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Alumni Insights

Our Alumni are the ultimate ambassadors of the UCD Smurfit School learning experience. They provide the most concrete proof of the excellence that typifies our School. Watch the video below to find out more from alumni of the MSc in Food Business Strategy and the key role it has played in their career progression.  Or visit our MSc Alumni Stories page and Video Gallery to learn even more about the experiences of our graduates.



Romy Bolger

Romy Bolger, MSc in Food Business Strategy 2019, Marketing Executive at Arvum Group

The MSc in Food Business Strategy gave me a theoretical and practical insight into global issues facing the food sector and the diversity within the Masters led me to discover my passion for marketing within the agri-food sector. The content is built around real life challenges and ideas, utilising case studies and guest presentations to bring industry into the classroom. The capstone project completed over two semesters has become a focal point in interviews I have done since completing my studies. This marketing project gave me the confidence I needed to focus my career in the area. I highly recommend this degree to anyone looking to benefit from a well-rounded curriculum, industry lecturers, and a uniquely diverse environment.

Gillian Willis

Gillian Willis, MSc in Food Business Strategy 2015, Small Business Development Manager Bord Bia/Irish Food Board

My experience was one of huge growth and development not only on an academic level, but on a personal one. I wanted to further my knowledge of the Irish food industry, and also the global one. Since graduating, I have held global positions with Burger King and Tim Hortons, returning to Ireland to join Bord Bia. I still implement the tools I learnt on a daily basis.

Cliodhna Buckley, Warehouse and Final Packaging Lead at TINE Ireland Ltd
MSc Food Business Strategy 2015

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UCD Business Alumni comprises a global network of over 98,000 graduates in over 100 countries. The key focus of UCD Business Alumni is to help our business graduates keep in touch with colleagues, classmates, academics and the wider business community through a range of alumni activities and supports. Our goal is to create a strong alumni community and network, with the school as the focal point.  We are focused on building a life-long mutually beneficial relationship with graduates to ensure that they are constantly informed and engaged through regular events, reunions and communications. 

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