UCD Smurfit School and Bord Bia are seeking applications from ambitious executives with a minimum of 4 years experience who come from a broad range of specialist areas and who want to hone their skills in the area of business sustainability.
You will undertake overseas placements with some of the world’s leading global brands, while gaining an internationally recognised Masters.
We have assembled the world’s best food industry educators from business schools including Harvard, IMD, NYU Stern and UCD Smurfit School.
This is a full scholarship programme. All tuition fees are paid and, in addition, you receive a tax free bursary of €30,000 per 12 months (subject to confirmation)
Placements are overseas, at the headquarters of the world’s leading brand-owning firms. These have included: Starbucks, Nestle, Danone, McDonalds, Coca Cola, Subway, Ahold, Costco, Sainsbury’s, Five Guys, Diageo, Marks & Spencer, Mars, Tesco, Alibaba, Sodexo, Bidvest, Bunge, Pepsico, among others
Applications will open February-April 2023 with expected programme start month September 2023.
Fees + bursary paid
NFQ Level 9 / 90 ECTS*
Accredited / Credits
- Overseas placements with the world’s leading global brands
- Academic block release and professional skills training in Ireland
- Internationally-recognised Masters with UCD Smurfit Business School - MSc Business Sustainability
- Full tuition fees paid and bursary towards living expenses awarded
- Applications welcome from graduates with a minimum of 4 years’ experience
- Outstanding career prospects and professional development
While it is intended to offer 70 scholarship places in total UCD Smurfit School and Bord Bia reserve the right to offer scholarship places to more or less than the target of 70 places. It is hoped that 10 of these places will be offered on the MSc Business Sustainability with the remainder on the other three Bord Bia scholarships.
The Smurfit Experience
Top 50 Global Ranking
UCD Smurfit Executive Development has been ranked 1st in Ireland, 27th in Europe and 42nd in the world for its Open Enrolment programmes according to the prestigious 2020 Financial Times Executive Education Rankings. This year is our first year participating in the Customised programmes ranking, and we are delighted to announce we placed 85th globally and 47th in the European top 50. By offering a world-class range of customised, diploma and open enrolment programmes, Smurfit Executive Development helps executives and their organisations create new opportunities to drive growth and create value.