Women on the MBA: Utilising an MBA to accelerate your career

This event took place on 21st April 2021.  You can view a recording of the virtual event at the link below.

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Event Overview

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 April 21st UCD Smurfit School will host a panel discussion specifically for women interested in undertaking an MBA. Chaired by Dr. Orla Byrne, Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship on the Smurfit MBA, panellists will include current MBA students and alumni who will share their experiences and highlight the importance and impact of the MBA on their professional and personal progression.




Date: Wednesday 21st April 2021

Time: 7pm - 8.30pm (local Irish Time)

Location: Virtual event hosted via zoom

UCD Smurfit School is once again partnering with Image Magazine to offer one female candidate a full MBA scholarship to join our MBA in August 2021. If you are considering an MBA, then this event is an opportunity not to be missed. 

Event Schedule




Welcome Address

Welcome Address from Prof Gerardine Doyle, Associate Dean UCD College of Business & Director UCD Smurfit School


Agenda & Overview of UCD Smurfit MBA Programmes 

Sophie Carey, Senior Manager MBA Programmes UCD Smurfit School


MBA Admissions & Scholarships

Jessica Dowling, MBA Admissions Manager


Panel Discussion: Empowering Career Journeys - The role of an MBA in personal and career development  

  • Chair Dr Orla Byrne, Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship
  • Cailtin Mc Bride  - Media & Communications Specialist, current MBA student and IMAGE scholar
  • Dr Danielle Courtney - Medical Doctor, EMBA alumna and IMAGE scholar
  • Susannah Morris - Business Analytics at ION, current EMBA student
  • Micaela Connery - Founder & CEO The Kelsey, MBA alumna


Q&A Session



Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Meet our Speakers

Join this event 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, students and alumni that you will meet:

Prof Gerardine Doyle

Prof Gerardine Doyle

Director, UCD Smurfit School

Sophie Carey

Sophie Carey

Senior Manager, MBA Programmes

Jessica Dowling

Jessica Dowling

MBA Admissions Manager

Dr. Orla Byrne

Dr. Orla Byrne

Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship

Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

MBA Student, IMAGE Scholar

Dr. Danielle Courtney

Dr. Danielle Courtney

EMBA Alumna '20, IMAGE Scholar

Susannah Morris

Susannah Morris

EMBA Student

Micaela Connery

Micaela Connery

MBA Alumna '17

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