MSc (Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship) (not on offer in 2020/21)

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2020-21 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The MSc (Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship) is a full-time programme taken over 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme.

To be eligible for the MSc in Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship;

Decisions regarding student eligibility will be made by the Programme Directors (and approved by the Board of Studies and the School of Business) on the basis of the application and the supplementary statement required as part of the application; some candidates may be required to attend for interview. The Additional/Supplementary Statement MUST be completed during the online application process.

All applicants whose first language is not English are required to sit either an IELTS test or a recognised equivalent test as approved by 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 a candidate has been awarded a university degree where the overall content has been delivered in the English language.

The programme of study consists of two parts as set out below.

Part I consists of a combination of examinations and coursework in a set of specified taught modules to the value of 60 credits. Part II consists of the Innovation Project to the value of 30 credits.

Students take 90 credits as follows:

Part I
AC6301 Innovation Finance (5 credits)
AC6302 Early Stage Capital (5 credits)
FE6012 Social Entrepreneurship (5 credits)
IS6306 Technology Business Planning (5 credits)
IS6307 Creativity and Opportunity Recognition (5 credits)
IS6308 Accelerating a Technology Business (5 credits)
LW6104 Principles of Intellectual Property Law(5 credits)
MG6305 People and Organisations (5 credits)
MG6309 Strategy (5 credits)
MG6315 Project Management (5 credits)
MG6704 Internationalisation and Sales (5 credits)
MG6705 Marketing for Technology Entrepreneurs (5 credits)

Part II
CO6301 Innovation Project (30 credits)
MG6332 Research Methods (5 credits)
MG6335 Work Place Skills (5 credits)
MG6333 Work Placement (20 credits)

Presentation of Project/Submission Dates
Students must present the research project either by the beginning of October for consideration at the Winter Examination Board.

Exit award: Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
Candidates who successfully complete and pass modules to the value of 60 credits in Part 1 may exit the programme and be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

See also General Regulations for the Degree of Master.

Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc (Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship) (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

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