The MSc in Innovation in European Business (MSc IEB) is delivered by three international partners: UCC, Ireland; Institut Supérieur du Commerce de Paris, Paris, France; and HU University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands. The MSc IEB is designed to meet the needs of industry by training you to understand innovation and change within an international perspective. Businesses often find that young professionals have management skills and knowledge but lack creativity and an awareness of the specific challenges required to implement and manage innovation. In this course you will be trained to understand how to manage dynamic environments.
The MSc in Innovation in European Business is a 15-month (90 ECTS) taught course taking place across three locations in Ireland, France and the Netherlands. The course will provide you with valuable skills in business, management and analysis. You will gain state-of-the-art knowledge on how to implement and manage sustainable innovation. This will be achieved through a series of modules organised around the innovation cycle in organisations, vision–development–implementation–management and seminars on innovation in Europe. You will learn to focus on business deliverables and business interactions through a company placement and also by presenting a research project as a dissertation.
Key elements of the course:
-international orientation on full cycle of innovation
-study in three countries (classes in culture and language)
-focus on professional practice
-work placement in Europe-based companies
-research project and presentation
-training in management skills and intercultural skills
-guest lecturers and company visits
-study trips to EU offices in Brussels, and to innovation centres, innovating companies and business incubators in Ireland, France and the Netherlands
-optional French Stream (intensive French course and some subjects taught in French) for non-French native speakers and matching Dutch stream for non-Dutch speakers in Utrecht
-small group of 20-30 students from several countries
-Erasmus support grant available
Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar
Why Choose This Course
"Citibank are very encouraged by the development of the MSc in Innovation in European Business. Innovation is key to the smarter economies of the future and this course will prepare you to fill a wide variety of positions related to the management of the innovation cycle in modern organisations. The skills you will acquire in this ground-breaking course are critical skills for many industries and businesses."
Gavin Callan, Head of Research and Academic Collaboration for Citi's Research, Development, innovation and Learning (RDiL) Centre, Dublin.
Placement or Study Abroad Information
The MSc IEB offers study periods at three different campuses in three different countries in Europe, as well as a six-month industrial placement which typically takes place in a European country, although students can decide to look further afield.