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.
Mac Dara Hosty
Executive MBA Student 2010–12
“Having made the decision to study an MBA programme, I set about deciding which MBA programme would be best and which programme was best suited to meet my needs. The NUI Galway Executive MBA scored highest on both counts. It has long been an ambition of mine to study in the US so the International Study Visit to Fordham University in New York was excellent and a great learning experience. The course content is quite varied and addresses many contemporary business issues. Coupled with that, the opportunity to apply the theory in real time through the applied consultancy project in Second Year is something I am really looking forward to. And, while I am only just completing the last semester, my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner!”
Finance Manager, Medtronic
"I completed the Executive MBA programme at NUI Galway in 2006 and I am glad to say that I found it a truly positive experience. The overall organisation of the programme, the quality of the lecturers and the stimulating discussions that took place among the group put the foundations in place that enabled me to take my career to the next level. Almost four years on, I can say without hesitation that I would not be where I am today if I had not taken two years out of what was a very busy life to participate in and complete this programme."