UCD Smurfit School and Bord Bia are now seeking applications from ambitious executives with a minimum of 3 years experience who come from a broad range of specialist areas and who want to develop their expertise in the areas of supply chain, account management, retail and foodservice in the global food industry.
You will undertake overseas placements with some of the world’s leading global retail companies, 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 €28,000 per 12 months. (Bursary is approximate and depends on the location assigned).
With Brexit and other challenges currently facing the Irish food industry it has never been more crucial for industry practitioners to be well educated in one of the most important business and export channels - the international retail sector.
Placements are overseas, at the headquarters of the world’s leading retail and other food firms, such as Marks & Spencer, Sodexo, Sainsbury’s and Tesco among others.
Applications will open February-April 2023* with expected programme start month October 2023
Fees + bursary paid
NFQ Level 9 / 90 ECTS
Accredited / Credits
Top 50 Global Ranking
UCD Smurfit School Executive Development has been ranked 31st in the world in the 2022 Financial Times Executive Education Open Enrolment rankings, our highest ever placing in the prestigious rankings. Up 11 places from 42nd in the last rankings held in 2020, we are ranked 1st in Ireland, 19th in EU (Up from 27th in Europe in 2020) with an overall participant satisfaction rating at 9.09/10. The only Irish business school included, UCD Smurfit Executive Development recorded significant gains across all criteria, including being ranked 22nd for New Skills and Learning; 26th for Aims Achieved; and 30th for both Course Design and Teaching Materials. Find out more here.