About our modules abroad


Yvonne

Yvonne Comer |   European Multicultural Experience in Leuven

Set in the historically rich city of Leuven, with it's gothic architecture, ornate buildings with lace-like designs, this module was developed in conjunction with the Institute for Ireland in Leuven. There were varied and interesting speakers on everything from cross-cultural communication, economics, innovation, and managing intrapreneurs, combined with visits to the European Parliament, Mercedes Benz in Maastricht, VKW in Hasselt and the Aachen Industrie and Handelskammer, and a very pleasant fire-side chat with an EU speech writer who gave us an insight into the minds of the politicians that we elect to represent us. After some very long days, the class retired to the Oude Markt to partake in local traditions, make the most of the great weather, and get to know one another better in an informal environment. After all, the MBA provides you the chance to make some lifelong friends who will accomplish great things over their careers in business, and what a stunning location in which to establish the foundations of these friendships.
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Ashling

Ashling Heaney |   MBA Participant in London Trip: Systems for Team Empowerment

Systems for Team Empowerment was engaging and involved a huge amount of creativity and fun. The trip to London was the highlight of the module. We spent two days in the offices of Schneider Electric in Victoria, where leaders of a number of different departments provided us with their own insights on Team Empowerment through the lens of our reading materials, as well as sharing their own personal experience. We had some lively Q&A sessions as part of this. We also received guidance on how to approach our assignments, and were given the chance to pitch our research proposals. This was a fantastic opportunity, as it allowed us to frame our assignment in a way that we knew would be valid and meaningful. We were also given ample time to work within our assignment groups, which helped us to form a shared vision of the best course of action to take. At the end of the trip, we were brought on a "Mystery Tour" across London, where we got to learn about systems for empowerment in a real historical context. Last, but not least, the trip to London provided a fantastic opportunity for team bonding and building.
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Alan

Alan Mulhall |   European Multicultural Experience Trip to Leuven

I found the Leuven trip to be very interesting from the point of view of seeing how organisations in such a central geographical location use the diverse cultures of their employees to stimulate intrapreneurship. It was evident from the presentations the pride that organisations such as IMEC and Mercedes-Benz have in their employees being from different countries, cultures and ethnic backgrounds. They ensure these employees have an environment in which their ideas can be shared and developed.
Tony

Tony McCarthy |   Supply Chain Director, Medtronic

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.
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About the MBA programme


Mike

Mike Parkinson |   Operational Excellence Lead, Transitions Optical Asia

Most organisations see it as an advantage. The knowledge you build as part of the learning process not only influences others and makes you more effective, but it also gives you more confidence and helps set yourself apart from the crowd.”
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Ruth

Ruth Kiely |   Physiotherapist

I started my own physiotherapy business in 2004, and as the business developed I realized I needed to develop skills that were not part of my professional training in particular in the areas of management, marketing and IT. I chose the Executive MBA because it offered the full range of disciplines that I needed. With the knowledge gained I have been able to install a software system which allows us to manage all aspects of our business more effectively and efficiently thus giving us a competitive advantage. Highlights from the EMBA programme include the International Study Trip to Fordham University, USA as well as participating and completing the Inter Disciplinary Company Project in the second year. Both are very unique experiences that are offered by this EMBA which has allowed for consolidation of knowledge and skills as well as highlighting possible opportunities for the future
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Eileen

Eileen Sweeney |   Marketing Manager, Americas with Aerogen, Chicago, USA

I continue to use my MBA as a reference point when developing and executing company strategy. For me the MBA acted as a springboard for my career. It consolidated my work experience into a recognizable entity.
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Dominica

Dominica Moran |   International Marketing Executive

The MBA in NUI Galway offers a more personal MBA experience than other programmes/universities as the class size is small and intimate. The diverse composition of the class included a wide range of professionals with vast job experiences and industry backgrounds. This enriched the learning in the class, challenged our thinking and broadened our views. The course offering is diverse and offers a wide range of subjects which include accounting, marketing, human resources, management and many others. The assignments were challenging but promoted critical thinking which I believe is important in building a skill set that is applicable to many career paths in today’s global environment. This, along with learning the cutting edge business insights from the lectures and sharing real life practical examples with classmates helped me gain tremendous knowledge of many facets of business. My MBA experience has been life changing and inspirational as I have since changed my career path into Marketing, an area which I thoroughly enjoy.
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