NUI Galway MBA wins Prestigious National Competition
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
A team from the NUI Galway Executive MBA class are the proud winners of the MBA Association of Ireland National Strategy Competition 2012 held in DublinSaturday 23rd June. This is an outstanding achievement for the winning team, the Executive MBA programme, the School, and the University. The win follows NUI Galway’s success in 2010, when it last entered the competition. The winning team members are: Myles McHugh, Suzanne Ryan, Mike Parkinson, Ashwin Kher and Roger Sweetman.
“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 School.
Many of the best business schools on the Islandof Irelandtook part in the competition including the SmurfitGraduateSchoolat UCD and UCC. 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 by the NUI Galway team, Dr Alma McCarthy, MBA Programme Director stated that “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”.
Keywords: Economics, Management, Marketing
Executive MBA Student 2012-14
“I’ve been running my own physiotherapy business for eight years but I had no business training and wanted to gain skills in management, marketing and IT. I chose the Executive MBA because it offered the full range of disciplines that I needed and I felt that I could apply what I was learning directly to the business as I went along. Over the past year I have studied accounting for managers, management theories and looking at how technology can help business. All our systems at my company are computerised and I am now integrating those systems to get more leverage from the information we gather. We can look at our activities week on week and use our data more strategically. I have a summer elective in business negotiations and in Year 2 I will have the option to choose modules such as economics with Alan Ahearne. It was the calibre of the lecturing body that really drew me to this programme”.
Executive MBA Student 2010-12
“I selected the NUIG Executive MBA program because it offered me the opportunity to continue with my career and embark on my MBA education at the same time. This provided me the opportunity to apply the learning in my organization almost simultaneously. The program also offers access to a network of MBA students, alumni, faculty, and business leaders both local and international. Overall it has been a very positive experience”