High-Tech. Innovation & Entrepreneurship (C)

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    High-Tech. Innovation & Entrepreneurship (C)

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Entrepreneurial Management, Information Technologies, Management of Technology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The objective of this course is twofold. First, to introduce students to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship in the context of high technology venture creation. Secondly, it will provide the student with a set of theoretical concepts and practical tools that can be used for understanding how IT-based innovative ideas and solutions can potentially be transformed into economic, social and/or other forms of value of which a distinct demand can be identified. The module is a combination of lectures and practical elements where students will apply skills related to creativity, leadership, planning, and team management involved in initiating and developing a new business venture. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyse different stages and aspects of the entrepreneurial process
    2. Be able to initiate the development process of an IT-based value offer (commodity, product, service, experience or a bundle of), by doing business modelling and business planning
    3. Assess the potential and feasibility of a new IT-based venture
    4. Assess the role of universities, governments, firms and entrepreneurs in the innovation process
    5. Critically analyse the implications of key Irish and European legislation and Ethical Concerns for High Tech Enterprises
    6. Construct approaches to managing within ethical and legal parameters for High Tech Enterprises
    7. Practice enhanced team working, planning, negotiation and problem solving in a high-technology product development environment

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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