Technology & Innovation Management
What is... Technology and Innovation Management?
This conversion programme is targeted at science, engineering and technology graduates who have an interest in developing an innovation, management and commercial perspective on technology, and/or who wish to pursue management careers in a technology focussed industry.
Innovation and Technology are key drivers of competitive advantage and long-term success for companies in today's global knowledge economy. This programme aims to meet an important skills gap identified in Irish industries, by providing opportunities for technology, science and engineering graduates to develop a broad set of business, management, innovation and commercialisation tools. Upon completition of the programme the graduate will emerge as a technology leader with a strategic perspective on organisational issues and challenges.
In this context the programme objectives are as follows:
Provide perspectives, concepts, and tools to anticipate challenges and seize opportunities presented by global technological change
Provide graduates from different functional areas and perspectives with an understanding of the nature and process of technological innovation
Develop a common business language so managers and technologists can work together on technological processes within their organisation
Understand international and cross-cultural management perspectives and processes vis-à-vis technology development and innovation
Understand and integrate the commercialisation of technology and management of business operations
Utilise the linkages between technologies and organisational strategies to create value for the customer and competitive advantage for the organisation
Develop an understanding of the innovative and competitive value that can be achieved through better supply chain management, outsourcing and business partnerships
Develop the knowledge and skill set required to manage development projects.
Minimum Entry Requirements?
Potential candidates seeking admission to the programme will hold a minimum 2.2 award in an honours bachelor degree in science, engineering or technology. Business graduates are not eligible to apply. A suitable candidate, who is not a graduate, but is a graduate member of, for example, the Institute of Engineers of Ireland, or of equivalent status in a similar professional engineering or scientific Institution, may be eligible for consideration for admission.
Potential candidates who do not have the above qualification or accreditation, but have achieved some third level qualifications and have extensive practical experience many be considered a non-standard entrant to the programme.
If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this programme should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.
Note: Due to the considerable competition for our post-graduate programmes, satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study application will be assessed based on your academic grades and may take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.
This advanced programme explores the latest business and management thinking, examining how this relates to the current business environment. Assignments are designed to enable participants, with key management tools which can be applied in the workplace, an understanding of how best to use these within their organisation. A range of learning strategies are employed , including action learning, case studies, practice based assignments, debates and guest speakers. Project work, including group activities are essential components of the programme.
Finance for Management Decision Makers
Understanding & Leading Organisations
Business Research Methods
Strategic Supplier Management (including outsourcing)
Professional Development Module
Group Applied Consultancy Project
* please note: modules / programme subject to change.
1 year full-time.
Method of Delivery: Classroom
Commencement Date: 01/09/2020