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DCU Business School and the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) are proud to announce the renewal of their scholarship partnership for 2018/2019. The scholarships are jointly funded between DCU Business School and the GPA and offer financial assistance to GPA members to undertake DCU’s Executive MBA and Masters programmes.

Past recipients of the Executive MBA Scholarships include Fermanagh’s Chris Breen, Leitrim’s Rob Lowe, Westmeath’s David O’Shaughnessy, Kilkenny hurling star Richie Hogan, Dublin’s Denis Bastick and James McCarthy and former All-Ireland winners Jason Sherlock (Dublin) and Justin McNulty (Armagh).

Mayo veteran Barry Moran and Down footballer Conor McGinn are the latest inter-county players to be awarded scholarships for the prestigious DCU Business School MBA, awarded scholarships in 2017/2018.

Dublin hurler Cian Boland (MSc Digital Marketing), Waterford dual player Donal Breathnach and Sligo footballer Cian Breheny, both MSc Business Management, were all awarded Masters scholarships in 2017/2018.

You can read about the experiences of current MBA student Bryan Murphy as a GPA scholar at DCU Business School, here: http://dcubsblog.dcu.ie/gpa-scholar-bryan-murphy-mba-experience/

DCU has a global reputation as Ireland’s University of Enterprise, known for its strong links between academic, research and industry partners. DCU Business School proactively contributes to the development of individuals, industry and society  and is recognised nationally and internationally for the first-class quality of its business education programmes.

The Executive MBA programme is gradireland’s Postgraduate Course of the Year for 2018 in the business and finance category. The MSc in Management is also ranked in the top 100 in Europe by the prestigious Financial Times.

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GPA and DCU 2017 launch

The Dean of DCU Business School Professor Anne Sinnott commented “we are delighted to renew our partnership with the GPA. Many of our previous scholarship recipients have achieved great success in their programmes, their careers and on the playing field and we are very proud of them. The GPA/WPA scholars join our world-class programmes along with students from around the world and will no doubt contribute enormously to these programmes”


Information for GPA players considering applying for a scholarship:

Applications should be emailed to Caroline Enright, Senior Communications Officer at DCU Business School at caroline.enright@dcu.ie with the subject marked ‘GPA DCU Scholarship Application.’ This email should have a personal statement attached, which should be no more than one A4 page in length. It should outline why the applicant is interested in applying for this programme, what they believe they will gain from the programme and what skills and attributes they can bring to a masters classroom. Applicants should also enclose their CV. The deadline for this scholarship is June 28th 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

See business.dcu.ie for more information on courses and https://www.gaelicplayers.com/ for further information on GPA scholarships.

If you need further information, please contact Noel Connors, GPA Player Engagement Officer – Education at noel@gaelicplayers.com

It’s always been in you, that natural ambition to succeed.

So when it comes to choosing the right Business School for your Masters, you’ll need a university bursting with ambition for your future.

At DCU Business School, we’re placed in the top 5% in the world with our AACSB accreditation, getting our students ready for success. We’ve also been the longest running provider of some of the leading postgraduate programmes in Ireland, building a strong reputation in the industry.

If you’re looking to open doors to new knowledge, career and business opportunities, we’ve got the ambition to get you there.

We offer a range of full time Masters for business and non-business graduates. View full programme details here.

Join us on the 19th of April to meet with current students, alumni and faculty to answer all your queries about our Postgraduate Programmes and find out why you should choose DCU for your Masters. 

Register to attend by clicking here.

DCU Business School is delighted to announce that it has been ranked for the first time by the Financial Times.

The ranking, which places the MSc in Management among the top 90 in the world, makes  DCU the youngest university to feature. As the Financial Times is considered one of the leading ranking system for business programmes it is a very significant achievement and another international endorsement of DCU’s quality as a young, dynamic university.

The MSc in Management at DCU is a well established programme with a reputation for excellent career development and already has a large community of successful alumni. It is renowned for its innovation and its creative approach to the postgraduate learning experience as seen in its multi-project Next Generation Management and the Practicum industry project.

Professor Anne Sinnott, Executive Dean of DCU Business School puts the success down to DCU Business School’s innovative approach to teaching and extensive industry links, “The ranking indicates that we are placed among the top universities in the world which deliver an MSc in Management Programme and further confirms our position as an innovative and quality business school, which prepares our graduates to be work-ready.

This success also highlights the strong relationship between DCU Business School and its alumni as their endorsement was critical to this outcome.

DCU Business School is accredited by the AACSB which is the leading international accrediting body for Business Schools and the Financial Times MSc in Management ranking is another acknowledgement of the quality and success of its programmes and graduates.

For more information about the MSc in Management click here.

Congratulations to Doireann Sheelan, a DCU Executive MBA student, who received a Special Award for her individual contribution at the recent MBA Association of Ireland Strategy Challenge competition, held recently at Waterford Institute of Technology.

Doireann was part of team, with fellow Executive MBA Students Kalum King, Neil Curran and James Cannon, who presented on the case study “Turkish Airlines – Widen Your World”. While they did not win the competition (the prize went to WIT) they acquitted themselves admirably receiving great praise from the judges for the depth of their analysis.

