Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship MSc

Fact File

Course Code: CKL31 Full-time

Course Title: Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship

College: Business and Law

Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship

Duration: 1 year Full-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: MSc

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018: Irish/EU Fee €10,500; 2017/2018 Non-EU fee: €18,000

Entry Requirements: Minimum of 2.2 honours degree (level 8), see Detailed Entry Requirements.

Closing Date: Applications now closed for 2017/18

Next Intake: September 2018


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.

Course Details

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


Detailed Entry Requirements

To apply for the MSc in Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship:

  • Candidates must hold a primary degree with at least a second class honours grade two.
  • Consideration may also be given to applicants who do not meet the above academic criteria, but who have a mimimum of three years relevant professional experience, subject to approval of the Programme Directors and the School of Business.

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. Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to Apply.

Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these additional/supplementary questions are available to view here: SupplementaryFormCKL31 (79kB)

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.

Further Contact Information

Course Director
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 3335

Contact us

E: Dr. Brian O'Flaherty

P: +353 (0)21 490 3335
W: Website

Close X