MBA Graduates are eligible to become members of the MBAAI

Graduates of DIT's MBA programme are now eligible to become members of the MBA Association of Ireland (MBAAI) as part of a strategic partnership between DIT and the MBAAI. Membership will provide graduates with ongoing educational opportunities, access to a network of other Irish University MBA graduates and benefits such as Career Management Services and an Affinity Scheme. Paul O'Sullivan, Faculty Director and Denis McCarthy, Director General of the MBAAI officially announced the partnership at a ceremony in Aungier Street on the 11th November.

Denis McCarthy (Director General MBA Association of Ireland) and Dr James Urquhart

According to Denis McCarthy, "The MBAAI works to promote the development of excellence in management amongst its members by providing opportunities for continuous learning, professional development, business relationship building and networking. Given that purpose, our activities have an unwavering focus on updating members' MBA knowledge capital; providing renewed perspectives on best practice in management; and creating opportunities for business networking."

The range of services provided by the MBAAI includes a modularised programme of courses and a comprehensive programme of 'Guest Speaker' events run in each chapter area (Dublin, Belfast, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and Cork). Distinguished 'guest speakers' have included John Hume MEP, Noble Peace prize laureate; Bill Emmott, Editor of the Economist; and Jean-Francois Rischard, the World Bank Vice President for Europe. Membership of the MBAAI continues to grow and is now in excess of 1,600 members; a third of members are at board level in organisations and all major domestic and Irish resident foreign companies are represented.

According to Monica Duff, DIT MBA Programme Manager, 'DIT is proud of this partnership with the MBAAI and our MBA Graduates look forward to becoming active members.'

(From L to R) Eoghan O Grady, Phil Hanlon, Monica Duff, Denis McCarthy (Director General MBA Association of Ireland) and Gerry Mortimer

DIT MBA Graduates follow a rigorous curriculum of core subjects, a specialised elective option, which depicts their end MBA qualification, and a group company project. Focus throughout the MBA is on analysis, strategic thinking, decision-making, problem-solving, enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurial creativity. Group work and an international emphasis are central elements of the Programme. The educational approach and learning environment is highly interactive and utilises a range of teaching methods.

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