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Maria Keany

Maria Keany

Business Development Manager

To apply for this programme, please contact Maria Keany who would be delighted to discuss the application procedure with you further.

Programme is now full. Please request to be added to the wait list.

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. The interview helps determine whether the programme is the most appropriate educational solution for the applicant.

In general, participants must have at least 8 years of management experience and be referred by a senior executive within their organisation who is familiar with your role and responsibilities and can provide a detailed first-hand account. Leading a team within an organisation is a prerequisite - some modules are focused solely on working with teams, so if the participant is not leading a team, they won't be able to fully participate in or contribute to the programme. Moreover, participants must be open to critically examining and building upon their own approach to lead. Admission to the programme is a selective process based on professional achievement and organisational responsibility and a call with the Programme Director may form part of the application process.

Participants should also 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.

We would encourage you to check the module dates listed on the overview page to ensure your availability. If you do miss a module due to unexpected circumstances, there is no longer an option to take that module with another intake of the programme. You will be required to complete an additional assignment as well as the module assignment. Full details on the module assignment as well as the additional assignment will be shared with the participant.

2019 Tuition Fees

The fee for the 2019 intake of €10,200 or €9,690* (*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

Successful participants will be awarded a Professional Diploma in Leadership Development. This qualification is accredited and awarded by University College Dublin and valued at 30 credits. It is positioned at Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This diploma forms part of the MSc in Business (Leadership and Management Practice) Pathway

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