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M.Sc. in Electronic Commerce awarded International EPAS Accreditation

19th May 2009

DCU’s popular M.Sc. in Electronic Commerce programme has been awarded the prestigious EPAS accreditation. The accreditation recognises the quality of alumni of the programme and their career progression, the market positioning of the programme nationally and internationally, the curriculum content and delivery system, the extent to which the programme has an international focus, its balance between academic and managerial dimensions, and the appropriateness of the faculty who deliver the programme.

EPAS is an international programme accreditation system operated by EFMD, the European Foundation for Management Development. EPAS aims to evaluate the quality of business and management programmes that have an international perspective and, where of an appropriately high quality, to accredit them. The accreditation seeks to make the global market for degree programmes more transparent for employers and students alike.

Jointly offered by DCU Business School and DCU School of Computing, the M.Sc. in Electronic Commerce (DC506) is a one-year full-time programme that features a common core curriculum with two distinct streams – Business and Technical. With major fee support for most EU students and a strong practical focus, the programme offers a wealth of attractive features for both recent graduates and those wishing to update their skills through full-time study.

The programme is designed to produce the kind of e-business managers, technologists, entrepreneurs and innovators in greatest demand by the information economy. It achieves this by providing students with a powerful combination of technological and business skills of relevance to electronic commerce applications. Graduates hold key industry positions with companies including Accenture, Google, IBM, Nike, Oracle, Unilever and Vodafone.

Earlier this year, a team of talented students from DCU’s M.Sc. in Electronic Commerce programme scooped the coveted Accenture ‘Leaders of Tomorrow Award’. This Award seeks to recognise, identify and foster the next generation of talent that will help in shaping the public, private and social landscape of Ireland in the coming years.

The group’s win, together with the leading positions that graduates of the programme now hold, reflects the esteem with which the programme is held in industry. The EPAS accreditation now recognises and reinforces, on the international stage, the strength and quality of the programme.