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Course Details

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Horticulture

Course code: BN419 Entry Route into programme:
  • Appropriate Bachelor of Science in Horticulture
Duration: 1 year
NFQ level: 8
Method of application: Direct to ITB
Schedule: Full time
Award title: Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Credits for Full Award: 60 @ NFQ Level 8
Awarding Body: ITB  

Note :

This course is not being offered in the academic year starting September 2015.

For further details please contact the marketing team on 01 885 1000 or e-mail: info@itb.ie

Minimum Entry Requirements

This unique one-year Level 8 add-on programme is open to Level 7 graduates in Horticulture and related disciplines. It is a multidisciplinary programme that aims to develop not only core horticulture competencies but also essential knowledge and skills to recognise and pursue business and social oppurtunities. Students entering the programme will be expected to develop both the technical and commercial aspects of their idea over two semesters.

Course Structure

The programme will provide access to hot‐desks, design labs, enterprise expertise and horticultural facilities to build prototypes and develop your fledgling business.

Relate theory to practice through a number of taught workshop‐style modules in, innovation, finance, sales, marketing, intellectual property and operations. Emphasis on indoor and outdoor problem‐solving activities designed to unlock your creative potential and enhance your team‐working and leadership skills.

Progress to one‐year MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship and commercialise your idea.

Based on prior discipline, students will be advised as to the choice of their discipline‐specific modules.

Course Content

 
Semester 1
  • New Venture Development 1
  • Final Year Project 1 : Design & Analysis
  • Creativity , Innovation & Teamwork
  • Enterprise & Operations
  • Sales & Marketing

Elective

  • Discipline Specific Elective Module 1
Semester 2
  • New Venture Development 2
  • Final Year Project 2 : Implementation
  • New Venture Finance
  • Legal , IP & Commercialisation
  • Arboriculture 2

Elective

  • Discipline Specific Elective Module 2

How to Apply ?

This course is not being offered in the academic year starting September 2015.

For further details please contact the marketing team on 01 885 1000 or e-mail: info@itb.ie

For further details please contact the marketing team on 01 885 1000 or e-mail: info@itb.ie.

What our students say...

Margie Phillips

"I am a horticultural technician in the National Botanic Gardens: I do propagation, plant identification, plant walks. The course has helped me with presentations, writing up assignments, and it is also given me an empathy with students I deal with."

Margie Phillips,
Horticulture Student

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