What will I learn?

The MSc in Information Systems Management (ISM) is a conversion programme that is designed with significant input from industry to enhance graduate’s employability which is demonstrated by an excellent employment record. Now, more than ever, we continue to witness the need for information systems across business and society. Yet, we live in a world that is in constant change and evolution of customer preferences and requirements. For organisations to be competitive nowadays, they must clearly understand and leverage new technological advancements to survive in a market. Therefore, the design, implementation, and management of information system is of central to how organisations successfully transform.

This innovative programme is designed to offer a unique blend of core skills such as programming, databases, web technologies, user experience, cloud computing, security and management of information systems. This programme provides a coherent set of contemporary technology management skills to meet the growing demand and expectations of industry which are essential to digitally transform modern organisations.

Upon completion of the MSc. Information Systems Management, students will have acquired industry-standard skills and in-depth knowledge to:

Apply effective decision making to global business problems.
Identify, analyse and solve applied problems in individual- and team-based settings.
Synthesise, evaluate and critically analyse technology solutions within a global context.
Employ appropriate strategies, tools, and technologies to develop and manage contemporary business information system solutions.
Demonstrate awareness of socially responsible and ethical factors within information systems development and management.

Career Opportunities

Extensive career opportunities exist for graduates of the MSc in Information Systems Management (ISM) with companies in a variety of sectors, in Ireland and abroad. Employers of recent graduates include Fidelity Investments, Google, Accenture, Hewlett Packard, SAP, AIB, MetLife, Diageo, Lidl, Oracle, Boston Scientific, IBM and Microsoft.

Which department am I in?

College of Business, Public Policy and Law

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€17,916.00 (US$ 20,228) per year
EU Fees: €7,516 p.a. (Tuition: €7,376, Student levy: €140)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

5 September 2022


National University of Ireland, Galway

University Road,


Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Second Class Honours in a Level 8 (bachelor’s or equivalent) engineering degree in a related discipline from a recognised university or third-level college, with substantial elements of energy, mechanical, electrical and/or civil engineering. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.5 overall; Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): 176 overall; Cambridge C2 Advanced (CPE): 180 overall; TOEFL: 88; Pearson PTE: 61; Duolingo English Test: 110.

For international students

  • Applicants should normally hold a qualification from a university or other internationally recognised academic institution or authority, corresponding to Level 8 of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), to a minimum standard of Second Class Honours (or equivalent).
  • It is expected that successful applicants will come from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, with prior exposure to information technology and/or business.
  • Similar to any modern work environment, we welcome diverse academic backgrounds to apply for the programme and believe your experience will enrich the diversity of what this programme offers.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall; Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): 176 overall; Cambridge C2 Advanced (CPE): 180 overall; TOEFL: 88; Pearson PTE: 61; Duolingo English Test: 110.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About National University of Ireland

While situated in one of the smaller university cities globally, NUI Galway has a far-reaching reputation for excellent research and study programmes.

  • Four excellent colleges offering a wide selection of courses
  • Excellent reputation for teaching excellence and research
  • Exceptionally high graduate employment rates
  • Study in a city regularly voted one of the world’s friendliest

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