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MBS Accounting

The MBS in Accounting (formerly the titled the M Acc) is a challenging
one-year taught programmeaimed at preparing business graduates for entry into the accountancy profession. The programme is a fast track to a career in accountancy, earning generous exemptions from the professional institutes (for example the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland offer successful graduates an exemption from the Professional 3 series of examination ).

Entry Requirements
In general we look for:
- A strong business or accounting undergraduate degree, normally a 2h1 or better, with a significant specialisation in accounting.
- In some instances graduates with achieved a 2nd class honours grade 2 who can demonstrate a high level of performance in the accounting related may be offered a place.
- Applicants whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate English proficiency.

MBS- Internationalisation
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Brian Roche BBS, MBS (Marketing Executive - Boots Chemists Ireland; 2003 Graduate)
Employed by Boots the Chemists Retail Ireland as a Marketing Executive working with the Republic of Ireland Marketing team. His responsibilities include the organisation, implementation and monitoring of all sales promotion, pricing and launch marketing activities of Boots (Ireland).

About the programme

The MBS in Internationalisation at WIT School of Business is a one-year full-time taught postgraduate business programme. It is a well established programme having been developed in 1999 in light of the growth of the international profile of Irish business and culture, the location of multinational business in Ireland and the emergence of the multinational marketplace. Today globalisation is a reality regardless of firm size for most businesses. The relative decline in market boundaries and the emergence of global competition places both opportunities and demands on the management of all firms.
Career Opportunities
The programme will benefit graduates looking for a career in international business, to employees of transnational and entrepreneurial organisations, to those setting up new ventures in knowledge-based or high technology industries, which are located in the global market place, to policy makers, and to others interested in critically investigating the global market place of business and entrepreneurship.

MBA International Business

The MBA in International Business is a two-year programme,
with multiple entry and exit points.
Suitably qualified applicants may enter the second year of the programme directly.  For those who do not meet the criteria for entry directly to the second year, a preliminary year may be offered to provide candidates with the opportunity to fill any perceived gaps in theory, awareness and/or experience of international business issues. The year consists mainly of work placement in an international environment and/or academic studies in international business or a combination of both depending on the profile of each individual candidate.

Eligibility
Degree or professional qualification or equivalent to be in a business-related field
Three years or more relevant business experience, with an international dimension
A satisfactory score in the GMAT score
Satisfactory performance at the admission interview
For non native English speakers, evidence of fluency in written and spoken English
Where applicants do not meet one of the above criteria, they may be offered the opportunity to proceed through the Preliminary Year of the Programme.

MBS- Masters in Business Studies

A specialist Masters is now a highly sought after qualification both by those getting ready to launch their careers and potential employers. At WIT School of Business we offer the MBS programme as a platform to build your own unique degree, based on your business interests, and career ambitions. Students choose which discipline to specialise in- Marketing, Human Resource Management, Management, Corporate Administration, Management and Economics and Finance.
Master of Business (Marketing)
Master of Business (Economics and Finance)
Master of Business (Corporate Administration)
Master of Business (Human Resource Management)
Master of Business (Management)

Entry Requirements
The course is suitable for pre-experience graduates, who want to build on their prior learning and have an aspiration to reach a senior management position. In general, we ask you to have: A good business related degree (usually a 2H1 or higher) or its equivalent. In keeping with the programmes philosophy we apply a broad definition of what constitutes a business degree. International applicants will require a standard of English at TOEFL score of over 6 or IELTS score of over 7.

MSc. in Computing (Communications Software)

(Scholarship available for 2012)
Course Outline

This one-year full-time taught Masters degree programme aims to produce graduates with knowledge, skills and expertise in Communications Software Development.
Entry Requirements
An honours degree in computing or equivalent. The number of places available on the course will be limited. Therefore an interview process may be required in the student selection procedure. International students are required to meet the WIT postgraduate TOEFL (600)/IELTS (6.5) English Language requirement standard.

M.Sc. in Computing (Information Systems Processes)
(Scholarship available for 2012)
Course Outline

This one-year full-time Masters degree programme aims to produce graduates with knowledge, skills and expertise in Human Factors in Information Systems. The course will also confer on the graduates a set of personal and professional attributes that will allow them greater flexibility in the development of their own career options.

