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Innovation Entrepreneurship & Enterprise

GradCert Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 30)
Through the creation of a vibrant multidisciplinary environment the Academy seeks to transform some of the brightest scholars into energetic and resourceful entrepreneurial thinkers.

This Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise is awarded by University College Dublin and will enable you to explore and develop your career in new directions, potentially as an entrepreneur at the head of a new venture, or someone who is self-employed, or perhaps you simply want to develop the creative and entrepreneurial mindset that is increasingly sought by today’s employers.

The unique design of our course combines creativity and design-based problem solving, participation in real-life team-based project challenges with industry partners and learn by doing from our highly experienced team and industry guest speakers.

For more information, please visit www.innovators.ie/springboard-adult-learning/

This course builds on international best practice and combines it with real-world insights from a highly experienced team of practitioner educators. It is designed to equip participants with the opportunity to develop new skills or enhance existing skills that are in high demand by employers across all industries and sectors. These skills include creativity, teamwork, presentation skills, communication skills, Design Thinking, business model development and custmer journey mapping.

Entry requirements

A minium of an honours degress (NFQ Level 8) in any discipline

Or

5+ year relevant employment history, in the absence of a degree and subject to UCDs Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

Duration

Grad Cert Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise (Jan) PT (F055)
Duration 18 Weeks Attendance Part Time Deadline Rolling * Apply Now

Grad Cert Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise FT (F027)
Duration 7 Weeks Attendance Full Time Deadline Rolling * Apply Now

Grad Cert Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise PT (F028)
Duration 18 Weeks Attendance Part Time Deadline Rolling * Apply No

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
72% of graduates are in employment or creating employment through starting their own business 6months after graduating.

This programme offers an intense learning experience that prepares adult students for their next major career leap.

You will join a class of 30 or so students of all ages and backgrounds in a cross-disciplinary, multi-national and vibrant community. Teaching staff at the Academy, are practitioners and thinkers, including leading entrepreneurs from business and social sectors as well as academics.

Over 18 weeks you will work on a series of challenges and projects – large and small, addressing real-world problems and opportunities, while learning to apply creative and entrepreneurial tools including Design Thinking, Business Model Canvas and Customer Discovery. You will design and test new ideas and meet experienced entrepreneurs and leaders from all sectors to hear their advice and insights.

Related Programmes
MSc IBusiness - Innovation Through ICT FT
MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design PT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Lorna Maguire
Contact Number: +353(0)1 716 2046

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Creative Thinking & Innovation
IA40110
Applying creative and entrepreneurial thinking to your career
IA40200
Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovation
IA40260

Comment

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This course runs part-time - two days (9am-5pm) per week for 18 weeks.

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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