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UCC launches new MSc (Innovation Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship

12 May 2011

The MSc (Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship) commencing in September 2011, is a full-time one year programme offering a multi-disciplinary perspective on Innovation, Commercialistion and Entrepreneurship.

The aim of the programme is to enable students from diverse backgrounds (Science, Engineering and Medicine, as well as Business and the Humanities) to acquire a professional qualification in the theory and practice of innovation, technology commercialisation and entrepreneurship.  This programme provides participants with the commercial and entrepreneurial skills to further develop their engineering/ scientific careers, to obtain a management position at a later stage or eventually to start and develop their own business.

The new Masters, set in the College of Business and Law at UCC, is a collaboration between the Departments of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems, and Management and Marketing, with Law. Topics covered include Innovation Finance, Early stage Capital, Creativity and Opportunity Recognition, Accelerating a Technology Business, Intellectual Property, Managing Organsational Innovation Practices, Internationalisation and Sales, High-tech Marketing, Entrepreneurial Leadership and Building a New Venture Team.   

Speaking about the new programme, Professor Ciaran Murphy, Head of the Department Accounting, Finance and Information Systems stated that “The MSc (Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship), as a business degree, gives students a unique and in-depth understanding of how technology adds commercial value to enterprises both large and small.”  Professor Sebastian Green, Head of Department of Management and Marketing, welcoming this programme added that: “A key strength of this collaborative programme between the disciplines of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Management and Marketing, with Law is that this enables a holistic approach which bridges the academic with the practical and brings latest thinking from a wide knowledge base to entrepreneurship and innovation.”

The College of Business and Law is offering €2,000 bursaries to suitably qualified applicants.

Further information can be obtained from the web Site: MSc (Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship)

or by contacting:

Name Dr. Lawrence Dooley OR Dr. Brian O'Flaherty
Telephone +353-(0)21-4903027 + 353 (0)21 4903335
Email l.dooley@ucc.ie boflaherty@afis.ucc.ie

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