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This exciting Masters programme in Information Technology Management will provide students with a comprehensive skill set to fulfil and succeed in a variety of roles in the field of IT Management. Drawing on best practise from Ireland and abroad, the programme is designed to meet current industry needs and is aimed at developing academic knowledge and practical skills in areas such as:

  • IT management
  • Leadership strategies and techniques

IT related project management and tools

Operational and resource management of data and information systems

Data security.

What will be able to do when I finish this programme?

The programme provides graduates with the necessary skills to fulfil a range of roles in IT Management. Graduates will also understand how IT Managers are perceived by business, demonstrate an understanding of business and be able to support the setting of the business agenda nationally and internationally. Graduates who identify business spinoff opportunities from the programme will have access to follow through on opportunities through the SETU Carlow Innovation Centre.

Special features of this programme

Students on this programme have exclusive use of the UNUM Software Development Centre. This is a state-of-the-art centre that provides the students with a real-world working environment using the latest technology.

What subjects will I study?

  • Strategy, Process and Leadership

Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management

  • Technology Integration
  • Information Security Management
  • Data and Information Systems Management
  • Vendor and Service Management
  • Dissertation
  • Research Methods

Entry Requirements

The MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Embedded Exit Award) are designed for graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computing Level 8 or equivalent programmes (minimum 2nd class honours) or the Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering Level 8 or equivalent (minimum 2nd class honours). Candidates with significant professional experience in the computing field (as determined by RPL), in addition to an honours primary degree in another discipline area may also be considered for entry. Applicants who do not meet the above standard entry requirements will also be considered if they have an undergraduate degree (at Level 7 or Level 8) and a minimum of 5 years verifiable relevant industrial experience.

Applicants who do not have a primary degree will only be considered with a minimum of 10 years verifiable relevant industrial experience. Applicants applying for entry via routes other than those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The department reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Study & Career Opportunities

Graduates may pursue NFQ Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities on successful completion of this programme.

The postgraduate Diploma in Science in Information Technology Management is an Embedded Exit Award and students who complete 60 credits of the programme will be eligible for this exit award, should they opt to leave the programme at this stage.

Graduates of this programmes are prepared for roles such as:

  • IT Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Management Analyst/Information Systems Management
  • Chief Technology Officer/Chief Information Officer.

Graduate Profile

Vishnu Vardhan Reddy Yannam, MSc IT Management

Technical Support, Unity Technologies

How has this programme helped you with your career? 
The MSc in IT Management programme in SETU Carlow (formerly IT Carlow) helped me to find a career in ICT. It provides participants with the knowledge required to manage IT resources more efficiently.

Would you recommend this programme? 
Yes, I recommend this programme especially for anyone currently working in the ICT sector. The programme overall is well organised and structured. It provided me with the tools needed to innovate, integrate and manage IT resources.