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MSc International Marketing Practice

Bord Bia Marketing Fellowship Programme

How to Apply

Bord Bia and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School have commpleted recruitment for the 2023 intake.

There are approximately 20 places available on this programme. Interested participants must be available if selected to take part in the interview and assessment process in 2024/2025 - (exact dates to be confirmed) and if successful must be ready to commence the programme in 2025*

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

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

AND Participants should hold a primary degree. Minimum 2.1
A minimum of 2-3 years' experience working within a client-facing environment
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/Russian/Polish/Japanese/Korean or Chinese. English speaking locations include: UK/USA/U.A.E./Australia/Holland/Sweden. Note: locations are subject to confirmation.
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 successful applicants are willing/able to live in a foreign country, and travel in-market.
  • On completion of the programme successful applicants will become a valued member of the Bord Bia-UCD alumni network. By making this application you are, if successful, consenting to UCD/Bord Bia sending you information following your completion of the programme, such as food industry news, alumni events, and jobs sharing for the food industry.
  • For unsuccessful applicants UCD Michael Smurfit Business School may like to share details of other suitable programmes that may be of interest.
  • Data shared as part of your application may be shared with Bord Bia as joint data controller.

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 International Marketing Practice is awarded by UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School upon completion of the Fellowship programme. This is a Level 9 NFQ qualification. 

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