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Business & Entrepreneurship - MSc


Course Description

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

The MSc in Business and Entrepreneurship is an exciting one-year programme dedicated to transforming Science, Engineering, Social Science and Technology graduates into leaders who will guide and create tomorrow's businesses (Note: business graduates, or those with a substantial business component to their undergraduate degree, are not eligible for this programme). It aims to achieve this through providing participants with the acumen to successfully move ideas and innovations into commercial practice. In doing so, it addresses Ireland's need to maintain competitiveness by cultivating cross-functional, entrepreneurial graduates. This programme draws on the unique capability and reputation of the Dublin Institute of Technology, which was founded from the fusion of Ireland's oldest and most successful business and technology colleges.

Career Opportunities

The programme provides participants with the skills and orientation towards enterprise creation, either in an existing business or as a start-up. Graduates will have enhanced career prospects for a wide range of posts in Irish and international businesses.

Course Content

Studies in Semester 1 cover the subjects of Strategy, Marketing, Technology and Operations Management, Venture Finance and Law. Such accelerated learning is designed to give participants the conceptual tools needed to analyse business situations and to undertake business planning. In tandem, participants engage in the initial stages of work on two separate substantive elements of the programme within a seminar/workshop format: (i) the product development project and business development plan; and (ii) the dissertation.

Building on learning from the first semester, studies in Semester 2 cover the subjects of Creativity, Marketing, Technology and Operations Management, Accounting, Law and Taxation. Work also continues on the product development project and business development plan, with support available through weekly group sessions with the module advisors for the 12 class weeks of the semester. Participants then work on their own through to submission of the joint project/plan document in early September. In tandem, participants move to greater engagement with their dissertation research and have the opportunity to work 1-to-1 for a total of four hours with an assigned advisor up to mid-June, at which point participants work on their own through to submission of the dissertation in early September. Submission of both the joint project/plan document and the dissertation marks the end of the programme.

Visit the Business & Entrepreneurship - MSc page on the Dublin Institute of Technology website for more details!

Entry Requirements

In general, we require that prospective participants have a good science, engineering, technology or social science honours bachelor degree (2H2 or higher) from an Irish 3rd level institution or its equivalent from an overseas university. A key feature of the programme is that participants come from a wide and varied range of disciplines --- in the past we have drawn from such diverse backgrounds as Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology, Architecture, Biochemistry, Built Environment, Clinical Measurement, Computer Science, Culinary Arts, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geology, Journalism, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Media Production, Pharmacy, Psychology, Sociology and Zoology.

Last Updated

03 July 2017

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