The MSc in Innovation in European Business (MSc IEB) is delivered by three international partners: UCC, Ireland; Institut SupÃ©rieur 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, visionÂ–developmentÂ–implementationÂ–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
Course Code: CKL25 Full-time
Course Title: Innovation in European Business
College: Business and Law
Duration: 15 months Full-time
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Taught modules run from September to December in Cork, January to March in Paris, followed by a 6 month internship and a final session of taught modules running from September to December. This programme is not available in part time mode.
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018: Irish/EU Fee EUR 10,500
2016 Entry Requirements: Minimum 2.2 primary degree (or equivalent) in a Business-related discipline, a relevant area of the Social Sciences and Humanities or Science/Technology. See also Detailed Entry Requirements.
Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below
Next Intake: 11 September 2017
You can expect to have lectures or tutorials every day. A number of field trips are also planned, such as site visits to firms known for their innovation capabilities, visits to relevant government agencies and a trip to Brussels during the term in Paris.
You will get support in seeking accommodation in Paris and in Utrecht. You will also be assisted in your search for an industrial placement.
Assessment is mainly continuous and will be based on assignments specific to each module and learning journals pertaining to the site visits and guest lectures. There will also be examinations in relation to some of the Paris and Utrecht modules.
Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to Apply.
Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these additional/supplementary questions are available to view here: SupplementaryFormCKL25 (27kB)
All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.
Further Contact Information
Institut SupÃ©rieur du Commerce de Paris, Paris, France
T: +33 (0)1 40 53 99 99
HU University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)88 481 6400