Entrepreneurship for the Nature-based Enterprise - Micro-credential

12 Weeks
25  Places

Overview

Who should take this MC?

• This micro-credential has been developed to benefit Social Entrepreneurs, managers and leaders of NGO’s and Nature-based Enterprises together with CSR / Sustainability managers from large organisations who are looking to partner with Nature-based Enterprises as a part of their sustainability and climate action agenda

Why should I take this MC?

• There is an increasing demand for the further professionalisation of leadership and management capability within nature-based enterprises and other social enterprises as collaboration with private business, funds providers and government agencies continues to develop.

• Leaders and managers within NGO’s, Social Enterprises and Nature Based Enterprises need to practice the same rigour as their counterparts in private business in business planning, implementation, and strategy execution. 

• A professionalised approach to social and nature-based entrepreneurship ensures a higher success rate among start-ups, better efficacy in attracting & generating revenue as well as in creating impact.

• The programme also provides context and a framework for Corporate Affairs, CSR & Sustainability managers in industry for collaboration with nature-based enterprises and social enterprises in order to deliver on their ESG strategies. 

• Trinity Business School is responsible for delivering and managing this module as a micro-credential which will be offered to students here in Ireland and others in Europe.  This module is one of several modules being offered under a European Knowledge Alliance on Urban Forestry – coordinated by Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI).  

When can I take this MC?

Next available start date: 9th February 2023

What do I need? – Entry requirements & Prerequisite documents

• The course will be open to graduates with a degree (or equivalent) with a strong academic record in any discipline from a recognised third level institution.  

• Applicants without a degree are welcome to apply provided they can show a proven managerial track record. All applicants are required to have a minimum of 3 years professional or managerial work experience.  

• All applicants should provide their CV which will be used to select the most suitable candidates. Telephone interviews may be conducted to clarify applicants’ motivation and interest in the programme.  

• Language requirements for students whose first language is not English are IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL IBT 90 for non-native English speakers. 

• In case of heavy competition for places or concern regarding a particular applicant’s suitability, applicants may be interviewed or asked to submit a written sample for assessment. 

What will I learn? 

• To identify opportunities for sustainable social and environmental impact via the establishment of Nature-based Enterprises.

• To assess market opportunity and the dynamics underlying the formation and growth of entrepreneurial ventures and financial landscapes. 

• To design a business plan for the development and the growth of a nature-based enterprise to address sustainability issues and measure the results during the process.

• To communicate and present entrepreneurial concepts, plans and analyses with an ability to define revenue forecasting and budgeting to implement for business ideas as well as the Go-to-Market Strategy to launch products/solutions to the market.

What will I do? 

• Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and strategy and will apply these to a project in which they will undertake independent research to identify opportunities for addressing social and environmental issues through the development of a Nature-based Enterprise.

How is this MC delivered?

• This course will be delivered online on Blackboard over a 12 week period.

• The course will consist of a total of six sessions, which will be lecture-led synchronous sessions of 3 hours each incorporating lectures, participant discussion, group work, in-class quizzes, webinars, guest-lectures and final presentation of the project.

• Each session will also include a self-assessment – generally scenario-based multiple-choice quizzes – to ensure that they are progressing in their understanding of the module material.

How is this MC assessed? 

• Business Plan for the proposed Nature-based Enterprise (Group project) (70%)

• Business idea presentation (Group project) (15%)

• Class participation (Individual assessment) (15%)

Course Details

Number of Places

25  Places

Next Intake

February 9th 2023
Please note intakes are subject to applicant numbers

Course Coordinator

Indrani Chakravarty
chakravi@tcd.ie

Course Director

Mary Lee Rhodes

Closing Date

January 19th 2023

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Admission Requirements

• The course will be open to graduates with a degree (or equivalent) with a strong academic record in any discipline from a recognised third level institution.  

• Applicants without a degree are welcome to apply provided they can show a proven managerial track record. All applicants are required to have a minimum of 3 years professional or managerial work experience.  

• All applicants should provide their CV which will be used to select the most suitable candidates. Telephone interviews may be conducted to clarify applicants’ motivation and interest in the programme.  

• Language requirements for students whose first language is not English are IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL IBT 90 for non-native English speakers. 

• In case of heavy competition for places or concern regarding a particular applicant’s suitability, applicants may be interviewed or asked to submit a written sample for assessment. 

Apply 

Before Applying, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: 

1. Submit your personal details on the application form. 

2. Log in to the my.tcd.ie portal with your (new) login credentials. 

3. Upload documents as required by the school for the micro-credential including a copy of your Curriculum Vitae. 

 

Course Fees

Click here for a full list of postgraduate fees

Get in Touch

General Enquiries: micro-credentials@tcd.ie

MC Coordinator – RHODESML@tcd.ie

MC Administrator – CHAKRAVI@tcd.ie

Register Your Interest

Register your interest at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin.

As Ireland’s leading university, we offer a wide range of postgraduate programmes at masters, diploma and certificate level.

Trinity is an international university steeped in history, with a reputation for excellence in education, research and innovation.

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