Course Description

Innovation and Leadership MBA

The highly successful Master of Business in Innovation and Leadership is a proven Masters degree programme that develops the leadership talent of managers to deliver significant business improvement in their participating firms.

This programme has been developed by LYIT in consultation with business support agencies, major industry employers and employer groups.

A key strategic justification is that the programme will substantially develop the potential of managers in regionally based industry and to develop significant business improvement in participating firms. The MBS (Innovation and Leadership) has a number of important factors which distinguish it from other level 9 offerings in the field:

  • It is focused on the private sector; this is particularly important in the context of the unique industrial and employment environment pertaining to the North-West region.
  • It combines a strong academic underpinning with the practical management skills required by employers.
  • The course philosophy, design and content are strongly linked to industry needs and this is evidenced in the continuing partnership approach with industry adopted in the design and running of this course. External guest presenters of national and International standing are a fundamental part of the programme
  • Action learning within the learner’s workplace will form an integral part of the programme, enhancing the use of specialist knowledge in practice, recognising the reciprocal relationship between management theory, professional practice and research.
  • It meets the demand for Masters level qualifications among industry and serves to embed leadership and innovation capacity and skills in the regional economy.

By opting for an action learning approach, the programme creates an environment in which participants can engage in applied knowledge acquisition. Relevant project work in sponsoring organisations and sharing of real life experiences will form a richness of case studies where potent lessons can be learned through the process of application, assessment and reflection, referred to as ‘Build and Learn’.It is essentially a practical programme with rigorous theoretical underpinnings. It contains in-depth critical analysis while promoting a concentration on implementation issues at the core. A firm intention of the programme is that it will help lead and embed the necessary skills for successful innovation and business improvement. It will provide the ‘reflective gap’ for participants to focus on key strategic management and leadership issues that may not otherwise be addressed on a day-to-day basis


CollegeLetterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)
Course LocationLetterkenny, Donegal
Course CategoryMBA, Business
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Course Start Date8th January 2018
Course Duration2 years part-time.
Course FeeFees for this programme are €11,000 payable in 3 instalments over three calendar years. This course will start in January each year.
Entry RequirementsThe entry requirement is an Honours Degree, minimum of Second Class Honours, Grade 2 or equivalent and at least three years relevant experience. In exceptional circumstances, applicants not holding a degree but having significant experience as a Senior Manager will be eligible for admission to the programme.
Carear PathYour in-depth knowledge and practical experience gained in this programme will leave you well placed in your organisation to take up positions with increased responsibility
Phone074 918 6202
Course CodeLY_BINOL_M
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Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)

Port Road, Letterkenny, Donegal, Republic of Ireland


Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)
Port Road
Letterkenny, Donegal
Republic of Ireland
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