DIT and MII announce Marketing Scholarship

26th April 2013: DIT and the Marketing Institute of Ireland have announced details of a 80% Scholarship to be awarded to a successful applicant for their joint post-graduate programme in marketing for non-business graduates.  The Award will cover 80 % of the full fees for the Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Marketing.  A one-year part-time programme, the programme has been designed specifically for professionals who already may have strong qualifications in areas such as engineering, technology or the humanities, and who wish to gain a broader business perspective to enhance their careers.

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Paul O'Sullivan and Kate Uí Ghallachóir, of DIT, with Tom Trainor of the MII

Announcing the Scholarship, Mr. Paul O’Sullivan, Director and Dean of the College of Business in DIT, said marketing is at the heart of every successful business.  “An understanding of management and marketing is absolutely fundamental for any professional seeking to move upwards in their organisation or to change career direction.  This is the right time for people to take the opportunity to enhance their qualifications and employability, and I would encourage any non-business graduate to consider this programme as a launch pad for the next stage of their career.”

Mr. Tom Trainor, Marketing Institute of Ireland, said the Institute was delighted to co-sponsor the Scholarship and urged interested and qualified candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.  “This programme is designed to deliver a rigorous business curriculum, and is an excellent learning experience for like-minded professionals who are all seeking to develop their business credentials.   Scholarship applicants will be asked to submit a 1000-word essay detailing their motivation for doing the programme.  All applications will be assessed by a panel, and the Scholarship winner will be announced in September.”

How to apply

Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Marketing should hold a 2.2 honours degree in a non-business discipline and have a minimum of three years work experience. There is an exceptional entry route for candidates who fall outside these criteria.  They should submit the following:

To be considered for the Scholarship, candidates should meet the criteria for standard entry and should also submit a 1000-word essay, to be uploaded with their application.  The essay should outline their motivation for applying for the programme, a proposed area they would look at for their management project, and why they feel they should be considered for a scholarship.

If you have any queries on the programme, please do not hesitate in contacting the Programme Manager Lesley Murphy on 01 4027046 or via email: lesley.murphy@dit.ie

Deadlines

Please submit your CV, relevant documents and 1000 word essay by Friday 16th  August 2013.  Applications will be assessed by a panel and the successful applicant will be notified by Friday 23rd August 2013.

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