Electronic Business MSc

Fact File

Course Code: CKL17 Full-time

Course Title: Electronic Business

College: Business and Law

Electronic Business

Duration: 1 year Full-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: MSc

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU fee is €10,500; 2017/2018 Non-EU fee: €18,000

Entry Requirements: Minimum of 2.2 degree in any discipline except those with high levels of software development content (e.g. computer science, business information systems, etc.). See also Detailed Entry Requirements.

Closing Date: Applications now closed for 2017/18

Next Intake: September 2018


The Master of Electronic Business (MSc e-Business) is a 12-month (full-time) taught master’s degree course. This intensive and innovative course is designed to provide honours graduates who have little or no prior technology experience with:

  • a critical understanding of Internet and mobile business strategies, models and processes
  • a high level of competence in the technology skills needed to develop professional electronic and mobile business systems
  • excellent employment opportunities and a world-class student experience

Course Details

In Part 1 of the course, students work closely with our staff in lectures, seminars and in our state-of-the-art development labs to acquire and hone the knowledge and skill areas that underpin contemporary electronic and mobile business. Modules in Part 1 focus on a wide variety of subject areas including: business strategy, programming for the Internet and for mobile devices, systems analysis and design, and systems infrastructure. All technology courses are firmly grounded in a practical, real-world business context and are designed for students with little or no prior experience in computing technology.

In Part 2, students work in small groups with a mentor to apply their new knowledge and skills in a practical way - by developing an idea for a new, innovative electronic business venture. The project groups will bring their venture from an initial concept to a fully-articulated business and marketing plan, culminating in the implementation of a functional proof-of-concept prototype system.

Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar

Detailed Entry Requirements

To apply for this course, you will have:

  • at least a 2.2 degree in any discipline except those with high levels of software development content (e.g. computer science, business information systems, etc.) or
  • expect to graduate in the year of entry with at least a 2.2 degree in any discipline except those with high levels of software development content

Consideration will be given to applicants who do not meet the minimum criteria but who have relevant professional experience, subject to approval by the School of Business

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to Apply.

All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.

Course Practicalities

The course is 12 months full-time. In Part 1 there are typically 16 hours of lectures per week and eight hours of tutorials. A total of eight modules are taught in Part 1 of the course.


  • Electronic Business Models and Systems
  • e-Business Experience and Practice
  • Programming for Web Applications and Services
  • Introduction to Mobile Programming
  • Data Modelling and Database Systems
  • Application Modelling and Design
  • Storage Technology
  • Telecommunications for Electronic Business

Dedicated lab facilities are available for students to work on their course assignments in Part 1 and their group project in Part 2.


Assessment is performed through a number of methods: by examinations at the end of teaching Part 1 (up to Christmas) and Part 2 (usually the following May), set class assignments, and continuous assessment.

Who Teaches This Course

The course is taught by staff from the Department of Business Information Systems (seven modules) and from the Department of Electrical Engineering (one module).

You can search UCC's Institutional Research Information System for staff profiles.

Close X