Award Type and NFQ level : TAUGHT MASTERS (9)

CAO/PAC code : MH84D

CAO Points :

Closing Date : 30 June 2018

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The MSc in IT-Enabled Innovation is aimed at both Business and non-Business graduates and developed by the Innovation Value Institute (IVI); a consortium containing Intel, Boston Consulting Group, and Maynooth University; the MSc in IT-Enabled Innovation provides managers with a toolkit to create business value from IT.


This programme differs from many other IT programmes because of its leading industry inputs and also because it sets IT management in the context of the business environment. This is not a programme to develop stand-alone technical specialists. Instead, this course develops the capacity for participants to understand how IT operates both as a function and as a key interrelated resource within an organisational context. This involves understanding people, work processes, relationships, organisation structures, and organisation strategies, and how all of these impact on and are impacted by Information Technology.


This course focuses on IT-enabled innovation as a foundational concept central to the success of organisations today. We adopt a broad appreciation of IT-enabled innovation which allows for a variety of teaching styles and a topical emphasis for the learning outcomes. This approach accommodates a range of different types of innovation (i.e. process, product, and business model innovation, as well as service innovation), and multiple stages for the innovation process (i.e. ideation, development, diffusion, adoption, and impact). Because of the rapid pace of IT innovation, this highly regarded programme is revised annually and its value is reflected in it being shortlisted for the 2018 Irish Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards in two categories.


September 2017

This programme assumes no prior knowledge of IT, Business or Management topics, but does assume the capacity for study and rapid development associated with an honours degree graduate. Candidates should have a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree. In exceptional circumstances, consideration will be given to candidates who do not hold a primary degree but who do have significant relevant work experience, at least three years of which must be in a management position.

Minimum English language requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score  - applicants for Business Masters programmes must also have a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing 

TOEFL (Paper based test): 560
TOEFL (Internet based test): 92
PTE(Pearson): 59
Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

The programme is intensive and fast-paced, bringing students on a high growth learning experience across the 12 months of the programme. Modules are delivered over two semesters (September-May) with the Business Research Project conducted between May and August. The programme will generally be delivered through lectures, presentations, and intensive workshops, generally in blocks of two full days every two weeks, followed by less structured supervision contact over the third (summer) semester.


Themes may include:

Career Planning and Development

Digital Business

IT Governance

Strategic Management

Contemporary Issues in IT

Financial Management

Skills, Capability and Digital Enablement

Actionable Insights through Research

Business Research Project / Dissertation / Placement

Course Duration: 1 year Full-time

Students graduating from this programme will have a distinctive and career defining capability. Students will be afforded a unique opportunity to explore and address current critical IT-Enabled Innovation challenges - learning from the lessons of many leading global organisations. The programme contributes to the career development needs of current and future IT executives in both public and private sector organisations. The teaching material takes a broad, cross-sectoral, and international approach. This course also provides graduates with the tools to continue their personal and professional development long after they graduate through a specially designed personal development module.

Online application only

PAC Code

The following documents should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.


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