Upcoming MBA Networking Seminar
Monday, 3 September 2012
Pictured at the recent Western Chapter of the MBA Association of Ireland (MBAAI)seminar entitled “The Importance of Networking” were Tim Regan, Suzanne Ryan (MBAAI West Chair), Liam Bluett (Speaker), Dr Alma McCarthy, Niamh Bray & MacDara Hosty
The role of Networking in business has been well known and it is seen as an essential skill for business managers today. However, the ability to network and how to effectively manage your networks are skills that evade some managers and business professionals.
The Western Chapter of the MBA Association of Ireland (MBAAI) addressed this issue in their seminar entitled “The Importance of Networking” recently held in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway. The seminar was delivered by Liam Bluett, MBA CIMA of the Ballybane Enterprise Centre. Liam (formerly Finance Director with Nortel Networks) who has in excess of thirty years experience in executive leadership provided tips and insights into successful networking.
This exciting seminar coincided with the launch of the local MBAAI programme of events for 2012/2013. The Western Chapter of the MBAAI have lined up an exciting array of events and opportunities for MBA graduates to connect and engage over the next twelve months. The number of MBA graduates based in the West of Ireland has been increasing and represents many business and industry leaders and innovators. The MBA Association of Ireland both locally and nationally provides a representative voice for those members and offers opportunities to meet and engage with other members both formally and informally.
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”