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Innovation & New Product Development

Course Content
This special purpose award is aimed at enhancing learners’ understanding of innovation and new product development in practice. It comprises two modules – ‘Systematic Innovation and Intrapreneurship’ and ‘New Product Development for Global Markets.’

The programme will enable learners to develop strategies to foster innovation within their organisations by learning how to structure and develop a culture of innovation. Students will learn how to take a systematic approach to the development of innovation based on the latest methodologies and current thinking. Learners will explore opportunities for new product development, evaluate systematic methods to screen new ideas, assess their market potential and evaluate the various strategies for introducing new products to the marketplace.

Entry requirements

Applicants should typically have a degree level qualification (at level 8) (or equivalent) in a business related discipline, OR a sufficient academic record along with a minimum of 3 years industry or management experience.


This is a day-time delivered programme, running over one year, with attendance required on one or two days per week (depending on timetables). Classes are delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and will be supported by blended learning and significant on-line material. Assessment will comprise course work and/or examination. Exams take place in January and May.

Further enquiries

Contact Professor Colette Henry
Head of School of Business & Humanities, DkIT
t 042 9370252


Who Should Apply?
This programme should be of interest to practicing industry managers, and those seeking to innovate and/or develop new products and processes within their existing organisation.

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Enrolment and start dates

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