The Master of Business Studies (MBS) in Innovation in European Business is a 15 months (90 ECTS) taught program taking place across three locations in France (Paris), Ireland (Cork) and The Netherlands (Utrecht).
In Business you will often find that many young professionals lack creativity and are not aware of the specific challenges inherent in implementing and managing the cycle of innovation. Business graduates are often not familiar with the requirements of managing dynamic environments. The Master of Business Studies (MBS) in Innovation in European Business is designed to meet the needs of delivering graduates with the perspective of change in an international perspective.
The Master program Innovaton in European Business is open to students who have successfully completed a 4 year university bachelor in a related field of study. Candidates must be able to show proof of English Language Ability based on Toefl, Toeic or IELTS score as appropriate.
The program allows students to develop a valued combined skill set in business, management and analytical skills and provides them with state-of-the-art knowledge and concepts on how to implement and manage sustainable innovation. This is achieved through a series of modules organised around the innovation cycle in organisations; vision-development-implementation- management and seminars on innovation in Europe. Students learn to focus on business deliverables and business interactions trough an in-company placement and their integrated research project which they have to present as a dissertation and for which they will prepared from the start of the program.
Term 1: September to December – Cork session (20 credits):
Open innovation (5 credits)
Innovation opportunity recognition and assessment (5 credits)
Venture Capital and Private Equity – Evaluating early stage investments (5 credits)
Leading edge Seminar on Innovating in Europe, Focus on Ireland and Great Britain (5 credits)
Dissertation Preparation I
Term 2: January to March – Paris session (20 + 5 credits):
Innovation and Strategy (5 credits)
Managing Innovation (5 credits)
The product Life Cycle (5 credits)
Leading edge Seminar on Innovating in Europe, Focus on France and South Europe (5 credits)
Dissertation Preparation II (5 credits)
Term 3: April to September – Placement Period:
Each student in the programme must spend at least 800 hours in a European organisation, working in a role commensurate with the objectives of the programme. Whilst placement is not guaranteed by the administrators of the programme, students will be offered complete support in sourcing and being selected for placement opportunities in any European country.
Term 4: October to December – Utrecht session (20 credits):
Innovation in Services (5 credits)
Social Innovation (5 credits) Implementing innovation and managing change (5 credits)
Leading edge Seminar on Innovating in Europe, Focus on Holland (5 credits),
Dissertation Completion Workshops
The program is rewarded with the title Masters of Business Studies (MBS) in Innovation in European Business. University College Cork, Ireland’s leading research institute, will award the Masters degree. The UCC degrees is fully recognised internationally, ensuring graduates from the Master of Business Studies (MBS) in Innovation in European Business that they can make full use of their qualifications across Europe and worldwide.
Having completed the program Innovation in European Business program, graduates will have acquired a coherent range of professional skills that will enable them to contribute to multinational organisations, manufacturers, service providers and innovation intensive organisations in a management position or to deliver consultancy services to a variety of types of firms. Graduates are highly attractive for potential employment, given the combination of high level theoretical, practical and international & intercultural knowledge and skills.
Students who would like to apply for the Master Innovation in European Business program but who lack the funds to pay for tuition, can apply for a scholarship.
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