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Management Science and Information Systems Studies

Year 3

The third year (Junior Sophister year) of the MSISS programme is designed to broaden and develop the basic technical skills learned in the first two years. In this year, the pieces of the first two years will start to come together as you use them in combination in a number of modules.

Elective Modules (including Trinity Electives)

You will be able to choose a 5 credit elective module (in Economics, Business or Computer Science) plus a 5 credit Trinity Elective module in both Semester 1 and Semester 2. You will be asked to choose your preferred modules at the end of your second year.

Full Year Modules

Students take the following core modules from the School of Computer Science and Statistics:

STU33008 – Management Science Case Studies

(Semester 1 & 2, 10 ECTS) This is a problem based learning module. It requires students to apply what they have learned in other modules in MSISS in a simulated real life problem.

Semester One Modules

Students take the following core modules from the School of Computer Science and Statistics:

STU33010 – Forecasting

(Semester 1, 5 ECTS) Introduction to Forecasting; ARIMA models, data transformations, seasonality, exponential smoothing and Holt Winters algorithms, performance measures. Use of transformations and differences.

STU33011 – Multivariate Linear Analysis

(Semester 1, 5 ECTS) Classical multivariate techniques of principal component analysis, clustering, discriminant analysis, k-nearest neighbours, and logistic regression are investigated.

And choose a 5 credit elective from the following list of semester one modules:

Semester Two Modules

Students take the following core modules from the School of Computer Science and Statistics:

STU33004 – Research Methods

(Semester 2, 5 ECTS) This module introduces the research process. Starting with the formulation of a
research question, it covers completing a literature review, choosing an appropriate
research design, data collection, data analysis and how to communicate research
findings.

STU33005 – Information Systems

(Semester 2, 5 ECTS) The aim of the module is to introduce students to the crucial role that Information Systems play in all aspects of society and the workplace as these domains undergo trans-formative change.

STU33003 – Software Applications III B

Module Code STU33003Module Name Software Applications III – B ECTS Weighting[1]5 ECTSSemester taughtSemester 2Module Coordinator/s  Assistant Professor Aideen Keaney Module Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students will…

And choose a 5 credit elective from the following list of semester two modules: