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M.Sc. in Business and Entrepreneurship

Dublin - IRELAND

Field(s) of study: Entrepreneurship
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 45 €
Course cost: 7 750 €
Possible funding options: 
  • Government grants
  • Payment by my company

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:

Available slots: 

Available spots: 30
Places available per academic year: 30

Program Language

  • English

Course length: 

  • 1 year (12 months)

Start of the program: 


Level of entry: 

A Level+4 years

It's a one year full time program for those with background in Science, Engineering, Social Science and Technology (Note: business graduates, or those with a substantial business component to their undergraduate degree, are not eligible for this program). It is a program for those who wish to acquire the business skills to identify and exploit business opportunities:

  • Aspire to leadership positions in knowledge-based industries;
  • Need to acquire business knowledge to start and operate new ventures;
  • Desire to be effective catalysts in rapidly changing, innovative and competitive organisations; and
  • Have the requisite ability to engage with a masters level programme. 
  • Studies in Semester 1 cover the subjects of
    • Strategy,
    • Marketing,
    • Technology and Operations Management,
    • Venture Finance,
    • 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. 
  • Studies in Semester 2 cover the subjects of
    • Creativity,
    • Marketing,
    • Technology and Operations Management,
    • Accounting,
    • Law,
    • 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.

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

The program focuses on providing special skills for enterprise creation, either in an existing business or as a start-up. 

Entry requirements

  • 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

Admission criteria: 

  • Academic grades
  • Work/life experience
  • Interview for specific programmes