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
- Personality and Leadership
- Strategy Tools for Competitive Positioning
- Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
- Team Leadership and Change Management
Phase 2 Research Project
The Research Project will have a structured design with workshop and webinar based training and sequenced outputs that build towards the delivery of a high quality research project with potential to deliver real impact.
In addition to the training each programme participant will be assigned a mentor to advise them through all stages of the research process.
The assessment strategy for each of the six modules in Phase 1 will be exclusively linked to work-based project assignments and reflective learning submissions. There will be no examinations. The final award of the Master’s Degree will be linked to the assessment of the research project undertaken by the participant with the support of the College.
Participants must have a Level 8 Honours Degree in a cognate discipline with a minimum of a 2:2. Candidates with significant work experience but without the requisite qualifications may be considered under a Recognition of Prior Learning process.
This programme is only open to those working in private or commercial semi-state organisations in the Republic of Ireland.