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Innovation Management

Who is this course for:
• Those responsible for managing innovation within their organisations
• Operations, production and service managers/ consultants
• Continuous improvement specialists
• Product process and service designers
• Project and project managers
• Team leads and managers

Course Profile
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. They will gain knowledge of new technologies that can contribute to improving organizational efficiency and competitiveness. It will be beneficial for managers working in organisations undergoing change and restructuring or with an interest in continuous improvement. The course will also assist individuals and microenterprises with a business idea that they want to develop as a lean startup.

Course content will address the development and effective management of innovation strategies, driving product and process and service improvement, and strategies to facilitate the introduction of such change in an efficient and sustainable manner.

Entry requirements

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


1 year, part-time.
Blended Learning

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

What career or further study opportunities are there?
Innovation skills are currently much in demand globally and in all sectors. Graduates of the course are working in areas such as research and development, production and operations management, as well as in a broad range of manufacturing and service sectors. Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma with an average grade of 2.1 honours may apply for the MSc Technology Management with exemptions.

Further enquiries

Aisling Monahan
Tel: 091 495698

Subjects taught

The course content is extensive and varied and includes the following modules plus a project which pro vides students with an opportunity to apply the module theories and concepts in a practical setting.

1.Managing Innovation
2.Improving Business Processes
3.Managing Technology Projects
4.Product Design and Development
5.Company Project
6.Industry Seminars


The course is delivered in association with the University of Limerick and University College Cork, with the location of Saturday workshops (approximately monthly) alternating between the different universities. The delivery model also includes online learning and distance learning elements.

Assessment method

Modules are normally assessed by a range of assignments throughout the semester, a selection of which will be group-based. There are no formal written exams, the focus is on applying learning directly through activities with direct impact on the workplace. The project is ideally based on an area within the student's work situation.

Application date

Apply online for the 2018/2019 academic year. An application fee of €30 applies, payable by debit or credit card.

Course quotas will be reviewed during the application period, at the dates indicated below. As courses may fill before the final deadline you are advised to apply as early as possible.

Application review dates: Sunday 13 May 2018 - Sunday 24 June 2018 - Sunday 29 July 2018

- Official qualifications and exam results (transcripts) of your highest qualification to date and any other relevant awards. Applicants who are yet to graduate must upload transcripts on receipt
- Curriculum vitae
- A copy of your passport or birth certificate
- Evidence of English language competency for non-native speakers. See English language competency requirements for details

IMPORTANT: You must upload supporting documentation as listed below with your application. Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed.

For application queries please contact

Course fee

Fees: (per annum)
EU: €3,950 Non-EU: €4,450

Enrolment and start dates

Starts on 01 September 2018

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