Your admission to the programme takes place in a few steps. You will find what you need to do in this section.

To apply for the Master Innovation in European Business programme, you can register at after you have had an intake interview (hereto mail to and provided all of the required information. All applications are subsequently reviewed by a committee of assessors. The committee compiles a shortlist based on applicants' results in initial degrees, as well as relevant professional experience.

Offers are made to applicants in the order of ranking on the shortlist. When applying, you could be placed on a waiting list, but either way you will get your final answer quickly.


The programme is opened on a competitive basis to students having successfully completed a four year curriculum at third level (undergraduate) or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 3.0, whatever their country of origin, in:

  • a Business-related discipline;
  • a relevant area of the Social Sciences and Humanities;
  • Science/Technology, with a business awareness component as part of the primary degree.

Mature students with significant appropriate experience (in a business-related position, or a relevant area of the Social Sciences and Humanities or in Science/Technology, with a business awareness component) are also eligible.

Candidates must be able to show proof of English Language Ability based on a TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS score: 

  • IELTS: 6.5 - with no individual section lower than 5.5.
  • TOEFL: 90 - with minimum scores as follows: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 17.

After the intake interview, students can apply for the MSc IEB at and provide all required information. When successful, you will be offered a placement in the programme.

The quality of the program is monitored by the quality standards and systems of the Exam Boards of the three participating universities and by external examiners to ensure consistency of standards.
Additionally, the Irish Higher Education Authority (HEA) oversees the work of UCC on behalf of the Irish Department of Education and Skills.

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