Master International Entrepreneurship Management

The Graduate School at the University of Limerick

Tuition fee:
  • € 6,950 / Year (EEA)
  • € 12,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Designed for graduates who wish to start an entrepreneurial venture or those who wish to return to a corporate setting with the enhanced knowledge and skills to contribute to entrepreneurial management and leadership. Additionally, the programme provides owner-managers, employees in small firms, service providers, economic development agency personnel and individuals who work with entrepreneurs the education and training resources they need to engage in a more effective manner with the small firm sector. While drawing on a wide range of theories and international best practices that have shaped the field of entrepreneurship and small business development, the programme offers an excellent blend of theory and practice achieved through participation in innovative activities in an experience-based learning environment of the Kemmy Business School. A key feature of this Masters programme is the linkages and working collaborations with local and regional communities, government agencies, professional organisations and the small and medium enterprise sector through completion of in company research projects, management consultancy assignments and the inclusion of practitioners as guest speakers and their participation in panel discussions. On completion of the programme participants will be component to holistically apply the management skills of contemporary business disciplines to the recognition off and commercialisation of international entrepreneurial opportunities and have developed skills in the fields of new product development, innovation, marketing, financial analysis, business planning, change management, leadership, and strategy which are essential for those who aspire to make a career directly into an entrepreneurial venture or work in an advisory capacity with owner-managers.

* To develop techniques for creativity, opportunity sensing and evaluation of business opportunities.
* To develop the capacity to be dynamic, creative entrepreneurs who are capable of transforming a business concept into a viable business proposition to generate employment.
* To understand and engage in the role and tasks assumed by the owner-manager in developing the functional capabilities of their firm for international growth and expansion.
* To develop useful skills and perspectives such as creative problem solving, diagnostic skills, communication and project management skills, people management skills that are needed to grow a small business internationally.


This programme is a one-year full time programme (12months). Students have the option to exit with a Graduate Diploma in International Entrepreneurship Management on completion of Semesters 1 and 2.

Semester 1

Establishing International Ventures; Managing Creativity and Innovation; New Venture Marketing and Sales Strategies; Professional Development 1; Information Management for Small & Medium Enterprises
Leadership, Influence and Change

Semester 2

Mandatory Modules: Strategic International Venture Growth; Business Consulting; Financial Issues for Small and Medium Enterprises; Human Resource Management for Small & Medium Enterprises; Research Methods
Optional Module: Professional Development 2
Electives - Choose 1; Corporate Responsibility; International Economic Issues; Project Management


Mandatory Module: Business Simulation
Electives - Choose 1 ; Dissertation; Strategic Commercialisation Project


The nature of this programme allows for consideration of applicants from a range of disciplines. Normally, the entry requirement is a 2.2 honours degree. Applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may also be considered.

It is expected that some applicants who have a 3rd class degree with substantial small business experience as founders or owner/managers, may wish to undertake this programme. In order to recognise applicants' prior learning (in accordance with the University's policy on the accreditation of prior learning), these candidates will be required to submit a written portfolio of business learning outcomes with accompanying testimonials.

An interview will be a part of the selection process for all candidates except for overseas-based applicants. Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, certified demonstrable achievement in a Standard English Language Competency Test will be required.


As all international students are required to possess sufficient language skills to attend lectures and sit examinations at the University of Limerick, students should be competent to communicate through the medium of English prior to their arrival. Students must have a minimum score of 550 (paper based) or 213(computer based) 80 (internet based) in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score in the range of 6.5-7 and not less than 6.0 in any one component.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

200 (Grade A)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 80

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