Two Scholarships in Technology Management for 2021

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The Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development at NUI Galway is delighted to announce its continued support of the development of female leadership in the technology sector, by offering two course scholarships to eligible women. The scholarships aim to advance female leadership and promote diversity and inclusion at senior levels in technology organisations and all high-tech environments.

A scholarship is available for each of two courses;

  1. The Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management
  2. The Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Commercialisation

Each scholarship is valued at €3,950, which is the full course fee.

The scholarships are awarded in conjunction with the 30% Club. Globally, the 30% Club champions gender balance, and aims to rectify the under-representation of women at senior levels in organisations, particularly apparent in the technology sector. One of the mechanisms being employed to achieve this is by partnering with Universities to support women to undertake postgraduate courses. Browse through the 2021 brochure below.

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Application Procedure

The 30% Club scholarship will be offered on a competitive basis through scholarship statements and interviews. Scholarship statements should be submitted as part of the general course application. Applications for the scholarships will open on April 1st, 2021 and close on July 18th, 2021. Scholarship applicants must have been offered or be eligible for a place on the relevant course before being considered for this funding - see full 30% Club Application Procedure.

About our Technology Management programme

This programme aims to develop leaders who can leverage technology to drive strategic initiatives and innovative approaches. It focuses on the potential of technology to improve people’s lives by; optimising operations and processes and freeing up people to do what they are best at; enabling new thinking and new approaches; developing innovative products, processes and services that improve health, communication, sustainability, learning, research, safety, prosperity and enrich lives. At its core is people centred design and decisions.

The programme consists of a suite of 12 highly applied taught modules and a thesis or project. The learning activities can be based on your work situation, apply directly to your role, use your company data, and address the scenarios you come across in your professional life. Course delivery is part time by blended learning, including online delivery, textbooks and workshops one Saturday per month. However, depending on the pandemic situation face to face workshops may be replaced by online sessions or by other mechanisms.

There are 3 courses in the programme:

  1. The MSc in Technology Management which is delivered part time over two years. Next intake September 2022
  2. The Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management is one year part time. Next intake September 2021.
  3. The Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Commercialisation is one year part time. Next intake September 2021.

About the 30% Club

The 30% Club is a global business-led effort to achieve better gender balance and diversity at all levels in business, aiming towards a minimum of 30% female representation in senior management. The 30% Club believes that gender balance on boards and in executive leadership roles not only encourages better leadership and governance, but contributes to improved company performance and promotes innovation. Find out more...

Current Scholarship Recipient

Current Scholarship Recipient

Emma Kilduff, a software development manager in MetLife Innovation Centre was awarded the MSc scholarship.

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