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This full time Masters has been designed to enable technologists and future business leaders to manage IT in business and to drive technology-based innovation in a digital society.  It is suitable for graduates of any discipline, but particularly those from business and/or IT backgrounds, and for current professionals looking to enhance their prior qualifications with a business / IT specialisation. 

A part-time format has been especially designed in order to help professionals pursue studies without having to interrupt their career. Click here for further information.


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Duration: 12 months / 24 months
Schedule: Full-time / Part-time
Starting: September 2017
Fees FT EU: €13,350
FT Non-EU: €18,300

Important Note: Tuition fees and other charges are subject to change each year. Read more.

Who is the MSc in Digital Innovation for?


Graduates seeking a career managing the delivery of ICT-enabled innovation to business and other organisations.


ICT professionals seeking to move their competence area and skill-set along the ICT value chain, from production of software to delivery of business innovation through ICT.


General business professionals who seek to increase their knowledge of how ICT can deliver business value and enable innovation, and acquire the skills to use ICT products and services to innovate in their own functional areas.

What will I learn?

We are living in a golden age of digital innovation. During our lifetimes, an entirely new digital infrastructure has been created. At the same time, new technologies like social media, cloud computing, analytics and big data, wearable devices, 3D printing are transforming every aspect of our personal and professional lives. The MSc in Digital Innovation addresses technology-centric transformation in business and society. It is designed to equip future business and technology leaders with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the digital era. The careful balance of theory and practice within the course prepares graduates to enter the world of digital innovation or, in the case of professionals, progress further in their career. The programme offers:

  • Leadership skills regarding the strategic application of IT for digital innovation
  • The capacity to create and critically assess the business case for ICT deployment
  • In-depth knowledge and managerial insights into systems development methodologies and processes
  • Skills in business process redesign, change management, global sourcing and process modelling
  • Skills in designing and undertaking industry-relevant research projects
  • Ability to be a team player in distributed, cross-cultural, multiple time-zone projects

Meet our faculty and students

Hear from faculty and current students to gain a real insight into the MSc in Digital Innovation (formerly known as the MSc in iBusiness - Innovation through ICT). To view our full video gallery click here.

How will I benefit?

Graduates emerge from the course as insightful, reflective and critically minded individuals with a unique blend of IT and management skills.


Direct engagement with the companies that have make Dublin the Digital Hub of Europe


A distinct head-start in the marketplace due to the unique combination of strategic, practical and analytical elements in the course


Essential interpersonal, communication and leadership skills via group and case study-based learning, presentations and simulation exercises

Course features

Course features

The digital capital of Europe – the close association between UCD Smurfit School, Dublin and the world’s leading digital innovation companies offers students and professionals on the course a great opportunity to gain experience from the best in the industry.

Input from leading experts – course content is delivered by a team comprising leading academics from the field and top professionals from global digital innovation companies.

Flexibility for professionals – the two year part-time option is structured so as to facilitate the combination of study and professional life.

MSc Digital Innovation Presentation

MSc Digital Innovation Presentation

The MSc in Digital Innovation was designed to equip future business and technology leaders with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the digital era.  Click on the link below to download the presentation deck.

MSc Digital Innovation Presentation

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