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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 Human Resource Management 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.

Laura Kerin

Employer Relations Graduate at Ibec, MSc HRM 2022
"The MSc in Human Resource Management is one of the best, most comprehensive HR/IR courses available in the country. The outstanding value of this degree can be found in the exceptional support provided by staff, the incredible expertise of the lecturers, the diverse range of networking opportunities available to students, and the globally recognised reputation of the Smurfit School. I also enjoyed the opportunity to explore and tailor the degree to suit my interests. In addition, the learnings that I have gained from this degree, both practical and theoretical, have been instrumental in my career development post-graduation."

Lisa Higgins

People Experience Advisor at eBay, MSc Human Resource Management 2022
"Returning to education after nearly 10 years felt like a daunting task but the lecturers and staff at Smurfit streamlined my transition through their incredible support. The MSc opened many doors by exponentially expanding my HR network both in Ireland and abroad. It equipped me with vital knowledge of the ever-changing employment landscape in Ireland and provided international opportunities to take part in an exchange program with the Industrial and Labor Relations School, Cornell University in New York. The dynamic learning and network opportunities from the MSc is cultivating the next generation of HR leaders."

EmmaJane Byrne

Communications and HR Executive at Vodafone, MSc HRM 2022

"My undergraduate degree at UCD Quinn School of Business instilled a passion for HRM that led me to pursue an MSc in Human Resource Management at UCD Smurfit. You will learn about the changing world of work, including hybrid and remote work, diversity and inclusion agendas, employment law as well as the dynamic voluntary trade union scene in Ireland. Modules are seamlessly integrated to prepare you for excellence in HR, employment relations, strategic management, and so much more as you embark upon your career. The programme will not only provide you with in-depth learning, but also give you a chance to make lifelong friends and academic colleagues who are truly excited about helping you thrive in the rapidly growing and in-demand field of human resources."

Ronan Fahy

MSc HRM 2020, MERC Partners/Spencer Stuart Award Recipient

"Coming from a non-business background, I wanted to find a highly reputable Masters that facilitated my transition into the practical and strategic realm of the business world. UCD Smurfit’s MSc in HRM was therefore a no-brainer as it more than catered for this need, boasting a prospectus of practical modules and reputable lecturers covering the entire breadth of the field. I recommend this course to any opportunistic individual seeking to surpass their own personal goals and aspirations."

Vivienne Kenny

MSc HRM 2021, Senior Consultant at Deloitte

“The MSc in Human Resource Management provides the perfect blend of academic and practical insight into the areas of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. Delivered by outstanding lecturers, this course is perfect for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the people side of business - an increasingly important area for organisations.”

Colm Godfrey

MSc HRM 2017, Manager at EY

“The MSc in Human Resource Management provided me with incredible practical and strategic knowledge of human resources, industrial relations and employment relations, while ensuring that I was prepared for one of the most exciting career pathways. I made some amazing friends on this course, and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in where businesses intersect with people.”

UCD Business Alumni Network

UCD Business Alumni comprises a global network of over 100,000 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. 

Find out more about the UCD Business Alumni Network and how you can become involved.

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