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Innovation Management (PDip)
This postgraduate diploma (PDip) programme will assist you in:
- Identifying and developing the skills to manage innovation at both operational and strategic levels in your organisation;
- Familiarising yourself with business process improvement methods and simulation tools;
- Presenting a professional innovative idea with the potential to improve business within your organisation.
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Requirements and Assessment
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.
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
A Level Grades ()
25 June 2017
Mode of study
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 comprise Managing Innovation, Product Design and Development, Project, Managing Technology Projects, Business Process Improvement, and the Company Project.
The programme is delivered using a combined approach of distance/online learning materials and face-to-face tutorials and seminars. The online element facilitates the learning in tandem with the distance education, hard-copy materials, and periodic classroom contact.
Students will be required to attend seminars on one Saturday per month on average. Seminars will be held on a rotating basis at NUI Galway, UL and UCC.
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