Entrepreneurship & Organisational Innovation

Key programme benefits to future students
Students obtain real world entrepreneurial and innovation experience by working on live projects with entrepreneurs and innovators – learning for, with and from practitioners and building their entrepreneurial network of contacts.

Entrepreneurial and innovative behaviour and expertise is promoted across all business functions, developing the necessary capabilities to scale and develop new ventures and those seeking innovation and growth.

Participation in the innovative incubator provides students with the opportunity to engage in their personal learning journey of creating and developing a new venture (commercial or social) and gaining mentoring in doing so.

Key Fact: This programme provides a pathway of business and networking for students to develop their entrepreneurial careers, e.g. Student Inc. Programme, Student Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, and engagement with the Nexus Innovation Centre at the University of Limerick. Students also receive mentoring in the preparation of an investor ready strategic commercialisation plan.

Subjects taught

Autumn Modules
• Ideation and Opportunity Recognition for Innovation
• Business Modelling for Innovation
• Entrepreneurial Marketing and Business Development
• Resource Planning and Operations Management for Start-Up & Growth

Spring Modules
• Entrepreneurial Scaling & Internationalisation
• Strategic Entrepreneurship Applied Consulting Project
• Researching Contemporary issues in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
• Human Resource Management

Summer Modules
• Thesis/ Entrepreneurial Incubation and Commercialisation

Entry requirements

Applicants for a Master’s programme must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements* of the University. Applicants who have a 3rd class honours degree with substantial small business related experience as entrepreneurs or as an employee in a small or medium sized firm may be considered in accordance with the University's policy on the recognition of prior learning. These candidates will be required to submit a written portfolio of business learning outcomes with accompanying testimonials. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

A copy of your passport or birth certificate
If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate

Application dates

Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on ul.ie.

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on ul.ie/gps and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


1 year full-time, on-campus.

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Graduate careers
Graduates are prepared for a wide spectrum of career opportunities, such as launching a new business, developing and growing business, policy makers in support services and entrepreneurial careers.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime,Full time

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