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MSc in e-Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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The Programme

The Programme

Entrepreneurial skills, when combined with deep technical knowledge, can lead to producing innovative ideas in the global competitive e-Business environment. This new postgraduate course aims at providing balanced and well-designed training in both the principles of software and telecommunications applied to e-Business practices, as well as the essential managerial, marketing and financing skills needed to start-up and successfully run an e-Business. The 14-month course will appeal to graduates pursuing a career in a range of entrepreneurial, managerial and marketing positions in the ICT or other similar IT-oriented domain in the emergent creative economy. The syllabus provides a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, focusing on e-Business/e-Commerce applications and the underlying technologies:

  • Project management, leadership and team working
  • Management and marketing
  • Entrepreneurial skills and knowledge needed to develop start-up businesses
  • Key skills on strategic decisions, regarding innovation and technology management,
  • Essential communication skills
  • Exercise practice-oriented teaching based on case studies and real-world examples
  • Skills related to data analysis and evaluation
  • Planning and time management

The MSc in e-Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme promotes learning and teaching characterised by a diversity of resources and teaching styles and techniques, which recognise that the University operates in an ever-changing environment. Teaching and learning methods should assist the development of these skills, by encouraging not merely the capacity for abstract reasoning, but also the students' capacities for independent and self-motivated learning, problem-solving skills, and some of the knowledge and skills, which are common to employment in many fields.

This programme is designed for University graduates of Telecommunications, Informatics/Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering but also of Natural Sciences and Economic and Business Departments, with a strong background in ICT and a strong motivation to pursue a career in Communications and Cyber Security related domains.

 

The Structure

The MSc in e-Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (full-time) is a 14-month programme taught over three terms. Lectures mainly take place on weekday evenings. It is also available in part-time mode over 26 months for those who cannot commit to a full-time programme either for work or other reasons.

Upon arrival at the IHU all students attend foundation courses in Java and SQL, that aims to bring all incoming students to the same level with respect to some of the programming knowledge that is required. During the first term, all students are required to follow five (5) mandatory core courses. During the second term, all students follow a further three (3) required courses combined with two (2) elective courses. Finally, during the third term, work is dedicated exclusively to the Master's dissertation.

 

Programme announcement

 

Programme brochure

 

Courses

Courses

1st Term Core Courses

 

2nd Term Core Courses

 

2nd Term Elective Courses

 

Dissertation

Dissertation

During the third term, students work on their Masters Dissertation project, the thematic area of which is relevant to their programme of studies and their interests. The dissertation provides a good opportunity to apply theory and concepts learned in different courses to a real-world e-Business problem or challenge. Students are supervised throughout their projects by a member of the academic faculty and the academic assistants. After submission of the dissertation, students present their projects to classmates and faculty at a special event.

 

Career paths

Career paths

In a rapidly evolving market, startups but also established ICT companies require experts with a deep understanding of both technological and business aspects of entrepreneurship. Graduates from the MSc in e-Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme can play a pivotal role in the growth and internationalization of virtually any company or organization, helping to bridge the gap between technology and business, by utilizing their knowledge in the new business models, the emerging technologies and the management and exploitation of innovation. Therefore, a multitude of employment opportunities are envisaged for graduates of this programme. Indicatively they include:

 

  • ICT companies
  • New technology startups
  • Multinational Corporations and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • e-Commerce and Health software companies
  • Mobile network providers and broadband Internet providers
  • Sensor networks and telematics companies
  • Venture capitals and hedge funds
  • Consulting companies

 

In addition to technical skills gained through study, our students benefit from the University's excellent Careers Office, in order to attain essential soft skills (e.g. communication skills, interview preparation, CV writing etc.) to better prepare for the job market.