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New scholarship launches to support Ireland’s pandemic recovery

  • Date: Mon, Jul 12, 2021

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UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has launched four new scholarships for its full-time MBA programme to support in the recovery of Ireland’s economy. The scholarships are designed to support those who are in search of new leadership opportunities following the initial impact of the pandemic. Fifty-percent of the globally ranked, full-time MBA programme’s tuition fee will be covered for four eligible applicants.

“As we move into the next phase of our recovery from COVID-19, we are entering a new world. The future career paths that many people imagined have dramatically changed, however talent, drive and resilience remain,” said Professor Gerardine Doyle, Director of UCD Smurfit School and Associate Dean of UCD College of Business.

“As Ireland’s leading international business school we want to play an active role in supporting our country’s recovery through investing in the next generation of business leaders. To that end, UCD Smurfit School is offering four scholarships, covering fifty-percent of programme fees for our full-time MBA programme,” continued Professor Doyle.

“Our message is clear. We are investing in the future of Ireland, by investing in our scholars.”

The full-time MBA at the UCD Smurfit School presents an outstanding opportunity for professionals to enhance and deepen knowledge in areas such as business analysis, innovation and strategic leadership by learning from globally esteemed academics. Students are also provided with access to a dedicated leadership development programme that includes individual, team and organisational skills development, as well as access to a network of over 95,000 UCD Business alumni worldwide. The knowledge and access provided through these and other in-class learning and co-curricular experiences equips students with the skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Our ambition is that this investment will have a positive impact on Ireland’s recovery through the development of emerging business leaders. MBA programmes enhance critical thinking and leadership skills and the class of 2022 will have a critical role to play in a post-pandemic landscape.

“Over the last year, we witnessed first-hand how leaders evolved and shaped our future through innovating in sectors such as healthcare, retail, professional services, business and more,” continued Professor Doyle. “Now is the time for candidates with vision to enhance their leadership skills, to rethink, reinvent and create a better future for Ireland and their own careers.”

On average, 92% of MBA alumni are employed within three months of graduation and see an average growth in earnings of 77%.

We are encouraging candidates to apply now to take the next step in accelerating their careers. Learn more about the UCD Smurfit School full-time MBA and the ‘Supporting Ireland’s Recovery Scholarship’ here. Professionals from all disciplines are encouraged to apply before August 3rd, 2021. The scholarship offers fifty-percent funding for the 2021/22 academic year.

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