Having completed year one of the DIT MBA programme I can safely say my knowledge and understanding of core business and management concepts has grown exponentially. Even after year one my approach to work and my career has changed considerably due to the new skills, confidence and knowledge I have acquired.
Brian Lee: Business Development Manager, Resource Group (MBA 2009-2011)
“One of the great strengths of the DIT MBA programme is the opportunity which is provided to work with other colleagues from varied professional backgrounds. It enables our class to tackle practical business problems from several different angles. This benefits me as I learn not only from the lectures and seminars provided, but also from my fellow colleagues. I would highly recommend the programme.”
Lynda Magee: Brand Manager, Kelkin (MBA 2009-2011)
“Although the course is tough, I find it challenging and stimulating. Working in groups has exposed us to classmates of different backgrounds, and built an esprit de corps. Coming from a non-financial background, I was keen to catch up. I have not been disappointed.”
John Muldoon: IT Manager, Higher Education Authority (MBA 2009-2011)
“I decided to take on the MBA programme because there were areas of the business I work in that I didn't fully understand. I knew I had potential but I needed some way of nurturing and developing my own talents beyond the experience my day to day job brings. The MBA has helped me to better understand not only the fundamental workings of business but also cutting edge business techniques and attitudes. I feel that it has improved my confidence to make business decisions, to be a strong leader and I look forward to the possibilities it will create in my future career.”
Laura Kennedy: Product Manager, A. Menarini (MBA 2009-2011)
Having come through semester 1 and working my way through semester 2 on the DIT MBA programme I have already taken a huge amount from the course. My confidence and leadership skills have increased tenfold. Previously I would not have considered myself analytically minded but I now have huge confidence in my ability in this area.
I am enjoying the diverse range of people in the group I am working with, and have benefited greatly from leveraging on their experience and knowledge. This has been the most enjoyable and challenging part of the course for me. Working with people form many different industries and backgrounds all driving towards the same end result. I have gained invaluable business contacts from my class that I will have for my career. The course has been very challenging so far but the MBA team work hard on ensuring you are managing your workload.
Ciarán Byrne: Service Manager, Citi (MBA 2009-2011)
As one of the more mature students on the DIT MBA, I found that it brought together all my prior experience and validated it by giving it an academic underpinning. By unleashing the power of knowledge I had already accumulated and complementing it with a wider understanding of other people’s experience I grew in my own confidence and competencies and am certain that I have become better in business as a result.
John Kearns: CEO, Partas (MBA 2004-2006)
“The flexibility of the DIT MBA was a key element for me with Friday afternoon and Saturday mornings not impacting too much on working hours. The commitment from staff of the college and access to them was also vital. The MBA gave me a much broader perspective on management. It also thought me how to review, for example, a company in difficulty, identify the key issues (both operational and strategic) and present possible solutions (in a very short timeframe). These analytical skills were a key part of the development process throughout the MBA.”
Ed Mc Gowan, Debt Recovery Manager, Business Banking, Bank of Ireland (MBA 2000-2002)
My DIT experience has been truly transformational; it challenged my thinking about business processes and the importance for an organisation to be constantly innovative. The programme introduced me to a range of important business topics including, Corporate Finance, Project Management, Leadership and Entrepreneurship. The most important ingredients on the course were the contributions from the participants and lecturers; enthusiasm and hard work were key traits amongst the MBA group. The DIT MBA programme equipped me for business in Twenty-first Century Ireland.
Gerry Drum: Group Enterprise Manager, Independent Newspapers (MBA 2004-2006)