International Entrepreneurship Management (On Campus) (Graduate Diploma) [September 2017]

University of Limerick (17GDIENM)
Key Programme Details
Award

Major Award

NFQ Level

9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime

Mode

Part-Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

041 Business and Administration

Skills Area

Business and Entrepreneurship

General Information
Contact

Yvonne Costin

Email

Yvonne.Costin@ul.ie

Phone

061 234 613

Address

Please contact Yvonne Costin at Yvonne.Costin@ul.ie for any questions about the course content.

Continuing & Professional Education(CPE) will assist with entry, administrative and admissions queries on cpe@ul.ie

Role

Course Director

Important Dates
Application Deadline

22/08/2017

Start Date

04/09/2017

About this Course

The Graduate Diploma in International Entrepreneurship Management provides an accelerated track to an entrepreneurial
career by encouraging and facilitating students to achieve their entrepreneurial ambitions.

It seeks to develop an entrepreneurial attitude as a personal trait; equipping students with skills in creative thinking;
opportunity recognition; market validation, resource leveraging, business planning and cross cultural management.

Students connect the knowing to the doing by engaging with the entrepreneur, extending learning beyond the
conventional classroom.

The programme will focus on:
Bridging Theory and Practice - By means of experiential and real time learning via in company projects students immerse
themselves in their personal entrepreneurial journey of starting and growing a new venture with international potential.

The Team and Network Effect Entrepreneurs, government agency, financial institution and venture capital
representatives share their experiences on different aspects of starting and internationalizing a business and provide an
enhanced network of contacts for future personal and business opportunities.

Business Consulting Students participate in a business consulting programme where they act as real life consultants
for a growing small firm.

Completion of a Business Plan Students develop a business plan incorporating areas of opportunity recognition, market
validation, resource leveraging, financial management and international growth.

In addition to embarking on their own entrepreneurial career, students go to work in existing SMEs or in an advisory
capacity with owner-managers.

An industry learning experience (business development placement) will form a key element of the programme, ensuring
the integration of the various concepts in the portfolio of the participant.

Job readiness and support into employment will be provided through a series of workshops and seminars and an active
engagement with motivated students in attaining employment.

Objectives

The Graduate Diploma in International Entrepreneurship Management seeks to develop an entrepreneurial attitude as a personal trait; equipping students with skills in creative thinking; opportunity recognition; market validation, resource leveraging, business planning and cross cultural management.

Skills development is targeted at personal and professional or business levels. Personally, the programme provides a transformational personal learning experience enhancing self-confidence, creativity, critical thinking, teamwork, reflection, communication, and networking and presentation skills. Businesswise the programme content combines knowledge and applied skills in; Innovation and Creativity; Marketing and Sales; Leadership and Change; Strategic International Venture Growth; Internationalisation of Small Ventures; Financial and Human Resource Management. The completion of the Business Plan provides a document which can be submitted for funding and a road map for the next stages of business development upon graduation

Entry Requirements

Level 8 degree at 2.2 honours level from a range of disciplines or 3rd class honours degree with experience related to a
small business environment.

Education qualifications, work experience, motivation and overall potential to be successful on the programme are considered in evaluating an application.

Recognition is given to the prior learning obtained by the student.
Applicants may be required to undertake an interview and satisfy the course admission team that they have the motivation
and ability to complete and benefit from this course.

Applicants are required to meet the University of Limerick English Language requirements.

To be eligible for Springboard+ funding applicants must be resident in the state.


Long Description

Modules:

International Entrepreneurship Management (Graduate Diploma)

Autumn:

MP6031 ESTABLISHING INTERNATIONAL VENTURES
MP6041 NEW VENTURE MARKETING AND SALES STRATEGIES
MP6051 MANAGING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
MP6061 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
PM6072 LEADERSHIP, INFLUENCE AND CHANGE
CO6001 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 1

Spring:

AC6062 FINANCIAL ISSUES FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
MP6042 STRATEGIC INTERNATIONAL VENTURE GROWTH
MP6052 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONSULTING
PM6082 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
MP6013 BUSINESS SIMULATION
CO6002 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2

Why Choose This Course

The Graduate Diploma in International Entrepreneurship Management provides an accelerated track to an entrepreneurial
career by encouraging and facilitating students to achieve their entrepreneurial ambitions.

