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The MSc in Digital Innovation has been designed to equip future business and technology leaders with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the digital age. Our students are taught by internationally-recognised researchers and engage directly with the technology companies that have made Dublin the “Digital Hub of Europe”. Our graduates emerge as insightful, reflective and critically-minded individuals with a unique understanding of the discovery, development, diffusion, and impact of digital product, process, and business model innovations.

The ICT sector is very strong in Ireland, with the significant presence of a ‘who’s who’ of major companies including Intel, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, SAP, Symantec, McAfee, HP, Fujitsu, Accenture, Electronic Arts, Google, Meta, and LinkedIn.  

View our dedicated Alumni LinkedIn Group to learn more about the range of industries and companies employing our graduates.

88% of our graduates from this programme were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors. Source: Latest Graduate Outcomes Survey, published in December 2023.

Potential careers for our graduates include:

Companies hiring our graduates

Alumni Insights

Erik Obendörfer

MSc Digital Innovation 2019, Digital Strategy Consultant

"I'm genuinely grateful to have experienced the high quality of teaching at UCD Smurfit School while pursuing the MSc in Digital Innovation. I truly appreciated the course's interdisciplinary character that asks students to assess innovations and their impact on business and society from different perspectives. Being aware of the complexities of technological change helps me a lot in my new role as a digital strategy consultant. In addition to this, the collaborative culture shaped by supportive and inspiring people makes Smurfit an excellent place to study, one I can highly recommend to everyone."

Jitendra Kashyap

MSc Digital Innovation 2020, Quality Engineering & Automation Associate Manager at Accenture UK

"This course is a unique combination of modules covering business fundamentals along with extensive coverage of trends and developments in the ICT industry. It definitely helps individuals to develop outlook and knowledge to strategise, manage and deliver transformation and innovation in an ever-changing digital landscape."

UCD Careers Network

The UCD Smurfit Career Development Centre team will work with you to define your career path and support you in developing the career-related skills, know-how, and confidence to pursue your post-MSc career goals.

Our holistic programme is designed to support you at key points in your career development.  Our programme is structured into three key stages, designed to support you in building and driving your own career.

A variety of workshops, events, one-to-one career appointments and access to a range of online tools and resources prepare you for future opportunities. 

Learn more about the UCD Careers Network 

Getting Started: Set-up for Success

Building Career Skills & Professional Networks

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