The programme aims to equip graduates with the marketing, organisational and management skills they will need to make innovative contributions to the development of local economies, with particular emphasis on co-operatives, social enterprises and food businesses in Ireland and overseas.
It is aimed at graduates from a wide range of disciplines who are interested in careers in co-operative organisations, food marketing or rural development. The Postgraduate Diploma is a full-time course that extends over 9 months. It leads to a one year MSc (masters by research) in Co-operative Organisation, Food Marketing and Rural Development in a second year.
On successful completion of this course, it is expected that you will be able to:
- apply the specific marketing, organisational and management skills necessary in co-operatives, social enterprises, and food businesses in the context of local, regional and international development
- engage in co-operative decision-making and team projects
- communicate your professional opinion in both verbal and written form
- review scientific and other literature and conduct research in an organisational, developmental and community setting
- adopt an analytical awareness of and outlook on organisational and development issues
- work in an organisational and/or development setting, arising from practical work placement, field visits and interaction with practitioners
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