The MBA graduation for the MBA classes of 2013 took place last Friday in the O’Reilly Hall, Belfield. It goes without saying that it was an important for the graduates and their families as it is the culmination of a long journey through the programme for them but conferring is also a significant day for those of us who work on the MBA programme. We get to know the students by name during the applications process, we first meet them during the Foundation Week module at the beginning of the programme, we all attended the Welcome Dinner given for all incoming classes, and then over the course of the next year or two year depending on the programme that there are lots of formal and informal contacts, good times and bad and all of it ultimately aimed at getting them to this day and the moment when they get that MBA parchment into their hands. It’s a great day, the end of the journey for our MBA and we all wish them to very best and hope they keep in touch with us and the School.
In addition to the graduation of the MBA and Masters in Accounting students at this ceremony, honorary degrees were also awarded to Ciarán Murray, CEO of ICON plc, and Frank Ryan, who has recently stepped down as CEO of Enterprise Ireland.
Roisin O’Loughlin, EMBA Programme Manager