Taught course

Innovation Management

National University of Ireland Galway · J E Cairnes School of Business and Economics

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree, 1st or 2nd class honours in any discipline, along with one year of relevant industrial experience; or an Ordinary or 3rd class honours undergraduate Degree, along with three years of relevant industrial experience; or a recognised professional qualification and three years of relevant industrial experience.

Transfer options: candidates who do not meet the minimum entry criteria for the Diploma programmes may be interviewed by the Programme Board to ascertain their suitability for entry.

On successful completion of the Diploma (Innovation Management) students may apply for entry to the MSc (Technology Management) with credit for related modules.

Months of entry


Course content

Students of this diploma will learn about innovation and change and how it effects business operations. They will gain knowledge of new process technologies that contribute to improving operational efficiency and competitiveness in their organisations.

The programme will address the effective management of new product innovation strategies and identify appropriate business process improvements to facilitate the introduction of such change.

The programme is part-time and runs over one academic year or two semesters.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr. Niamh Nolan
+353 91 493746