Course Title: Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Duration: 12 months
Teaching Mode: Full-time
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: To be confirmed
Entry Requirements: Minimum of 2.1 honours degree (level 8) in a science, engineering or technology discipline but you may also be considered if you do not meet this academic criteria, see Detailed Entry Requirements.
Course Code: CKL31
Closing Date: 1 June 2013
Next Intake: September 2013
The MSc in Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship, known as the MSc(ICE), is a one-year, taught, multi-disciplinary master’s course. The MSc(ICE) will provide you with an integrated professional practice skil- set in the theory and practice of innovation, technology commercialisation and entrepreneurship.
This course, offered through UCC’s College of Business and Law, has been developed to meet the emerging opportunities presented by new technologies, growth in knowledge-based and service-based sectors, globalisation, and the increased focus on outsourcing by traditional enterprise. The MSc(ICE) course allows you to consider, create and grow entrepreneurial ventures, both within existing organisations and in high-tech start-ups.
This course will run over 12 months. It consists of 60 credits of taught modules delivered by departments within the College of Business and Law, together with an additional research project worth 30 credits, during which you will develop a technology-based business plan.
The course consists of the following modules:
Teaching Period 1:
AC6301 Innovation Finance (5 credits)
IS6307 Creativity and Opportunity Recognition (5 credits)
LW6104 Intellectual Property Law for High-tech Entrepreneurs (5 credits)
MG6705 Markets for High-tech Entrepreneurs (5 credits)
MG6706 Entrepreneurial Strategy and Leadership (5 credits)
MG6707 Building the New Venture Team (5 credit)
Teaching Period 2:
AC6302 Early Stage Capital (5 credits)
IS6306 Technology Business Planning (5 credits)
IS6308 Accelerating a Technology Business (5 credits)
LW6105 New Business Governance and Regulation (5 credits)
MG6703 Managing Organisational Innovation Practice (5 credits)
MG6704 Internationalisation and Sales (5 credits)
Teaching Period 3:
CO6301 Innovation Project (30 credits)
This project is supervised by academic and business mentors. You will work in groups to research and provide an innovative offering for an emerging market. Your output must include a detailed report and presentation to the potential investors.
Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar
To apply for the MSc in Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship:
- you will be given preference if you hold at least a 2.1 (Hons) primary degree in a science, engineering or technology discipline
- if you hold at least a 2.1 (Hons) degree from a business or relevant social sciences/humanities discipline you will also be considered on the basis of your suitability for the course, as assessed by the course directors
- if you hold an honours primary degree with a 2.2 in a science, engineering or technology discipline you may also be considered on the basis of your suitability for the course as assessed by the course directors
- you may also be considered if you do not meet the above academic criteria, but you have a minimum of three years relevant professional experience, subject to approval of the course directors and the Faculty of Commerce
- decisions regarding student eligibility will be made by the course directors (and approved by the Board of Studies and the Faculty of Commerce) on the basis of the application and the supplementary statement required as part of the application
- you may be required to attend for interview.
The additional/supplementary statement must be completed during the online application process.
If your first language is not English, you will be required to sit either an IELTS test or a recognised equivalent test as approved by the faculty. The minimum requirement is an IELTS score of 6.5 with no individual section lower than 6.0. An exception may be granted where you have been awarded a university degree in which the overall content has been delivered in the English language.
All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.
Please contact the coordinator for further details.