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DCU Executive MBA Team (Kalum King, Neil Curran and James Cannon)

This annual competition, hosted by the MBA Association of Ireland (MBAAI), attracts entrants from all the universities and institutes of technology in Ireland that run MBA programmes. Peter McNamara, Professor of Management & Head of School at NUI Maynooth, and Chairperson of the competition, commented: “All four of the teams did a very good job of analysing the case and making recommendations, especially under considerable time pressure.”

The DCU Executive MBA is now recruiting ambitious participants for September 2016.

For more information, visit postgrad.dcu.ie/mba or  email mba@dcu.ie.

 

Pictured is the DCU MBA team with the MBA Association of Ireland President Alacoque McMenamin,

Congratulations to all DCU Business School students receiving their exam results today!

If you are yet to check your results, they can be found at: https://www.examresults.dcu.ie/

On your results page, each transcript will include a grade next to each module which conforms to a particular Result Code i.e P for Pass, F for Fail etc. You will find a glossary of all the Result Codes and what they indicate at the bottom of your results page.

If you have failed an exam, don’t panic! To register for your re-sit exams, a link will be provided on your Student Apps page under ‘My Details’ from 27 June. Registry also have a link with all the relevant information at https://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/resits.shtml The re-sit exam period is scheduled to take place from the 8th until the 20th of August inclusive. For more information around important dates see DCU’s academic calendar.

If you have questions or would like to discuss any of the results you receive, two days have been designated whereby you may sit down with the relevant lecturer and your exam paper to discuss your marks. These consultation days are Thursday June 23th and Friday June 24th. If you wish to do this, you should email your lecturer as soon as possible to arrange a meeting with them. Some lecturers may have a feature on loop which you can schedule a consultation day pertaining to the module. Forms for appealing results can be found here.

Only those undergraduate students who have completed their final year will receive a physical transcript in the post, while all others will receive ETranscripts. All postgraduate students will receive a transcript where you have an overall final result for your programme. E-transcripts will be available from your Student Apps page under the link ‘Digital’, one week from the release of your results. If you wish to receive a physical copy of your transcript, you can email Registry at registry@dcu.ie, or by calling into the Registry Office in The Street in the Henry Grattan Building. Physical transcripts cost EUR5 for one year or EUR15 for a full set including all years.

If you have successfully passed your exams and you are not sure yet where to go next, why not consider carrying out a Masters in DCU Business School? Click here for more information on DCU Business School Masters programmes. If you’re ready to hit the working world, check out our Job Hunting Tips to help you kick off the next chapter!

DCU Business School MSDM (Masters in Digital Marketing) students recently went on the programme’s annual India trip. Read their third blog about their visit to Wipro:

On our last day in Bangalore, we got the opportunity to visit the Wipro headquarters in Bangalore India. We were greeted at the gate by two graduates who had recently started working with there. We were brought into a conference room and had various talks from different people in the different sectors of the company such as marketing, IT, management and HR. It was really great to gain some insights into the marketing that is performed by Wipro.

Worldwide, Wipro employs over 170,000 people. Between the two campuses in Bangalore over 20,000 people are employed. The campus itself was extremely impressive. It had a number of restaurants, a gym, many different offices, a swimming pool and also. a butterfly garden where he said that they encourage their employees to go for a short time each day to reflect and relax Our guide brought us on a tour and described the working environment to us. The campus is open 24-hours a day with a rotation of employees working at various times throughout the day.

Shortly after our tour of the campus we were brought to was the ‘Technovation Centre’. This is where they develop and test their newest innovations. They first talked us through the process, then showed us some of the innovations they had been working on. They work a lot with virtual reality, sensor control, and advancing technology to make business easier. The first innovation we looked at was a floor map that was controlled by hand sensors. You could scroll through a map of a mall, search for products you wanted for example, clothes, household items etc. and select them, they then popped up as an image which you could select then it would take you to the relevant store and show you a map based on where in the mall you currently where.

The next innovation we were shown was virtual reality glasses. Two members of DCU MSDM got the chance to try them out. The setting was a store where you could select items to put in your basket then bring to the checkout. They are working with stores to develop a virtual world of the store and enable customers to shop like this in the future. The next innovation we were shown was a phone app that allowed you to scan the content of a box and project a 3D image of the contents so you could see actually size and dimensions.

After the technovation centre, we went back to the first conference centre where they had kindly put on a high tea for us. It was great and we got the opportunity to get to know the recent graduates. Over all the industry visit to Wipro was a fantastic trip that gave us the opportunity to learn about Wipro as a business and was also a great opportunity to network.

MSDM Wipro Bangalore

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Give yourself the competitive advantage with DCU Business School. If you want to take your career to the next level, DCU Business School has the part-time postgraduate programme to help you realise your full potential. Part-time study is a very efficient way of raising and updating your skills while keeping your foot firmly in the professional world.

Our part time programmes are tailored for those who want to continue working while studying and usually involve committing a number of afternoons or evenings each week to attend classes or lectures. Undertaking a part-time postgraduate course can be of great benefit to personal and professional development as well as for career progression.

