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Innovation Management

Your course
The Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management aims to produce the next generation of innovators.

Students will learn about innovation and change and how it affects business operations. Students will investigate new process technologies that contribute to operational efficiency and competitiveness. Students will also explore innovation of products, process and services and identify business process improvements to facilitate sustainable change.

The programme is delivered in association with the University of Limerick (UL) and University College Cork (UCC), with the location of Saturday workshops (approximately monthly) alternating between the different universities.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Candidates must have a first or second class honours degree at undergraduate level in any discipline, with three years’ work experience; or an ordinary or third class honours degree with five years’ work experience; or a recognised professional qualification with five years’ work experience.


1 year, part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
Innovation skills are currently much in demand globally and in all sectors. Graduates of the course are working in areas such as production and operations management, research and development, in a broad range of industry and service sectors.

Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma with an average grade of 2.1 honours may apply for the MSc in Technology Management with exemptions.

Further enquiries

Niamh Nolan
T: +353 91 493 746


1. Flexible learning: The programme is delivered using a combined approach of distance/ online learning materials and face-to-face tutorials and seminars.

2. Peer learning and professional networking: As this is an executive education course, participants will learn from each other and benefit from the high level and diverse experiences of fellow students.

3. Experience different campuses: Students attend seminars on one Saturday per month on average, held on a rotating basis at NUI Galway, UL and UCC.

Application date

Closing Date: 5 August 2018

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