Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology

Course Information
  • Subject: Economics, Technology
  • Level: Postgraduate
  • Type of Degree: MSc
  • Cost: €12,000 2015/16

This MSc is designed to craft the problem-solving and management skills needed to effectively employ technology and innovation. Students encounter a challenging interdisciplinary programme which blends strategic, managerial, organisational and economic approaches in order to analyse innovation and technology, both at firm and market levels. It is organised around key issues (e.g. competitiveness, innovation and internationalisation) which are analysed by relying on various disciplinary approaches (e.g. economics, management and law).

We aim to develop the analytical skills required to understand the dynamics of technology within and across organisations; the decision-making abilities to turn technological opportunities into new ideas; and the problem solving attitude to make successful innovations out of new ideas.

Career Prospects

Graduates are prepared to cover a number of different roles, including: 

  • Industry analysts, consultants on business development at large consultancies
  • Business development managers and project managers of large innovation projects at multinational companies
  • Product managers and business operations managers in high-tech companies
  • Consultants and analysts at international organisations
  • Consultants and analysts at regulatory authorities on innovation and intellectual property
  • Market and competitive researchers for new product development and launch 

This programme prepares students to craft and launch their own entrepreneurial business. It also provides a solid background in applied economics and technology and innovation strategy for students wishing to undertake a PhD programme in economics or strategy. 


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