National College of Ireland

Introduction

Welcome to the National College of Ireland where we offer a distinctive student centred learning experience, through our state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Dublin’s vibrant international business centre and across our national campus network.

At NCI we have developed innovative teaching and learning technologies that are designed to support students who embark on education at all stages in their life and career. Whether you are embarking on third-level education for the first time or continuing your education, you will find a highly supportive environment in which to learn. For many students, the transition to third level education can be a challenging one; however our small group teaching model with easy access to faculty and our active student support services work together to ensure that every student has the best possible chance of success.

We believe in the unlimited potential of our students and we take pride in seeing our students realise their potential and surpass even their own expectations. We understand how education can transform lives, how it can empower, accelerate careers and open up new opportunities.

NCI offers an education that supports students in their intellectual development as well as their social development and as an institution it encourages active citizenship throughout the college. NCI teaching combines academic scholarship and theoretical knowledge with business and community practitioner experience to deliver practice-based learning that is grounded in real world context.

Mission Statement

To change lives through education.

Vision Statement

NCI will provide an inspiring educational experience that is innovative, responsive and enterprise focused.

Values

  • Inclusive - we strive to break down barriers in third-level education; we value diversity and inclusiveness in all that we do; we provide the support that people need to participate fully in life at NCI
  • Community - we are an interdependent learning community that shares a common set of principles where individuality and freedom of thought and expression are valued; each of us is encouraged to fulfil our ambition and realise our potential
  • Integrity - in our individual and collective roles, we take responsibility and are accountable for our actions; we demonstrate respect and mutual regard for each other
  • Dynamic - we are responsive to the needs of our students, colleagues and partners and an ever-changing society; we act in an innovative and flexible manner
  • Learner Centred - we place the learner at the heart of everything we do; our combined energies are focused on their individual and collective, life-long needs
  • Excellence - as an institution, we aspire to professional excellence in everything we do; we foster excellence in our learners through their learning experiences
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Programs

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MSc

MSc in Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Ireland Dublin

The MSc in Finance has been designed in consultation with industry to provide candidates with the advanced analytical, statistical and financial skills for decision making within the modern and dynamic financial services sector... [+]

MSc in Finance The MSc in Finance has been designed in consultation with industry to provide candidates with the advanced analytical, statistical and financial skills for decision making within the modern and dynamic financial services sector. Course Overview Graduates will be accomplished in the application of advanced quantitative tools and financial models and techniques within a range of business and financial settings. In particular, the course will provide graduates with the techniques and applied knowledge necessary to select, analyse and utilise advanced financial concepts within the setting of investment management and capital markets. The learning environment for the course is practical and applied in nature and on completion graduates will be able to think independently, make informed and effective decisions and proactively troubleshoot financial and technical business problems. Graduates from the MSc in Finance will be able to apply advanced research skills and critically evaluate seminal, as well as contemporary literature, paradigms and concepts which underpin the operation of international capital markets and the investment management process. Who is the course for? The course is for those wishing to embark on a career in investment management or individuals in all areas of financial management who wish to progress their career. Award and Progression The Master of Science in Finance is awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow transfer to level 9 research degrees and in some cases progression to taught doctoral courses at level 10 on the NFQ. Entry Requirements Applicants will normally hold a level 8 honours degree (min 2.2) in finance or a cognate field of study. Applicants who hold a level 8 honours qualification in a noncognate field will be required to undertake the Higher Diploma in Business in Finance and, on successful completion and attainment of a 2.2 qualification or higher, will be eligible to apply for the MSc in Finance. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a written application and/or interview. Duration The course extends over 1 academic year. This is 2 semesters of 13 weeks. Indicative Schedule An indication of the schedule of class days and times is: Tuesday and Thursday evenings 18.00 - 22.00 and some Saturdays. [-]

MSc in Management

Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Ireland Dublin

The MSc in Management has been developed to satisfy the demand for courses which combine a strong theoretical foundation with a firm focus on practical application. You will be exposed to the most current schools of thought in disciplines such as international business, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship and strategy... [+]

