MBA Experience Day 2021

Join our virtual MBA Experience Day on November 20th to gain a real insight into Ireland's leading MBA Programme. Register below to secure your place.

The globally-ranked Smurfit MBA provides an unequalled opportunity to unlock and develop your leadership potential, accelerate your career and build your global network. On Saturday morning 20th November 2021, UCD Smurfit School will host a virtual event for prospective MBA participants.

Date:  Saturday 20th November 2021
Time:  9.30am - 12pm (local Irish Time)

This virtual event will be hosted via Zoom. Please register below to receive your link to join.


Attendees will have the chance to learn about our range of MBA Programme options, experience an MBA taster lecture and learn about the MBA careers service with an alumni panel discussion. Our Admissions and MBA Programme teams will be on hand to answer any questions you might have. If you are considering an MBA, then this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Event Schedule




Welcome & Agenda
Edel O'Leary, Senior Manager MBA Programmes


Overview of UCD Smurfit MBA Programmes
Why should you undertake the Smurfit MBA?
Edel O'Leary, Senior Manager MBA Programmes


MBA Taste Lecture with Economist & MBA Lecturer Jim Power



Careers Panel Discussion

Moderated by Mark Davies, Careers Manager, featuring MBA Alumni. Followed by Q&A.

- Peter Condon, FTMBA 2018, Partner Delivery Manager at Qualtrics 

- Ruth Hughes, General Manager - Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe and Mediterranean markets at Kellogg Company

- Guarav Bansal,  Senior Manager at Accenture 


Which MBA is right for me?

MBA Admissions & Scholarships, Jessica Dowling, MBA Admissiosn Manager


Final Q&A Session



 Schedule is subject to change

Meet our Speakers

Join our MBA Experience Day to virtually meet some of the people who will underpin your exciting educational journey at UCD Smurfit School.  Here are some of the leading faculty, staff and alumni you will meet:

Mark Davies

Mark Davies

Careers Manager

Gaurav Bansal

Gaurav Bansal

EMBA 2018, Accenture

Jessica Dowling

Jessica Dowling

MBA Admissions Manager

Ruth Hughes

Ruth Hughes

EMBA 2018, Kellogg Company

Edel O'Leary

Edel O'Leary

Senior Manager, MBA Programmes

Jim Power

Jim Power

Economist & MBA Lecturer

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