Learning Outside the Classroom – China

Prior to departing for China, expectations and excitement across the FT MBA class were extremely high to say the least. However, it is safe to say that each and every one of these expectations were surpassed. Our week long trip took place from May 28 to June 04 and, as an opportunity to bond with … Continue reading Learning Outside the Classroom – China

MBA International Study Tour 2016 – An SA Essay

As an Exec MBA, it’s quite a decision to go on the international study tour. Between expense, college workload, work commitments, annual leave and further time away from general joy, it’s easy to see why my classmates found the decision less than straight forward. As one put it: “it’s a bit of a hard sell … Continue reading MBA International Study Tour 2016 – An SA Essay

Semester 1 Draws to a Close

Today, our FT MBA students sat their last exam which marked the end of Semester 1 for the academic year 2015-16. Semester 1 is always intense and challenging for MBA students. Many students are International and many have not studied for a number of years. However, once the initial apprehension passes and everyone gets to … Continue reading Semester 1 Draws to a Close

The Other Module (or Getting Involved on the MBA)

  Entering the home stretch of first term lectures on the UCD Smurfit MBA provides an opportunity to pause and reflect on what we have accomplished, and some of the experiences that we cherish the most. We have all learned an enormous amount in a short period of time from our peer teams and lecturers, … Continue reading The Other Module (or Getting Involved on the MBA)

What is the Secret to Being a Successful Entrepreneur?

What is the secret to being a successful Entrepreneur? This is probably the question I am most eager to find the answer to during my MBA programme. So many students raised hands when asked whether they want to start up their own business. I believe they are just looking for the recipe for success like … Continue reading What is the Secret to Being a Successful Entrepreneur?

IMAGE Businesswoman of The Year Awards 2015

Last night, we joined almost 800 other guests to celebrate the IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Dublin. The awards, now in their ninth year, honour the incredible businesswomen of Ireland and their outstanding achievements. The room was buzzing with energy as we awaited the announcements of the awards. Presenter … Continue reading IMAGE Businesswoman of The Year Awards 2015

The Children ARE Our Future

Wonderful morning spent viewing presentations from the future business leaders of Ireland which is part of Tech Week 2015 here at Dublin Castle. Innovative Social Entrepreneur 2015 Finalists, six groups of children from Primary Schools, have been put to the test, Dragon’s Den Style. Among the judges were Ann Horan (Ryan Academy), Daniel Ramamoorthy (Government appointee for … Continue reading The Children ARE Our Future

Congratulations to Grainne Barron winner of MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award 2014

Word has reached us from London that Grainne Barron who graduated from the EMBA programme in 2007 has been awarded the prestigious MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award from the UK based Association of MBAs. Andrew Main Wilson, AMBA Chief Executive: ‘This is the 2nd time in three years that UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has … Continue reading Congratulations to Grainne Barron winner of MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award 2014