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11th Jan 2021

Win an MBA scholarship from UCD Smurfit School worth over €30k

Louise Carroll

Brought to you by UCD Smurfit School

Yes, you read that correctly.

It truly is an opportunity of a lifetime for one lucky reader who’s eager to propel forwards in their career and learn valuable expertise in regards to business and leadership.

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is partnering with Her to offer a 100% MBA scholarship worth up to €31,900 for the NEW modular, two-year, part-time Executive MBA.

This unique and life-changing chance is perfect for MBA applicants in Ireland who are on the hunt for a more flexible part-time EMBA. In particular, this new offering may suit women who are short of time, busy in their careers, and who are entrepreneurs.

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The new two-year part-time EMBA will begin in August 2021, and requires just two days attendance each month. (All in-person attendance decisions will be guided by Irish government health guidelines.) During these contact hours, students will develop leadership skills, boost career prospects, and broaden their network while applying what they’ve learned to their current workplace in real-time.

These two days where students are required to be on campus, or in class virtually, are supplemented by week-long modules. Students will also undertake a term foundation at the start of each term to introduce modules as well as complete four hours per module online. This flexibility allows for students to plan in advance for their course, professional and personal commitments, making the juggle between work, life, and learning that bit smoother.

The course is globally ranked too, and programmes at UCD Smurfit School have continuously featured in The Economist and Financial Times global rankings for two decades. Plus, the school holds the internationally recognised, ‘triple-crown’ accreditation (the only one in Ireland) and it’s part of the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) — a collaboration between over 30 top graduate business schools including Yale, IE, ESMT, Hass School of Business and EGADE.

Safety guidelines permitted, students can travel to partner schools for selected modules, take online courses and have the opportunity to travel to Asia and Europe for consultancy projects.

Also, with its highly regarded reputation, the school has 100-strong faculty members from around the world who are leading specialists in subjects spanning the core disciplines of business and management.

According to the Financial Times MBA Rankings 2019, within three years of graduating, EMBA students can see earnings rise by 68%. (Always a plus!)

As well as this, students can expect to make remarkable corporate connections and strong industry links both nationally and globally through an active network of over 4,000 MBA alumni and over 95,000 UCD business alumni globally. The scope for business opportunities, exchange of ideas and the means to learn more really is endless.

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Rather impressively, former graduates at UCD Smurfit School have been employed in world-leading companies like McKinsey, Microsoft, Google, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Accenture, Aer Lingus, 3M, Liberty Insurance and Amazon, to name but a few.

In the pipeline, and also incredibly worthwhile, is the school’s Virtual MBA Open Event on Saturday, January 30, where you’ll have the chance to gain unique insights into Smurfit MBA programmes with a Taste MBA Lecture, a Thought Leadership Panel Discussion, and admissions tips and guidance for applying. Find out everything you need here.

So, whatever you do, don’t miss out on the MBA Open Event and this unbelievable scholarship opportunity that can further your career prospects. The experience will undoubtedly leave you more confident, accomplished and skilled to tackle problems head-on. This will empower you to create positive solutions in your future business role, not to mention a career brimming with opportunity for further success!

For full details on the MBA Scholarship in association with UCD Smurfit School, click here.

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