Diploma in Entrepreneurship
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Diploma in Entrepreneurship
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Duration: 10 weeks, evenings from 6.30 to 9.30 pm
Award: City Colleges Diploma
NFQ: Not Applicable
According to the 2017 GEM report, one in every twenty three people in Ireland is an entrepreneur (new business owner), ranking fifth in Europe in this measurement. Ireland ranks third in Europe for Intrapreneurship (those involved in developing new commercial offerings for their employers). In Ireland, we are above the European average for these metrics. Skills for enhancing and becoming an Entrepreneur or and Intrapreneur can be learned. The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in advanced theories and concepts of entrepreneurship and to adopt an entrepreneurial approach to a specific business and or social innovation context, operating independently and or in a supervisory capacity.
Those enrolled for this course will learn how to:
1. Evaluate the principles and practice of entrepreneurship in a range of business and social innovation environments
2. Evaluate current concepts of business and social entrepreneurship, to include a comparative assessment of each and with reference to other methods of administration and management
3. Reflect on how the concept of entrepreneurship has evolved nationally and internationally, to include examples of historical and modern entrepreneurship
4. Complete a self-assessment of entrepreneurial skills, values and attributes, to include consideration of how these can be applied in a particular industry, social environment or organisation
5. Promote entrepreneurial skills, values and attributes in others, to include members of a project team
6. Adopt an entrepreneurial approach to ongoing projects and work, to include identifying skills requirements, current issues and obstacles, innovative solutions, and strategies to handle risk and/or failure
7. Plan a new venture or project, to include details of required human, financial, physical and technical resources 8 Seek funding and other resource requirements to support progress and success
9. Manage ongoing projects and tasks, to include adjusting strategies and proposed solutions as required and
10. Monitor the short- to medium-term impact of the entrepreneurial approach adopted, to include areas for improvement and opportunities for further growth
To be confirmed
Week 1 – Principles and practice of entrepreneurship in business and social innovation environments. Introduction to Continuous Assessment requirements for (i) Project and (ii) Skills Demonstration
Week 2 – Current concepts of business and social entrepreneurship, including a comparative assessment of each and with reference to other methods of administration and management
Week 3 – How entrepreneurship has evolved nationally and internationally: historical and modern entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs
Week 4 – Personal resilience and self-assessment of entrepreneurial skills, values and attributes. How these skills can be applied in a particular industry, social environment or organisation
Week 5 – Promoting entrepreneurial skills, values and attributes in others, to include members of a project team. Theories of leadership and management.
Week 6 – Intrapreneurship within organisations and entrepreneurial approaches to ongoing projects. Indentifying skills requirements, current issues and obstacles, innovative solutions, and strategies to handle risk and/or failure
Week 7 – Business plans and forecasting. Plan a new venture or project, including details of required human, financial, physical and technical resources Adjustment strategies and solutions.
Week 8 – Funding, investors, types of company structures. Managing cashflows.
Week 9 – Continual Assessment: Negotiation Skills and Presentations
Week 10 – Continual Assessment: Project Presentation
(€1,095 if paying in instalments)
Online course: €895
(€995 if paying in instalments)
Non-EU students: €1,295
The course is assessed via continual assessment, 50% each for (1) a project and (2) presentation skills.
Students must attend at least 80% of classes to graduate with either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance unless a serious and verifiable reason for further absence is provided. If completing the course online, attendance and participation is tracked through Moodle.
The assignment/project must be handed in on the due date unless a sound reason for lateness is provided. In such instances, an extension may be awarded at the discretion of the lecturer.
Successful students will be invited to attend a graduation event in Dublin in April 2020.
- Why City Colleges?
- Courses for students who are passionate about their subject, delivered by leaders in their field.
- Live lectures which are also streamed live on Moodle and recorded for review
- City centre location in South Great George’s Street, convenient for bus, LUAS, DART
- Study rooms and library in our City Centre location
- Limited class size