Entrepreneurship

The MSc in Entrepreneurship will provide you with a critical insight into entrepreneurship through a deep exploration of the stages of creativity, innovation and enterprise. Moreover the course will provide a critical insight into the culture of the entrepreneurial firm and the culture of the individuals who build and create such enterprises.

The course will allow you to develop an advanced understanding of the management function across a broad range of business disciplines including enterprise, innovation management, technology, strategy, finance and law, providing you with the ability to analyse and critically evaluate management theory and practice.

Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at individuals seeking to develop an entrepreneurial mindset with a view to starting their own business or nurturing this approach within an existing organisational structure. Additionally, the course can provide a transition stage for graduates from other disciplines who wish to move into the management arena either as practitioners, researchers or consultants.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a 2.2 honours degree in either a cognate or non-cognate area at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning non-graduates with extensive professional experience and other prior qualifications may also be considered for the course.

Subjects taught

Year 1-2
. Enterprise Management
. Strategy for Decision-Making
. Marketing Management
. Commercial Law
. Research Methods
. Managing the Organisation
. Enterprise Simulation Game
. Management of Innovation and Technology

Elective Choices
. Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
. Contemporary Issues in Global Finance
. Services Marketing
. International Business
. Strategic Management of Human Capital
. Employment Law
. Global Value Chain Management (Operations Management)
. Doing Business in the Cloud
. Strategic Project Management
. Strategic ICT and eBusiness Implementation
. *International Field Trip

Availability of elective choices is subject to student numbers. The course content as shown above is for indicative purposes. The college reserves the right to re-order the schedule of modules offered.

Note that all modules count towards the final award classification.

Duration

Part-time
2 full calendar years: 5 semesters; 4 taught semesters and a final dissertation to be submitted in late August of the final year.
Indicative Schedule
Monday and Wednesday 18.00 - 21.00 and some Saturday workshops

Full-time
This course runs over 1 year; 2 semesters and a final dissertation.
Indicative Schedule
Students need to be available 09.00-17.00 Monday – Friday.
Full-time students may also be required to attend classes after 17:00 (Class days and times vary).

Please note that exams can be scheduled during the morning, afternoon or evening Monday to Saturday.

Fees

Part-time
Fees
€3,950 per annum (€7,900 total fee) (Fees revised annually)

Full-time
Fees
€7,900 total fee (Fees revised annually).

You can spread the cost of this course with a direct debit plan.

International Students' Fees
The fee for this course for international students is €15,000.

Find out more about studying here as an international student.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: September

Post Course Info

Progression
This award will allow transfer to level 9 research degrees and in some cases progression to taught doctoral courses at level 10 on the NFQ.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Weekend

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