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MSc Supply Chain & Account Management (in Retail & Foodservice)

Bord Bia Supply Chain & Procurement Programme

How to Apply

Applications are welcomed from all graduates. Some placements will require fluency in a second language (for example French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Japanese or Chinese.)

There are 10 places available on this programme and participants will be selected following a rigorous and exacting recruitment process. Interested participants must be available if selected to take part in the interview and assessment process in May 2023, and if successful must be ready to commence the programme in October 2023 (exact date TBC). A second round interview may be applicable.

If you have any queries about this  programme, please contact a member of our team on +17168053, email

To be eligible for the programme, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

AND Hold a primary degree with a 2.1 honours result from a recognised/ relevant third-level institution;

Have a min. of 2-3 years’ professional experience, ideally including a role(s) in: supply chain, commercial, retail management, business development/ sales; client management; marketing; key account management; project management; communications; consultancy; or similar;

Although fluency in certain foreign languages is beneficial, this is not an absolute requirement as there are also English speaking locations. Note: locations are subject to confirmation.


Participants on the programme have their tuition fees paid in full and, in addition, receive a bursary of €28,000 per 12 months during their time on the programme. (Bursary is approximate and depends on the location assigned).


An MSc in Supply Chain & Account Management (Retail & Foodservice) is awarded by UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School upon completion of the programme. This is a Level 9 NFQ qualification. 

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.

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