We are currently accepting applications for September 2016 via the Postgraduate Applications Centre (www.pac.ie/dcu) for the following part-time postgraduate programmes:

For details on our full-time postgraduate programmes, please click here.

 

DCU Business School MSDM (Masters in Digital Marketing) students recently went on the programme’s annual trip to India. Read their second blog about their ‘Industry Day’:

As part of our MSDM trip to Bangalore we got the opportunity to visit IBM Bangalore and also Christ University. These industry visits gave us a great opportunity for networking and also to learn what it is like to do business in Bangalore. Our first industry visit of the trip was to IBM. In IBM we got the opportunity to visit the data centre and also gain some insights into cloud computing in IBM. This was very interesting for us and gave us the opportunity to learn about the power of cloud computing and that latest cloud computing technology.

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Our next stop was to Christ University in Bangalore. Here we were invited to a conference called Unlearn Digital Marketing. We started off the day with an introduction and were welcomed to the University. Our own lecturer Graham Hunt was then invited to speak at the conference. He spoke digital marketing and how it operates in Ireland. After this we then gained some great insights into the differences in how digital marketing works in India.

A panel discussion was next where the floor was opened up for different questions. Some of the different questions that were asked were do with different digital marketing tactics that can be used in start ups, how to deal with ad blockers, the power of periscope and  much more. This was an opportunity for us to understand the differences in digital marketing in India.

Unlearn Digital Marketing

After the panel discussion the MSDM class were all asked up on stage to introduce themselves and to tell the indian students about MSDM. We were also asked to speak about our experience in India and were then presented with a gift for visiting the university. After this we got the opportunity to network with the indian students and learn about the different courses that they were studying. We finished off the day with dinner with the alumni of Christ University.

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DCU Business School MSDM (Masters in Digital Marketing) students recently went on the programme’s annual trip to India. Read their first blog – a day by day account of what to expect on the India trip.

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Day 1

Our first involved a lot if travel. We met at Dublin Airport and our first stop was Dubai. Here we grabbed a quick McDonalds and then it was onto Bangalore. We were staying at IIM Bangalore and we once we arrived we just did a quick change and then headed straight to brunch at Leela Palace. Traveling to Leela Palace was our first rickshaw experience and an experience it was! We arrived a Leela Palace for brunch which was fabulous. We headed back to IIM after brunch and had a tour of the campus. Then it was off to bed before a busy second day.

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Day 2: Tour of Bangalore

Our second day involved a tour of Bangalore. Here we got to visit lots of tourist attractions like the Bull Temple, Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, the silk emporium and also the Bangalore Palace. The highlight of the day was seeing the monkeys in the botanical gardens and also Bangalore Palace. Later on that evening we got to attend a traditional Indian Concert on the campus and then headed off to dinner at Barbeque Nation.

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Day 3: Republic Day/ Free Day

Our third day in Bangalore was Republic Day. This is a national Indian holiday and we were invited to a ceremony on campus in IIM to celebrate. This was a great experience. After this we headed into the city. As it was Republic there was lots of parades and festivities on. We headed to UB City Mall for something to eat and then went to Cubbn Park. This park had some amusements such as the tea cups and rollercoaster. We then headed off to the markets and bought endless scarfs and touristy bits. Dinner tonight was at Punjabi by Nature which was lovely and the cocktails were lovely.

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Day 4: Trip to Mysore

Our fourth day we took a day trip to Mysore. This involved getting up very early – 6.30am. Our first stop was Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace. This was a lovely palace on the way to Mysore. We then headed to Mysore Palace and this literally took our breathe away. It was stunning. We took a tour of the palace here and took lots of photos along the way. We also got to take an elephant ride. Next stop was some markets for some shopping. Here we all got to try on saree’s (which some of us ended up buying). We them got henna tattoos and headed for our last stop which was Chamundi Hill before we headed home.

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Day 5: Industry Day

Day five in India was our Industry Day. Here we got to visit IBM Bangaore and also Christ University. In IBM we got to visit the data centre and also got a presentation on cloud computing. This was a great opportunity for us. We then headed for Christ University to attend the ‘Unlearn Digital Marketing’ conference. This was organised by the web marketing academy and was a great opportunity to network and meet some of the Indian students. We then headed out for dinner to Loft 38 with some of the lecturers and students from the web marketing academy.

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Day 6

Our last day in Bangalore we had a workshop on doing business in India in IIM. This was very interesting and we got the opportunity to learn the differences between doing business in Ireland and in India. We then headed to commercial street to the markets for some last minute shopping. Up next was an industry visit to Wipro. This was a great experience and we all really enjoyed getting to visit the innovation centre. Here we got to see all the latest technologies. We then headed for dinner in Toscano in UB City Mall. After this we went to the Skybar at UB City Mall for a few drinks.

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Day 7

Travel Home!

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DCU Business School MSDM (Masters in Digital Marketing) students recently went on the programme’s annual trip to India. Keep an eye out over the coming weeks when they will be sharing their experience of the trip by providing tips, informative blogs and photos.

Check out the trip video made by MSDM students:


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