Career Opportunities
Organisations worldwide are increasingly relying on information systems to assist in their work at an operational, tactical, and strategic level. This course equips students with the understanding of the issues that will prepare them for a career in information systems.

An honours degree in Computing, Information Systems, Information Technology or equivalent. Alternatively an honours degree in Business Studies or Engineering where there is a strong computing component will also be acceptable. The number of places available on the course will be limited to a maximum of 20 in the first year. Therefore an interview process may be required in the student selection procedure. International students are required to meet the WIT postgraduate TOEFL (600)/IELTS(6.5) English Language requirement standard. There is a prerequisite that a student successfully completes a bridging module in Systems Analysis and Design if they have not taken an equivalent module already.

M.Sc. in Computing (Multimedia & eLearning)

(Scholarship available for 2012)

Course Outline This one-year full-time Masters degree programme bridges the gap between technology, multimedia and pedagogy. The overall aim of the course is to produce graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise within both Multimedia Development and Elearning.

Entry Requirements
An honours degree in computing or equivalent. The number of places available on the course will be limited. Therefore an interview process may be required in the student selection procedure. International students are required to meet the WIT postgraduate TOEFL (600)/IELTS (6.5) English Language requirement standard.

Higher Diploma in Applied Computing Higher Diploma in Applied Computing

Calling all Graduates - Interested in Pursuing a Lucrative Career in IT?
WIT is offering a Graduate Diploma in Commercial Computing to prepare non-IT graduates for employment in the commercial computing sector (i.e. Information Systems, e-Business, Software Development and IT Support). The course will be delivered in a flexible and modular format with participants able to gain a full qualification within one year.

Modules include:

Business Studies
Computer Applications
Database Design & Management
Information Technology
Programming
Software Engineering

Taught M.A. in Sport Psychology Aims of the course

The overall aim of the course is to educate specialists in the field of Applied Sport Psychology. Graduates will have the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to work in the area of enhancing sports performance, sports participation and best practice at a variety of age and performance levels. Graduates will have the ability to further the psychological development of athletes, coaches, teachers and other specialists from a broad-based, sound theoretical and applied course.

Course Duration and Content
The duration of the course is three terms including residential weeks. Key module areas of study include:
Sport Psychology Applications
Exercise Psychology
Mental Training for Sport
Social Psychology
Research Methods

Entry to this course
An honours degree in Recreation and Sport, Physical Education and Sports Science or equivalent is required. Alternatively, an honours degree in Psychology and a level of significant performance and/or coaching experience in sport accompanied by necessary qualifications to be determined by interview. Accreditation may be given to prior learning and previous sporting experience.

MSc International Construction Management

This programme is not available in 2007/8 but it is currently being reviewed and a restructured version may run in 2008/9.

Formerly known as the MSc European Construction Management the title has changed to reflect the nature of the programme which to date has had over 200 participants from over 22 different countries. This one year postgraduate course is offered jointly by:
Fachhochschule Karlsruhe, Germany,
The Nottingham Trent University, UK
and Waterford Institute of Technology. The purpose of this MSc course is to educate managers for the international construction industries by facilitating mobility within countries, and by developing knowledge, skills and attitudes with regard to construction, business, culture and language.

Master of Engineering in Electronic Engineering

(Scholarship available for 2012)

Course Outline
The Masters Degree in Electronic Engineering provides tuition and practice in state of the art technology areas such as wireless communications, nanotechnology, mixed-signal IC design. It will extend the student's capabilities in a number of established topic areas, e.g. semiconductor engineering and digital communication systems. A module entitled Mathematical Modelling will enhance the analytical skills of students while important engineering management skills will be dealt with in the Technology Management module. The programme is designed to develop the student's knowledge and skills through a study programme which links theory and practice.

Career Opportunities
Typical career opportunities for graduates of this programme can be found in the following industry sectors; computer engineering, computer networking, telecommunications, semiconductor devices, IC circuit design, analogue and digital system design, and many others.
Typical job functions include Design Engineer, Research Engineer, Project Engineer, Project Manager, Technical Manager.

Entry Requirements
The course is ideally suited for graduates of electronics degree programmes and other cognate disciplines, e.g. computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunications, physics with electronics, etc. Students wishing to apply for this course will normally require an honours degree or equivalent. The programme is available in both full-time and part-time modes.

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