DBA and GFIS shortlisted for Postgraduate Programme of the Year Awards


Two WIT postgraduate business programmes have been shortlisted for the forthcoming Postgraduate Programme of the Year awards to be held 28 April

Two postgraduate business programmes have been shortlisted for the forthcoming Postgraduate Programme of the Year awards to be held at the Mansion House in Dublin on 28 April. The Doctorate in Business Administration has been shortlisted in the category of best overall postgraduate programme while the MSc (Global Financial Information Systems) course has been nominated for best programme in the technology category.

Commenting on the shortlisting Prof. Denis Harrington, head of graduate business stated: “We are delighted that our programmes have been shortlisted again this year at the gradireland competition. For a third successive year, our postgraduate business programmes have made the shortlist and we are pleased that employers continue to value the kinds of innovation that we are pioneering here in our business school in WIT”.

The DBA is the international post-masters qualification for senior management advancement and the first of its kind in the Institute of Technology sector in Ireland. This business doctorate develops management expertise through rigorous research design, positioning the DBA graduate for rapid organisation and career progression. The four-year part-time programme is based on an innovative three-stage model which guides each candidate through the doctoral process. It incorporates a number of campus based workshops, physical and virtual informal meetings, and independent research, maintaining a balance between peer- and self-led learning within the programme. Candidates write a series of academic papers on a topic of choice, which in turn form the basis of a thesis document, which is orally defended at the final stage of the doctoral process.

The MSc (Global Financial Information Systems) was developed in collaboration with several financial services companies and recruitment specialists for the banking and financial services sectors. The objective of the programme is to enable high calibre graduates to rapidly develop quantitative, analytical, and ICT skills and experience, embedded in a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of financial services. One of the key aspects of the MSc in GFIS is that it is designed in an innovative and inclusive manner to enable graduates from disciplines other than business and ICT, including science, engineering, health sciences, humanities, construction studies, etc., to transition to a career in financial services through intensive re-training and up-skilling. The programme participants originate from Ireland, UK, USA, China, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, and Ghana, enabling a multi-cultural and international approach to learning and in particular to group work. 

For further information on either programme please contact Ms Margo O’Dowd, Graduate Business office, email [email protected]

Related Courses

Master of Science in  Global Financial Information Systems (GFIS)
Doctor of Business Administration in  DBA (part time)
Bachelor of Business in  Business
Bachelor of Business (Honours) in  Business (Common Entry)
Higher Certificate in Business in  Business

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