UCD Smurfit School and Bord Bia are now 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.
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
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, 24th in Europe and 43rd in the world for its Open Enrolment programmes according to the prestigious 2019 Financial Times Executive Education Rankings. In securing the 43rd place, it is the third consecutive year that Smurfit Executive Development has achieved a global top 50 ranking, rising five places from the 2018 ranking of 48th. By securing a top 25 ranking amongst European peers, UCD Smurfit Executive Development is one of only 10 business schools in the UK and Ireland to feature in the ranking.