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.

Award and Progression
The MSc in Entrepreneurship course is awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications.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.

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.


Part-time Schedule
Indicative Schedule
Monday and Wednesday 18.00 - 21.00 and some Saturday workshops

Duration 2 full calendar years: 5 semesters; 4 taught semesters and a final dissertation to be submitted in late August of the final year

Full-time Schedule
Indicative Schedule Students need to be available 09.00-17.00 Mon – Fri. Full-time students may also be required to attend classes after 5pm. (Class days and times vary)

Duration 1 year; 2 semesters and a final dissertation

Careers or further 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.

Further enquiries

For Further Information Contact:
The Admissions Team
Telephone: 1850 221 721

Subjects taught

Candidates are required to undertake nine core modules including research methods and dissertation modules. Candidates may also choose one elective to undertake during this time from the elective choices listed below.

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.


Location: IFSC Campus

Course fee

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

€7,900 total fee (Fees revised annually)

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2018

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