Entrepreneurship and Innovation

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Entrepreneurial Management

  • 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

    Rationale and Purpose of the Module: The aim of the module is to help students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset that includes creativity, innovation and diagnostic abilities. The course focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation for new start-up businesses as well as entrepreneurial behaviour within larger organisations. Key objectives are to introduce students to the theory and practice of entrepreneurial creativity and innovation and to provide an understanding of the nature of entrepreneurship, the characteristics of the entrepreneur, the intrapreneur and the role of the socio-cultural and economic environment in fashioning innovative entrepreneurship. In addition the module examines the process of managing innovation.

    Syllabus: This module commences with an introduction to the nature and development of entrepreneurship and emphasises the strong link between entrepreneurship and innovation. This leads to an overview of the schools of thought on entrepreneurship and an understanding of the entrepreneur and the entrepreneurial process. Creativity and innovation are examined with contextual emphasis on innovation in products, services and processes; product strategy, and new product/service development. Corporate entrepreneurship is explored and creative thinking is applied to identify venture opportunities, business planning, networking and technology transfer.

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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