Innovation in European Business

Course Outline
The MSc in Innovation in European Business (MSc IEB) is delivered by three international partners: UCC, Ireland; Institut Supérieur du Commerce de Paris, Paris, France; and HU University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands. The MSc IEB is designed to meet the needs of industry by training you to understand innovation and change within an international perspective. Businesses often find that young professionals have management skills and knowledge but lack creativity and an awareness of the specific challenges required to implement and manage innovation. In this course you will be trained to understand how to manage dynamic environments.

The MSc in Innovation in European Business is a 15-month (90 ECTS) taught course taking place across three locations in Ireland, France and the Netherlands. The course will provide you with valuable skills in business, management and analysis. You will gain state-of-the-art knowledge on how to implement and manage sustainable innovation. This will be achieved through a series of modules organised around the innovation cycle in organisations, vision–development–implementation–management and seminars on innovation in Europe. You will learn to focus on business deliverables and business interactions through a company placement and also by presenting a research project as a dissertation.

Key elements of the course:
-international orientation on full cycle of innovation
-study in three countries (classes in culture and language)
-focus on professional practice
-work placement in Europe-based companies
-research project and presentation
-training in management skills and intercultural skills
-guest lecturers and company visits
-study trips to EU offices in Brussels, and to innovation centres, innovating companies and business incubators in Ireland, France and the Netherlands
-optional French Stream (intensive French course and some subjects taught in French) for non-French native speakers and matching Dutch stream for non-Dutch speakers in Utrecht
-small group of 20-30 students from several countries
-Erasmus support grant available

Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar

Why Choose This Course
"Citibank are very encouraged by the development of the MSc in Innovation in European Business. Innovation is key to the smarter economies of the future and this course will prepare you to fill a wide variety of positions related to the management of the innovation cycle in modern organisations. The skills you will acquire in this ground-breaking course are critical skills for many industries and businesses."

Gavin Callan, Head of Research and Academic Collaboration for Citi's Research, Development, innovation and Learning (RDiL) Centre, Dublin.

Placement or Study Abroad Information
The MSc IEB offers study periods at three different campuses in three different countries in Europe, as well as a six-month industrial placement which typically takes place in a European country, although students can decide to look further afield.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.2 primary degree (or equivalent) in either:
(1) a Business-related discipline,
(2) a relevant area of the Social Sciences and Humanities or
(3) in Science/Technology, with a business awareness component as part of the primary degree.

Students undertaking a 5 year degree programme must have completed at least 4 years (repeat years excluded) with a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent.
Candidates who do not meet the 2.2 honours degree requirement may be admitted to the programme on the basis of extensive practical or professional experience as deemed appropriate by the Board of Studies of the MSc in Innovation in European Business.
-You will need to have successfully completed a four-year curriculum at third level in your country of origin.
-If you are a mature student with appropriate experience you may also be eligible for acceptance onto the course.
-The course complements the skills and knowledge that you have already acquired in your primary/undergraduate degree course in business studies, engineering or technology.
-Students are encouraged to think of the MSc IEB as a prolongation of their primary degrees even if it may constitute a change of direction, e.g. for engineers who would like to add managerial capabilities to their technical skills.

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.

Non-EU Candidates

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. To verify if you meet the minimum academic requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.

For more detailed entry requirement information please refer to the International website .

Assessment Info

Assessment is mainly continuous and will be based on assignments specific to each module and learning journals pertaining to the site visits and guest lectures. There will also be examinations in relation to some of the Paris and Utrecht modules.

Subjects taught

The MSc in Innovation in European Business is a 15-month (90 ECTS) taught course taking place across three locations in Ireland, France and the Netherlands. The course will provide you with valuable skills in business, management and analysis. You will gain state-of-the-art knowledge on how to implement and manage sustainable innovation. This will be achieved through a series of modules organised around the innovation cycle in organisations, vision–development–implementation–management and seminars on innovation in Europe. You will learn to focus on business deliverables and business interactions through a company placement and also by presenting a research project as a dissertation.

Key elements of the course:
international orientation on full cycle of innovation

study in three countries (classes in culture and language)

focus on professional practice

work placement in Europe-based companies

research project and presentation

training in management skills and intercultural skills

guest lecturers and company visits

study trips to EU offices in Brussels, and to innovation centres, innovating companies and business incubators in Ireland, France and the Netherlands

optional French Stream (intensive French course and some subjects taught in French) for non-French native speakers and matching Dutch stream for non-Dutch speakers in Utrecht

small group of 20-30 students from several countries

Erasmus support grant available

Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar.

Duration

15 months full-time.

Taught modules run from September to December in Cork, January to March in Paris, followed by a 6 month internship and a final session of taught modules running from September to December. This programme is not available as a part time option.

Enrolment dates

Start Date 9 September, 2019

Post Course Info

Skills and Careers Information
On completion of the course, you will possess a range of professional skills that will enable you to contribute to multinational organisations, manufacturers, service providers and innovation intensive organisations, either in a management position or in a consultancy role. The high-level theoretical, practical and international skills that you learn will be highly attractive to potential employers, as will the intercultural knowledge you gain.

Many graduates take up positions with their placement organisations after graduation. Others work in a variety of international firms and in areas such as services, information technology, healthcare management, manufacturing, consulting and academia.

Placement and Study Abroad Information
The MSc IEB offers study periods at three different campuses in three different countries in Europe, as well as a six-month industrial placement which typically takes place in a European country, although students can decide to look further afield.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time

  • Apply to

    PAC