MBA Alumni

MBA Alumni

Hear what our Graduates have to say about the TU Dublin MBA:

Through the MBA, I acquired more confidence, knowledge, and a belief in my capabilities. The MBA brings together all the knowledge (you may not even realise you have stored) and provides the frameworks to succeed as a Senior Leader, thus making it a truly transformational experience. I would highly recommend the MBA to anyone but especially those who have been working in an industry for a number of years and want to expand their knowledge through engaging with people from other industries.

Barbara Skerritt, Data & Analytics Business Partner – ICON

 

The Executive MBA at TU Dublin was challenging, stimulating and rewarding in equal measure. The programme contains very valuable learning material, excellent networking opportunities, lively in-class debate and collaborative learning through group and individual assignment work, ensuring each module was comprehensively covered. The immersive nature of the MBA challenged my conventional thinking and fundamentally changed my opinion on many topics. Overall, I found the TU Dublin Executive MBA programme to be a truly transformational experience. I would highly recommend the course to anyone looking to enhance their leadership ability and take their career to the next level.

Carl Bernie, Software Services Group Manager – DPS Group

 

My TU Dublin MBA experience has been both life changing and inspirational, equipping me with the skills and strategic capabilities to rethink convention and deliver impactful change in a modern-day business context. The TU Dublin Executive MBA provided me with the core competencies to become a modern day leader; someone who embraces change, adopts an innovative mind-set and challenges the pursuit of orthodoxy.

Jason Frehill, Senior Planner – South Dublin City Council

 

The TU Dublin Executive MBA was a culmination of a desire to transform my career. The MBA gave me a platform from which to do this.

Georgieann Harrington, Co-Lead, Embrace (Employee Resource Group) Dublin Office – LinkedIn

 

The MBA has allowed me to communicate more effectively as a business leader to bridge diverse perspectives, cultures, and disciplines. The TU Dublin Executive MBA has helped me to understand the importance of building knowledge, skills and techniques to lead sustainable businesses and organisations. Both the knowledge shared from the classroom speakers and insight gained from our field trips to some of the best known tech companies in the world made the Global Leadership Immersion a really special learning experience. Discovering the culture of entrepreneurship, building effective partnerships and cross-cultural communication, the Silicon Valley way gave me an insight as to how I can do things differently.

Ronan Neary, National Account Controller – Premier Lotteries Ireland (Operator of the National Lottery)

 

I was always challenged and, more importantly, always supported – by the staff and especially by my classmates. I was initially concerned that my academic and public sector background would put me at a disadvantage, but my skill set just brought a different perspective to our diverse student group. I now have the skills, language and the confidence to take my career to the next level.

Paul Surgenor, Innovation Lead – National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington DC

 

As a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser and Chartered Accountant, I was interested in moving into other areas of business and the TU Dublin Executive MBA gave me the tools and confidence I needed to make the transition to a new role. While the programme exceeded my expectations, I was extremely surprised that some of my key learnings were gained through working with many of my fellow colleagues on the programme. Through this experience I have gained an invaluable network of high performing individuals which I can draw on for the rest of my career.

Darren Byrne, Executive Director, Commercial Finance International (Dublin Finance Lead) – PTC Therapeutics Inc.

 


The TU Dublin Executive MBA programme is a challenging but hugely rewarding experience, both professionally and personally. It combines high calibre instruction with diverse corporate development, and represents excellent value for money. With a largely mature and experienced cohort, the TU Dublin Executive MBA is ideal for company executives and self-employed professionals seeking to develop their core competencies, and to stay relevant in today's highly competitive business climate.

Weldon Mather, Head of Accommodation & Operations Development – Fáilte Ireland

 

One of the great strengths of the TU Dublin Executive MBA programme is the opportunity which is provided to work with other colleagues from varied professional backgrounds. I learned not only from the lectures and seminars provided, but also from my fellow colleagues. I would highly recommend the programme.

Lynda Magee, Vice President of Commercial UK & Ireland – WaterWipes

 

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, Founder – Ipswich Local News, North Shore Massachusetts

 

The Executive 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, Brand Lead – Novartis

 


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. Working with people from 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.

Ciarán Byrne, Director, Head of North America Market Management – Liquidity Management Services – Citi

 

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, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Social + Local Enterprise Alliance – Partas

 

The flexibility of the TU Dublin Executive 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 Executive MBA gave me a much broader perspective on management. It also taught 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 Executive MBA.

Ed Mc Gowan, Senior Manager - Corporate Banking Ireland & UK – Bank of Ireland

 

My TU Dublin experience has been truly transformational; it challenged my thinking about business processes and the importance for an organisation to be constantly innovative. The TU Dublin Executive MBA programme equipped me for business in 21st century Ireland.

Gerry Drum, Commercial Manager Farming Independent Digital – Independent News and Media