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6 Ways Postgraduate Studies Can Help You Further Your Career

Posted by Conor Sisk on 27 September 2022
Are you ready to take the next step in your career but unsure how to do it? Postgraduate study could be your answer! Whatever your current career goals are, whether you want to move into a management role, earn a higher salary or change career paths entirely, acquiring a postgraduate degree can help you work towards achieving these goals.
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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Postgraduate Business Programme

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 16 August 2022
Dr Paul Hanly, Associate Professor and Vice Dean of Postgraduate Studies at NCI’s School of Business, hosted a webinar sharing useful insights into studying a part-time postgraduate programme in business.
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How to Afford College as a Part-Time Student

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 21 July 2022
Returning to education is a big commitment. Not only are you investing many hours of your time towards gaining a third-level qualification, but the financial commitment can be a major worry for many students. While it’s important to think about the long-term outlook in terms of your career prospects and earning a higher salary after graduation, paying your course fees may seem like a major obstacle in the short-term.
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Why Study Human Resource Management? Here Are 8 Big Benefits To Consider

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 15 June 2022
Human resource management professionals are at the heart of successful organisations. HR teams around the world were the unsung heroes of the corporate world during the pandemic as they supported their colleagues during the big shift to remote working. They constantly keep up with the latest trends such a flexible working models, employment legislation, employee wellness, people analytics, upskilling and more.
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10 Important Reasons Why You Should Study Marketing

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 28 February 2022
With billions of social media users globally, it’s not surprising that more and more people are considering studying marketing to build a career in this highly diverse area. That might be just one valid reason to study marketing, but there are numerous other factors that could influence your decision. CAO students can apply to join our BA (Honours) in Marketing Practice (NC020) through the CAO's Available Places facility. Find out more here.  Here are 10 reasons why studying marketing may be the right path for you.
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Why Study Cybersecurity? 8 BIG Reasons to Think About

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 12 January 2022
Cyber-attacks and online fraud stories are in the headlines now more than ever before. Grant Thornton Ireland recently reported that the total economic cost of cybercrime in Ireland in 2020 was €9.6 billion, a massive increase since their first report revealed that the cost was €630 million back in 2014.
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4 BIG Reasons Learning Technology is Needed in the Classroom

Posted by Dr Michael Goldrick on 01 September 2021
This is a guest blog post by Dr Michael Goldrick, Programme Director of the learning and technology courses at National College of Ireland.
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How to Learn Skills That Are Key to Entrepreneurial Success

Posted by Professor Jimmy Hill on 09 August 2021
With an extensive career as an educator and researcher, Professor Jimmy Hill, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Vice President of National College of Ireland, shares his thoughts on what it takes to become a successful business owner along with details of a new NCI programme, starting in January 2022, which will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to begin your entrepreneurship journey.
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Master's Edge Scholarship: Sean's Postgrad Story

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 09 June 2021
After studying the BA (Honours) in Marketing Practice at NCI, Sean Dolan decided to continue his studies to postgraduate level by undertaking the MSc in Marketing with the help of NCI's Master's Edge Scholarship which offers NCI students or alumni a 50% discount on course fees for full-time, postgraduate programmes. Visit our Master's Edge Scholarship page to apply.
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How To Get Your Head Around Fintech

Posted by Teresa Murray on 23 April 2021
In one way, Fintech is the easiest of the newer computing buzzwords to explain, as it is simply a portmanteau that combines FINance with TECHnology to make a new word: Fintech. The word first began to be used in the early 1990s, as an abbreviation for Citi’s initiative: Financial Services Technology Consortium, though the move towards understanding the possible impact Technology could have on Finance began as early as the 1980s.
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