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Entrepreneurship at CUBS

Among our key aims in Cork University Business School is to foster an entrepreneurial mind-set among our students, staff and alumni alike. Our intention is to develop UCC as an entrepreneurial university and embed entrepreneurship as an integral part of undergraduate and postgraduate education.

The CUBS Entrepreneurship Group within the Business School is actively involved in research and publishing in the entrepreneurship space and we hope to inspire, educate and empower entrepreneurs as they innovate, create start-ups, scale existing businesses or become or social entrepreneurs.

The CUBS Entrepreneurship Group also plays a key role in the multidisciplinary Entrepreneurship Implementation Group (EIG) in UCC, whose is to develop an entrepreneurship strategy that aligns with the University’s Strategic Plan.

Our aim is to nurture entrepreneurial talent through increasing our understanding of how some entrepreneurs excel at innovating, financing, scaling and harvesting their businesses. Learn more about related programmes by following the link, Study Entrepreneurship.

Research Themes

  • Innovation, R&D and Commercialisation of Technology
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Exit and Family Succession
  • Scaling Businesses
  • Entrepreneurship, Regional Development and Clusters
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Food Entrepreneurship
  • Business Survival, Growth & Performance

Strategic food marketing, new product development, knowledge management, entrepreneurship.

Innovation, competitiveness and economic growth. Macroeconomics and sports economics.

Organisational innovation, inter-enterprise collaboration, value creation, organisational creativity and knowledge exchange

Valuation, Finance, Corporate Governance, Venture Capital and Private Equity.

Academic director of the MSc Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship, an Innovation practise programme. 

Livelihoods Analysis, Agricultural development through innovative technology practices.

Principal research interests in the area of small business economics and entrepreneurship.

Study Entrepreneurship

We deliver a diverse and extensive range of entrepreneurship-related programmes across all levels at Cork University Business School - from undergraduate, postgraduate, executive education and MBA levels.

Food Entrepreneurship

BSc (Hons) Food Marketing & Entrepreneurship

MSc Food Business



MSc Economic and Enterprise Development

PG Dip / MSc Economics of Business Practice


Executive Education

Executive MBA



MSc in Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship

Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship

UW1006 New Venture Creation (5 credits)


PG Training Modules for Phd Students

PG7030 - Technology Business Planning

PG7031 - Creativity and Opportunity Recognition

PG7032 - Marketing for High Technology Entrepreneurs