Master of Science in Information Technology Management

  • Master of Science in Information Technology Management
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Details available on the Admissions-Postgraduate pages
  • For full details, go to Admissions- Recognition of Prior learning
  • 1 Year Full-time/2 Years Part-time (2 afternoons & 2 evenings per week)
  • Carlow 
  • Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Further Study & Careers
  • PAC Codes & Fees
  • How to apply
  • Contact


This exciting Masters programme in Information Technology Management will provide students with a comprehensive skillset to fulfil and succeed in a variety of roles in the field of IT Management. Drawing on best practise from Ireland and abroad, the programme is designed to meet current industry needs and is aimed at developing academic knowledge and practical skills in areas such as:

  • IT management
  • Leadership strategies and techniques
  • IT related project management and tools
  • Operational and resource management of data and information systems
  • Data security.

What will be able to do when I finish this programme?

The programme provides graduates with the necessary skills to fulfill a range of roles in IT Management. Graduates will also understand how IT Managers are perceived by business, demonstrate an understanding of business and be able to support the setting of the business agenda nationally and internationally. Graduates who identify business spinoff opportunities from the programme will have access to follow through on opportunities through the SETU Carlow Innovation Centre.

Special features of this programme 

Students on this programme have exclusive use of the UNUM Software Developement Centre. This is a state-of-the-art centre that provides the students with a real-world working environment using the latest technology.

What subjects will I study?

  • Strategy, Process and Leadership
  • Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management
  • Technology Integration
  • Information Security Management
  • Data and Information Systems Management
  • Vendor and Service Management
  • Dissertation
  • Research Methods

Entry Requirements

The MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Embedded Exit Award) are designed for graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computing Level 8 or equivalent programmes (minimum 2nd class honours) or the Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering Level 8 or equivalent (minimum 2nd class honours). Candidates with significant professional experience in the computing field (as determined by RPL), in addition to an honours primary degree in another discipline area may also be considered for entry. Applicants who do not meet the above standard entry requirements will also be considered if they have an undergraduate degree (at Level 7 or Level 8) and a minimum of 5 years verifiable relevant industrial experience.

Applicants who do not have a primary degree will only be considered with a minimum of 10 years verifiable relevant industrial experience. Applicants applying for entry via routes other than those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The department reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Study & Career Opportunities

Graduates may pursue NFQ Level 10 (PhD) study opportunities on successful completion of this programme.

The postgraduate Diploma in Science in Information Technology Management is an Embedded Exit Award and students who complete 60 credits of the programme will be eligible for this exit award, should they opt to leave the programme at this stage.

Graduates of this programmes are prepared for roles such as:

  • IT Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Management Analyst/Information Systems Management
  • Chief Technology Officer/Chief Information Officer.

Graduate Profile

Vishnu Vardhan Reddy Yannam, MSc IT Management

Technical Support, Unity Technologies

How has this programme helped you with your career?
The MSc in IT Management programme in SETU Carlow (formerly IT Carlow) helped me to find a career in ICT.  It provides participants with the knowledge required to manage IT resources more efficiently.

Would you recommend this programme?
Yes, I recommend this programme especially for anyone currently working in the ICT sector. The programme overall is well organised and structured. It provided me with the tools needed to innovate, integrate and manage IT resources.

Programme Codes & Fees

Programme Code Programme Title Campus Location Schedule Fees Closing date for applications
SE61E Master of Science in Information Technology Management Carlow Full-time €7,000** Full details available on the Admissions-Postgraduate pages
SE61C Master of Science in Information Technology Management  Carlow Part-time €7,400  
SE61G Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology Management Carlow Full-time €6,000**  
SE61D Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology Management  Carlow Part-time €5,500  
** SUSI funding not available

How to apply

  1. Research & choose your programme from our wide range of postgraduate offerings on our website or in our prospectus.
  2. Check all of the relevant programme information including entry requirements, programme code and closing dates, taking time to read the Application Instructions.
  3. Get started on your postgraduate journey at SETU Carlow!

For admissions queries from Irish or European applicants, please email:

All Non-EU international applicants should refer to the International section of the SETU website for further information.


Part-time applicants may contact:

Eoin O'Brien
BA, DBS, CBS, Cert Mgmt, MBA
Faculty of Lifelong Learning Manager

International (Non-EU) applicants may contact:
P: 00353-59-9175205