It seeks to develop an entrepreneurial attitude as a personal trait; equipping students with skills in creative thinking;
opportunity recognition; market validation, resource leveraging, business planning and cross cultural management.

Students connect the knowing to the doing by engaging with the entrepreneur, extending learning beyond the
conventional classroom.

The programme will focus on:
Bridging Theory and Practice - By means of experiential and real time learning via in company projects students immerse
themselves in their personal entrepreneurial journey of starting and growing a new venture with international potential.

The Team and Network Effect Entrepreneurs, government agency, financial institution and venture capital
representatives share their experiences on different aspects of starting and internationalizing a business and provide an
enhanced network of contacts for future personal and business opportunities.

Business Consulting Students participate in a business consulting programme where they act a real life consultants
for a growing small firm.

Completion of a Business Plan Students develop a business plan incorporating areas of opportunity recognition, market
validation, resource leveraging, financial management and international growth.

In addition to embarking on their own entrepreneurial career, students go to work in existing SMEs or in an advisory
capacity with owner-managers.

An industry learning experience (business development placement) will form a key element of the programme, ensuring
the integration of the various concepts in the portfolio of the participant.

Job readiness and support into employment will be provided through a series of workshops and seminars and an active
engagement with motivated students in attaining employment.

Career Opportunities

Industry Sector: Traffic Monitoring and Software Development;
Skills Addressed: Ideas generation, market validation, resource sourcing and planning, business pitching to venture capitalists; Sample Job Title: Entrepreneur

Industry Sector: Sports & Leisurewear;
Skills Addressed: Project development, marketing and sales; Sample Job Title: Product Development Manager

Industry Sector: Training & Consultancy
Skills Addressed: Training Needs Analysis; presentation and communication skills, report writing and programme content and assessment design;
Sample Job Title: Trainer

Industry Sector: SME Training/skillnet;
Skills Addressed: Strategic development and implementation; sales skills, innovation and creativity skills;
Sample Job Title: Network Manager

Industry Sector: Water Management;
Skills Addressed: Product development and commercialization of new products;
Sample Job Title: Marketing Assistant

Industry Sector: Education
Skills Addressed: Research and analytical skills; project management, report writing;
Sample Job Title: Project Researcher

Timetable Info

11 - 17 hours per week, details to be confirmed

Delivery Location

University of Limerick

Delivery Notes

Campus/Classroom

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Carmel O'Dwyer

Address

Continuing & Professional Education,
University of Limerick,
Limerick, Ireland

Phone

061-202605

Email

cpe@ul.ie

Application Procedures

Stage 01: Apply on Springboard Courses to register your interest in taking this course at the University of Limerick.

Stage 02: Start the University of Limerick on-line application process and save it until you have all documentation ready.

UL Online Application System for International Entrepreneurship

(If you are prompted on the UL online application form to pay an application fee of €25, please select the “Pay by Cheque” option to waive this fee. Springboard applicants are exempt from fees.)

Stage 03: Gather the required documentation to support your application as detailed below. Support Documents required with your application:
§ Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts/college results. Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number. We can access their student transcripts using this number.
§ Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.
§ Digital quality head and shoulders photograph to passport standards for your ID card.
§ Any other relevant documentation to support your application, such as a CV or professional certificates.
These are compulsory documents and are required for enrolment at the University. It can take time to gather these documents so please do so prior to submitting your application.
§ Applicants who do not have English as their first language must include the following additional documents with their application form:
•English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
•English language competency certificate
Applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to have a high level of competence in English.

Stage 04: Upload your documents and submit your application to the University of Limerick On-line Application System. Please note, your application will not be processed until all documentation is received.

Stage 05: The University of Limerick On-line Application System will make you an offer if you are successful.

Stage 06: Accept the University of Limerick On-line Application System Offer.

Stage 07: The Springboard Application System will offer you a place which you should accept to avail of free fees. If you do not you will be liable for fees of €5,000.

In order to avail of free fees you must provide written confirmation from your local Department of Social Welfare (DSP) office that you were in receipt of a Social Welfare payment at the time of application for this course.

*If you are not in receipt of a Social Welfare payment and you are in employment, you do not need to provide this letter.