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Our alumni are business leaders and include top professionals in local and international companies across the globe.  Learn more about the MSc in Management as our Alumni share their stories and discuss the role that this Masters has played in their career progression.

Jeska Kroes

MSc Management 2022, Non-Consultant Hospital Doctor (NCHD) at the Health Service Executive (HSE)

I was nervous before starting the course, as I had no business background. But this was also what initially attracted me to the course: it really was a wonderful “crash course” in business management, with subjects ranging from the more technical corporate finance, to the more philosophical such as global strategy, teaching not only practical skills but also new ways of thinking. Furthermore, the format of the course (along with the support from academic staff) allowed me to pursue further studies, while continuing in my role as mother and medical doctor. I am excited to see how this degree enables me as I pursue new avenues in my career.


Arthur Santos

MSc Management 2021, Global Communications Lead for Microsoft Azure at Designit

After moving to Ireland and restarting my career almost from scratch, I developed an interest in management. My goal to bring my career to the next level led me to starting the MSc Management at UCD Smurfit. I chose UCD Smurfit because of its reputation as one of the leading graduate business schools in Europe, and the course provided me with relevant management knowledge I needed to develop professionally. The part-time programme allowed me to continue working full-time with minimal disruption to my work life. Completing the course during a global pandemic may have been tough at times, but UCD offered all the support it could to help me succeed. Since I finished the course, I have been able to launch a career in the tech industry, and I'm thrilled with all the opportunities that have arisen so far.

Aisling Mary Hogan

MSc Management 2020, Senior Clinical Consultant at Oracle

"I chose UCD Smurfit because of its fantastic reputation. The Masters in Management (part time) was the perfect masters for me as it meant I could study alongside working full time as a midwife. This course is aimed at students who have no prior business qualifications which suited me as my background is in nursing and midwifery. This masters has already opened up so many great opportunities for me, having progressed into a healthcare management role to now, working in healthcare consultancy. It has given me the confidence and skills to enhance my career."

Maria Chandy

MSc Management 2016, Assistant Manager at EY

"Having worked as a clinician in an acute healthcare unit for 10 years, I wanted to diversify, progress and transform my role within healthcare. I was looking for a comprehensive programme that would provide me with a strong background in business management and strategy. MSc Management provided me with exactly what I was looking for in a course and due to the nature of the programme I was able to pursue my studies while working. I greatly benefited from the structure of the programme and modules covered; gained a thorough understanding of business and management principles. I was able to build professional relationships and learn from like-minded people across different sectors. My role since has diversified and I have invariably been able to provide strategic value to the business needs."

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. 

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