UCD Smurfit School and Bord Bia are now seeking applications from ambitious recent graduates who come from a broad range of undergraduate degrees and who want to develop their global food industry expertise.
You will undertake exciting overseas/Dublin industry placements with a Bord Bia office, while gaining an internationally recognised Postgraduate Diploma International Business.
This is a full scholarship programme. All tuition fees are paid and, in addition, you receive a tax free bursary of €22,800 – €25,800. Bursary is to cover people’s basic living costs per 12 months. (Bursary is approximate and depends on the location assigned).
This is a full-time Action Learning programme designed around six classroom-based modules. The programme will challenge participants through an exciting programme that includes block releases in Dublin, combined with industry placements.
On successful completion, graduates would have developed key competencies relevant to developing and implementing strategies for the Irish food/agribusiness industry. These competencies relate to export development strategies, building and using customer and market insights, marketing plan development and strategic marketing, delivering customer value propositions, global business in a digital context, logistics and supply chain management, and business sustainability.
June/ July 2019
Fees + bursary paid
NFQ Level 9 / 60 ECTS
Accredited / Credits
- Placement with a Bord Bia office in Dublin or overseas
- Academic block release in Dublin
- Internationally-recognised Postgraduate Diploma from UCD Michael Smurfit Business School – Postgraduate Diploma in International Business (Bord Bia International Graduates)
- Full tuition fees paid and bursary towards living expenses awarded
- Applications welcome from all graduates
- Outstanding career prospects and professional development
- Some placements require fluency in a second language
Placement of participants will be selected from Bord Bia locations which may include Dublin, New York, London, Dubai, Shanghai, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, Milan, Düsseldorf, Stockholm and Warsaw. A sample of locations are show and are subject to confirmation.
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 30 of these places will be offered on this programme.
The Smurfit Experience
Top 50 Global Ranking
We are currently ranked in the world’s top 50 open enrolment executive education programmes in the highly prestigious Financial Times rankings. In jumping 21 places to 48th in the world, and 26th in Europe, we achieved the highest rankings increase year-on-year. We are the only provider in Ireland to feature in the highly respected Financial Times executive education open enrolment ranking, with only eight business schools in the UK making the list