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

By Business & Finance
25 April 2023

The Business & Finance Awards UCD Smurfit School MBA Scholarship is calling for applications to be submitted by April 30, 2023. Applications can be made online at

“UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has an unwavering commitment to excellence in business education and our exciting partnership with the Business & Finance Awards will strengthen our student’s understanding of real world business issues, deepen connections with business leaders and refine their learnings in order to thrive in an ever changing, challenging business environment,” said Professor Gerardine Doyle, Director of UCD Smurfit School and Associate Dean of UCD College of Business.

Now in its third 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, the Executive MBA or the Modular Executive MBA which will begin in August 2023.

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

Past recipients include Former Dublin GAA star Éamon Fennel who was the recipient of the inaugural MBA scholarship. He is currently the National Account Manager for Coca-Cola Hellenic and wrote about his MBA experiences in semester one of the programme for Business & Finance. 

The current B&F Awards scholar is Ruth Baldwin who 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. 

“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 Sunday, April 30, 2023.

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