MSc in Management The MSc in Management has been developed to satisfy the demand for courses which combine a strong theoretical foundation with a firm focus on practical application. You will be exposed to the most current schools of thought in disciplines such as international business, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship and strategy. About this Course The course also provides a series of elective modules for students to explore other areas of interest or to emphasise their development on a specific area of their choice. Development of effective managerial skills which include analytical problem solving, decision-making, effective communication and leadership, are encouraged throughout the course. Such skills provide strong tools which can be applied in real day-to-day management situations and serve graduates to aim at higher management positions within the organisation. Who is the course for? The course is aimed at anyone following a career path which requires them to step into middle to top management positions. Additionally, the course can provide a transition stage for graduates from other disciplines who wish to move into the management arena either as practitioners, researchers or consultants. Award and Progression The MSc in Management course is awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow transfer to level 9 research degrees and in some cases progression to taught doctoral courses at level 10 on the NFQ. Entry Requirements Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a 2.2 honours degree in either a cognate or non-cognate area at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning non-graduates with extensive professional experience and other prior qualifications may also be considered for the course. Duration This course extends over 1 academic year. Indicative Schedule An indication of the schedule of class days and times is: Monday and Wednesday 18.00 - 21.00 and some Saturday workshops. [-]

MSc in Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Ireland Dublin

The MSc in Marketing has been specifically designed with the needs of current and future marketing professionals and managers in mind. The course will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of key foundations of the marketing discipline as well as providing you with a detailed understanding of the marketplace. In addition you will learn how to apply the latest marketing theory and practice in an... [+]

MSc in Marketing The MSc in Marketing has been specifically designed with the needs of current and future marketing professionals and managers in mind. The course will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of key foundations of the marketing discipline as well as providing you with a detailed understanding of the marketplace. In addition you will learn how to apply the latest marketing theory and practice in an increasingly complex trading environment. About this Course The course will cover core marketing disciplines such as integrated communications, consumer behaviour, strategic marketing management and international marketing. You will be afforded an opportunity to specialise in particular marketing themes which include brand management, entrepreneurship and digital marketing. Who is the course for? The course is aimed at those seeking to advance their studies and/or professional career in marketing and its related fields. Award and Progression The MSc in Marketing course is awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow transfer to level 9 research degrees and in some cases progression to taught doctoral courses at level 10 on the NFQ. Entry Requirements Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a level 8 qualification in a cognate discipline (i.e. a business related honours degree) or equivalent on the National Framework of Qualifications. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning non-graduates with extensive professional experience and/or other prior qualifications. Duration This course extends over 1 academic year. Indicative Schedule An indication of the schedule of class days and times is: Monday and Wednesday evenings 18.00 - 21.00 and some Saturday workshops [-]

MSc in Science in Cloud Computing

Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Ireland Dublin

This course will provide you with the latest knowledge and competencies required by the fastest growing global industry: the cloud. Cloud computing has become a multi-billion euro industry and this course offers specialisations in two key areas: Infrastructure (a.k.a. IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service) and Development (a.k.a. SaaS - Software as a Service). Studying at our state-of-the-art Cloud Competency... [+]

MSc in Science in Cloud Computing This course will provide you with the latest knowledge and competencies required by the fastest growing global industry: the cloud. Cloud computing has become a multi-billion euro industry and this course offers specialisations in two key areas: Infrastructure (a.k.a. IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service) and Development (a.k.a. SaaS - Software as a Service). Studying at our state-of-the-art Cloud Competency Centre, you will gain experience with the latest design principles, models, and technologies in cloud computing. The course is completely delivered by faculty and industry practitioners with proven expertise in cloud computing. Who is the course for? This computing course will appeal to computer science or engineering graduates, ICT industry practitioners, system administrators, and those with an interest in gaining practical experience in cloud computing. To be admitted as a student, an applicant must have earned a degree or equivalent qualification at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students in their final year of undergraduate study can be admitted on the condition that their degrees are awarded before they enrol at NCI. As a graduate of this course you will be able to: Create and deploy commercial multi-tier applications onto multiple (public/hybrid) cloud platforms Plan and architect highly-scalable computing/data analytics solutions for business and scientific needs Design pattern-based application code to run efficiently in a cloud environment Evaluate security strategies associated with cloud computing and apply them to ensure the technical sustainability of an organisation Perform a migration from a traditional ICT environment to a cloud-based platform Manage the process of running an IT department from a cloud environment Award and Progression The Master of Science in Cloud Computing is awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students who successfully complete this course may progress to a major award at level 10 on the NFQ. Entry Requirements An honours (level 8) primary degree in a cognate discipline with a 2.1 award or higher. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a portfolio of learning, demonstration of work produced, and an interview. Indicative Schedule An indication of the schedule of class days and times is: 2 evenings per week, Tuesday and Thursday, 18.00 – 22.00. Duration This course extends over 1 academic year. [-]

