DCU Business School shortlisted for three Small Business Charter Excellence Awards
Dublin City University’s Business School has been shortlisted for three categories in the 2023 Small Business Charter Excellence Awards:
Outstanding Stakeholder category, DCU Business School, National Centre for Family Business – Ireland’s leading centre for research, education and engagement, supporting family firms to achieve continuity across generations. Founded in 2013, the centre’s commitment to its stakeholders is exemplified by its 2021-22 engagement campaign, based on a cross-border study entitled “Surviving a Crisis as a Family Business: An All-Island Study (2022). The study’s recommendations, co-created with 251 family business CEOs and employees, highlighted key strategies for managing crises as a family business.
Outstanding Support for Small Businesses category,DCU Business School, Centre for Executive and International Education (CEIE) highlighted the Go Global 4 Growth programme: an executive education programme that by its design has a positive impact on participating ambitious scaling SMEs. Started in 2017 as a partnership with Enterprise Ireland, the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets, the programme has supported 161 businesses and over 450 individuals through over 9 delivery cycles.
Outstanding Support for Student Enterprise and Entrepreneurship category, The Learning Innovation for Enterprise (LIFE) module – Supporting the LIFE of an Entrepreneurial Student – LIFE is a capstone enterprise education module for first- year undergraduate students at DCU Business School (~700 students). The annual DCU Hack4Change is a social innovation hackathon series involving Ireland’s leading social entrepreneurs
DCU, Ireland’s University of Enterprise, was the first designated Small Business Charter university on the island of Ireland (2017) and remains the only University in the Republic of Ireland to have Charter status. The award is in recognition of the effective role DCU plays in supporting the development of small and medium-sized businesses in Ireland and in promoting entrepreneurship among its students and within the Irish entrepreneurship ecosystem.
The winners will be announced at the Small Business Charter Summer Reception taking place on 22 June at the House of Lords.
Professor Dominic Elliott, DCU Business School shared
“Dublin City University Business School is delighted to see the Faculty shortlisted in three categories in the 2023 Small Business Charter Excellence Awards. This highlights the strength of the School’s close industry connections and our contribution within the Irish entrepreneurial ecosystem, as well as our broader engagement with both Irish and multinational enterprises. On behalf of the staff in the faculty, we are very much looking forward to the result on June 22nd.”
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