NUI Galway MBA Wins Prestigious National Competition

Monday, 25 June 2012

NUI Galway students Mike Parkinson, Myles McHugh, Suzanne Ryan, Ahswin Kher and Roger Sweetman
NUI Galway students Mike Parkinson, Myles McHugh, Suzanne Ryan, Ahswin Kher and Roger Sweetman

A team from the NUI Galway Executive MBA class were announced All-Ireland Champions of the MBA Association of Ireland National Strategy Competition 2012, held at the weekend. Organised by the MBA Association of Ireland, the competition is open to all MBA programmes across Ireland. The win follows NUI Galway’s success in 2010, when it last entered the competition. 

The winning team included: Myles McHugh and Suzanne Ryan from Galway City; Mike Parkinson from Ardrahan, Co. Galway; Ashwin Kher from Balla, Co. Mayo; and Roger Sweetman from Galway City.

“This excellent achievement is testament to the quality of teaching on the programme and I would like to congratulate all involved in teaching the 2010-2012 MBA class”, said Dr Emer Mulligan, Head of the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway. 

Many of the best business schools across Ireland took part in the competition including UCC and the Smurfit Graduate School at UCD. The competition required the team to prepare a strategic analysis and presentation on a Harvard Business Case (eBay, Inc and Amazon.com) over four hours and then present to a panel of judges. 

Commenting on the win Dr Alma McCarthy, MBA Programme Director at NUI Galway, said: “The NUI Galway Executive MBA curriculum has a very strong focus on strategy and prepares students to excel as business and strategy analysts. Winning the MBAAI National Strategy Forum Competition 2012 reinforces the excellent teaching and learning standards provided to students on our programme.”

Further information on the Executive MBA at NUI Galway is available at http://www.cairnes.nuigalway.ie/mba/.

ENDS

Keywords: Press

Author: Marketing and Communications Office, NUI Galway
« Back