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Looking for the next step in your career? Find out how an MBA can open up your options

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14th Feb 2023
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Looking for the next step in your career? Find out how an MBA can open up your options

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has MBA options to suit all kinds of people, and the IMAGE x UCD MBA Scholarship, worth up to €36,760, is the perfect opportunity to help you make a change.

Whether you want to elevate your skills within your current sector or are planning a career shift, an MBA at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School provides you not only with invaluable knowledge and expertise, but also a vast network of contacts in every sector imaginable.

There are options to suit different lifestyles, whether you want to take a year out for study or fit it part-time around other commitments.

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UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is also delighted to partner with IMAGE in offering one MBA Scholarship to a female candidate to cover up to 100% tuition fees for a choice of the full-time MBA, or the Modular Executive part-time MBA. Valued up to €36,760, the selected scholar will commence their course in August 2023.

Full-Time MBA

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The full-time Smurfit MBA is an intensive, one-year programme designed to develop global business leaders from any discipline and across all industry sectors. Ideal for those looking to make a career change, as well as those who thrive with regular interaction with peers and lecturers. It also provides many networking opportunities, as well as career support and coaching.

Modular Executive MBA

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This part-time option is completed over 24 months. Each module involves two on-campus days and four hours online delivery, combined with a high level of independent study, meaning it is ideal for those who want to fit it around existing work or other commitments.

It also has the benefit of allowing you to apply what you are learning immediately, as you continue in your current role, while still providing access to a vast alumni network.

Learn more

If you’re interested and want to learn more, don’t miss the MBA Information Session on Tuesday Feb 21 from 7 – 8.30pm, hosted at UCD Smurfit School.

The event will feature an overview of Smurfit MBA Programmes with MBA Programmes Academic Director Associate Professor Ciaran Heavey, followed by an MBA Taste Lecture delivered by Ashley Hughes, Assistant Professor Of Management.

MBA Careers Manager Bernie Burke will lead a careers panel discussion with MBA alumni, who will share their experiences of the Smurfit MBA and highlight the importance and impact of the MBA on their professional and personal progression.

The event will also include an MBA Admissions session on the topic of preparing for the GMAT or EA, which are required to secure a place on a Smurfit MBA programme. The GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) is a four-hour test which examines writing skills, mathematical reasoning, and integrated and verbal reasoning. The Executive Assessment (EA) is a 90-minute exam similar to the GMAT.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the MBA team and to mingle with attendees at the post event wine and canapes reception. Campus tours are available on the evening.

For full details and to register for the event, click here.

How to apply

To apply for the IMAGE x UCD MBA Scholarship, and see the relevant Terms and Conditions, click here. The deadline for applications for this Scholarship is April 30, 2023.