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MSc Global Business Practice

Bord Bia International Graduate Programme

How to Apply

Applications are welcomed from all graduates. Although fluency in a second language is not essential, some placements will require fluency in a second language (for example French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Japanese or Chinese).

There are up to 34 places available on this programme with applications opening Autumn 2024. Interested participants must be available if selected to take part in the interview and assessment centre process in early 2025, (attendance on one day is required - exact dates to be confirmed) and if successful must be ready to commence the programme in June 2025*. If you have any queries about this programme, please contact a member of our team by email at




AND Participants should hold a primary degree. Minimum 2.1.
Committed to a career in the Irish food, drink and agribusiness industry

Although fluency in certain foreign languages is required for particular markets this is not an absolute requirement as there are also English speaking locations. Fluency is required for markets such as French/German/Dutch/Spanish/Italian or Chinese. English speaking locations include: UK/USA/U.A.E. /Holland/Sweden. Note: locations are subject to confirmation.

Applications Open: Autumn 2024 (date tbc)
Applications Close: Autumn 2024 (date tbc)
Interviews: Spring 2025 (date tbc)
Programme Start: June 2025 (date tbc)

Successful entry onto the programme involves the completion of an application form, psychometric tests and an assessment centre. Upon completion of the application form, successful shortlisted candidates are invited to complete each subsequent phase of the selection process.

It is a requirement that the graduates are willing/able to live in a foreign country, and travel in-market.



Participants on the programme have their tuition fees paid in full and, in addition, receive a bursary of €22,800 – €25,800 per 12 months during their time on the programme. (Bursary is approximate and depends on the location assigned).

MSc Global Business Practice (Bord Bia) is awarded by UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School upon completion of the programme. This is a Level 9 NFQ qualification. 

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