Full-time MBA Pathways International Experiences
Earlier this year, students on the Full-time MBA programme visited Dublin and Amsterdam as part of their chosen Pathways on international experiences. This year Entrepreneurship Pathway students visited Dublin and Consultancy Pathway students visited Amsterdam. Students on the Technology Pathway will be visiting London on 10 June and attending London Tech Week events.
As part of the Dublin and Amsterdam visits, the first lecture in each pathway was given. The students also made visits to relevant businesses, in addition to some talks by academics of the two hosting business schools, Dublin Business School (DBS) and Amsterdam Business School (AMS). The visits were led by Dr Chris Williams, Consultancy Pathway Leader and Dr Joanna Berry, Entrepreneurship Pathway Leader.
Entrepreneurship Pathway - Dublin
Dr Joanna Berry said: “The trip to Dublin was jam packed with visits, lectures, talks and presentations from entrepreneurs and academics alike. Students got a little time to relax in Dublin’s centre in the evenings too!
Our time with Dublin Institute of Technology’s Professor Cooney on Entrepreneurship in minorities and disadvantaged communities was inspiring. We also met with Trinity College Dublin and spent half a day at the Guinness Enterprise Centre, where we were lucky enough to meet the founders of www.girlcrew.com, www.volograms.com and www.robeau.tech. Policy advice from Knowledge Transfer Ireland, Shirley McCay, the Director of Trade and Investment, Ireland, and Ireland’s Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation rounded off a busy visit, but we will be back!”
Consultancy Pathway - Amsterdam
Grace Hanratty, Full-time MBA student on the Consultancy Pathway, said: "The full-time MBA students that selected the Consultancy Pathway benefitted from a highly organised trip to Amsterdam Business School in early January. It was a great way to kick-start the new year and a fantastic setting for our first case study, providing valuable perspectives on management consultancy in practice: local, international, internal and external."
Another Full-time MBA student on the Consultancy Pathway, Sandra Alege, said: "The Consultancy Pathway trip this year was an added bonus to the course. We had an insightful day introducing us to what was to come throughout the remainder of the module. If you want to experience an action-packed day filled with real life insights from leading industry experts such as RWE and Tata, this pathway is for you!"