What will I learn?

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.

Career Options

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 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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
€15,000.00 (US$ 16,592) per year
Start date

Expected September 2020


National University of Ireland, Maynooth



Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level from a recognised university . Students with high grades will be considered for postgraduate study. Students need to have a minimum score of 560 in paper based TOEFL and 59 in PTE.

For international students

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

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