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Innovation Management (PDip)
Postgraduate Diploma (Innovation Management)
J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics
The programme will assist students to:
- identify and develop the skills necessary to manage innovation at both operational and strategic levels in their organisation.
- familiarise themselves with business process improvement methods and simulation tools.
- present a professional innovative idea to their peers with the potential to improve business within their organisation.
Applicants are expected to hold an undergraduate degree, First or Second Class Honours (or equivalent international qualification) in any discipline, along with three years of relevant industrial experience; or an Ordinary or Third Class Honours (or equivalent international qualification) undergraduate degree, along with five years of relevant industrial experience; or a recognised professional qualification and five years of relevant industrial experience.
Transfer Options: candidates who do not meet the minimum entry criteria may be interviewed by the Programme Board to ascertain their suitability for entry.
1 year, part-time
Next start date: September 2015
Average intake: Unlimited
Closing date: 27 June 2015
Students of the Diploma in Innovation Management will learn about innovation and change and how it affects business operations. They will gain knowledge of new process technologies that contribute to improving operational efficiency and competitiveness in their organisations. The programme will address the effective management of new product innovation strategies and identify appropriate business process improvements to facilitate the introduction of such change. The programme is delivered in association with the University of Limerick (UL) and University College Cork (UCC), under the auspices of the Atlantic University Alliance (AUA).
The programme comprises 30 ECTS; there are four individual modules and a project to complete (modules = 5 ECTS each; company project = 10 ECTS). Modules/coursework includes: Managing Innovation, Product Design and Development, Project, Managing Technology Projects, Enterprise Product Modelling and Simulation.
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Dr. Niamh Nolan
Adult and Continuing Education Office
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