Business & Finance Awards UCD Smurfit School MBA Scholarship – call for 2024 applications

By Business & Finance
25 March 2024

The Business & Finance Awards UCD Smurfit School MBA Scholarship is calling for applications to be submitted by April 30, 2024. Applications can be made online at

“UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is committed to excellence and relevance in business education. Our exciting partnership with the Business & Finance Awards will strengthen our student’s understanding of real-world business issues, deepen their connections with business leaders and enhance their knowledge and skills in order to thrive in a dynamic, challenging business environment,” said Professor Federica Pazzaglia, Director of UCD Smurfit School and Associate Dean of UCD College of Business.

Now in its fourth year, the Business & Finance Awards UCD Smurfit School MBA Scholarship supports one high-calibre applicant with a 100% scholarship to join the full-time MBA or the Executive MBA which will begin in early August 2024.

The scholarship provides a unique opportunity for an individual to advance their professional goals through an MBA qualification from Ireland’s leading business school and gain access to some of Ireland’s most successful business leaders through the B&F network.

Past recipients include former Dublin GAA star Éamon Fennel who was the recipient of the inaugural B&F Awards MBA Scholarship. He is currently the National Account Manager for Coca-Cola Hellenic and has written about his MBA experiences in trimester one of the programme for Business & Finance. Ruth Baldwin current Year 2 EMBA and B&F Awards Scholar 2022 is the Chief Risk Officer at Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail and holds both a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Masters in Engineering, Structural Engineering with Architecture from UCD.

The current B&F Awards scholar is Ronan Lowe, the Revenue Accountant at ICON Plc. Ronan holds both a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from DCU, as well as a Diploma in Corporate Finance from Chartered Accountants Ireland.

“We are delighted to continue our partnership with UCD Smurfit School to support the future business leaders of Ireland with the opportunity to connect with the leaders of today,” said Ian Hyland, President of Business & Finance Media Group.

“Business & Finance has built a deep relationship with the executive business community in Ireland over six decades. We are proud to provide a platform for an MBA candidate to connect with these business leaders and learn through networking, mentorship and unique media opportunities.”

Applications can be made online at before 30th of April, 2024.

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