MA

MA in Human Resource Management

Campus Part time 1 year January 2017 Ireland Dublin

Senior human resource professionals have a significant role to play in ensuring the achievement of organisational objectives working alongside other business leaders. They are required to have a broad business focus coupled with in-depth human resource management knowledge enabling them to think and act strategically... [+]

MA in Human Resource Management Senior human resource professionals have a significant role to play in ensuring the achievement of organisational objectives working alongside other business leaders. They are required to have a broad business focus coupled with in-depth human resource management knowledge enabling them to think and act strategically. About this Course Successful completion of the course leads to Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Associate Membership of the Mediators Institute of Ireland (MII). The part-time version of this course shares a common first year with the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in HRM in which a range of modules in HR are pursued. Following completion of the first three semesters there is an opportunity in year 2, semester 1, to explore in detail a research question which is relevant to you or your organisation in the form of a capstone dissertation. Semester 1 of year 2 involves attendance at research methods workshops. A supervisor is appointed to support each student in their research and the production of their dissertation. Who is the course for? This course is aimed at professionals wishing to advance their career to assume positions at a senior management level with a specific focus on human resource management. Award and Progression The Master of Arts in Human Resource Management is awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Graduates with relevant work experience will be eligible to apply for Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) after successful completion of the first 3 semesters. A membership fee will be payable directly to CIPD. This award will allow transfer to level 9 research degrees and in some cases progression to taught doctoral courses at level 10 on the NFQ. Students who successfully complete the first 3 semesters of the course may choose to exit the course at that time with the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in HRM. Entry Requirements Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a 2.2 honours degree in either a cognate or non-cognate area at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning non-graduates with extensive professional experience and other prior qualifications may also be considered for the course. Duration This course extends over 1 calendar year with 2 taught semesters and a final semester which involves the completion of a dissertation. [-]

MSc in Data Analytics

Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Ireland Dublin

This computing course aims to produce high-quality, technically competent, innovative graduates that will become leading practitioners in the field of data analytics. Upon completion of this course, graduates will be able to... [+]

MSc in Data Analytics This computing course aims to produce high-quality, technically competent, innovative graduates that will become leading practitioners in the field of data analytics. Upon completion of this course, graduates will be able to: Conduct independent research and analysis in the field of data analytics Implement a research idea using the latest industry practices Demonstrate expert knowledge of data analysis and statistics Critically assess and evaluate business and technical strategies for data analytics Develop and implement business and technical solutions for data analytics About this Course The course structure accommodates a wide audience of learners whose specific interests in data analytics may be either technically focused or business focused. All students will also gain exposure to pertinent legal issues and product commercialisation considerations associated with the data analytics field. The course will be delivered using academic research, industry-defined practical problems, and case studies. This approach will naturally foster a deeper knowledge of the subject area and create transferable skills for work such as critical thinking, problem-solving, creative thinking, communication, teamwork and research skills. The course is completely delivered by faculty and industry practitioners with proven expertise in data analytics. Who is the course for? This course is ideal for graduates that are looking to progress into the emerging data analytics market to increase their employment potential. The course is suitable for graduates who have technical or mathematical problem solving skills. Graduates from disciplines that have not developed these skills will need to be able to demonstrate an aptitude for technical or mathematical problem solving. Award and Progression The Master of Science in Data Analytics is awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students who successfully complete this course may progress to a major award at level 10 on the NFQ. Entry Requirements An honours (level 8) primary degree with a 2.2 award or higher in a cognate discipline. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. Indicative Schedule Students need to be available for classes from 09.00-18.00 Monday to Friday. Class days and times vary. Duration This course extends over 1 academic year; 2 semesters in total. [-]

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