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To apply for this programme, please contact a member of our team on +353 1 716 8889, email exec.dev@ucd.ie

A completed application form, digital photograph and copy of transcripts for all university-level degrees (if applicable and excluding those taken at UCD) will be required. A telephone interview with the Programme Director will form part of the application process.

Participants should hold a primary degree or equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will also be given to applicants who do not hold a primary degree but whose depth of industry/organisational experience, deems them suitable participants.

The diploma programme is demanding and participants should be free of other responsibilities on the days of the workshops. 100% attendance is required.

2017 Tuition Fees

The fee for the 2017 intake of €7,750 or €7,363* (*UCD Business Alumni discount) is a comprehensive cost that includes your tuition, all course-related materials, lunches and refreshments while on campus, access to the UCD Libraries etc. There are no additional overheads to be incurred. We offer staged payments and there is no interest charged for choosing this option.

Tax relief is available on tuition fees for participants who wish to self-fund. Please see www.revenue.ie for further information on how to apply for this relief. All decisions on individual tax relief requests are subject to the discretion of the Revenue Commissioners.

On successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded the Professional Diploma in Strategic Growth (Biotech & Pharma) by UCD Smurfit Executive Development (30 credits at NFQ Level 9). This diploma forms part of the MSc in Business (Leadership and Management Practice) Pathway.

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