About This Course
Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship
1 year Full-time
EU Fees 2020
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Non-EU Fees 2020
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Not on offer 2020/2021
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 skill set in the theory and practice of innovation, technology commercialisation and entrepreneurship.
This course is offered through UCC’s College of Business and Law and 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. Part I consists of 60 credits of taught modules delivered by departments within the College of Business and Law. Part II consists of a research project worth 30 credits, during which you will develop a technology-based business plan.
- AC6301 Innovation Finance
- IS6307 Creativity and Opportunity Recognition
- LW6104 Intellectual Property Law for High-tech Entrepreneurs
- MG6705 Markets for High-tech Entrepreneurs
- MG6706 Entrepreneurial Strategy and Leadership
- MG6707 Building the New Venture Team
- AC6302 Early Stage Capital
- IS6306 Technology Business Planning
- IS6308 Accelerating a Technology Business
- LW6105 New Business Governance and Regulation
- MG6703 Managing Organisational Innovation Practice
- MG6704 Internationalisation and Sales
- 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
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.
Why Choose This Course
This course offers you the chance to improve your entrepreneurial skills. Two students from the inaugural intake of the MSc(ICE) have been highly commended at the recent Intel Challenge held in Poland.
MSc(ICE) students Gillian Barrett and Brian Corish produced the business plan for Zooplar which was the Irish nominee for the Intel completion. This followed their success at the Enterprise Ireland ‘Think Outside the Box’ Competition earlier in 2012.
Skills and Careers Information
If you are a science and technology graduate, the MSc(ICE) will provide you with a solid foundation in the commercial practice of innovation.
If you are a business graduate, the MSc(ICE) will provide you with first-hand experience of the technology commercialisation lifecycle.
Potential career paths available to you may include:
- involvement with entrepreneurial venturing and business start-ups
- operating within multi-national organisations as a member of an Innovation Management Team
- operating within the management team of indigenous organisations (primarily SME in nature)
- working in university technology transfer offices, with the venture capital community, or in government support agencies.
To apply for the MSc in Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship:
- Candidates must hold a primary degree with at least a 2H2.
- 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.
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 view the grades comparison site.
English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.
For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland
Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here.
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.
Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.
For more information please contact the International Office.
Fees and Costs
The EU fee for this course is €10,500.
The Non-EU fee for this course is €18,000.
If your course is offered full time and part time, normally the fee for the part-time course is half the full-time fee per year, please check the fact file for confirmation.
If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.
EU student fee payment:
Fees for EU students are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in August and the second in January.
International student fee payment:
Fees for Non-EU Students are payable in one instalment in August.
How can I pay?
By Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.
If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The fee schedule for 2019/2020 is available here.
How Do I Apply
1. Choose Course
Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.
2. Apply Online
Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a €50 application fee for all courses apart from the Education - Professional Master of Education - (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 application fee.
3. Gather Supporting Documents
Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to PAC in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.
- Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
- Any supplementary forms requested for your course.
Please log into PAC for more details.
4. Application processing timeline
Our online application system PAC opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details.
For courses that are in the rounds system (Irish and EU applicants), please check the rounds closing dates here.
Questions on how to apply?
Please use our web enquiry form to contact us.
Additional Requirements (All Applicants)
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: CKL31 Supplementary Questions.